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Cruisers 360 Express

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2007

Even on a day fraught with showers and thunderstorms, you can't beat driving a sporty express cruiser straight down Tampa Bay with the Sunshine Skyway bridge dead on the nose. There's nothing like...

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Sea Ray 330 Sundancer

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2007

The Sea Ray 330 Sundancer replaces the Sea Ray 320 Sundancer, a six-year veteran to which it bears striking similarities in both design and appearance. Both boats can be ordered with stern drives or...

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Viking Sport Cruisers 58 Flybridge

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted August 2007

While the larger world grapples with thorny issues like disappearing polar ice caps and nuclear proliferation, the boating industry wrestles with its own conundrums, one of which rivals those in...

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Azimut 47

By Alan Harper | Posted August 2007

Ah, the Mediterranean in early June, when every yachtsman feels he has a right to decent weather. And sure enough, when I got there it was warm, with low humidity and calm seas. Perfect conditions...

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Astondoa 53 Open

By George L. Petrie | Posted August 2007

Aficionados of large custom yachts may be familiar with the Astondoa marque; founded in 1916, the Spanish yard has been building custom pleasurecraft through three generations of family ownership....

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Marquis Yachts 40 SC

By George L. Petrie | Posted August 2007

Marquis Yachts 40 SCThere's no denying the popularity of express cruisers. But in a way, they are fair-weather friends. When conditions get nasty, everyone has to huddle under the hardtop or, worse,...

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Cruisers 330 Express

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted June 2007

Here at PMY, we're fortunate to enjoy the use of a different boat each summer, which we take out for product testing, entertaining clients, and of course, our leisure. Last summer's Cruisers Yachts...

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Sessa C35

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2007

Can a thousand-boat-per-year builder be considered a startup business? The answer is yes and no. Milan, Italy-based and family-owned Sessa Marine has been a household name in the European boating...

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Palm Beach / Avalon 32

By Capt. Richard ThielPhotos by Dan Snipes | Posted May 2007

Thirty-two feet is a perfect size for a lot of boaters, and with good reason. There is enough length to fit an enclosed head, a comfortable master cabin, a reasonable galley, and a cockpit big enough...

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Cheoy Lee 78 Sport Motoryacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted May 2007

Cheoy Lee 78 Sport MotoryachtSometimes less is more, especially if doing less means doing it better. A case in point is the layout of Cheoy Lee’s 78 Sport Motoryacht. Rather than maximizing the...

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Riva 63 Vertigo

By Alan Harper | Posted April 2007

You don’t get to ride in a Riva every day. It’s not that they’re scarce, exactly. In the six years since the first of the “new” Rivas, the Aquariva runabout, came out, the company has launched no...

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Azimut 43S

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted April 2007

The slick exteriors and restrained yet contemporary interiors of Azimut’s flying-bridge models, courtesy of the dynamic design duo of Carlo Galeazzi and Stefano Righini, have succeeded where others...

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Regal 5260 Commodore Express

By George L. Petrie | Posted April 2007

Regal 5260 Commodore ExpressWith the introduction of the 52-foot express cruiser, Regal Marine is not just ushering in a new flagship, it’s offering a level of customization that it says is without...

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Sea Ray 55 Sundancer

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2007

When I drew the assignment to test the Sea Ray 55 Sundancer, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. I’ve tested I don’t know how many Sundancers over the years, and I know they can be hard to write about. The...

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Cranchi Atlantique 50

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted March 2007

During the wintertime in Manhattan, I often forget that I'm on an island. Sure, I'm aware the Hudson and East Rivers are chockablock with ferries, tugs, Coast Guard vessels, and myriad commercial...

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Jeanneau Prestige 42

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2007

“But don’t they build sailboats?” That was my first thought as I caught a glimpse of Jeanneau’s Prestige 42 cruiser sitting in her berth at Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach, Florida. I knew the...

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Sessa C52

By Alan HarperPhotos by Jim R... | Posted March 2007

They weren’t in a hurry or anything, but as I trundled my bag along the concrete quay toward the boat, I could tell not only that had I been spotted, but also that the engines were already running....

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Midnight Express 37 Full Cabin

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2007

I was headed for Midnight Express’ Fort Lauderdale, Florida, facility in my rental car when I got the call. “Bill,” the guy said, just as a big ol’ cardboard box blew across the road in front of me...

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Lazzara LSX Quad 75

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2007

The most memorable part of the sea trial I did on Lazzara's LSX Quad 75 started an hour or so after I'd maneuvered her free of her slip via a nifty joystick control and the most radical propulsion...

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Carver 52 Voyager

By Capt. Patrick S...Photos by Jim R... | Posted January 2007

It was blowing a steady 15 knots, and I wondered if the windage offered up by the Carver Voyager 52's high sides (19 feet from water to radar arch) would mean difficult exiting and docking. But I...

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Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted January 2007

When Riviera Yachts announced plans to premiere a 36-foot sport cruiser at last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, I didn't know what to expect. Because of the success Riviera has...

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Queenship Passagemaker 60

By George L. Petrie | Posted January 2007

Queenship Passagemaker 60A growing segment of the cruising market yearns for a safe, reliable, efficient yacht that's comfortable to live aboard, capable of ocean crossings, and manageable for a...

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Atlantis 50

By Alan Harper | Posted December 2006

Seems you can't turn around for five minutes these days without Atlantis launching a new model. The company has been burning the candle at both ends ever since it was set up in 2001 by Azimut-Benetti...

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Viking Sport Cruisers V53

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2006

It starts with hull design.A 15-mph northerly is blowing up a short but steep two- to three-foot chop off the coast of Riviera Beach, Florida. I position the knife-like bow of the Viking Sport...

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Sparkman & Stephens 65

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2006

For some people the end of the rainbow leads to gold, but for the owner of the custom-built, Sparkman...

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