Boat Tests

Wider 32

Our Boat Test of the Wider 32. 

The Wider 32 is a high-end little vessel for serious boaters. And though she may look unorthodox at first, there’s a method to her madness.

Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP

Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP. 

With a straightforward propulsion package, a time-tested hullform, and an artisanally crafted interior, the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP delivers the goods in a very far-flung locale.

Dyna 60

Our Boat Test of the Dyna 60. 

With lots of attention paid to design and detail, the Dyna 60 is a boat that just might take you by surprise. Especially when you consider her price.

Austin Parker 64 Fly S

Our Boat Test of the Austin Parker 64 Fly S. 

The Austin Parker 64 Fly S may have roots extending back to the working lobster boats of Maine, but it’s hard to be sure considering she’s got so much European style. However, she definitely retains the seakeeping characteristics of those trustworthy vessels.

Oceanic 90 STS Expedition Yacht

Our boat test of the Oceanic 90 STS Expedition Yacht. 

The Oceanic 90 STS Expedition Yacht may be built for the long haul and some big-time adventures, but that doesn't mean her builders skimped on onboard comforts.

Azimut 50

Our Boat Test of the Azimut 50. 

A lot is expected from a 50-foot boat. And Azimut was up to the challenge with its 50, which we found to have comfort, speed, and lots of good looks.

Bavaria Virtess 420 Coupe

Our Boat Test of the Bavaria Virtess 420 Coupe.  

German boatbuilder Bavaria Yachts has quite a following in Europe. And with three staterooms in a boat under 45 feet LOA, it’s not hard to understand why.

Jarrett Bay 43 HTX

Our Boat Test of the Jarrett Bay 43 HTX. 

With a sporty ride, serious fishing amenities, and onboard attention to detail that will impress, the Jarrett Bay 43 HTX is a boat you need to know about. Read all about her here.

Aquila 44

MarineMax added bulbous bows to its Aquila 44 catamaran and compared the resulting performance. And Capt. Bill Pike was along for the ride, on both boats. See what he found out here.

Hatteras GT70

Our Boat Test of the Hatteras GT70. 

With the new GT70, Hatteras Yachts grows its sportfish line—and may regalvanize its legend along the way.

Jupiter 41 Sport Bridge

Our Boat Test of the Jupiter 41 Sport Bridge. 

Thanks to her cool, swept-back profile, triple outboard power, and blazing offshore performance, the Jupiter 41 Sport Bridge puts out some serious sizzle.

Benetti 108 Tradition Supreme

Our Boat Test of the Benetti 108 Tradition Supreme. An adventure-seeking client teamed up with Benetti Yachts to develop a one-of-a-kind 108 Tradition Supreme. And when the details start with a less-than-conventional propulsion system, the project is going to put the custom in semi-custom.

Sea Ray L650 Fly

Our Boat Test of the Sea Ray L650 Fly. 

With its new L650 model, Sea Ray is breaking into the realm of true yachts. She’s got a level of detail and luxury that may surprise you. Learn more here.

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht

Our Boat Test of the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht. 

Ocean Alexander is known for building boats that are equal parts elegance and seaworthiness. Would its new 100 keep up the tradition? Find out here.

Prestige 420

Our Boat Test of the Prestige 420. 

The Prestige 420 flying-bridge motoryacht is the entry point in the Prestige Yachts line. As such this new family cruiser has many bigger yacht features, plus spirited performance and a surprising turn of speed.

Azimut 77S

Our Boat Test of the Azimut 77S. 

With an innovative engine setup, lots of luxuries, and fun performance attributes, the Azimut 77S proves the future is now.

Huckins 45 Sportfisherman

Our Boat Test of the Huckins 45 Sportfisherman. 

Borrowing lines from a bygone era and a hullform used on PT boats, the Huckins 45 Sportfisherman moves the iconic brand into the future.

Sanlorenzo SL96

Our Boat Test of the Sanlorenzo SL96. 

The SL96 from Sanlorenzo is the culmination of a lifetime of boating for one owner, and not surprisingly, she’s got every single thing he could possibly want.

Palm Beach 52

Our Boat Test of the Palm Beach 52. The Palm Beach 52 offers an exceptionally smooth ride and excellent attention to detail. Check out what happened when we cruised her down through the Carolina Lowcountry.

Viking 75 Motor Yacht

Our Boat Test of the Viking 75 Motor Yacht. 

Viking’s 75 Motor Yacht—a cutting-edge cruiser with the engine room, performance, and soul of a salty convertible sportfisherman.

True North 34

Our Boat Test of the True North 34. 

A test of the True North 34 proves that while propulsion packages may change, good design is timeless.

Tiara 44 Coupe

Our Boat Test of the Tiara 44 Coupe. 

The Tiara 44 Coupe is a forward-thinking cruiser that shows how this good ol’ American boatbuilder remains at the forefront of nautical innovation. The secret: Building boats people want.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Our Boat Test of the Sunseeker 86 Yacht. 

This new 86 Yacht from Sunseeker may not be what you’re expecting from the traditionally sporty builder. But that’s certainly not a bad thing.

Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht

Our Boat Test of the Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht. 

The 6000 Sport Yacht from Riviera shows how well things can work out when you apply sound design to a great initial idea. Read the full test here.

Sealine F380

Our Boat Test of the Sealine F380. 

With solid construction and sporty performance the Sealine F380 does the reinvigorated builder proud. Read the full test here.

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