Our Boat Test of the Absolute Navetta 52. Boats that bring efficiency over a range of speeds are appealing to today’s coastal cruiser. Those with style and a bit of panache are sure to have their own admirers. The Absolute 52 Navetta will certainly fall into both categories. See what we’re talking about here.
Our Boat Test of the Fountaine Pajot 37. Power cats can change the discussion when it comes to cruising—they seem to change the space equation from the get-go. And Fountaine Pajot has long understood how to make the most of the shift, thanks to the company’s vast experience with sailing cats. Have a closer look here.
Our Boat Test of the Paul Mann 60. Not everyone is ready to own a custom sportfisherman. But for those who are, the idea of working with some of the most exacting characters in the marine industry is a lifelong dream. Just ask the clients of Paul Mann Custom Boats. We spoke to the owner of the latest Paul Mann 60 as part of our test.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Back Cove 37. From the start the Back Cove 37 was conceived and designed as an ideal option for boaters who, for a variety of reasons, want to cut back on the cost and hassle of boating but are still dedicated to it. They are typically looking for a vessel that’s less costly to operate and maintain than their current boat, yet is attractive, well priced, nicely equipped, and perhaps most important, a pleasure to run. The 37 scores on all points.
Fairline looks to conquer the world with its Squadron 50 flying-bridge cruiser.
The Fairline Squadron 50 flying-bridge cruiser is built with a British attention to detail without any of the stiff upper lip. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Fairline Squadron 50, including test data, review, photos, specifications, and layout diagrams
Be it her range, her interior volume, or the feeling of satisfaction you’ll get while cruising her, everything about the new Sunreef 70 power catamaran is vast. Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Sunreef 70 power catamaran, including final numbers, layout diagram, specifications, photo gallery and review.
A 38-footer from Atlantis continues the rock-and-roll traditions of her predecessor, but now she’s matured and ready to welcome tamer friends and family. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Atlantis 38 including photos, video, specification and final boat test numbers.
The new custom Spencer 87, Betsy, shows how far convertible design and construction have come.
Custom yachts by definition are born in that ineffable realm between what’s been done before and what could still yet be accomplished. They push the envelope, and the results aren’t always good. Sometimes owners go too far afield and their vision simply doesn’t translate. Or a builder stretches its capabilities to the limit and the outcome can be a nasty, sordid affair with rooms full of lawyers and buckets of bad blood. I never know exactly what I’ll find when I take a custom sportfish out for a sea trial...
The Marquis 630 Sport Yacht is a punchy combination of volvo joystick control and the most powerful IPS available.
The Marquis 630 Sport Yacht is a well-engineered, expertly crafted, and elegantly designed performance cruiser, with plenty of get-up-and-go. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Marquis 630 Sport Yacht, including review, specifications, layout plans, final boat test numbers, and photographs.
Hinckley’s new Talaria 48 embodies her builder’s heritage, and shows that the company is back on course. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Hinckley Talaria 48. Beyond pleasing proportions (less so in the flying-bridge version) and two cabins and two heads, there were other goals: a saloon flowing seamlessly into the cockpit; a big (8 feet long), more sociable cockpit, thanks to facing seats; and easy boarding from either side through gates artfully cut into the coamings.
Exlusive Power & Motoryacht boat test of the Horizon PC58, a multihull with wide-ranging appeal for both traditionalists and nonconformists. Horizon’s first mass-market multihull is a Cat that monohull boaters can love. The PC58 is the best-balanced power catamaran I’ve driven. The fact that she’s Horizon’s first production multihull makes the success all the more remarkable.
Riviera broadens the appeal of its 61 Series II beyond her angling origins.
One of the little bits of black magic that’s part of boatbuilding is knowing when to mess with success. That is to say, when you’ve got a well-received boat that’s still selling well, how do you know when it’s time to replace or redesign it? And an even more critical question: How much should you change it? Too much and you may lose the boat’s constituency; too little and you run the risk of it going stale.
Our Executive Editor cuts a rug onboard Sea Ray’s latest sport yacht, the 410 Sundancer, and finds plenty to like—if you’re into fun Boat test of the Sea Ray 410 Sundancer. Back in the day, thanks to what they call bonne chance in southern Louisiana, I crossed trails with a fabulous old Cajun by the name of Justin Wilson. He had a popular cooking show on TV at the time and a bunch of books, cookbooks, and videos on the market. And because we hit it off from the start, he kindly offered to help me with a story I was doing about Louisiana-built boats, Cajun restaurants, and whatever else I could dream up...
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 popular and successful models. Newly dubbed the Italia in honor of the occasion, the 62S reminded us that she blew our socks off when we tested her in her original guise six years ago. She had everything—looks, performance, comfort, and innovation. In fact, she seemed to us to be pretty near perfect...
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 view from the air was pretty unequivocal: billows of clouds borne on northerly winds, cascading down snow-covered mountains towards the ocean. Offshore, ships battled against the icy gale, burying their bows in huge seas and raising sheets of spray.
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 required two separate wringouts. I did the first on Georgia’s Lake Lanier last year, using a model fielded by Carver dealer Singleton Marine Group and outfitted with twin 400-hp Volvo Penta IPS550Gs, the only gasoline-powered pod propulsion package Volvo was selling at the time...
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 boat that also happens to be eminently fishable. Wide-open decks provide plenty of space room to maneuver while a carbon-fiber T-top offers serviceable shelter from the sun.
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, probably apocryphal, that when someone asked Michelangelo how he would create a sculpture of an elephant he replied, “I would take a large piece of stone and take away everything that was not the elephant.” Although a masterpiece of oversimplification, his words point up that genius almost always results from having a clear goal and being able to focus on it to the exclusion of everything else...
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 speeds with considerable luxury. PMY's independant boat test of the 105-foot Mangusta megayacht. Chasing the Snake: Mangusta builds a boat to kill a cobra. It’s a great story...
Talking about windows on boats, there’s a lot to consider. Will the new ones hold up and be easy to maintain? Know the ins and outs of what’s available, and see why the crew on one project chose replacement windows from Vetus.
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