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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 — New From Newport

Newport International Boat Show

Missed the perennially popular New England show? No worries, we’ve got you covered with this virtual stroll around the docks. See more here. ▶

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 — Magnetic Wine Glasses

Magnetic Wine Glasses

Absolute Yachts employs magnetic glasses on the 73 Navetta. The glasses are stowed upside down in a dedicated magnet-ready locker, and all table tops have a ferrous layer that allows the magnets to grip. This innovation can help keep glasses upright in a seaway, and keep spills to a minimum. Watch the video here. ▶

Monday, September 18, 2017 — Showstopper

Hinckley Dasher Debut

This weekend marked the worldwide debut of Dasher, Hinckley’s fully electric boat, at the Newport International Boat Show. Learn more here. ▶

Monday, September 18, 2017 — Garmin Quatix 5 on the 73 Navetta

Garmin Quatix 5 on the 73 Navetta

The Absolute Yachts 73 Navetta is full of surprises, one of which is a built-in housing for a Garmin Quatix 5. Watch the video here. ▶

Friday, September 15, 2017 — Pounding the Pavement

Cannes Yachting Festival

From the Cannes Yachting Festival to the Newport International Boat Show, the editors bring you the can’t miss boats and trends heading for a marina near you. Learn more here. ▶

Thursday, September 14, 2017 — The Entertainer

Sea Ray SLX 400

Designed to entertain family and friends alike, the new Sea Ray SLX 400 has more than a few fun surprises up her sleeve. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — Cutting Corners

Axopar 37 SC

In the case of the new Axopar 37 SC, the ability to cut corners and nearly pirouette in place is a very good (read: fun) thing. See this high-performing Finnish built boat in action. Watch the video here. ▶

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 — Creating Comfort

How to upgrade the soft goods on your boat

Does your boat need a makeover? For an easy update, upgrade the soft goods. Learn more here. ▶

Monday, September 11, 2017 — TESTED: Hunt 72

Hunt 72

A labor of love for her owners—and those who built her—the Hunt 72 was designed to exceed expectations. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, September 8, 2017 — Search and Rescue

Harvey Search and Rescue

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, one of the most catastrophic floods in southeast Texas, military branches were called into action. Their fearlessness in the face of disaster saved countless lives. See them in action here. ▶

Thursday, September 7, 2017 — Italian Combo

Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding

A RIB rental in Sorrento proves that the best way to view a new country is from the water. Read more here. ▶

Thursday, September 7, 2017 — TESTED: Seal Team Elite Knife

Seal Team Elite Knife

Every boater should have a trusty knife with them for the odd crabpot that can get snagged in the props. Inspired by Navy SEALs, the Seal Team Elite from SOG is so much more than just a knife. Watch the video here. ▶

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 — Tested: Sunseeker Manhattan 66

Sunseeker Manhattan 66

The Sunseeker Manhattan 66 is different by design. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 — One to Watch: Cranchi E56F

Cranchi E56F

When a builder takes steps to reach the next level of design, sometimes there are transitional models that feel… well, half-baked. Not so with Cranchi, who calls its line of cruisers Evoluzione to highlight the forward-thinking of its design. See how the company brings together curves, angles, and textures in a new boat. Check it out here. ▶

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 — Tested: Steiner HX 15x56 Binoculars

Tested: Steiner HX 15x56 Binoculars

Capt. Bill Pike tests Steiner's HX 15x56 Binoculars during the Great Gear Test on Block Island. Watch the video here. ▶

Monday, September 4, 2017 — Installing a Cabin Heater on Your Boat

Installing a Cabin Heater on Your Boat

Now is the time—before you need it—to install a new heating solution. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, September 1, 2017 — Refitting a Kadey-Krogen for the Cruising life

Kadey-Krogen 58

When a cloud-computing expert decided to go cruising, there are no half-measures. Here’s how he refit his Kadey-Krogen 58 with an office to allow him to cruise full time while still working. Read about it here. ▶

Thursday, August 31, 2017 — ICYMI: Journey to the End of the Earth

Mission: Antarctica

An intrepid adventurer cruises to Antarctica and finds what he never expected. See more here. ▶

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 — A Game of Inches

Outer Reef 610 MY

Three feet was added to the 580 when building the 610. It was enough to add incredible interior volume, as well as the added benefits of better maneuverability, fuel efficiency, and storage capacity. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 — Queen of the Fleet

Tiara F53 Flybridge

The Tiara F53 Flybridge updates the 70-year-old builder’s line without sacrificing a drop of its brand DNA. See more here. ▶

Monday, August 28, 2017 — Better with Age

Cove Landing Marine

A 1950 cruiser and her old-fashioned owner provide fresh perspective on boats and boating. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, August 25, 2017 — Chase Boat

XO 270 Cabin OB

On board the official press boat of the recent America’s Cup races in Bermuda, Executive Editor Bill Pike experienced the raw power of the XO 270 Cabin OB. Read more here. ▶

Thursday, August 24, 2017 — Stick the Landing

Evinrude’s IDock joystick control

IDock employs a collection of proven technologies to make waterfront arrivals and departures as easy as turning a knob at the helm. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 — Tested: Arcadia 100

Tested: Arcadia 100

Arcadia Yachts uses design to create efficient cruisers that also deliver on comfort. While the ultramodern lines may not appeal to everyone, boaters who take the time to understand what the design brings may have their minds changed. See what we mean here. ▶

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 — First Look: Minorca 42 Islander

Minorca 42 Islander

Sometimes thinking outside the box brings you even farther—like say Minorca in Spain’s Balearic Islands. That’s where the Minorca 42 Islander is built, based on a traditional Mediterranean design. Have a closer look at her here. ▶

Monday, August 21, 2017 — New Traditions

Cheoy Lee Bravo 72

With a traditional look that features Volvo Penta IPS propulsion, the Cheoy Lee Bravo 72 has creature comforts and power galore. See more here ▶

Monday, August 21, 2017 — We Test the Eartec UltraLITE Wireless Communication System

Eartec UltraLITE Wireless Communication System

Headsets are not just for superyacht crews anymore. Stop shouting and start communicating with Eartec UltraLite crew headsets. See what we found out here. ▶

Friday, August 18, 2017 — Gear Test Recap

The Great Gear Test

The Power & Motoryacht editors return from The Great Geat test. Relive some of the most memorable moments Watch the video here. ▶

Thursday, August 17, 2017 — Drill Instructor

USCG drill

Most boaters are reluctant to rehearse emergency drills; they feel a little silly, or they don’t want to ruin the excitement of the day with a dose of reality. But if you are not prepared and willing to practice safety drills, you could endanger the welfare of guests and crew. Learn more here. ▶

Thursday, August 17, 2017 — Sinking Feeling

Yogi Sinking

Check out this incredible footage of the virtually new, $39 million megayacht sinks in 300 fathoms in the Aegean Sea. Questions remain from this 2012 sinking—many of them. Watch the video here. ▶

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — Tested: The Torqeedo 1003

Tested: Torqeedo 1003 Travel Electric Outboard

When it comes to testing engines, Capt. Bill Pike has walked the walk. From pods to Liquefied-Nitrogen Gas powered boats, you name it he's reviewed it. Now see what he has to say about his first electric outboard test. Watch the video here. ▶

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — Keyboard Warriors

Keyboard Warriors

Boating forums and blogs expose how nasty people can be. Read more here. ▶

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 — Used Boat Review: Ocean Alexander 74

Ocean Alexander 74

Backed by a proven pedigree, the Ocean Alexander 74 might make the perfect next motoryacht for a discerning owner. See more here. ▶

Monday, August 14, 2017 — The Great Gear Test

The Great Gear Test

The editors head off to Block Island to test the latest products you want to know about. Get a taste of life aboard, click here for more. ▶

Friday, August 11, 2017 — The Lessons of Efficiency

Greenline 65 OceanClass

Greenline Hybrid is sizing up its mission to build fuel-efficient cruisers, using the lessons learned from its coastal cruising boats to build something bigger. Fortunately for us, the results so far are taking shape in the Greenline 65 OceanClass, and the boat seems to be scoring high in the looks department. See the renderings for the design here. ▶

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — Adapting a Common System to an Uncommon Mission

Electronics for the Coast Guard

The Coast Guard needed a system-wide electronics upgrade. Raymarine proposed a system based on the operating system recreational boaters use now. See what it means for you here. ▶

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — The Gear Test Begins

PMY Gear tests

The editors head off to Block Island to put new gear and electronics to the test. Follow along here. ▶

Thursday, August 10, 2017 — See What’s Biting, as It Bites

Furuno CSH-8L Mk2 Scanning Sonar

Furuno has a scanning sonar designed for commercial fishermen that some hardcore anglers are adding to their helms. It’s not hard to see why. Have a look at the pricey unit here. ▶

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — Follow the Leader

Jeanneau Leader 10.5

Editor Dan Harding finds a familiar—yet distinctly new—face in the crowd of boats at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in the Jeanneau Leader 10.5. Learn more about this family-friendly cruiser. Click here. ▶

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 — The Refit That Sparked Revolution

The Refit That Sparked Revolution

Peter Swanson investigates the history of a motoryacht that carried Castro and his comrades to the fight of their life. Read more here. ▶

Monday, August 7, 2017 — Sunseeker’s Manhattan 66 Shows Off a Little

Sunseeker Manhattan 66

Have a look at the new urban (and urbane) sophisticate from British builder Sunseeker. It’s good to know what’s out there, and you’ll be glad you did. See what we’re talking about here. ▶

Monday, August 7, 2017 — Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek Video

Catch an exclusive preview of our adventure-filled September issue. Watch the video here. ▶

Saturday, August 5, 2017 — Be Your Own Boat Doctor

Inspecting a boat hull

Head trouble off at the pass by giving your boat a thorough physical. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, August 4, 2017 — Beauty on the Hard

The Abstract Beauty of Boats

New York photographer Michele Dragonetti finds the abstract beauty that most of us don’t see: the hidden faces of boats hauled up onto dry land. See more here. ▶

Thursday, August 3, 2017 — Tested: Grand Banks 60

Tested: Grand Banks 60

Grand Banks is taking the company in a new direction with the 60—a boat that’s innovative, beautiful, and fast yet efficient at displacement speeds. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 — Horizon Powercat 74 Goes Bigger

Horizon Powercat 74

The Horizon Powercat 74 puts the space of a 95-foot monohull in the efficient design of a cruising catamaran. Learn more about this new model here. ▶

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 — VIDEO: Special Delivery

MC5

Editor Dan Harding looks ahead to an exciting summer aboard Beneteau’s MC5, and learns why a knowledgable dealer is so crucial. Watch the video here. ▶

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 — Tested: Cranchi Eco Trawler 53 LD

Cranchi Eco Trawler 53 LD

Cranchi uses Volvo Penta IPS to give its Eco Trawler 53 LD efficiency through much of her speed curve. The result: flexibility to cruise the way you want. Have a closer look here. ▶

Monday, July 31, 2017 — ICYMI: Cape Horn Voyage

Cape Horn Voyage

An epic journey aboard an Outer Reef 880 Cockpit to the ends of the Earth. See more here. ▶

Saturday, July 29, 2017 — Prop Talk

How Propellers Affect a Boat's Performance

Not getting the performance you used to from your boat? It might be time to check your props’ pitch. Here's why. ▶

Friday, July 28, 2017 — Modern Makeover

Bertram 60

Bertram CEO Peter Truslow: “The 60 is the modern Bertram”.
The new 60-footer from the relaunched brand is on the horizon. Get a sneak preview here. ▶

Thursday, July 27, 2017 — Who’s Driving?

The Future of Self-Driving Boats

Will boating follow the shipping industry down the road of autonomous driving? For better or worse, it just might. Read more here. ▶

Thursday, July 27, 2017 — What’s Old is New Again

Maritime Signal Flags

This amazingly addicting tool is the key to unlocking the lost language of signal flags. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — West Coast Style

Duffield 58

The Duffield 58 was designed to improve upon the iconic west coast-style of ocean-going trawlers. If you value efficiency, you won't want to miss this new model. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 — Operation WetVet

Operation WetVet

Founded by a Marine veteran from Miami, Operation WetVet gets combat veterans out on the water catching fish. But it also has a more profound purpose. See more here. ▶

Monday, July 24, 2017 — Find Your Clean Place

Zen and the Art of Boat Washing

The path to nautical nirvana might just be found while cleaning your boat. See what we’re talking about here. ▶

Friday, July 21, 2017 — Tested: Bertram 35

Tested: Bertram 35

Bertram is back with a powerful, seamlessly built 35-footer that’s as pretty as the sportfishing exemplar that inspired her, the iconic Bertram 31. Read more here. ▶

Thursday, July 20, 2017 — Kadey-Krogen Turns the Big 4-0

Kadey-Krogen 40th Anniversary Rendezvous

The Krogen faithful descended on Newport, RI to ring in the special birthday in style. See more here. ▶

Thursday, July 20, 2017 — NEW PRODUCT ALERT: The M500 with Cooled Thermal Technology

FLIR M500

FLIR today announced that the M500 will now offer a cooled thermal imager. This cutting-edge technology promises to bring better situational awareness and collision avoidance to boaters. Learn more about it here. ▶

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — A Speck in the Sea

A Speck in the Sea

A fisherman goes overboard in the dark of night. What happens in this excerpt is a story of survival, ingenuity, and dumb luck. Read more here. ▶

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 — Used Boat Review: Merritt 46

Used Boat Review: Merritt 46

If you love the lines of a sportfisherman but think mass-produced boats are nothing special, you may find a custom wooden yacht like this Merritt 46 to be your path to fulfillment. Read more here. ▶

Monday, July 17, 2017 — Checkup Time

Midseason Boat Maintenance

Performing Just a few little summertime chores will make the rest of your season on the water hassle-free. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, July 14, 2017 — Lacey Kay: The Newest Nordhavn

Nordhavn N96

The newest 96 from Pacific Asian Enterprises, the Nordhavn 96 Lacey Kay combines seaworthy design with smart and sophisticated accommodations. See her here. ▶

Thursday, July 13, 2017 — Fine-tune Your Endgame

Backing Down on a Fish

Backing down isn’t always the best plan. Editor-at-Large John Brownlee gives some advice that will save wear and tear on the boat, and keep everyone’s shoes dry. Read more here. ▶

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 — For something new look no further than this Numarine 62 Fly

Numarine 62 Fly

The Numarine 62 Fly cuts a sharp profile motoring through the mooring field, thanks to some distinctive styling touches. But that just hints at what’s going on in the interior—let’s just say this boat presents an interesting combination of features. Have a closer look here. ▶

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 — Suzuki’s New Motor

Suzuki DF350A Outboard

The 350 horsepower V6 4-stroke engine is Suzuki’s most powerful outboard to date. Read more here. ▶

Tuesday July 11, 2017 — Coolest Cooler

Coolest Cooler

This cooler will mix your drinks, charge your phone, and more! It’s time to retire your old cooler to the garage. Learn more here. ▶

Monday, July 10, 2017 — When Does a Megayacht Mean Something More?

When Does a Megayacht Mean Something More?

Tycoons around the world are different from the rest of us. They sometimes have to worry about the optics: the way things look. Here’s one story that presents just such a problem. See the even better solution here. ▶

Saturday, July 8, 2017 — Volvo Penta Acquires Seven Marine

7 Marine outboards

What the Volvo Penta acquisition of Seven Marine might mean for you. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, July 7, 2017 — Master Class

Mastering Your Diesel Engines,

Boaters University offers unique opportunity to learn about marine diesels from the inside out. Learn more here. ▶

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Friends and Owners Honor 50 Years of Fairline

Fairline Yachts celebrates 50 years

A golden anniversary is a big accomplishment, and Fairline reached its milestone in high style. Where else but Mallorca in Spain’s Balearic Islands could this British boatbuilder celebrate in proper fashion. Learn more about the event here. ▶

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 — PT-305 Rides Again

PT-305 Rides Again

PT-305 has made a tremendous comeback. After a distinguished World War II combat career, she stayed afloat long enough to be rediscovered by the staff at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The refit they completed will blow your mind. Get the full story here. ▶

Monday, July 3, 2017 — Our Favorite Waterfront Bars

Our Favorite Waterfront Bars

Seeking out a libation is a time-honored way to celebrate a successful (or otherwise) day of cruising. Find your next one on us, with a little help from our staff. Cheers! See more here. ▶

Friday, June 30, 2017 — And ... Action!

Anglers Journal TV

Anglers Journal TV kicks off its highly-anticipated second season. Catch what all the buzz is about starting TOMORROW MORNING! Learn more here. ▶

Friday, June 30, 2017 — The Best of June

The Best of June

Our most popular content from the past month. See more here. ▶

Thursday, June 29, 2017 — Mission: Antarctica

Mission: Antarctica

An intrepid adventurer cruises to Antarctica and finds what he never expected. See more here. ▶

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 — Making Sound Choices

What Running Aground Can Mean For Your Engines

Sounds or vibrations a little off? Keeping this advice close to heart can help the next time you run aground. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 — Teching Up a Kadey-Krogen

Kadey-Krogen 58

When a tech-savvy owner decided to refit his Kadey-Krogen to the next level of technology, he discovered some challenges required personal attention. Get a look at the details here. ▶

Monday, June 26, 2017 — First Look: Aquila 36

Aquila 36

MarineMax is introducing power cats to a specific kind of boater: outboard enthusiasts. Learn more here. ▶

Saturday, June 24, 2017 — Keep Your Cool

How To Fix Marine Air Conditioning

AC stop working when you need it most? Don’t run off to the Holiday Inn just yet, here are some simple steps to troubleshoot your system. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, June 23, 2017 — The More Things Change...

1913 Matthews

A 1913 Matthews reminds Editor Dan Harding that smart design—like a love for being out on the water—is indeed timeless. Read more here. ▶

Thursday, June 22, 2017 — Hunt 72

Hunt 72

A labor of love for her owners—and those who built her—the Hunt 72 was designed to exceed expectations. See more here. ▶

Thursday, June 22, 2017 — Hunt Ocean Series 72

Hunt Ocean Series 72

Join Power & Motoryacht’s Editor, Dan Harding aboard the Hunt 72 as he puts her through her paces. Watch the video here. ▶

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — First Look: Westport 125

First Look: Westport 125

The Westport 125 demonstrates all the benefits of a series build. And the best part: She was designed with plenty of owner feedback, so she’s a natural step up for owners of the vaunted 112. But the designers changed one thing on the layout that makes all the difference. See what it is here. ▶

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — Odyssey at the Crossroads

Tested: Vicem 46IPS

Led by an ambitious new owner, Turkish builder Vicem Yachts is betting big on the 46IPS—and the company may have a few surprises up its sleeve. Learn more here. ▶

Monday, June 19, 2017 — Starck Differences

Megayacht A

Our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters sure was ready to take down Philippe Starck’s designs. Then he saw something in them. See what happened next here. ▶

Saturday, June 17, 2017 — Clean Your Room

How To Clean Your Engine Room Like a Professional

It’s hot, cramped, and hard to reach, but your engine room still needs a good scrub now and then. Here’s how the pros do it. ▶

Friday, June 16, 2017 — Tested: Invictus 370 GT

Tested: Invictus 370 GT

Take a sleek, sumptuous design by Christian Grande and put it into a sprightly performer and you will find yourself in the Invictus 370 GT. See what our test revealed here. ▶

Thursday, June 15, 2017 — Seeing into the Future

How Virtual Reality is Transforming Boatbuilding

Virtual reality is already here: and it’s transforming the yacht building—and buying—process. Read more here. ▶

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — Reinventing a Classic

Viking 37 Billfish

An update on a timeless design, the new Viking 37 Billfish is the next step in the Viking legacy. Read more here. ▶

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — Iconic Fishing Boat Catches Fire off Boot Key

Iconic Fishing Boat Catches Fire off Boot Key

Famed Rybovich Miss Budweiser sinks off Florida Keys, but not before going down in flames. Watch the video here. ▶

Monday, June 12, 2017 — Built for Cruising

Drawing Board: Carver C34 Coupe

The new C34 Coupe from Carver Yachts builds on the success of her sister ships, the C34, C37, and C43, but offers some surprising new design elements of her own. See more here. ▶

Saturday, June 10, 2017 — Pitch, Perfect and Otherwise

How to Tweak Your Props to Make Your Boat More Efficient

Chasing the elusive sweet spot can be good for your engine. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, June 9, 2017 — Tested: Greenline Hybrid's diesel 36

Tested: Greenline Hybrid's diesel 36

There’s more to Slovenian boatbuilder Greenline Hybrid than just multi-mode propulsion. The company does a lot with efficient, slippery hulls and onboard power management, and it’s all showcased in this diesel-powered 36. Have a closer-look here. ▶

Thursday, June 8, 2017 — Getting into the Game

Big Game Hunters

A husband and wife team take what they’ve learned hunting big game in Africa and apply it to tournament fishing. The result? Well, it might just surprise you. Learn more here. ▶

Thursday, June 8, 2017 — Got Your Ears On?

EarTec UltraLITE Headset

These ultralight headsets might just transform a stressful docking situation into a quiet and calm experience. Find out how. ▶

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 — Keep Your Cool

How to Choose the Right Refrigeration for your Boat

Each type of marine refrigeration system has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on how you use your boat. Read this before you make a decision. ▶

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 — Get into the Details of the Numarine 62

Numarine 62

There’s a lot to like about the Numarine 62, from her fluid layout to her speed to her distinctive profile. But if you’re looking at this flying bridge yacht, you only have half the story. See what we’re talking about here. ▶

Monday, June 5, 2017 — Because It’s There

Rounding Cape Horn Aboard an Outer Reef 880 Cockpit

The edge of the world is not for the faint of heart—as Paul Hawran, owner of an Outer Reef 880 Cockpit and his crew, would come to learn on their journey. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, June 2, 2017 — Launch of the Riviera 68 Sport Yacht

Launch of the Riviera 68 Sport Yacht

Meet the newest member of the Riviera family just minutes after she touches the water for the first time. Watch the video here. ▶

Thursday, June 1, 2017 — Grand Banks 60

Grand Banks 60

Join Editor Dan Harding and Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike on the first press sea trial of the new GB 60 and get a sneak peek at what other surprise projects the builder is working on. Watch the video here. ▶

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 — Master of the Hull Form

Sonny Levi: Master of the Hull Form

If you don’t know the name of Sonny Levi, you’re missing out on a very important part of the history of powerboat design. Sightlines columnist Michael Peters shares his thoughts on this man who changed the very course of his life. Read about it here. ▶

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — On the Docks: Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

2017 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

Power & Motoryacht travelled to Australia in search of new boats and products that will be bound for American shores. Catch all the sights of the Aussie show here. ▶

Monday, May 29, 2017 — The Heart of the Matter

How to Assess an Engine Room

Here’s the definitive check list of engine room essentials you need to look for. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, May 26, 2017 — Climb Aboard PT 305

Climb Aboard PT 305

This Memorial Day, remember those who were lost serving our country on the high seas in the U.S. Navy aboard PT Boats. Recently we were invited out for a ride on the only operational combat-veteran PT Boat, PT 305 in New Orleans. See what it was like here. ▶

Thursday, May 25, 2017 — Early Insight into the Azimut S7

Azimut S7

New nomenclature is the least striking element of the Azimut S7 slated to make her debut at Cannes in September. Have a look at how huge expanses of glass in both hull- and house sides fit together in an intriguing shape that delivers big-time in the interior spaces. Have a closer look here. ▶

Thursday, May 25, 2017 — Hatteras 90 MY Will Be Reality Soon

Hatteras 90 Motoryacht

When Capt. Bill Pike took a virtual-reality tour of the coming Hatteras 90 Motoryacht at the last Yachts Miami Beach show, he found plenty of show-stopping details, including fold-out balconies and a flexible layout ripe for customization. Get more insight here. ▶

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — One Cool Cat

Fountaine Pajot 44 MY

Running the Fountaine Pajot 44 MY off Majorca proved to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 — The Bertram 35

The Bertram 35

Capt. Bill Pike recently returned from an extensive test of the Bertram 35. The first boat built under new ownership, this build has a lot riding on it. Get Bill’s first take here with a teaser of things to come on image 15. See more here. ▶

Monday, May 22, 2017 — Tested: Evo 43

Tested: Evo 43

The Evo 43 makes the most of Italian design, with ingenious ways to make the most of on-water performance and at-anchor deck space. You won’t believe your eyes. Watch what unfolds here. ▶

Saturday, May 20, 2017 — Searching for the Sweet Spot

Wajer 38

Do you know the best cruising speed for your boat? If not, here’s how to find it. ▶

Friday, May 19, 2017 — Tested: The Sanlorenzo SL78

Tested: The Sanlorenzo SL78

Italian yachtbuilder Sanlorenzo launched its SL78, and so brought its exceedingly quiet, stylish, and well-made semicustom yachts to the smallest LOA yet, a shade over 80 feet. She doesn’t give up much in the way of luxury. Check her out here. ▶

Thursday, May 18, 2017 — The Secret’s in the Software

Improvements in Joystick Performance

Joystick control has changed the game for many boaters and you could soon wish you were among them when you get a look at the features they bring. Is a joystick system the right next step for you? Find out here. ▶

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 — Used Boat Review: Marlow Explorer 78E

Used Boat Review: Marlow Explorer 78E

Like all the Marlow Explorers in the 78 series, she was designed by company owner David Marlow to be seakindly, with the equipment and layout her owners need to accomplish lengthy passages with fewer fuel stops. Read more here. ▶

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — Tested: Prestige 630

Tested: Prestige 630

This new addition from Prestige blends contemporary styling, sterling performance, and room for a couple of families to enjoy cruising. Learn more here. ▶

Monday, May 15, 2017 — Land of Extremes

Costa Palmas Los Cabos

A whirlwind trip to an up-and-coming resort on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula offers a glimpse at what may just become the next great cruising destination. Learn more here. ▶

Boat Transmission

Your marine transmission may be dull and mysterious, but your boat wouldn’t get far without it. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, May 12, 2017 — Ocean Crossing

Crossing an ocean on a Kadey-Krogen 42

Some people have extravagant dreams of a life filled with adventure. Richard Bost had those, too. And then he bought a Kadey-Krogen 42 and crossed an ocean. Twice. Learn more here. ▶

Thursday, May 11, 2017 — A Different Breed of Cat

Aspen C120

The Aspen C120 runs like no catamaran you’ve ever driven. Her asymmetrically shaped sponsons offer good manners and surprising efficiency. Get the lowdown here. ▶

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — Cruisers 50 Cantius

Cruisers 50 Cantius

The middle sibling in a lineup that has seen more than 300 boats sold, the new 50 has a lot to live up to. Thanks to smart and salty features, this model should have no problem making a name for herself. Read more here. ▶

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 — Introduced Today: Garmin Quatix 5 Marine GPS Smartwatch

Garmin Quatix 5 Marine GPS Smartwatch

Garmin is pushing even farther into the world of wearable technology, and today the company introduced a marine smartwatch—the Garmin Quatix 5—that can put all the data you need right at your fingertips. Check out the new Garmin Quatix 5 here. ▶

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 — By Land or Sea

By Land or Sea

A whirlwind travel schedule reminds editor Dan Harding that the best way to get somewhere is—and always has been—by boat. Read more here. ▶

Monday, May 8, 2017 — A Little Luxury

Invictus 370GT

The Invictus 370GT designed by Christian Grande sure looks the part, but with a focus on onboard life and performance that may surprise you. Take a look at the details here. ▶

Saturday, May 6, 2017 — Staying Power

How to Make Your Boat's Engine Last Forever

Keeping your engines running can be as easy as following these simple steps. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, May 5, 2017 — Evolutionary Thinking with the Prestige 460

Prestige 460

The Prestige 460, from Jeanneau’s luxury brand of motoryachts and express cruisers, is a rebirth of its previous model in this part of the segment—the 450. When evolution works the way it should, the changes seem smart and intuitive. See for yourself with a look at the Prestige 460 here. ▶

Thursday, May 4, 2017 — Tested: Sunseeker 52

Tested: Sunseeker 52

The striking Sunseeker 52 is making her mark on the world with a package that delivers on the brand’s premium promise, but in a size that owner-operators can easily fall for. Dig into the details of how she does it all here. ▶

Thursday, May 4, 2017 — Profits Signal the Next Step for Sunseeker

Sunseeker 95

Sunseeker reported a profit last year, seemingly a reward for the shareholders after the investment and hard work of delivering exciting seven (!) new models since the beginning of 2016. And there’s more coming. Learn how the company’s plans are paying off. ▶

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 — Battle Tested

Boston Whaler 37-foot Justice

Boston Whaler, Intrepid, Contender—there’s a secret list of military options that turn these models into true weekend warriors. Did your boat make the list? Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 — Escape Plan Escapades

Planning for Doomsday with an Escape by Boat

Don’t think too much about what’s going on in the world. Or you may just decide to build a boat to get away. Our columnist Mike Peters knows about Doomsday plans of the custom yacht variety. Read what he has to say here. ▶

Monday, May 1, 2017 — Pursuit S 328

Pursuit S 328

Pursuit is adding to its sport line of center consoles, and the S 328 shows the design team has a knack for dialing in these offshore machines for fishing and family fun. Read more here. ▶

Saturday, April 29, 2017 — Arcadia 100

Arcadia 100

Light and efficiency combine to set apart the latest yacht from Arcadia. The new 100 puts owner and guests in various social spaces, while a seakindly hull ensures the next port of call is within reach. Have a look at the details of how she does it here. ▶

Friday, April 28, 2017 — Cape Horn Voyage

Outer Reef 880

An epic journey aboard an Outer Reef 880 Cockpit to the ends of the Earth. See more here. ▶

Thursday, April 27, 2017 — Tale of Two Sea Rays

2 Sea Rays

A weekend spent testing Sea Ray’s 2017 model lineup offers a peek behind the curtain and reveals what makes this brand so successful. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — Need for Speed

Alpha from SV Yachts

SV Yachts is billing the new Alpha as the “fastest luxury yacht in the world,” with offshore speeds of more than 80 knots. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — Punching Above Her Weight

Prestige 630

Prestige is a yacht company that pays attention to weight distribution as parts go together, to ensure there are no surprises in performance—a terrific practice. So with that in mind, it may surprise you how little the new 630 gives up in sumptuous finish and luxury. Have a look at the details here. ▶

Monday, April 24, 2017 — A World Apart

Cruising St Johns River

A leaky engine, a water-moccasin-filled creek, and a seemingly abandoned ferry boat: Experiencing Northern Florida aboard a Cape Dory. Read more here. ▶

Saturday, April 22, 2017 — Back to Nature

Greenline Hybrid 36

Greenline Hybrid is a boatbuilder that uses hybrid diesel-electric propulsion systems and solar panels on the hardtop plus smart design to make the efficient use of the energy on the boat. The result in some models: silent operation, full-size residential appliances, and an overall pleasant experience on board. See for yourself here. ▶

Friday, April 21, 2017 — Smart and Stylish

Sunseeker Manhattan 52

Learning a thing or two by serving the large luxury-yacht market, Sunseeker has translated those lessons well into the 52: a family cruiser. See more here. ▶

Thursday, April 20, 2017 — Late-Summer Cruising in the Med

Fleming 78

Come along on a voyage from Cannes to Mallorca on a Fleming 78 with European Editor Alan Harper. You’ll be glad you did. Read his story of the delivery cruise here. ▶

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 — Time for a Change

Repowering a boat engine

Repowering is not to be taken lightly, but with some expert help and good advice a fine old boat can run like new. Learn more here. ▶

Talking Trends with HMY

Editor Dan Harding catches up with Director of Marketing for HMY Yacht Sales, Rob Bowman to discuss boat buying trends and the state of the industry. You'll be surprised to hear which demographic is making the biggest boat-buying impact. Watch the video here. ▶

Monday, April 17, 2017 — Tested: MCY 80

MCY 80

Sleek, handsome, and spacious, the MCY 80 may be the best-looking boat yet from Monte Carlo Yachts, and she offers the performance to back it up. Learn more here. ▶

Saturday, April 15, 2017 — Bad Isolation Mounts?

How To Replace Bad Isolation Mounts

Oh no? Your boat’s got a bad vibe!? Check those engine mounts. Find out why here. ▶

Friday, April 14, 2017 — Sanlorenzo SL78

Sanlorenzo SL78

Sanlorenzo introduces the SL78, a flying bridge cruiser with the panache of her larger siblings and a surprise or two of her own. See more here. ▶

Thursday, April 13, 2017 — Tame Your Tender

Boat Tender

Hoist it, flip it, or stow it. Dealing with your tender can be a pain in the transom, but you can improve things. Here's how. ▶

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 — Water Dog

Water Dog

You love your dog. And you love your boat. Michael Peters, our Sightlines columnist, recommends you put them together, and when you read why, you'll have to agree. See what he has to say here. ▶

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — The newest Vicem may just become a game changer for the Turkish builder.

Vicem 46 IPS

Vicem blends tradition with innovation in its new 46 IPS. We put the newcomer through its paces after its Palm Beach debut. See how she performed. Watch the video here. ▶

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — Dialing in Your Stereo

Fusion Link

If, like most boaters, you take your fun seriously, there’s no reason to skimp on your sound system. Get your boat wired up the right way and see where she can take you when the music never stops. Learn about the latest systems here. ▶

Monday, April 10, 2017 — Cutting-Edge Robotics

Cutting-Edge Boat Building at Grand Banks

The recent updates to the Grand Banks facility in Malaysia highlights a deep transformation at work within the company. See more here. ▶

Monday, April 10, 2017 — Best Foot Forward

Sebago performance boat shows

The Power & Motoryacht team put Sebago’s collection of upscale nautical footwear to the test during the Miami International Boat Show. Here’s our review. ▶

Saturday, April 8, 2017 — Know Before You Go

old boat engine

If you won’t be taking your boat away from the dock for a couple months, you could be in jeopardy of making this costly mistake. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, April 7, 2017 — The Real Below Decks

Superyacht illustration by John V Turner

The lives of superyacht crew have been the stuff of legend, folklore and—most recently—reality TV. The truth is often untold, until now. Learn more here. ▶

Thursday, April 6, 2017 — Ready & Able

Ranger Tugs 29

Ranger Tug’s R-29 is a tough little ship aimed at one demographic above all: couples. Read more here. ▶

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 — The New Cheoy Lee 72 Bravo

Cheoy Lee 72 Bravo

The 72 might be the entry-level model in the brand’s Bravo lineup, but don’t sell this yacht short. The first IPS-powered Cheoy Lee, with design and styling cues from her larger siblings, there is a lot to like about this boat. Click here for more. ▶

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 — Bilge Pump 2.0

Nautic Alert Nevata

The standard bilge-pump system has stood the test of time, but the times they are a-changin’—and that doesn’t suck. The standard bilge-pump system has stood the test of time, but the times they are a-changin’—and that doesn’t suck. Learn more. ▶

Monday, April 3, 2017 — Stepped-Hull Efficiency on the Oceanic 76

Oceanic 76

Hull steps aren’t just for speedboats anymore. Canados built a step into the hull of its Oceanic 76 to change the efficiency and running characteristics of its hull on long cruising legs. In short, it just adds to the luxury. Read the full test of this Italian yacht here. ▶

Saturday, April 1, 2017 — Curtain Call

A Boat Show Season to Remember

The Palm Beach boat show marks the end of the 2016-17 boat show season. Editor Dan Harding looks back on what made this season particularly special. Watch the video here. ▶

Friday, March 31, 2017 — Picture Perfect

Palm Beach boat show

Weren’t able to make it down to Palm Beach, or perhaps you’re in withdrawal from the end of boat show season? Either way, we’ve got you covered with these hot shots from the show. See more here. ▶

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — Escape from Palm Beach

The World's Coolest Traffic Jam

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when a major boat show ends and every yacht heads for home? Well, wonder no more. [Warning: This video may cause boat show envy.] Watch the video here. ▶

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — Horizon RP120

Horizon RP120

The RP120 is a beautiful boat, anyone can see that. But it’s what you don’t see right away that makes this boat special. Se what we mean here. ▶

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — Pirate of the Caribbean

Capt. Max Hardberger

Thousands of boats are stolen each year. Max Hardberger recovers some of them using alcohol, witch doctors and other forms of guile. Learn more here. ▶

Monday, March 27, 2017 — Coming to America

Schaefer Yachts

With four models on display, and a new U.S. dealer in Nautical Ventures, Schaefer Yachts is poised to make a splash in the North American market. Se what we mean here. ▶

Saturday, March 25, 2017 — Staying Power

1987 135-bhp Ford Lehman SP135 diesel engine

Your engines could outlive your boat if you follow these few easy steps. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, March 24, 2017 — Get a Closer Look at the Evo 43

Evo 43

If you haven’t yet seen the Evo 43 then you’re in luck. This boat uses some really inventive design to amp up function in a sharp dayboat with a nice turn of speed. But when you anchor out, the Evo plays her trump card.Check out the surprises she has in store here. ▶

Thursday, March 23, 2017 — Strong Silent Type

Hampton 650

The Hampton 650 Pilothouse is smooth, quiet, and comfortable. But it’s not all about performance. Contemporary design and decor? It has that too. Read more here. ▶

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover
A Do-It-All Dayboat

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover

If you can’t have fun onboard this baby, it’s possible there ain’t no fun to be had in the vicinity! Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — The Three Rs

Engine Emergency

If your inboard(s) should fail, you have a very important--and potentially costly--decision to make. We help you decide if you should repair, rebuild, or remanufacture them. Click here for more. ▶

Monday, March 20, 2017 — Top 10 Tenders

Yacht Tenders

Finding the right tender to fit your needs—as well as your boat’s—is no small task. Thanks to this guide, it needn’t be. Learn more here. ▶

Saturday, March 18, 2017 — The new 60-foot Pied-A-Mer

Midnight Express 60

Remember when a 40-foot center console was once considered an oddity? Not anymore. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, March 17, 2017 — Regulator 31

Regulator 31

Sandwiched between the brand's extremely popular 28 and 34, the new 31 has a lot to live up to. Thanks to a reliable design and a few cool new features this boat should quickly make a name for itself. See what we mean here. ▶

Thursday, March 16, 2017 — First Look: Tiara F53

Tiara F53

Smart design on paper is one thing. But Tiara uses a roomy layout on the F53 to make you feel like a king. See how the design team does it here. ▶

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — Yacht Royalty

Burger 72

Valkyrie, a Burger 72 built in 1988, is still turning heads because of her tasteful design aesthetic. Learn more here. ▶

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 — Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Fisherman

There’s only one way to keep a secret fishing spot. Read more here. ▶

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 — Now THAT’S an Engine Room!

Dan Harding in Ocean Alexander 120 ER

Join Power & Motoryacht Editor Dan Harding for a peek inside the engine room of the Ocean Alexander 120 at Yachts Miami Beach 2017. Watch the video here. ▶

Monday, March 13, 2017 — Meet the Schaefer Yachts 560

Schaefer Yachts 560

As the biggest shipyard in South America, Schaefer Yachts is looking to compete with industry established brands in the U.S. Does the 560 have what it takes? Read more here. ▶

Sunday, March 12, 2017 — That’s Amore

Evo 43

The Evo 43 shocked crowds at Yachts Miami Beach with her transforming hull. You have to see what all the fuss was about for yourself! Watch the video here. ▶

Saturday, March 11, 2017 — The Essentials

Spare parts you NEED to have aboard

Pack these spare parts and you’ll find yourself cruising with peace of mind. Learn more here. ▶

Friday, March 10, 2017 — The Sleek, Spacious Fairline Squadron 53

Fairline Squadron 53

If you have not heard the name of yacht designer Alberto Mancini, you will soon enough. Between bespoke superyacht projects his firm won a design competition to create Fairline’s new look. Check out the first model he worked on: the Squadron 53. Get the story here. ▶

Thursday, March 9, 2017 — Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

Replacing the extremely popular 320 Outrage, the 330 proves that Boston Whaler knows how to grow and adapt with the times. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 — Scientific Expert Analysis has the answers

Roscioli Donzi R-73

Why isn’t your new yacht making her contract speed? Why are her turns to starboard tighter than those to port? Answering such questions definitively has been virtually impossible over the years. Not anymore. Learn more here ▶

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 — Greenline 36

Roscioli Donzi R-73

Join Deputy Editor Jason Y. Wood aboard the Greenline 36 at Yachts Miami Beach 2017. Watch the video here. ▶

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 — Tested: Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht

Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht

Looking for a world-class motoryacht? Here's one sized for the American market from the first keystroke of the design brief. Hatteras built her. We tested her. Have a closer look at the Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht here. ▶

Monday, March 6, 2017 — Viking 37 Billfish at Yachts Miami Beach

Viking 37 Billfish

First look: Join us as Capt. Bill Pike explores the newest addition to the Viking fleet. Watch the video here. ▶

Friday, March 3, 2017 — Harrowing Tales

bridge

Capt. Paul Lobo has seen it all—brutal storms, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama—in his 31-year career as a San Francisco Pilot boat captain. These are his stories. ▶

Thursday, March 2, 2017 — Enduring Legacy

Legacy 36

A peaceful morning cruise aboard a Legacy 36 proves that keeping things simple can be pretty sweet. Learn more here. ▶

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 — Boat Porn

Boats

Our Sightlines columnist, boat designer Michael Peters, is not above the occasional perusal of the Internet. Will the result be delight or disappointment? He explains here. ▶

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — Delivering a Fleming to the Balearics

Fleming 78

Power & Motoryacht’s European Editor Alan Harper makes the best kind of escape from the hectic Cannes Boat Show aboard a Fleming 78. Destination: Mallorca. See more here. ▶

Monday, February 27, 2017 — Meet the Axopar 37 SC