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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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Azimut 55S

By Alan Harper | Posted April 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Azimut 55S. If you want forward-looking design, take a peek at the styling of the Azimut 55S. If you want high-tech engineering and admirable performance, you need not look elsewhere. And then there’s our test, which may show you some things you hadn’t thought of.

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Sunseeker Portofino 40

By Alan Harper | Posted February 2013

Tested: Sunseeker Portofino 40  To help you enjoy the azure waters of the Mediterranean properly, a boat must perform in a range of conditions. Sunseeker has been refining this idea since its inception. Read about the latest version, the Portofino 40, here.

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Ferretti 870

By Alan Harper | Posted February 2013

Power & Motoryacht’s Boat Test of the Ferretti 870  We got onboard the Ferretti 870 in Cannes to give you the lowdown on what this impressive motoryacht brings to Miami in her stateside debut. Here’s a spoiler: She’s a yachtsman’s yacht, through and through. See what we mean here.

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Pershing 82

By Alan Harper | Posted January 2013

Boat Test: Pershing 82 Meet the latest from Pershing Yachts: the 82. She moves the water at better than 46 knots by her ZF SeaRex surface drives, and wraps you and your guests in sleek design. Learn all about her here.

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Azimut 60

By Alan Harper | Posted December 2012

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Azimut 60 This 60-foot flying-bridge yacht gets minor updates to make a major improvement. With its glossy topsides and Harley Earl fins, this sleek and sinuous Azimut 60 might look like it’s been plucked from some pinnacle of sybaritic luxury, but what you’re actually looking at here is a battlecruiser.

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Prestige 550

By Alan Harper | Posted November 2012

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Prestige 550 Fly. Come aboard the Prestige 550 Fly and learn how this builder is able to offer so much boat for your buck.

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Filippetti Navetta 26

By Alan Harper | Posted September 2012

A veteran boatbuilder with a passion for speed demonstrates a slower, more gentle side with this 85-foot little ship. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Filippetti Navetta 26. With 1,410-horsepower as standard and a semiplaning hull shape, the 26 can easily exceed its theoretical displacement speed of around  11.4 knots, although at an inevitable cost in fuel efficiency.

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Atlantis 38

By Alan Harper | Posted June 2012

A 38-footer from Atlantis continues the rock-and-roll traditions of her predecessor, but now she’s matured and ready to welcome tamer friends and family. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Atlantis 38 including photos, video, specification and final boat test numbers.

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Azimut 62S Italia

By Alan Harper | Posted May 2012

Azimut’s 62S Italia Offers A Refined Layout And Plenty Of Performance. Azimut marked the 150th anniversary of Italian unification in 2011 by relaunching one of its most popular and successful models. Newly dubbed the Italia in honor of the occasion, the 62S reminded us that she blew our socks off when we tested her in her original guise six years ago. She had everything—looks, performance, comfort, and innovation. In fact, she seemed to us to be pretty near perfect...

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