Marlow Pilot 34

By | Posted December 2016

In spite of a smaller footprint, the Marlow Pilot 34 has lots in common with the big, sophisticated motoryachts that Marlow Marine has been building for years.

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Nordhavn N96

By | Posted May 2016

Our first look at the Nordhavn N96. The salty but luxurious Nordhavn N96 is the newest offering in the line that practically invented the passagemaker. Fully customizable and capable of traveling...

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Marlow Yachts 66E

By | Posted March 2016

Our Boat Test of the Marlow Yachts 66E. The Marlow Yachts 66E is a fine, seaworthy vessel. But the detailing and engineering that are generally hallmarks of the Marlow brand push her well beyond such...

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Nordhavn 52

By | Posted February 2016

Our Boat Test of the Nordhavn 52.  For cruisers who are in it for the long haul, the Nordhavn 52 is built to last. Get the lowdown on what sets this cruising boat apart from the crowd in our...

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Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP

By | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP.  With a straightforward propulsion package, a time-tested hullform, and an artisanally crafted interior, the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP delivers...

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Absolute Navetta 58

By | Posted April 2014

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Absolute Navetta 58.  If you’re looking for a medium-sized explorer yacht designed with onboard comfort and exceptional seakeeping ability in...

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Cranchi ECO Trawler 53 LD

By | Posted March 2014

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Cranchi ECO Trawler 53 LD The ECO Trawler 53 LD from Cranchi is a “fast trawler” that lives up to her moniker. She can cruise efficiently...

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Grand Banks Aleutian 72 RP

By | Posted October 2013

The Grand Banks Aleutian 72 RP has a Tom Fexas-designed modified-deep-V hull. She is a rather fuel efficient vessel at semi-displacement velocities but is also capable of a 21-knot cruise speed and a...

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Garcia Trawler 54

By | Posted October 2013

Reader Panel Tested: Garcia 54 Power...

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Ranger Tugs R-31

By | Posted January 2013

Power & Motoryacht Tested: The Cruise-Ready, Trailerable Ranger Tugs R-31 Capt. Bill Pike knows the advantages of single-diesel cruising boats. So who better to give the new Ranger Tugs R-31 the...

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Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU

By | Posted November 2012

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU. Efficiency: Check. Smart layout: Check. A boat worthy of her storied nameplate: Check. And yet, there’s more to the...

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Kadey-Krogen 48' AE

By | Posted December 2011

To what length will PMY go to test a new full-displacement trawler from Kadey-Krogen? Oh, about 800 nautical miles! So how totally cool can one moment afloat be? Our Kadey-Krogen 48 AE (Advanced...

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Bering Yachts B50

By | Posted August 2011

The Bering Sea, that harsh and notoriously unforgiving stretch of ocean that separates North America from Asia, may very well have met its match in the ruggedly built, steel-hull B50 from Bering...

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Swift Trawler 44

By | Posted June 2011

Game OnBeneteau’s newest Fast Trawler proves it’s serious about attracting American cruisers.I first encountered Beneteau’s Swift Trawlers in France last summer. I spent most of my time testing the...

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Nordic Tug 39

By | Posted September 2010

Wind in the WillowsIf ever there were a perfect boat to go messing about in, the Nordic Tug 39 is it.I was immediately captivated when I arrived at Wayne Carroll’s Brewerton Boatyard that morning....

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

By | Posted June 2010

Franco-AmericanBeneteau introduces a single-engine cruiser that’s got some American soul.I admit to harboring a prejudice when it comes to single-diesel-engine cruising boats—I like ‘em. Maybe it’s...

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Sea Spirit 60 Passagemaker

By | Posted July 2009

the Lauderdale Yacht Club’s a lovely little facility, just a stone’s throw from the ICW. Going in, the channel narrows considerably after you pivot to starboard at the last day mark, and the darn...

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Cheoy Lee 68 Serenity

By | Posted March 2009

Six-thousand-two-hundred-sixty-two miles. Man, that’s a long time between fill-ups. But that’s the maximum statute-mile range I computed for Cheoy Lee’s new 68 Serenity, a 116,000-pound full-...

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Grand Banks Heritage 41EU

By | Posted December 2008

When a boatbuilder replaces its best-selling model, it must ensure that her replacement not only incorporates all of the positive features of her predecessor, but surpasses them. Grand Banks has...

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Mainship 45

By | Posted October 2008

If you want to get a real feel for what’s going on in the economy these days, try testing boats. One of the less glamorous but more enlightening aspects of this job is meeting with the folks on the...

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Northern Marine 64 RPH

By | Posted June 2008

Long established as a builder of motoryachts and expedition vessels, Northern Marine has introduced its latest long-range cruiser, a 64-foot raised-pilothouse trawler. Her systems are designed to be...

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Tradition 58 Long-Range Trawler

By | Posted May 2008

It's been a long time in gestation: Seaforth Marine built the first Tradition a few years ago, a lovely 54-foot prototype that has been redesigned, morphing into the flagship 58, slated to debut in...

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Krogen 55 Expedition Trawler Yacht

By | Posted November 2007

Updated styling and a gracefully raked bow are two of the more evident features of the Krogen 55-foot Expedition, but they're just icing on the cake. Leveraging 30 years' experience in building...

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Island Pilot 435 Fast Trawler

By | Posted September 2007

Since its inception, the Island Pilot design team (which hired me as a consultant) has refused to be bound by conventional thinking. The design goals for the original Island Pilot 395 were simple:...

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Molokai Strait 75

By | Posted June 2007

One of our V-drive inboard diesels conked out shortly after we had dropped off our passengers at Pier 66's fuel dock in Fort Lauderdale. The couple, potential owners of our test boat, a Molokai...

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