European Editor Alan Harper tests the fast, glamorous Riva 88 and finds a yacht that’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with.
Here’s the tale of a dedicated boat nut who nearly lost his mind trying to buy a boat that was a long, long way from home.
Our Boat Test of the Pearl 65.
The Pearl 65 is big enough for a captain, but she’s so much fun to drive, we doubt you’ll actually want to hire one.
Our first look at the Viking 80 EB. The Viking 80 EB is, if anything, a boat that was born to run. Her hull was created precisely to chew up waves and spit them out. A sharp entry tapers out to 12.5 degrees of deadrise at the transom, while the boat’s beam carries well aft, aiding in her balance, volume, and lift.
Our first look at the Benetti Vivace 125. The new Vivace 125 from Benetti is a stunning vessel with crazy amounts of detail on board.
Our Boat Test of the Hargrave 94.
The Hargrave 94 is as seaworthy as she is luxurious, an impressive combination if there ever was one. Read our full test here.
Our Boat Test of the Sunseeker Predator 57.
The Sunseeker Predator 57 speaks in many ways to guest comfort, an owner’s pride, and a helmsman’s exhilaration. You’ll know it when you hear it.
Our first look at the Hargrave Raised Pilothouse 101. Few things say consistency like Hargrave Custom Yachts. For as long as most can remember the company has turned out sturdy, safe, and efficient vessels that know how to make their owners smile.
Our Boat Test of the Tiara 50 Flybridge.
Tiara’s 50 Flybridge is a design-forward, all-purpose cruiser with enough onboard space for the whole family, and then some. Read our full test of her here.
Our first look at the Sundeck Yachts 550.
This Swiss company opted to build the 550 in Italy, and she all but whispers sweet Italian nothings while at the same time maintaining a good amount of seakeeping ability. Form and function, what more could you want?
Let there be (LED) light: A well-lit engine room can help you spot potential issues (read: oil leaks).
Our Boat Test of the Delta 88.
The carbon-fiber-built Delta 88 is pushing the limits of design and construction in her class. We cruised her around the Swedish resort town of Marstrand to really see what she can do. See what we found out here.
Our first look at the Elandra 53.
I suspect this boat’s performance level will be equal to her design and construction, and that should bode well for her entrée into the American market.