"Hot Today" Archive


Friday, April 24, 2015 — Tested: Sealine F380

Sealine F380

With solid construction and sporty performance the Sealine F380 does the reinvigorated builder proud. Read the full test here. ▶


Thursday, April 23, 2015 — First Look: Azimut 77S

Azimut 77S

The Azimut 77S is a surprisingly sporty boat, and one that's as pretty as she is fun to drive. Get a closer look at this Italian beauty by clicking here. ▶

BONUS: The Superyacht of Tomorrow ▶


Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — Gallery: Take a virtual walk through of Sea Ray's new L650.

Sea Ray L650

With its new L Class Sea Ray is blazing a trail into the true yacht market. And the enticing L650 is leading the way. Click here to see what we mean. ▶


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — Separating the Men from the Boys

fuel-water-separator

Your fuel-water separator may not be the most glamorous thing on your boat, but it could be one of the most important. Check out our guide to how to best take care of your system by clicking here. ▶


Monday, April 20, 2015 — Fuel Up

gas pump

Fuel is a necessity, there’s no arguing that. But if you’ve noticed that lately it’s a little bit less expensive than it used to be, then you’re on the right track. Click here for more info. ▶


Friday, April 17, 2015 — Tested: Horizon Powercat PC52

Horizon PC52

You may have some preconceptions that turn you away from catamarans. But with voluminous interior space and serious seakeeping ability, the PC52 from Horizon begs to change your mind. Read the full test here. ▶


Thursday, April 16, 2015 — Always Be Prepared

Checking boat engine

It turns out the Boy Scouts were right, preparation is key, particularly when you're boating. To find out some things you should be doing on dry land to maximize your time on the water, click here. ▶


Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — A Viking Life

A classic Viking yacht

When brothers Bill and Bob Healey started Viking Yachts, they had no idea they’d end up becoming one of the most successful boatbuilders in the world. But it turns out it’s the other successes in their lives that have defined them. Read why the pair recently won AIM’s Lifetime Achievement Award, here. ▶


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — What's the Brokerage Market for Cheoy Lee Motoryachts?

Cheoy Lee 66 LRC

We spoke to a couple of brokers who had Cheoy Lee motoryachts listed online. They gave us the skinny on what the boats do well, and what you’ll want to keep an eye on while you’re shopping. Read what they had to say here. ▶


Monday, April 13, 2015 — First Look: Wajer 38 Osprey

Osprey 38

With pretty lines and sporty performance attributes, the Wajer 38 Osprey is a vessel any boater can love. Learn more about this beauty by clicking here. ▶


Friday, April 10, 2015 — Tested: Offshore 87

Offshore 87

Check out our test of the Offshore 87 and you might just learn something new about this long-range cruiser—and what you want your next boat to be like. Get the full article here. ▶


Thursday, April 9, 2015 — Crafted in Southeast Asia

boatbuilding in Vietnam

We sent Capt. Bill Pike to Vietnam to take a look at a boatbuilding operation there that you’ll need to see to believe. Click here for the full story. ▶


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — Gallery: Prestige 420

Prestige 420

With impressively efficient use of onboard space and a seaworthy hull, the Prestige 420 is a boat you’ll want to see. Trust us on that one. Click here to get a better look. ▶


Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — A Tradition Unlike Any Other

The Masters trophy

When the legendary John Rybovich put together the first International Masters Angling Tournament in 1963 (AKA The Masters) the fishing world had no idea what it was in for. These days though, the tournament is known as perhaps the preeminent fishing competition in the world, for good reason. Read more about it here. ▶


Monday, April 6, 2015 — Rising Sun

Solar power

Solar power has been around for a long time, but in recent years advancements have been made that make it more practical and efficient for use on your boat. Still skeptical? You shouldn’t be. Read more here. ▶


Friday, April 3, 2015 — Tested: Absolute 60 Fly

Absolute 60 Fly

With sporty top-end speeds and a surprising amount of interior space, the Absolute 60 Fly is a versatile and stylish cruiser. Read more about her here. ▶


Thursday, April 2, 2015 — Gallery: Ocean Alexander 100

Ocean Alexander 100

Whether you want to charter her or take her on an extended cruise yourself, the Ocean Alexander has every single thing you could want, and probably even a bit more than that. Click here to see what we mean. ▶


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — First Look: Invictus 280 GT

Invictus 280 GT

Our writer went so far as to compare the Invictus 280 GT to a Staffordshire bull terrier. Find out what he saw in this Volvo Penta-powered beauty that made him feel that way, by clicking here. ▶


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — Instant Mechanic

Boat mechanic

Our expert walks you through ten easy, but important, tips that will help you keep your boat running smoothly. Click here for the full story. ▶


Monday, March 30, 2015 — Gallery: Huckins 45 Sportfisherman

Huckins 45 Sportfisherman

If you don’t like the looks of the new Huckins 45 Sportfisherman, then we just can’t help you. Check out some pics of this retro beauty here. ▶


Friday, March 27, 2015 — Tested: Pershing 70

Pershing 70

You already know that a Pershing 70 is going to be a showstopper. But what you might not realize is that this boat is as smart as she is pretty. See what we mean here. ▶


Thursday, March 26, 2015 — Timeline Time!

Power & Motoryacht covers

Maybe you didn't realize it, but Power & Motoryacht just turned 30 years old. Time flies when you're having fun, we guess. Click here to see a timeline of some of our highlights, not to mention a few other things that will jog a memory or two. ▶


Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — First Look: Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht

Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht

Holy deckspace, Batman! With an LOA of nearly 64 feet and a beam of nearly 33, the Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht will give you and as many guests as you want all the room in the world. But it’s this cat’s seakeeping ability that may really win you over. Check her out here. ▶


Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — Gallery: Palm Beach 52

Palm Beach 52

The Palm Beach 52 is a highly customized, seaworthy build. She’s a boater’s boat to be sure. But she’s also very, very pretty. Don’t believe us? Have a look for yourself. ▶


Monday, March 23, 2015 — Museum Mania

Mystic Seaport

Any serious boater will get a kick out of all the insight and wisdom at these maritime museums, located throughout the United States. Read all about them here. ▶


Saturday, March 21, 2015 — Reading the Clouds

Clouds

Looking at the sky can give you a wealth of information about how conditions are changing. Understanding what clouds you're looking at, and why, will help you avoid adverse conditions. Check out all the types of clouds you may see offshore here. ▶


Friday, March 20, 2015 — Tested: Monte Carlo MC4

Monte Carlo MC4

With a shippy profile, some eye-catching onboard details, and a sprawling flying bridge, the MC4 from Monte Carlo is a real showstopper. Make up your own mind after reading our test here. ▶


Thursday, March 19, 2015 — First Look: Numarine 70 Flybridge

Numarine 70 Flybridge

Numarine’s latest project is the 70 Flybridge and she’s a new boat you want to know about. Trust us on this one. Click here to see why. ▶


Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — Clearing the Way

Simrad’s ForwardScan forward-looking sonar

The best way to keep your hull from getting dinged—or worse—is to simply avoid obstructions. But that’s not always as easy as it sounds. Click here to find out some ways electronics are making your path a bit clearer. ▶


Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — April Showers?

Power & Motoryacht April 2015 cover

Our April  issue is a real doozy, and one that’s essential for any serious boater. Learn why that is by clicking here. ▶


Monday, March 16, 2015 — Out with the New

outboard engines

It seems like more and more these days, big, burly outboards are becoming the standard. Click here to find out why our expert thinks that is. ▶


Friday, March 13, 2015 — Tested: Outer Reef 860

Outer Reef 860

You’ve always known Outer Reef for building seaworthy, long-range vessels that get you wherever you want to go safely. But maybe you didn’t know the lengths to which the builder will go to customize its boats. Click here to find out more. ▶


Thursday, March 12, 2015 — Gallery: Azimut 77S

Azimut 77S

With onboard luxury and sporty performance—not to mention an unusual propulsion package—the Azimut 77S is a boat you need to see. Check out some great shots of her here. ▶


Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — Final Exam

Caterpillar C8.7

Our engine expert put together a test to see how much you really know about your propulsion system. Gentleman, start your pencils. Click here to find out how much you know. ▶


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — Tech Forward

Modern Boatbuilding Technology

Computer-controlled, fully automated boat factories aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore. Learn how some builders are incorporating modern technology to change the boatbuilding game … maybe forever. Click here to read more. ▶


Monday, March 9, 2015 — Gallery: Viking 75 Motor Yacht

Viking 75 Motor Yacht

The Viking 75 Motor Yacht is as seaworthy as she is laden with amenities. No surprise, coming from Viking. Check her out, here. ▶

Bonus: Numarine dares to explore ▶


Friday, March 6, 2015 — Tested: Rodman Muse 44

Rodman Muse 44

The Rodman Muse 44 is the kind of versatile, sporty cruiser that tends to earn herself a lot of fans. See what we mean by clicking here. ▶


Thursday, March 5, 2015 — Video: Full Speed Ahead

Outerlimits Offshore Powerboat

When the guys at Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats decided they wanted to set a new V-bottom kilometer speed record, they weren’t fooling around. Click here to see a behind-the-scenes video that shows exactly how they went about achieving their goal. ▶

Bonus: Get a new point of view with the Hydra 720.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 — End Game

Jim Lambert

For one angler, a passion for boating helped sustain him after a deadly diagnosis. In the end it wasn’t enough to save him, but what he left behind was priceless. Read the full story here. ▶


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 — First Look: New Boats Notebook

New boats

We bet you haven’t seen some of these boats yet. Check out the very latest projects from Cranchi, Jarrett Bay, Horizon, and many more. Click here for more. ▶


Monday, March 2, 2015 — Gallery: Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht

Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht

The Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht is a versatile, seaworthy cruiser that hails from Down Under. She’s also got some lines that are easy on the eyes. Don’t believe us? Have a look, here. ▶


Friday, February 27, 2015 — Tested: Back Cove 41

Back Cove 41

When Capt. Bill Pike stepped aboard the Back Cove 41 he was expecting a traditional Downeast vessel. But in terms of technology and advanced construction techniques, he found out there’s a whole lot more going on here than meets the eye. See what we mean, here. ▶


Thursday, February 26, 2015 — Gallery: Tiara 44 Coupe

Tiara 44 Coupe

The versatile, tech-forward Tiara 44 Coupe is one boat you’ll want to get a better look at. Get a better view at how Tiara is fulfilling the promise of her design here. ▶


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — How It All Began

PMY Cover shoot circa 1985

Way back in 1985, Power & Motoryacht was just another start-up boating magazine. That is until one infamous article by Tom Fexas put us on the map for good. Read the inside story on how we made our bones, here. ▶


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — Out of the Fog

AIS 101

You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Click here to find out more. ▶


Monday, February 23, 2015 — First Look: Arcadia 85

Arcadia 85

Arcadia is doing some interesting things on the design front. Don’t believe us? Then take a look at its new 85, here. ▶


Friday, February 20, 2015 — Tested: Ocean Makaira 64

Ocean Makaira 64

The Makaira 64 from Ocean Yachts was a long time in coming, and signaled the company's entrée into the high-end sportfishing market. But does she live up to her builder's lofty expections? Find out by reading about our test here. ▶


Thursday, February 19, 2015 — Video: Miami Cruising

Boat Show on Collins Ave 2015 - photo by John V. Turner

For boaters there is so much to see down in Miami in February, and perhaps the highlight of it all is the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, wherein boats of all shapes and sizes line glitzy Collins Avenue for all the world to see. And that includes you, even if you couldn’t make it to Miami this year. See our video, here. ▶


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 — Gallery: Miami Boat Show

Mangusta 165E Moonraker photo by John V. Turner

If you weren’t able to escape the ice and snow and make it to the Miami boat show this year, take heart, because we took pictures. Check out a gallery of the things we saw at the show, here. ▶


Tuesday, February 17, 2015 — What’s the brokerage market like for Tollycrafts?

Tollycraft

We spoke to three brokers who had listings for the Tollycraft 44 CPMY. They gave us the inside scoop on what the boats do well, and what you’ll want to keep an eye on while you’re shopping. Read what they had to say here. ▶


Monday, February 16, 2015 — Bad Designs

Hull stability

Did our columnist just refer to some boat designs as “butt-ugly junkyard dogs; the kind you wouldn’t want around your family?” Yes, yes he did. To read his argument for leaving naval architecture to the experts, click here. ▶

VIDEO BONUS: 5300 Suenos Unveiling at the Miami International Boat Show ▶


Friday, February 13, 2015 — Gallery: Welcome to Miami

Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach - photos by John V Turner

The weather’s wonderful down in sunny Miami and so are the boats. Our editors have been walking the docks and crawling all over the newest, the hottest, and the coolest boats at the shows. Have a look at what we’re seeing by clicking here. ▶


Thursday, February 12, 2015 — Live from Miami!

PMY editors

(Almost) live from the docks on Collins Ave., the editors discuss some of the things they’re looking forward to seeing at this year's Miami boat shows. Click here to see the video. ▶

BONUS: Electronics coverage from Miami ▶


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 — The Show Before the Show

Boat Show workers

These 10 photos prove that it sweat and sawdust to build the foundation for the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. Check them out here. ▶


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 — First Look: Wider 32

Wider 32

With some of the more notable lines we’ve seen on a boat in a while, and a multitude of customization options, the Wider 32 is quite an eye-catching boat to be sure. Get an early look at her here. ▶


Monday, February 9, 2015 — Crystal Ball

Future boat

With new and exciting boat designs coming out at such a rapid pace, it’s hard not to wonder where this is all going. That’s why we did a deep-dive investigation on where boat design is headed, and took some stabs at what boats will look like in the future. Read here for more. ▶


Friday, February 6, 2015 — Oh My, Miami

Miami 2015 Special

The Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show is nothing short of a spectacle. And it’s easy to get lost among all the glitz, glamor, and oh yeah, boats. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our Miami 2015 Special. It’s got everything from which new boats to see, to where to eat, to how to end your night in style. Click here to learn more. ▶


Thursday, February 5, 2015 — High-Tech Highball

robotic bartender

Don't have time to mix the perfect cocktail for your guests when you're busy weighing anchor, plotting a course, and driving the boat? The robotic bartender from Makr Shakr may let them fend for themselves. See what we mean here. ▶


Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — Gallery: It’s Showtime!

Show Boats

The Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show are two of the most exciting boat shows in the world. We put together a gallery of some interesting boats that show exactly why that is. Click here to see them. ▶


Tuesday, February 3, 2015 — What the Hull?

Hull vane

Once banned from the America’s Cup for providing “an unfair advantage,” a Hull Vane was affixed to the newest launch from Heesen Yachts to provide enhanced efficiency. Learn more about its unbelievable results by clicking here. ▶


Monday, February 2, 2015 — Seeking It All

Sunseeker Manhattan 65

The Manhattan 65 from Sunseeker is a bit of a rarity in that she’s as solidly built and seaworthy as she is sleek and glamorous. Get a better idea of what we mean, by clicking here. ▶


Friday, January 30, 2015 — Talking Docks

Top Marinas

We asked our readers to help us choose the best marinas to visit up and down the coasts. To see why these facilities made our list, have a look here. ▶


Thursday, January 29, 2015 — A Real Lifesaver

Coast Guard

When a fishing companion had a cardiac episode 90 miles offshore, the captain needed to act fast and decisively to save his life. Read what happened next, here. ▶


Wednesday, January 28, 2015 — Look Out Below!

Engine room inspection

Engine rooms can be hot, loud, and occasionally dangerous places to do maintenance work. There’s a multitude of concerns to think about when you enter that space. Find out how to stay safe, by clicking here. ▶

BONUS: What Makes a Good Engine Room?


Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — First Look: Magnum 51 Bestia

Magnum 51 Bestia

If you missed this one at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, you may need to hunt her up at the upcoming shows in Miami. Because she has to be seen in person to be believed. Check out the latest Magnum here. ▶


Monday, January 26, 2015 — If It Ain't Broker…

MV Adele

Boat transactions can be very…complex. When Michael Peters went to buy a boat, he found out about the many facets of buying a boat. And discovered the services that brokers really provide. Check out what he had to say here. ▶

BONUS: Digigone DigiMed telemedicine kits & more Pittman Innovation Award winners


Friday, January 23, 2015 — Tested: Weaver 80

Weaver 80

When we tested the Weaver 80 off Palm Beach we were promised some pretty impressive running numbers, and we weren't disappointed. We were pretty pleased with her commanding lines, superb fit and finish, and excellent fishability too. Read here for more. ▶


Thursday, January 22, 2015 — Book Excerpt: Finding Mañana by Mirta Ojito

Illustration by Elizabeth Rosen

Going to sea has changed most boaters' lives for the better. But imagine if you and your boat could improve the lives of others—and maybe even alter the course of history. It happened to one man during the Mariel Boatlift, where thousands of people escaped Castro's Cuba in 1980. Read the tale here. ▶


Wednesday, January 21, 2015 — Gallery: Absolute 60 Fly

Absolute 60 Fly

Get a look at all the details on the Absolute 60 Fly that will be arriving next month in the U.S. From the flying bridge to the crew’s quarters, this motoryacht shows smart thinking and design with a notable Italian sensibility. See what we’re talking about here. ▶


Tuesday, January 20, 2015 — Out of the Fog

Fog

It used to be that if it was too foggy out, you simply didn’t use your boat. No longer. Developments in electronics have made it so boaters can navigate nimbly and safely through the thickest pea soup Mother Nature can whip up. Click here to learn more. ▶


Monday, January 19, 2015 — New Boats Notebook

New Boats Notebook

Get a look at new builds and projects from some of your favorite boat builders before they splash. Click here to get the inside scoop. ▶

BONUS: TorqTrac: Torqeedo electric outboards get app monitoring & more


Friday, January 16, 2015 — It All Adds Up

Aspen C100

The Aspen C100 is a multihull but it's not a catamaran. It's a proa, which means the hulls don't match—and there's only one engine. The result? Surprising levels of efficiency. See what we mean here. ▶


Thursday, January 15, 2015 — Consider the Helm Station

Helm Stations

The helm is in some ways the crux of yacht design, it's where the boater has most direct interaction with the boat. Here's a gallery showing some recent helms we've seen (and the boats they command). To think about what makes them work (and maybe what doesn't), have a look here. ▶

VIDEO BONUS Ever seen a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer work?


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 — The Lowdown on Today's Marine Batteries

Marine Batteries

If you know the type of marine batteries you have on your boat, there's a good chance you won't need to do anything else to maintain them. But it's smart to read up and be sure. Check out our expert take on marine batteries here. ▶

VIDEO BONUS: Do you know about MyBoatWorks yet? A refit project, simplified and explained here.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015 — What’s the Brokerage Market for the Tiara 5200 Express?

Tiara 5200 Express

We spoke to three brokers who have listings online for a Tiara 5200 Express. To see what they had to say about these forward-thinking express cruisers and the people who buy and sell them, click here. ▶


Monday, January 12, 2015 — First Look: Cheoy Lee One Eleven

Cheoy Lee One Eleven

The Cheoy Lee One Eleven is the flagship in the company’s Alpha series and she doesn’t disappoint. With an aesthetic sensibility that’s sure to please and plenty of luxurious onboard comforts, this is a boat that has it all. See what we mean by clicking here. ▶

Real, Synthetic & Virtual AIS AtoNs, can you see them?


Friday, January 9, 2015 — Tested: Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

The 46 Eastbay FB from Grand Banks is stylish for sure, but she’s got more tricks up her sleeve than just good looks. Our tester found that out when he took her for a spin on Lake Michigan. Read about it here. ▶


Thursday, January 8, 2015 — Fast Times with Old Timers

Speedboats

We sat down with some of the most famous boat racers of all time, and heard some good stories from the old days, and learned that lots of lessons about life on the water still apply today. Click here for more. ▶

Bonus Video: A preview of our huge February issue ▶


Wednesday, January 7, 2015 — Gallery: A Fine Vintage

vintage yachts

Last month’s 20th annual Vintage Weekend at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo was chock full of classic boats, planes, cars, and much, much more. Luckily we were on hand to document it all. Check out some of our favorite shots by clicking on this gallery. ▶


Tuesday, January 6, 2015 — Go, Go, Gadget Bike!

Gocycle electric bike

The electric bicycle from Gocycle is something you really need to see to believe. It works like a normal bike, except at the push of a button it can propel you to 20 mph thanks to a 250-watt electric motor. It’s a great way to get from the docks to town. Check it out here. ▶


Monday, January 5, 2015 — First Look: Austin Parker 64 Fly S

Austin Parker 64 Fly S

Austin Parker may have been inspired by the lobster boat when it started building its 64 Fly S, but what it ended up with was a bit of an evolution. The 64 is a sturdy, safe boat with unmistakable European flair and style. See what we mean by clicking here. ▶


Friday, January 2, 2015 — Tested: Absolute 56

Absolute 56

The Absolute 56 shows what this Italian boatbuilder has been up to. And as the company continues to introduce new models, it shows a greater understanding of the U.S. boater. See what we mean here. ▶


Thursday, January 1, 2015 — Check out a Brief History of Power & Motoryacht (In Case You Missed It)

PMY Jan 2015 cover

The great, the good, and the downright confusing come together in this look back at Power & Motoryacht through our 30-year history. Help us kick off our yearlong celebration here. ▶