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Prestige Yachts 500 S

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011

Prestige Yachts 500 S“Beauty without excess.” This was Prestige’s goal when designing its 500 S, a boat that is sure to impress with her clean lines, nimble performance, and efficient use of interior...

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Azimut 38

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011

Azimut 38You never get a second chance to make a first impression.That’s why Azimut put so much time and care into developing the 38. The boat measures 39 feet and makes efficient use of that space,...

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Lazzara Breeze 76

By Kevin Koenig | Posted May 2011

Lazzara Breeze 76If your question is “which new luxury cruising yacht should I check out next time I’m in the market?” then the answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The breeze to be exact—the...

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Island Pilot 535

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2011

The Complete YachtThis boat’s standards list includes dynamic positioning and a Seakeeper gyro-stabilizer. There’s no denying the striking one-of-a-kind appearance of Island Pilot’s new 535. In fact...

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Fairline Targa 58 GT

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2011

Pure IndulgenceEver wish you could forget about practicality? This boat will make you believe you not only can but should.I studiously avoid comparing boats and cars, feeling that in the size range...

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Azimut 64 Flybridge

By Alan Harper | Posted April 2011

High Flyer This 64-foot Italian Import offers owners a blend of speed, grace, and class.Set firmly at the midpoint of its flying-bridge range, Azimut’s new 64 bears the hopes of an entire shipyard on...

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Coastal Craft 400IPS

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2011

West Coast CachetCoastal Craft Uses Its Commercial Roots To Build An Exceptional Welded-Aluminum Cruiser.While taking a look at Coastal Craft’s new 400IPS for the first time in the midst of the Fort...

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Sea Ray 450 Sedan Bridge

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2011

Performance Wizard     The latest Sea Ray makes magic on the water thanks to careful engineering and Zeus-inspired maneuverability.   I first caught sight of the new 450 Sedan Bridge...

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Tiara 4500 Sovran

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2011

American BeautyThe Tiara 4500 Sovran is everything a sportscruiser should be . . . and more.As some of you may have noticed, I’m new here. I came onboard PMY back in July in part to help write some...

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Absolute 64

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted February 2011

Aboard Absolute’s newest sport yacht, the compromises are few and well-considered. The first time I heard there was a new boat company called Absolute, I got it. Or I thought I did....

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Maestro 65

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted February 2011

American MasterThe gozzo morphs into a cruising boat that’s been tailored to American tastes.Take one look at the Maestro 65 and you can tell she’s got fishing in her bloodlines. No? You don’t see it...

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Coastal Craft 450 IPS

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2011

Founded in 1997, Coastal Craft is a British Columbia company that specializes in creating aluminum-hull boats, has a new flagship—the 450 IPS—and by all accounts she lives up to the company’s...

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Monte Carlo Yachts 76

By Alan Harper | Posted January 2011

Avant GardeAn award-winning newcomer from France by way of Italy.You may not recognize the name of Carla Demaria, but in Europe she is boatbuilding royalty: 20 years a senior manager with Azimut-...

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Princess Yachts V52

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted January 2011

At-Sea RoyaltyThis across-the-pond import is the very definition of performance and elegance.I sit on the starboard-side black leather helm seat, one of two on this sleek 52-foot express cruiser from...

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Princess Yachts

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted January 2011

At-Sea RoyaltyThis across-the-pond import is the very definition of performance and elegance.I sit on the starboard-side black leather helm seat, one of two on this sleek 52-foot express cruiser from...

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Nisi 2400

By | Posted January 2011

Designed with the iconic motoryachts of the 1930s and ‘40s in mind, the yacht exudes classical styling that will ensure her owners stand apart from the pack. Of note are her large aft sunpad and the...

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Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2010

Radical Chic   IPS maneuverability, a split-level saloon, and design sensibilities that rock As I pulled my car into the parking lot of Oconto, Wisconsin’s Breakwater Park, I certainly...

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Hampton 650 Endurance

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2010

More BetterHampton’s 650 Endurance is now a turnkey yacht.When a boatbuilder tells you he has revamped a boat, you’re wise to be a little skeptical. And when you show up and the “new” boat looks...

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Absolute 52

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2010

Absolute is turning heads in Europe. Can it do the same in America? If you’re a boatbuilder who’s bent on competing in the United States, you better have two things: a lot of boatbuilding...

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Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2010

Steadfast AussieA seaworthy cruiser that combines speed and al fresco livability.Because it’s the semi-formal staging area for the annual Sydney-to-Hobart race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s...

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2010 Riva 86 Domino

By Alan Harper | Posted September 2010

The Domino EffectAn import geared for those with champagne taste and a thirst for performance.It isn’t easy being Riva. There’s all that heritage to live up to: pictures of Brigitte Bardot in her...

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Maritimo C47

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted August 2010

More Than Meets The EyeSometimes it’s not just about the boatYou probably assume that the most interesting part of a boat test is evaluating how she performs. Or maybe observing how accommodations...

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Ferretti 800

By Alan Harper | Posted August 2010

Imagination MoverElegant, spacious, and Speedy, the Ferretti 800 opens up a world of at-sea possibilties.When the going gets tough, the secret of success is much the same as it is when the living is...

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Formula 400 Super Sport

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted July 2010

Born to BoogieFormula puts race-bred vitality into its latest family-friendly cruiser.I’m cool with the fact that most of the boats I test drive these days are a bit ponderous. Although most big...

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Tiara 4300 Open

By Pete McDonald | Posted July 2010

Flying the FlagThe new 4300 Open has earned its place as the linchpin of Tiara’s open fleet.The wind blew steady from the east and pushed some hefty rollers toward the coast. Meanwhile, the outgoing...

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