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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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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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