Boat Tests

Viking 92C

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Viking 92C. 

Viking is making a real statement with its largest build to date, the 92 Convertible. She’s truly fishable, has megayacht details, and you won’t believe her top-end speeds.

Riviera 565 SUV

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Riviera 565 SUV. 

Riviera’s 565 SUV is built for rough water and a good time. We know, because we tested her in tough conditions and had a blast. Read all about it here.

Townsend Bell and the Beneteau Barracuda 9

Townsend Bell drives Indy cars for a living, so it’s no surprise he considers doing 40 knots in his Beneteau Barracuda relaxing. We caught up with him on his boat and cruised the coast of Southern California. Read what we learned here.

Fountaine-Pajot Summerland 40 LC

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Fountaine-Pajot Summerland 40 LC. 

The Summerland MY 40 LC is a boat designed for enjoying coastal jaunts with lots of onboard space and cruising efficiency. And she happens to be a power catamaran.

Pursuit DC 325

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Pursuit DC 325. 

Touring the Abacos onboard the Pursuit DC 325 proved to be much more than a boat ride for our writer. Read the full story here.

Hinckley Talaria 43

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Hinckley Talaria 43. 

Life’s no picnic for Hinckley Yachts, which was tasked with topping the iconic Picnic Boat with a new design. But when we met the brand-new Talaria 43 we found out just how they met the challenge.

Coastal Craft 65 Concord

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Coastal Craft 65 Concord. 

British Columbia builder Coastal Craft is known for producing rugged, aluminum-built cruisers. But they really outdid themselves with the high-tech 65 Concord, which we tested.

Marlow 62E

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Marlow 62E 

With classic lines, long-range capability, and tons of onboard goodies, the Marlow 62E is a boat you need to know about. We gave her a full run through recently.

Azimut Atlantis 50

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Azimut Atlantis 50.

European Editor Alan Harper cruised the Azimut Atlantis 50 in the Mediterranean and found a boat that is as pretty as she is capable.

Arcadia 115

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Arcadia 115. 

The first thing that strikes the casual observer about the Arcadia 115 is her forward-thinking exterior design. But as our tester found out, this yacht offers much more than meets the eye.

Riviera 50

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Riviera 50. 

When Capt. Bill Bike heard about two otherwise nearly identical Rivieras, one powered by Cummins Zeus pods and the other powered by Volvo Pentas, he knew what he had to do. Test them to see which runs better, of course.

Ferretti 750

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Ferretti 750

With a huge flying bridge, and an elegant, customizable interior, the Ferretti 750 is a pleasure to be onboard. But you might be surprised where she really impressed us when we gave her a full sea trial.

Baglietto MV13

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Baglietto MV13. 

With lines inspired by the military and high speeds that will remind you of a torpedo, the Italian-built Baglietto MV13 is one of the more unique boats we’ve tested in a while. Our editor took her for spin and liked what he saw.

Rio Yachts 56 Granturismo

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Rio Yachts 56 Granturismo. 

The highly customizable and extraordinarily sleek Rio 56 Granturismo is an eye-catching boat to be sure. But does she perform as sweetly as she looks? Find out here.

Hatteras GT60 vs. Knit Wits

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Hatteras GT60 vs. Knit Wits.  

We pitted the original Hatteras Knit Wits against her latest successor, the GT60, in a series of tests. You might be surprised at just how well the old lady fared. Read here for more.

Prestige 450 Flybridge

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Prestige 450 Flybridge. 

Prestige packed a whole lot of boat onto its new 450 Flybridge. And that was a fact that was not lost on our tester when he boarded this sporty, mid-size cruiser.

Viking 42 ST

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Viking 42 ST

The Viking 42 ST is one of the smallest boats in the Viking line, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t pack a punch. We got onboard the boat in Palm Beach to see what this amenity-laden hard charger could do.

Alpha 87 Sportbridge

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 Sportbridge

The Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 is defined by exceptional fit and finish, a sporty ride, and high-quality design and build processes. Capt. Richard Thiel gave her a real workout recently. See what he had to say about her here.

Bayliss 84 Orion

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Bayliss 84 Orion

For attention to detail, it’s hard to beat Bayliss Boatworks, and the 84-foot Orion that launched in February 2014 is hardly an exception.

Ocean Alexander 90

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Ocean Alexander 90

The Ocean Alexander 90 is a big, burly motoryacht with onboard luxury to spare and impressively nimble performance attributes. Capt. Richard Thiel recently gave her the full wring-out and liked what he found.

Regal 53 Sport Coupe

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Regal 53 Sport Coupe  

The Regal 53 is a technologically advanced express cruiser with enough onboard space for some time on the hook. We picked two lucky readers to give her a full test, under the watchful eye of Capt. Bill Pike.

Princess S72

Power & Motoryacht’s boat test of the Princess S72 

Princess’s S72 is the first in a new class of sport boats for the British builder. Capt. Bill Pike tested her recently and found a vessel that was as pleasingly luxurious as she was fun to drive. He especially liked the boat’s spacious flying bridge.

Bertram 64

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Bertram 64. 

Bertram’s latest launch, the 64, is a fishing boat that will be able to compete with anything on the market thanks in no small part to her powerful Cat C32 ACERTs and seakindly, wave-slicing, deep-V hull. Capt. Bill Pike put her through a rigorous test and found just about everything onboard to his liking.

Defiance 46

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts. 

This Down East-inspired cruiser has some secrets below the waterline that dial up her effiency. Check out the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts and prepared to be surprised. Read our full test of her here.

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