Boat Tests

Cumberland 47 LC

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Cumberland 47 LC from Fountaine Pajot

It’s nothing new for a power catamaran builder to have a sailing heritage. But the Cumberland 47 LC has her roots with French boatbuilder Fountaine Pajot and, as such, brings seaworthy design and lightweight construction to a capable cruiser.

Azimut Atlantis 34

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Azimut Atlantis 34

The Azimut Atlantis 34 shows that creating fun on the water is not that hard. Just back up a nicely finished design with solid engineering.

Palm Beach 55 Express

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Palm Beach 55 Express

Senior editor Kevin Koenig tested The Palm Beach 55 Express, a luxurious, highly customizable Down East-style cruiser from Down Under that can handle anything Mother Nature throws at her, big waves and bull sharks be damned. She is truly Down for Anything

Princess V48

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Princess V48

She shows how this British boatbuilder has used smart ideas to create living space. Check out our full test here.

Back Cove 34

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Back Cove 34

Back Cove Yachts sticks to its founding principle, which is to provide boaters with top-flight, single-screw Down East-style cruisers. But the Back Cove 34 is a great example of why staying true to oneself can mean a few surprises and a whole lot of fun. See what we’re talking about here.

Galeon 420 Fly

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Galeon 420 Fly

Ever see a motoryacht with a profile reminiscent of an express cruiser? Senior Editor Kevin Koenig tested the Galeon 420 Fly and discovered some innovative features. See what he found here.

Ocean Alexander 120

Take two boatbuilders serving different markets and let them each play to their strengths in a single project. Chris Caswell takes a look at what you get with the new Ocean Alexander 120.

Hinckley Talaria 40 - Fog Dog

As we went to press, Hinckley had just announced it would begin to offer Volvo Penta IPS as a propulsion option on select models. Capt. Bill Pike takes you through a one-off conversion that may offer some insight into the decision.

Carver C34

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Carver C34

The Carver C34 may make an impression. But it’s the smart boater that takes the time to understand what’s really going on with the design, both inside and out.

Belize 54

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Belize 54 

The Belize 54 combines smart Australian cruising sensibilities with a profile that riffs on the traditional. Get a peek here and see what’s coming.

Astondoa 72 GLX

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Astondoa 72 GLX 

This venerable Spanish builder works closely with owners to create custom features in conjunction with its own solid engineering, and the results speak for themselves. Get a feel for the Astondoa way of doing things here.

Azimut Magellano 43

For cruisers looking for a versatile platform for on-the-water adventures, the Azimut Magellano 43 offers a good range of speed in an efficient package. Read more about her here.

Princess V62-S

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Princess V62-S

Looking for an express cruiser that ticks all the boxes? Try the next generation. The Princess V62-S takes design and construction to another level. Get a full sense of her here

Bruckmann Yachts Abaco 40

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Bruckmann Yachts Abaco 40. 

The Bruckmann 40 puts a traditional look on top of a slippery running surface, giving her owner, a former sailor, an on-the-water experience that’s hard to beat.

Cheoy Lee Bravo 88

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Cheoy Lee Bravo 88  

Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike digs into the details to get the inside scoop on how the Cheoy Lee Bravo 88 blurs the line between commercial and recreational boats. For this venerable builder, it’s just good business.

Stingray

Stingray is sure to get under your skin. Designed by Ray Hunt, this motoryacht still sets the pace, even 57 years after her launch. And best of all, she’s for sale. Get a good long look at her inside and out here.

Grand Banks 55 Eastbay FB

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Grand Banks 55 Eastbay FB

When a boat looks good swinging on the mooring out in front of the yacht club, that’s a good thing. But when that pretty profile is backed up with performance, cruising chops, and an owner who appreciates what she can do, now you’re looking at a real boat. For further reading: Our test of the Grand Banks 55 Eastbay here.

Tiara 3900 Coronet

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Tiara 3900 Coronet. 

The Coronet has always been a value model for Tiara, and the latest addition to the line, the 3900, is no exception. But in some ways you may find this boat exceptional by the standards of today. Have a look here to learn why.

Riva 63 Virtus

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Riva 63 Virtus. The wind in your hair has always been a critical part of the Riva experience. Enter the Riva 63 Virtus, a big, bold, gleaming statement of an open boat in all her bronze glory. Learn more about her here.

Maritimo M50

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Maritimo M50. 

Adding feet and inches to an established design is a proven way to bring customers along and update a model lineup. But Maritimo has refined the method with the introduction of the M50, which riffs on the much-loved M48, but takes the use of interior space to the next level. Check out what we’re talking about here.

Wider 42

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Wider 42

The Wider 42 is a boat that changes the game when it comes to combining speed, deck space, and a manageable LOA. See what unfolds when Senior Editor Kevin Koenig takes her down the Florida Keys here.

Hunt 44

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Hunt 44

Even if it’s just for a day, pointing the bow of a Hunt 44 toward the magical island of Monhegan Island off the Maine Coast is the best way we can think of to check out her cruising chops.

Hargrave 76

Tested: Hargrave 76 Flushdeck 

The Hargrave 76 captures the essence of her owner’s vision. Her performance is solid and her fit and finish beyond reproach, but it’s the whole package taken together that’s truly extraordinary. Read our boat test of the Hargrave 76 here.

Aquila 484

Delivering (and Testing) the MarineMax 484

Having the luck of Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike would make us blush. He slipped his name onto the delivery crew list for MarineMax and drew a leg on the brand-new 484 powercat from Florida to the BVI. Well, if you didn’t know already, the man can spin up a sea story. See what happened on the MarineMax 484 here.

Austin Parker 42 Open

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Austin Parker 42. 

When an Italian builder creates a lobster yacht, we would expect a different take on what was once a distinctly American design. But what came of this combination in the hands of designer Fulvio De Simoni is something else entirely. See what happens when two design traditions converge here.

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