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Azimut Magellano 53

By Alan Harper | Posted March 2014

Power & Motoryacht’s boat test of the Azimut Magellano 53.  The Azimut Magellano 53 is a long-range cruiser with a whole lot to offer, including tons of interior space and impressive turns of speed. Read here for the full test of this well-executed Italian vessel.

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Pearl 75

By Alan Harper | Posted February 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Pearl 75.  Pearl’s latest launch, the 75, is a sleekly lined, flying-bridge cruiser that makes the most of her ample onboard space. Combine those attributes with a posh interior and good fuel economy, and this boat is quite a triumph.

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Azimut 80

By Alan Harper | Posted January 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Azimut 80. We tested the Azimut 80 off of Savona, Italy, and found a yacht that is at once sophisticated and seaworthy. Oh, and she’s fast too, to the tune of 30 knots at WOT thanks to twin, 1,800-horsepower MANs. Read the full test and see what else we liked about her.

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Pershing 62

By Alan Harper | Posted December 2013

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Pershing 62.  Alan Harper recently tested the Pershing 62 in the Baie de Cannes. The boat impressed with high speeds and eminent onboard luxury. But what really stood out was the boat’s nimble maneuverability, something that anyone interested in high-performance can appreciate.

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Monte Carlo Yachts 86

By Alan Harper | Posted December 2013

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the MCY 86 European Editor Alan Harper recently put the MCY 86 through her paces. What he found was a boat that sacrifices nothing in the way of luxury, but still manages to retain an exceedingly seaworthy feel. Read the full test here.

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Fairline Targa 48 Open

By Alan Harper | Posted November 2013

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Fairline Targa 48 Open  The Fairline Targa 48 Open is a stylish express cruiser that incorporates plenty of design and engineering highlights. Our European editor Alan Harper took her for a spin recently out on the ocean blue. Here’s what he thought of her.

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Mangusta 94

By Alan Harper | Posted November 2013

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Mangusta 94 Overmarine took its own sweet time in developing the Mangusta 94, and we do mean sweet. Bonus: A little fin can go a long way for lateral control.

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Azimut Atlantis 34

By Alan Harper | Posted September 2013

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Azimut Atlantis 34 The Azimut Atlantis 34 shows that creating fun on the water is not that hard. Just back up a nicely finished design with solid engineering.

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Riva 63 Virtus

By Alan Harper | Posted June 2013

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Riva 63 Virtus  The wind in your hair has always been a critical part of the Riva experience. Enter the Riva 63 Virtus, a big, bold, gleaming statement of an open boat in all her bronze glory. Learn more about her here.

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Prestige 500 S

By Alan Harper | Posted April 2013

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Prestige 500 S The Prestige 500 S puts together an attractive combination of features and performance, but the size of this boat and her price tag just don’t match up. And we mean that in a good way.

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