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Defiance 46

By George Sass Jr. | Posted April 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts.  This Down East-inspired cruiser has some secrets below the waterline that dial up her effiency. Check out the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts and prepared to be surprised. Read our full test of her here.

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Cumberland 47 LC

By George Sass Jr. | Posted October 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Cumberland 47 LC from Fountaine Pajot It’s nothing new for a power catamaran builder to have a sailing heritage. But the Cumberland 47 LC has her roots with French boatbuilder Fountaine Pajot and, as such, brings seaworthy design and lightweight construction to a capable cruiser.

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Defiance 46

By George Sass Jr. | Posted September 2013 | Add a Comment

First Look: Defiance 46 Chances are you’ve never seen anything quite like the Defiance 46 from Shannon Yachts. Sure her profile looks conservative and straightforward, but it conceals some creative propulsion ideas and a running surface you’ll want to know about. Learn more here.

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Grand Banks 55 Eastbay FB

By George Sass Jr. | Posted June 2013

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Grand Banks 55 Eastbay FB When a boat looks good swinging on the mooring out in front of the yacht club, that’s a good thing. But when that pretty profile is backed up with performance, cruising chops, and an owner who appreciates what she can do, now you’re looking at a real boat. For further reading: Our test of the Grand Banks 55 Eastbay here.

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Bertram 54

By George Sass Jr. | Posted April 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Bertram 54 Next time you want to take a run to the fishing grounds, see if you can do it in a Bertram 54. According to Editor-In-Chief George Sass Jr., the revised ride of this new model warrants closer inspection, among other features, inside and out. See what our test revealed here.

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Palm Beach 45

By George Sass Jr. | Posted March 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Palm Beach 45 Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. puts the Palm Beach 45 through her paces, but also lets his mind wander to the boat’s purpose, shot through with the passion of her builder.

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Riviera 75

By George Sass Jr. | Posted February 2013

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Riviera 75  When a boat meets the needs of her owner, the result can be pure bliss. Editor-In-Chief George Sass Jr. took the helm of the Riviera 75 in the Coral Sea to get a feel for what this boat can do, and got a sense of the owner she’s made for. Read his full test here.

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Book Recommendations

By George Sass Jr. | Posted February 2013 | Add a Comment

If your case of cabin fever has become chronic, or if you’re looking to spend some time with a good read while tugging at the anchor in warmer climes, we’ve put together four picks that should be on your saloon’s bookshelf.

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Absolute 72

By George Sass Jr. | Posted November 2012

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Absolute 72 The new Absolute 72 may look like a typical Italian motoryacht, but looks can be deceiving—this thoroughbred was born to run.

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Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU

By George Sass Jr. | Posted November 2012

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU. Efficiency: Check. Smart layout: Check. A boat worthy of her storied nameplate: Check. And yet, there’s more to the Grand Banks 54 than ticking the boxes. Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. takes a close look at what this build means for Grand Banks, and the direction and development of the trawler fleet in general.

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