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Boat Tests

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2012

Sessa brings Italian style to the American market with the new Fly 45—a sporty ride that is ready to entertain. Boat test of the Sessa Fly 45.

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By Alan Harper | Posted May 2012

Azimut’s 62S Italia Offers A Refined Layout And Plenty Of Performance. Azimut marked the 150th anniversary of Italian unification in 2011 by relaunching one of its most...

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By Alan Harper | Posted May 2012

Monte Carlo Yachts 65 adds smart options to a complete package. PMY Boat test of the MCY 65. Monte Carlo Yachts’ Second Model Is Even Better Than The First One Was. The...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2012

We test two radically roomy, pod-equipped Carver cruisers, one with gas power and the other with diesel. Coming up with this test report on Carver Yachts’ 44 Sojourn...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2012

PMY Boat test of the Axcell 650. Hovercraft technology makes the Axcell 650 different from other cats.

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted March 2012

The Bonadeo 368 Walkaround is rough, rugged, and ready...Plenty fast too. PMY's EXCLUSIVE boat test of the Bonadeo 368 Walkaround. The 368 Walkaround is a true all-purpose...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2012

PMY Exclusive Boat Test of the Viking 66 Convertible. Viking’s new 66 Convertible is definitely a work of art and maybe even a masterpiece. There’s a story,...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2012

The Princess 60 Flybridge is British-born and American-bred. Power & Motoryacht's exclusive boat test of the Princess 60 FB Motoryacht.

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2012

PMY boat test of the Sabre 48 Salon Express. We ran this beauty hard, from Portland to Rockland, Maine, and she never faltered.

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By Alan Harper | Posted February 2012

Few boatbuilders put together a big boat with big-time performance quite like Overmarine. The Mangusta 105 matches a pair of 2,400-hp MTU diesels to water jets to offer impressive...

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By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2012

Warp Factors: The Beneteau Flyer Gran Turismo 38 may transport you futher than you think. Boat test of the Beneteau Flyer Gran Turismo 38.

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By Alan Harper | Posted January 2012

Next Generation We test the space-age Manhattan 53 within sight of England’s stone-age coast. This year’s Southampton boat show was breezy and damp, as it often is. If...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2012

A Good Running Game The Cruisers 41 Cantius exemplifies traditional American values, and she’s a pleasure to run. Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a city with a population...

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By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Billy... | Posted December 2011

To what length will PMY go to test a new full-displacement trawler from Kadey-Krogen? Oh, about 800 nautical miles! So how totally cool can one moment afloat be? Our Kadey-...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011

The Intrepid 475 Sport Yacht is completely customizable and runs like an Olympic bobsled. I blame my father. He writes with his left hand, and I learned handwriting from watching...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2011

Edgy, Edgy, Edgy     Marquis’ 420 sport bridge offers rad styling, pod propulsion, and all-American construction.   There are plenty of skippers who are...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted November 2011

All in the Family: Regal keeps alive the family tradition with a versatile 42-footer. Boating appeals to people for many different reasons. Some may be in it for the speed and...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2011

No WorriesMaritimo’s Aegean 55 succeeds by leveraging a proven formula and keeping things simple.Ever since it began building boats back in 2003, Maritimo’s been known for a laser...

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By Alan Harper | Posted October 2011

New Direction     Ferretti aims for a wider audience by putting big-yacht features into its smallest “big” model.   Few yachting brands are as...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2011

The Maestro 82 is maneuverable, Americanized, and as comfortable as a five-star hotel. We’re gonna try to park this vessel alongside that?!” I asked, pointing at a...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2011

A Matter Of ChoiceRiviera’s new Enclosed Flybridge lets you pick your power and your point of view.Some boaters are all about choice—they want options and plenty of them. Others...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted September 2011

Beating The HeatThe Sessa C54 is an elegant and nimble boat that’ll keep you cool, literally and figuratively.The Miami heat is unbeatable in June. And I’m not talking about...

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By Kevin KoenigPhotos by Jim R... | Posted August 2011

Ticket to ParadiseThis Italian-made yacht is built for fun in the sun, and she plays the part well.I distinctly remember going to the zoo when I was a kid and seeing a cheetah in...

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By Alan Harper | Posted August 2011

Like A RocketPershing lives up to its name with a yacht that flies across the water with guided-missile speed.Pershings seem to defy the laws of physics. It is normal for one to...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted July 2011

Sophisticated LadyConventionally styled and propelled, the Horizon E88 is out there in terms of technology.I carry a pocket knife. Yeah, I usually carry an iPhone as well during...

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