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Alan Harper

Rio Yachts 42 Air

By | Posted January 2017

Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there. Have a look and see what you think.

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Sunseeker 95 Yacht

By | Posted December 2016

Our boat test of the Sunseeker 95 Yacht. The idea of combining volume and performance is about as old as boatbuilding itself. But sometimes the execution just brings the mix to a precise level that will stop you in your tracks. Check out the 26-knot Sunseeker 95, and see how she came about. Get the details here.

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Sealine C330

By | Posted August 2016

Our Boat Test of the Sealine C330. Sealine has seen a resurgence under its new ownership group and the C330 is a great example of what some smart ideas can mean for those interested in a pocket cruiser. From an asymmetrical design to some big-boat attention to detail, this build may surprise you with its versatility.

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Monte Carlo Yachts 105

By | Posted April 2016

Our Boat Test of the MCY 105. If there was ever a company that showed superyacht style in its builds ranging from 65 to 86 feet, it’s Monte Carlo Yachts. Well the next yacht fulfills all superyacht requirements, starting with LOA. See what we found out when European Editor Alan Harper tested her here.

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Otam 80

By | Posted April 2016

Our Boat Test of the Otam 80.  The Otam 80 takes all the horsepower you could want and puts it to the water with surface drives. You don't know what this hot combination can do—until you take the wheel. See what happens here.

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Azimut 72 Fly

By | Posted March 2016

Our Boat Test of the Azimut 72 Fly.  European Editor Alan Harper reviews the Azimut 72 Fly and explores how the point where interior volume and performance meet can drive the mind to most pleasant distraction.

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Riva Florida 88

By | Posted January 2016

European Editor Alan Harper tests the fast, glamorous Riva 88 and finds a yacht that’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with.

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Pearl 65

By | Posted January 2016

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.

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Sunseeker Predator 57

By | Posted December 2015

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.

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Custom Line Navetta 28

By | Posted November 2015

Our Boat Test of the Custom Line Navetta 28.  When European Editor Alan Harper got aboard the Custom Line Navetta 28, he wondered at the understated interiors with no shortage of luxurious appointments. But the true level of sophistication comes from her sound levels, which dropped off the bottom of his meter. See what we’re whispering about here.

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