Boat Tests

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.

Sunseeker Predator 80

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Sunseeker Predator 80

Superlatives will surely follow the Sunseeker Predator 80 on every leg of her voyage. From incredible available performance to luxurious interior appointments, this suave and sophisticated cruiser conjures images of international intrigue, evening trysts, and port arrivals under cover of darkness. Find out more about the Sunseeker Predator 80 here.

Garlington 49

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Garlington 49.

When you look at a new custom sportfisherman, you see the latest offspring from a long and storied evolution of a species. The Garlington 49 is just such a specimen, from the running surface to the tips of the outriggers, and everything in between. See how the Garlington 49 puts fish in the crosshairs here.

Pursuit SC 365i

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Pursuit SC 365i.

Looking for something different? So was Pursuit when they designed its new SC 365i, with integrated outboard technology, and that’s just the beginning. Check out Pursuit’s latest compilation of features and style here.

Monte Carlo Yachts 70

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the MCY 70

For confirmation of the refinement of pod propulsion, look no further than the Monte Carlo Yachts 70. The rumble from beneath the the decks heralds a level of sophistication on a par with the rest of the boat.

Prestige 500 S

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Prestige 500 S

The Prestige 500 S puts together an attractive combination of features and performance, but the size of this boat and her price tag just don’t match up. And we mean that in a good way.

Bertram 54

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Bertram 54

Next time you want to take a run to the fishing grounds, see if you can do it in a Bertram 54. According to Editor-In-Chief George Sass Jr., the revised ride of this new model warrants closer inspection, among other features, inside and out. See what our test revealed here.

Azimut 55S

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Azimut 55S.

If you want forward-looking design, take a peek at the styling of the Azimut 55S. If you want high-tech engineering and admirable performance, you need not look elsewhere. And then there’s our test, which may show you some things you hadn’t thought of.

Deep Impact 360 C

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Deep Impact 360 C

Outboard power has come a long way, and the three Verados hanging on the transom of the Deep Impact 360 C will certainly make their presence known. But it’s what the hull does—and you can do with her—that sets this speedster apart. Check out our full test report here.

Salish Sea 48

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Salish Sea 48. Yeah, she’s got some traditional New England flair, but the fine-running Salish Sea 48 is also a modern, smartly crafted West Coast cruiser.

Fairline Targa 62GT

Power & Motoryacht Boat Test: Fairline Targa 62 GT

If you think top-flight fit and finish is sexy, then you should join Senior Editor Kevin Koenig on his sea trial of the Fairline Targa 62 GT. You'll see what we mean when you read his test report here.

Palm Beach 45

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Palm Beach 45

Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. puts the Palm Beach 45 through her paces, but also lets his mind wander to the boat’s purpose, shot through with the passion of her builder.

Tiara 3600 Coronet

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Tiara 3600 Coronet. 

The Tiara 3600 Coronet creates a more flexible arrangement by making the most of what she leaves out. This clever addition by subtraction results in a great sum total indeed.

Riviera 75

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Riviera 75 

When a boat meets the needs of her owner, the result can be pure bliss. Editor-In-Chief George Sass Jr. took the helm of the Riviera 75 in the Coral Sea to get a feel for what this boat can do, and got a sense of the owner she’s made for. Read his full test here.

Sunseeker Portofino 40

Tested: Sunseeker Portofino 40. To help you enjoy the azure waters of the Mediterranean properly, a boat must perform in a range of conditions. Sunseeker has been refining this idea since its inception. Read about the latest version, the Portofino 40, here.

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