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Boat Tests

Beneteau GT 45

Tested: Beneteau GT 45

A slew of upgrades to the GT flagship creates an even better connection to the water.

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Tested: Azimut 68

A trio of Italian maestros team up to re-imagine the middle sibling of the Azimut lineup.

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Tested: Hinckley 35

Tradition and performance come together off Newport, Rhode Island, cruising onboard a new breed of Hinckley. Hinckley’s 35 swaps jet drives for outboards, and in the process, creates a new classic.

prm-Beneteau Grand Trawler 62

Tested: Beneteau Grand Trawler 62

The new flagship in Beneteau’s Grand Trawler line sports an efficient hull form ideal for long-range cruising with a surprising top end. Beneteau’s Grand Trawler 62 is capable of 20 knots, but a more leisurely cruise is even nicer and lets you take in the journey.


Tested: MJM 3z Dual Console

A new model, the 3z Dual Console, and a new facility in North Carolina sparks the second act of MJM, and it’s off to a handsome start.


Tested: Pursuit S 428

The rocket-ship-like Pursuit S 428 takes off for Bimini with the intention of exploring its amazing worlds above—and below—the water.

North Pacific 49 Euro Pilothouse

Tested: North Pacific 49 Euro Pilothouse

This contemporary refresh on an 8-year-old design feels more like an entirely new model.


Tested: Everglades 455CC

Thanks to the outboard-power arms race there are a lot of center consoles that can launch out of the water, but few land as softly as the 455CC.

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Tested: Jeanneau Leader 10.5 Series 2

A refreshed version of the popular Leader 10.5 proves that midlife doesn’t need to be a crisis.

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Tested: Riviera 645 SUV

The largest in the SUV model line, the 645 hits the mark on accommodations and performance.


Tested: Bertram 50 Express

The 50 rounds out the Bertram lineup with plenty of fishing and cruising options in the mix.

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Tested: Tiara 48 LS

Designed around the new 600-hp Mercury Verados, the Tiara 48 LS is the company’s largest (and flashiest) outboard-powered boat to date.


Tested: Pershing 7X

The Pershing 7X is the rare combination of big, fast and ultra-sleek. If you’re at all familiar with the builder, that should come as no surprise.


Tested: Fjord 41 XL

A test at Hamble Point, England’s powerboat central, reveals the inspiration behind the Fjord 41 XL. Sporting an angular design, plumb bow and Volvo power, the Fjord 41is a modern-day sport boat with an illustrious heritage.


Tested: Bertram 39 CC

The first in Bertram’s new line of outboard-powered boats sets a high bar, and offers a hint at what’s to come.

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Tested: Formula 500 SSC

Formula launches a 50-foot, 60-knot crossover powered by quad 600-hp Mercury outboards.

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Tested: Tiara 43 LE

Looking for a fresh perspective on the Tiara 43, Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding enlists the help of someone who's proven hard to impress: his father-in-law.


Tested: Evo R6

A clever passerelle and an intriguing expanding deck might get all the attention aboard the Evo R6, but there’s more to this Italian dayboat than outdoor origami.


Tested: Back Cove 39O

A late fall cruise in Connecticut allows the author to see her home waters, and the new line of outboard-powered Back Coves, in a new light.


Tested: Sea Ray Sundancer 370

Sea Ray unveils its flagship Sundancer 370, a preview of the future of the well-known cruiser line.


Tiara 43LE: A Family Test

To gain a fresh perspective on the Tiara 43 LE, Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding enlists one of the hardest people to impress: His father-in-law.


Tested: Valhalla V46

The 46-foot center console is clean and fast, with the same fit and finish you’d find on a 92 Viking.


Tested: Pearl 62

A strong breeze—and even stronger current—in the U.K.’s fabled Solent creates the ideal testing ground for the Pearl 62.


Tested: Absolute 50 Fly

Absolute’s newest model comes standard with “why didn’t I think of that?” solutions.