Senior Editor Kevin Koenig had a question that needed answering: Is it possible to build an environmentally friendly powerboat? To answer it, he spoke to experts from across the marine world. Unsurprisingly, he found a variety of opinions, some of which will surprise you. Read here to see what he learned.
Our first look at the new Viking 48 Convertible. The first Viking 48 Convertible hit the high seas more than 30 years ago, and immediately became the leader of the pack. Thanks to an ongoing evolution of design at Viking, this new version adds cruise-worthiness to the fishbox.More
Our first look at the Nordhavn N96. The salty but luxurious Nordhavn N96 is the newest offering in the line that practically invented the passagemaker. Fully customizable and capable of traveling upwards of 4,000 nautical miles before refueling, she's sure to satisfy any captain's wanderlust.More
As vice president of sales and marketing for custom superyacht mainstay Trinity Yachts, Billy Smith knows a thing or two about building a better boat. Capt. Bill Pike did a deep dive with him on how to improve the amenities, performance, and aesthetics of any boat, and they started with Smith’s 32-foot Mainship. Read here for must-have knowledge on upgrading your own boat.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Pershing 62.
Alan Harper recently tested the Pershing 62 in the Baie de Cannes. The boat impressed with high speeds and eminent onboard luxury. But what really stood out was the boat’s nimble maneuverability, something that anyone interested in high-performance can appreciate.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the MCY 86
European Editor Alan Harper recently put the MCY 86 through her paces. What he found was a boat that sacrifices nothing in the way of luxury, but still manages to retain an exceedingly seaworthy feel. Read the full test here.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Prestige 750
At 74 feet, the all-new Prestige 750 is the company’s new flagship. And she’s got all the onboard amenities and attention to detail that you’d expect from a boat bearing that title. She won’t debut until the Ft. Lauderdale show in 2014, but you can get a sneak peek at her here.
First Look: VanDutch 40
We spoke with the president of VanDutch Marine about his company’s push into the American market, and specifically its new 40. That boat boasts unforgettable lines, a quiet ride, and sporty performance. Read more about this pretty Dutch runabout, here.
New Boats Notebook - Jan 2014, update on the Reliant 60 Express.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Lazzara LMY 64
Lazzara Yachts has always found a way to stand out from the rest of the pack. During his test of the Lazzara LMY 64, Editor-in-Chief Jason Y. Wood dove deep with the company’s founder, Dick Lazzara, to find out exactly how he does it. Read more here.
Boating’s easier than ever before—pass it on. The changes that have had an impact on the marine scene over the past decade are legion. And whether you zero in on joystick engine control, the latest in kid-friendly PFDs, night vision, the ascendancy of the AIS-enabled Personal Locator Beacon, or any number of other glories, the rapid pace of innovation has undeniably engendered a jim-dandy result—powerboating today is easier to do and enjoy than ever before.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Sea Ray 510 Fly.
The new Sea Ray 510 Fly launched with much fanfare at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Journalists, show-goers, and industry insiders alike gawked at her dynamic use of onboard space. Sea Ray’s designers really pushed themselves with this boat, and it shows.
Finding a secluded cove and dropping the hook is hard to beat—and a key part of the experience for many boaters. Seasoned cruiser Eric Sanford had a great long weekend cruising Washington’s San Juan Islands aboard his 43-foot Ocean Alexander, sharing laughs and time with friends. The sea rocked the crew to sleep and there’s not a care in the world. Until they woke with a thump. Read on to see what happens next.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Delta 54 IPS
If the Delta 54 IPS were an apartment, this carbon-fiber Swedish import would offer three bedrooms, a spacious terrace, and, of course, a water view.
Power & Motoryacht Tested: Fairline Targa 48 Open
The Fairline Targa 48 Open is a stylish express cruiser that incorporates plenty of design and engineering highlights. Our European editor Alan Harper took her for a spin recently out on the ocean blue. Here’s what he thought of her.