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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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MCY 65

By Alan Harper | Posted May 2012

Monte Carlo Yachts 65 adds smart options to a complete package. PMY Boat test of the MCY 65. Monte Carlo Yachts’ Second Model Is Even Better Than The First One Was. The view from the air was pretty unequivocal: billows of clouds borne on northerly winds, cascading down snow-covered mountains towards the ocean. Offshore, ships battled against the icy gale, burying their bows in huge seas and raising sheets of spray. 

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Mangusta 105

By Alan Harper | Posted February 2012

Few boatbuilders put together a big boat with big-time performance quite like Overmarine. The Mangusta 105 matches a pair of 2,400-hp MTU diesels to water jets to offer impressive speeds with considerable luxury. PMY's independant boat test of the 105-foot Mangusta megayacht. Chasing the Snake: Mangusta builds a boat to kill a cobra. It’s a great story...

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Amels 212 Imagine

By Alan Harper | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

Pure Imagination: Amels’ Limited Editions combine the delivery time of semicustom yachts with custom-yacht individuality. Built by Amels in Holland and recently arrived in the Med for the summer season, Imagine is the latest in the shipyard’s Limited Editions series.

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Danish Yachts Shooting Star

By Alan Harper | Posted January 2012 | Add a Comment

Danish Yachts builds to thrill. There are various types of efficiency that people talk about when considering fast motoryachts. There’s the efficiency of the hull form, which must be as slippery and easily driven as possible—though without compromising...

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