Delivering (and Testing) the MarineMax 484 Having the luck of Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike would make us blush. He slipped his name onto the delivery crew list for MarineMax and drew a leg on the brand-new 484 powercat from Florida to the BVI. Well, if you didn’t know already, the man can spin up a sea story. See what happened on the MarineMax 484 here.More
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Austin Parker 42. When an Italian builder creates a lobster yacht, we would expect a different take on what was once a distinctly American design. But what came of this combination in the hands of designer Fulvio De Simoni is something else entirely. See what happens when two design traditions converge here.More
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Maritimo M50. Adding feet and inches to an established design is a proven way to bring customers along and update a model lineup. But Maritimo has refined the method with the introduction of the M50, which riffs on the much-loved M48, but takes the use of interior space to the next level. Check out what we’re talking about here.More
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Sunseeker Predator 80 Superlatives will surely follow the Sunseeker Predator 80 on every leg of her voyage. From incredible available performance to luxurious interior appointments, this suave and sophisticated cruiser conjures images of international intrigue, evening trysts, and port arrivals under cover of darkness. Find out more about the Sunseeker Predator 80 here.More
How to test for continuity, resistance, voltage potential, and stray...
A video tour of the Sunseeker Predator 80.
A video teaser of the MCY 70 from Monte Carlo Yachts.
A video tour of the Pursuit SC 365i.
A video of the 49 Garlington in action.
How to troubleshoot engine problems on your boat.
We’re going to talk about the art, guidelines that define the way you approach a problem—any problem. It could be a dead engine, smoke in the bilge, or a jammed silverware drawer in the galley. These ten rules won’t guarantee that you’ll solve a problem, just vastly increase your chances of success and vastly decrease your chances of making things worse.
- By Jason Y. Wood
- PostedMay 2013
Tested: Hargrave 76 Flushdeck
The Hargrave 76 captures the essence of her owner’s vision. Her performance is solid and her fit and finish beyond reproach, but it’s the whole package taken together that’s truly extraordinary. Read our boat test of the Hargrave 76 here.Read Article
Raymarine’s Lighthouse user interface is spreading to every level of its product line and the new gS Series is no exception. Check out how this glass-bridge helm system shares data with users here.Read Article
Need to Know: Your Bonding System
Really understanding how her electrical system can damage a boat’s metal components will help you to avoid costly replacements and repairs. Knowing that bonding system is working is good for peace of mind and more: Your boat will thank you with better performance and improved reliability. Learn how to check the system here.Read Article
You've heard the mantra before, but it bears repeating. A diesel engine basically needs just two things: clean fuel and air. If it's missing either, it's dead. That's why troubleshooting a diesel usually involves tracing the air and fuel systems from start to finish, always beginning with the simplest and least-invasive potential cause and ending whenever your expertise reaches its limit.Read Article
At just over 37 feet, the 370 Outrage is the largest boat Boston Whaler has built in its more than 50-year history. The patented Unibond construction method has been a feature of all of its boats, and the 370 is no exception. But can a boat this big really be unsinkable? According to the company, a foam cross section that extends to the top of the hull means that if this boat ever gets swamped, she will still be able to support 3,000 lbs of gear or people.Read Article
When the tsunami hit northeast Japan in 2011, a Bertram 57 was washed out to sea. Her owner rescued her. Takayuki Nozawa. When I met him for the first time at this year’s Miami Boat Show, I was already somewhat familiar with how he’d saved his beloved Bertram 57 Golden Bay from oblivion after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. I’d seen video footage of his jump from the helicopter. And we’d talked on the phone, him in the office of his Yasuda Shipyard in Tokyo, me in my office in the Florida Panhandle...Read Article
They used to say a man wasn't well-dressed without a hat, and maybe that's true of boats, too. A hardtop provides a place to mount the radar and antennas and keeps the sun off your hatless head. It provides better shade than a bimini, lasts a heck of a lot longer than canvas, doesn't thrash around in choppy weather nor billow like a parachute when the wind getsRead Article
Hot on the heels of the company’s successful 80 model, Pershing’s newest launch, the slightly elongated 82, looks to push all the boundaries of what a large sport yacht can do. Aggressively raked lines create a profile that leaves little doubt as to the 82’s main purpose: to be the sexiest, sleekest boat on the water.Read Article