Tested: Pardo GT52

With a hull that packs power and comfort, the Pardo GT52 has the perfect combination for performance and cruisability. Lap of Luxury The Pardo GT52 demonstrates its power and versatility at a storied Mediterranean destination. Few automotive designs are as distinct as the classic gran turismo that emerged in Europe in the mid-twentieth century, pioneered […]

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Ryck 280 sea trial review: Germany’s answer to the Axopar 28

If you thought the battle for fast weekender supremacy was a shoot-out between the ultra-slick Nordic brands, you might want to take a look at a new name from the mighty German Hanse Group. Alex Smith takes a test drive of the Ryck 280… Despite the fact that the Hanse Group’s new Ryck brand only […]

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Maritimo M60

True blue: Maritimo’s latest model is a reminder of where it all began for the Australian builder. by Kevin Green When prolific Australian boat builder Bill Barry- Cotter decided he wanted to launch a new company in 2004 dedicated to the cruising owner, he did so with the company’s first Maritimo 60. All Photos Courtesy […]

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Iguana X100 White Edition

Problem solved. by Chuck Warren There have been some amazing innovations in the marine industry recently. Some new products are the evolution of tried-and-true solutions, while others represent leaps forward to solve a problem or find a better answer. Photos Courtesy of Iguana The new Iguana Yachts X100 is a perfect example of both. If […]

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 review: Is the original swift trawler still the best?

An evolution of the outgoing 47, this affordable new semi-displacement/semi-planing flybridge cruiser elevates an already successful go-most-places formula, but is something missing from the Beneteau Swift Trawler 48? Next year will mark 20 years of Swift Trawlers. The first model, the Beneteau Swift Trawler 42, made its debut at the 2003 Cannes Yachting Festival with […]

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2022 Jeanneau DB/43

The DB/43 mixes stylish looks with a plush ride. Courtesy Jeanneau Overview I like the way the DB/43 looks. It’s got a touch of bodybuilder about it—toned but pumped, with a high freeboard, substantial windshield and hardtop, plumb bow and chopped-off transom.  That profile conceals important surprises. The aft bulwarks fold down, creating two cockpit-extending […]

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2022 Blackfin 302DC

  Overview Serious anglers have been fishing Blackfin for 50 years. But in the past five, the hard-edged fishing brand has wrapped itself in luxury accommodations, a performance ride, and a lustrous fit-and-finish like you might find on a hand-built sports car. Why shouldn’t you? The Blackfin 302DC is certainly hand-built and exhibits all the […]

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2022 Sea Ray SLX 260 Outboard

The SLX 260 Outboard features a plush, sporty ride. Courtesy Sea Ray Boats Overview Sea Ray’s SLX 260 debuts with a considerable buzz. The first sportboat to reflect the new design language Sea Ray introduced on the Sundancer 370 Outboard, it shares the latter’s S-shaped sheerline, prominent center crease (with pill-shaped logo) and aggressive forward […]

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Tested: Saxdor 200 Pro Sport

This nimble dayboat runs like a PWC on steroids. The Saxdor 200 Pro Sport can be described as a personal watercraft that combines a jet ski’s convenience and ease of use with the safety and comfort of a compact boat. However, there’s a lot more to this boat that makes it exceptional. This style of […]

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2022 Weaver Boat Works 41 Center Console

The Weaver 41 delivers a quiet and stable ride. Courtesy Weaver Boat Works It’s epiphany time: I’m running 17,000 pounds of cold-molded okoume ply, E-glass and Kevlar propelled by 1,050 Suzuki outboard horses at 55 mph. Chop and 2-foot boat wakes melt beneath the deep-V hull. But it’s not just smooth; it’s also quiet. At […]

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2022 Mystic M4200

The M4200 is built to withstand just about any boating conditions. Courtesy Mystic Powerboats The wind had been blowing for two straight days at last winter’s Miami International Boat Show, and most of the other captains were reluctant to head out beyond the breakwater of the marina. But Ryan Zivitski, the factory captain aboard the […]

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2022 Azimut Verve 42

Azimut’s Verve 42 blends dashing looks with spirited performance. Courtesy Azimut Yachts In motorcycle parlance, a cafe racer is a bike tricked out to look like a competition version but only flits from the pub to the bistro. While the new Azimut Verve 42 might look like a waterborne cafe racer for jaunts from Cannes […]

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Tested: Maritimo M55 Enclosed Flybridge

When running 90 miles in rough weather, you truly appreciate the enclosed flybridge on the Maritimo M55. High & Dry When running 90 miles in rough weather, you truly appreciate the enclosed flybridge on the Maritimo M55. The tops of the palm trees bounced around like pom-poms at a homecoming game in the 20-knot northwest […]

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2022 Axis T220

  Before tinkering with the successful Axis T220, ­Malibu’s design team listened to owners and users, and upgraded this midsize wake-sports boat while keeping it comparatively affordable. The T220 is rated for up to 15 people. Garrett Cortese The traditional bow ­slices wakes, but broadens ­quickly to enlarge the ­forward lounge. The high sides make […]

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2022 Yamaha JetBlaster

  With its cyan-blue deck, lime-yellow saddle, and splatter-paint graphics, the JetBlaster evokes Yamaha’s WaveBlaster, a mid-’90s craft that retains a die-hard fan base. But don’t expect a trip down memory lane. Longer and wider, the JetBlaster is also far more ­playful, part of the reason it joins the stand-up SuperJet in a new freestyle […]

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Blackfin 302DC

Weekend water retreat. by Alan Wendt Unless you really know somebody, or are somebody, getting your hands on a new boat has been a challenge the past three summers. Photos Courtesy of Blackfin COVID confinement and quarantine curbed traditional travel and brought an unprecedented number (39% of new boat sales) of first-time boaters into the […]

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Pursuit S 268

The sporting life. by Peter Frederiksen The Pursuit S 268 Sport merges center console fishing style and amenities with an abundance of comfort features for family cruising and entertainment. Photos Courtesy of Pursuit Smooth hustler Pursuit has a long relationship with Yamaha, and the S 268 is offered with twin Yamaha Digital F150s with Helm […]

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