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by Alan Harper

Riva Florida 88

By Alan Harper | 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 Alan Harper | 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 Alan Harper | 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 Alan Harper | 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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Wider 32

By Alan Harper | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Wider 32.  The Wider 32 is a high-end little vessel for serious boaters. And though she may look unorthodox at first, there’s a method to her madness.

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Oceanic 90 STS Expedition Yacht

By Alan Harper | Posted September 2015

Our boat test of the Oceanic 90 STS Expedition Yacht.  The Oceanic 90 STS Expedition Yacht may be built for the long haul and some big-time adventures, but that doesn't mean her builders skimped on onboard comforts.

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Azimut 50

By Alan Harper | Posted August 2015

Our Boat Test of the Azimut 50.  A lot is expected from a 50-foot boat. And Azimut was up to the challenge with its 50, which we found to have comfort, speed, and lots of good looks.

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Benetti 108 Tradition Supreme

By Alan Harper | Posted July 2015

Our Boat Test of the Benetti 108 Tradition Supreme.  An adventure-seeking client teamed up with Benetti Yachts to develop a one-of-a-kind 108 Tradition Supreme. And when the details start with a less-than-conventional propulsion system, the project is going to put the custom in semi-custom.

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Azimut 77S

By Alan Harper | Posted June 2015

Our Boat Test of the Azimut 77S.  With an innovative engine setup, lots of luxuries, and fun performance attributes, the Azimut 77S proves the future is now.

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Sunseeker 86 Yacht

By Alan Harper | Posted May 2015

Our Boat Test of the Sunseeker 86 Yacht.  This new 86 Yacht from Sunseeker may not be what you’re expecting from the traditionally sporty builder. But that’s certainly not a bad thing.

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