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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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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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