Boat Tests

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

Our 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

Our 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

Our 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.

Regulator 25

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Regulator 25

The Regulator 25 may not be a huge boat, but she outpunches her weight. With plenty of seating, a wave-chomping hull, and powerful twin Yamaha F200 outboards, this boat is ready for anything. Read all about her here.

Lyman-Morse 42

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Lyman-Morse 42

With a trusty, Hunt-designed hull and powerful Hamilton water jets the Lyman-Morse 42 Peregrine is ready for whatever adventure you’d like to take her on. And with classic Down East lines she’s easy on the eyes as well. Read our full test of her here.

Azimut Magellano 53

Power & Motoryacht’s boat test of the Azimut Magellano 53. 

The Azimut Magellano 53 is a long-range cruiser with a whole lot to offer, including tons of interior space and impressive turns of speed. Read here for the full test of this well-executed Italian vessel.

Back Cove 37

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Back Cove 37

There’s no better way to test out the Back Cove Downeast 37 than by running her from Maine to Newport. So that’s exactly what we did. Read more about this salty yet family-friendly cruiser here.

Absolute 64 Fly

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Absolute 64 Fly

Looking for the sum total of a motoryacht? The Absolute 64 Fly may do the math for you, with sturdy construction, maneuverability, a handsome profile, and more.

Trinity 120

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Trinity 120. 

With an interior built for comfort and rigging and engineering that stays true to the builder's roots, the 120-foot Trinity Finish Line is an impressive package. Capt. Bill Pike crawled over every inch of her to make sure of it.

Everglades 255 CC

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Everglades 255 CC. 

The Everglades 255 CC is a rugged and sporty little center console that can go out in the rough stuff, and more importantly, get you back home safely.

Pearl 75

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Pearl 75. 

Pearl’s latest launch, the 75, is a sleekly lined, flying-bridge cruiser that makes the most of her ample onboard space. Combine those attributes with a posh interior and good fuel economy, and this boat is quite a triumph.

Sea Ray 510 Fly

Power & Motoryacht’s Boat Test of the Sea Ray 510 Fly

Sea Ray’s all-new 510 Fly announces the company’s surge into the yachting class. With excellent maneuverability and creative use of onboard space, this boat looks to be a gem. Capt. Bill Pike tested her out.

NISI 1700

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the NISI 1700

If you know what you want, you’re ahead of the game. And if you’re looking for a midsize boat with a megayacht feel, an unmistakeably homey ambiance, and a healthy turn of speed, you may want the NISI 1700 without even knowing it. Read about why here.

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