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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.