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Designing the MJM 50z

By Dennis Caprio | Posted August 2014

A boat like the MJM 50z doesn’t just fall from the heavens. It takes a whole lot of design ingenuity and hands-on know-how to build a boat like that. We went behind the scenes to show you...

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Lyman-Morse 42

By Peter A. Janssen | Posted April 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Lyman-Morse 42 With a trusty, Hunt-designed hull and powerful Hamilton water jets the Lyman-Morse 42 Peregrine is ready for whatever adventure you’...

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Back Cove 37

By Eric Sorensen | Posted March 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Back Cove 37 There’s no better way to test out the Back Cove Downeast 37 than by running her from Maine to Newport. So that’s exactly what we...

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Palm Beach 55 Express

By Kevin Koenig | Posted September 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Palm Beach 55 Express Senior editor Kevin Koenig tested The Palm Beach 55 Express, a luxurious, highly customizable Down East-style cruiser from Down...

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Back Cove 34

By Eric Colby | Posted September 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Back Cove 34 Back Cove Yachts sticks to its founding principle, which is to provide boaters with top-flight, single-screw Down East-style cruisers. But...

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MJM 36z

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2012

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the MJM 36z While MJM’s boats sport a rather traditional Down East profile, a peek beneath the surface reveals innovation in nearly every aspect of the...

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Sabre 38 Salon Express

By Peter A. Janssen | Posted September 2012

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...

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Back Cove 37

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2012

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...

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Hinckley Talaria 48

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2012

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...

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Sabre 48 Salon Express

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2012

PMY boat test of the Sabre 48 Salon Express. We ran this beauty hard, from Portland to Rockland, Maine, and she never faltered.

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Hinckley Talaria 55 MK II

By | Posted October 2011

Hinckley Talaria 55 MK IIThe 55 MK II is Hinckley’s elegant response to customer demands for more space and power. The boat retains that classic Hinckley look but now has two en suite cabins,...

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Sabre 52 Salon Express

By Capt. Patrick S...Photos by Billy... | Posted September 2010

Downeast Easy     This Maine-built Cruiser employs IPS to offer duck-and-slip maneuverability and straightaway performance.   The plethora of lobster-pot buoys that dotted the waters...

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Hinckley 37

By Pete McDonald | Posted May 2010

There are no second acts in American lives.” This famous quote from author F. Scott Fitzgerald buzzed in my head as I arrived at Old Port Marina in North Palm Beach, Florida, ready to board...

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Vicem 54

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2010

Heart ThrobHow about an affaire de coeur with a singularly gorgeous cold-molded mahogany beauty?I’m a romantic at heart. And quite frankly, I believe that most true boat lovers are similarly...

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Hunt 52

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2010

While Sanibel Marina is one of the prettiest places on earth, it’s also small and a tad cramped. So I wasn’t surprised to see proprietor Mynton Ireland, a crusty old gent who’s undoubtedly seen his...

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More-Hogany Please?

By Jeffrey O'Neil | Posted January 2009

Photography by VicemAt last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Vicem, the Turkish builder of cold-molded mahogany boats, presented its new 52-foot Classic Express. (The cold-molding...

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Mochi Craft Dolphin 54

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted October 2008

There’s one more model squeezing into Mochi Craft’s Dolphin line of lobsterboat-style cruisers. But why add a 54 when the Italian builder already offers a 51? Because, according to Mochi, it’s time...

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John Williams Stanley 42

By George L. Petrie | Posted June 2008

Say what you will about contemporary styling and fads, but judging by what's often seen at boat shows and marinas, they appeal to lots of folks. So it's gratifying to see an offering like the Stanley...

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San Juan 40 FB

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Neil ... | Posted May 2008

While casting about for a way to convey my overall impression of San Juan Yachts' new 40 FB (Fly Bridge), I kept coming back to my good buddy Don. Some years ago he and I had dinner in a waterfront...

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San Juan 30

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Neil ... | Posted December 2007

Due to life's vagaries and vicissitudes, I was warned that our test boat, a sporty little San Juan 30 with a super-gorgeous optional "wood package" (teak helm, sea rails, and seat caps), had endured...

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Outer Reef Reefrunner 70

By George L. Petrie | Posted October 2007

Known for traditional pilothouse motoryachts, Ocean Reef Yachts has gone sleek and sexy with the Reefrunner 70, a Downeast-style cruiser expected to have a top speed around 40 knots and a cruise...

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Mochi Craft Dolphin 64 Fly

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2007

There were plenty of snickers and a few guffaws back in 2001 when Norberto Ferretti announced to a group of American journalists that he'd built an "aragosta boat." It wasn't enough that here was an...

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Vicem 85 Classic

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jim R... | Posted July 2007

Sometimes I wonder how I find my way out of bed in the morning. Here I was looking for Turkish builder Vicem Yachts' latest offering targeted to the American market, the 85 Classic, maybe the largest...

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Grand Banks 45 Eastbay SX

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

There's nothing like a boat-show breakdown: big guys swinging giant hammers knocking out the massive pins that connect the floating docks and staffers in single-outboard-powered skiffs with bow-...

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Sabre 34 Hard Top Express

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted November 2006

From the 50-square-foot cockpit, it's one step up to the 34's seriously windowed pilothouse, where her owners will likely spend the bulk of their time...

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