Boat Tests

Outer Reef 700

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Outer Reef 700.

The Outer Reef 700 was born of a boatbuilder listening to its clients. With flexibility added to the build process, Outer Reef makes each one a semicustom testament to its owner’s desires. Good Times is one such build, with an arrangement plan and features fulfilling one buyer’s vision. 

Vicem 107

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Vicem 107.

Old World craftmanship meets old-school style in the Vicem 107, as Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel discovered on a visit to Turkey to try her out on Homer’s wine-dark sea.

Regal 46 Sport Coupe

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Regal 46 Sport Coupe

Hands-on boaters will lust after the joystick control and peppy performance of the Regal 46 Sport Coupe. But the inside-outside design and a wealth of entertainment amenities make sure there’s something for everyone.

Prestige 550

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Prestige 550 Fly. Come aboard the Prestige 550 Fly and learn how this builder is able to offer so much boat for your buck.

Absolute 72

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Absolute 72

The new Absolute 72 may look like a typical Italian motoryacht, but looks can be deceiving—this thoroughbred was born to run.

Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU.

Efficiency: Check. Smart layout: Check. A boat worthy of her storied nameplate: Check. And yet, there’s more to the Grand Banks 54 than ticking the boxes. Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. takes a close look at what this build means for Grand Banks, and the direction and development of the trawler fleet in general.

Viking 55 Convertible

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Viking 55 Convertible Sportfishing yacht. If you’re interested in sportfishing boats, you know about Vikings. Senior Editor Kevin Koenig visited his home state of New Jersey to step behind the wheel of Viking’s hot-to-trot 55 Convertible and he discovered that A) stopping can be just as compelling as going, and B) sometimes a smaller boat can do everything you want.

Beneteau Gran Turismo 49 Fly

Online Exclusive Boat Test. The Beneteau Gran Turismo 49 Fly is a speedy, well-mannered performer offshore with a layout that’s both straightforward and ultra-roomy. Best of all, check that price. Learn all about her here.

Perry 42

Others may not find Lionheart Concerto as beautiful as her owner Ken Sawyer does—and he couldn’t care less. Peter Janssen discovers what makes this unusual 42-footer so special during a three-day Chesapeake cruise.

Mikelson M50 Sportfisher

Power & Motoryacht's boat test and review of the Mikelson M50 Sportfisher. For anglers looking to go the distance, there’s no reason to look beyond the proven design and smart layout of the Mikelson M50 Sportfisher.

Maritimo M58

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Maritimo M58. Featuring review, boat plans, specifications and final boat test numbers. Bill Barry-Cotter embraced his no-nonsense boatbuilding roots when designing the new Maritimo M58. Turns out those are good roots.

Sealine F48

As Sealine puts product in the pipeline to America, we’re watching closely. And with the F48, we like what we see in terms of performance, finish, and quiet ride. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Sealine F48.

Regulator 34 Center Console

Center Of Attention

Anglers are chomping at the bit to get the new Regulator 34 on the tournament circuit, and frankly we can’t blame them.

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Regulator 34 Center Console.

Marlow 61E MK 2

Power & Motoryacht's Exclusive Boat Test of the Marlow 61E MK 2; including review, sea trial, final boat test numbers and photographs.

Sabre 38 Salon Express

Power & Motoryacht's Exclusive Boat Test of the Sabre 38 Salon Express.

The Sabre 38 Salon Express puts a nimble hull beneath a classic Down East profile. But don’t let her traditional lines fool you. There’s some interesting innovation here, including a clever cockpit settee that lets you adjust the space to your needs, and some interior lines of sight that just may surprise you.

Filippetti Navetta 26

A veteran boatbuilder with a passion for speed demonstrates a slower, more gentle side with this 85-foot little ship. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Filippetti Navetta 26. With 1,410-horsepower as standard and a semiplaning hull shape, the 26 can easily exceed its theoretical displacement speed of around  11.4 knots, although at an inevitable cost in fuel efficiency.

Magellano 50

If you’re looking for a stylish, long-range cruiser with serious environmental credentials, look no further than the Magellano 50.

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of Azimut Yachts' Magellano 50. Featuring photo gallery, video, layout plans, boat review, final boat test numbers and more.

Princess V72

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Princess V72. With responsive control and plenty of horsepower, this Princess V72 gives an experienced owner the confidence to run her on his own.

Back Cove 37

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 Squadron 50

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

Sunreef 70

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.

Sanlorenzo SL94

Boat test of the Sanlorenzo SL94

In a busy world overrun with e-mail, meetings, and the 24-hour news cycle, the Sanlorenzo SL94 is as quiet and tranquil as a Zen garden. (Oh, and it has one onboard. Really.)

Atlantis 38

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.

Spencer 87

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...

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