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Cruisers and Trawlers

2020 Tactical Custom Boats T40

If you prefer to blend in at the dock, if you prefer to be left alone in idle solitude in the back corner of a harbor, if the thought of people streaming live videos of…
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Tested: Back Cove 39O

  Back Home in a Back Cove 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. A crisp…
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Under 40'

2020 Sealine S330v

Drawn by English designer Bill Dixon and built in Greifswald, Germany, Sealine’s S330 marked the first collaboration by the British builder with parent company Hanse Yachts. They look to continue the success of their Sport…
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2020 Sea Ray SLX-R 350

If the SLX-R 350 is any indication, Sea Ray is thinking outside the box. Those invited to her premier at 2019’s Miami boat show were ushered into a dark tent, the only light coming from…
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40' - 80'

Drawing Board: 2019 Grand Banks 52

The Malaysian builder continues to strike an ideal balance of traditional looks in a thoroughly modern package. Grand Banks 52 Since its inception in 1956, Grand Banks has been a groundbreaker in the marine industry,…
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2019 CLA76

If you went to the 2018 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show and walked past the Cheoy Lee display, you probably did a double-take, just as I did. The Hong Kong-based shipyard recently re-branded its production…
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2019 HCB 65

I meet the HCB 65 Estrella in Montauk, New York, where I find a short window to slip the beast from its chains for a test. The captain for the world’s largest production center console…
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Over 80'

2019 Nordhavn 100

The owner of Serenity, Hull No. 1 of the Nordhavn 100, made the ultimate shakedown cruise after taking delivery. Capt. Zach Gallagher told me that the yacht had journeyed from Dana Point, California, down to…
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2016 Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht

Hot Take: Comfort means different things to different people, but cruising capabilities cut across those lines. This Outer Reef is an example of that. When I stepped aboard the 820 Cockpit Motoryacht from Outer Reef…
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2021 Galati G120 Signature Hargrave

Many serial yacht owners form a close relationship with their broker in the course of buying and selling numerous vessels over the years. That’s the case with the owner of Catera, the new Galati G120…
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Outboard Boats

2020 Valhalla V-41

If the name Mankiller Bay makes you think of The Sopranos, you wouldn’t be too far off the mark. Falling within the limits of Atlantic City, within view of Harrah’s Casino, marsh-covered islands scatter the…
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2021 Boston Whaler 405 Conquest

Many of us, myself included, cut our nautical teeth at the tiller or varnished wood helm of a Boston Whaler 13. I have fond memories of layering up and blasting through no-wake zones in the…
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2019 Delta 60 Open

Some boats grow on you as you spend more time aboard or clear an inlet. But I was immediately impressed with the 60 Open, the latest iteration of the all-carbon-fiber vessels from Delta ­Powerboats. The…
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