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Cruisers and Trawlers

2020 Cabo 41

Nostalgia is a funny thing. When we think of the past, usually it’s rendered in a rosy tint too illustrious to ever have been true. And yet we pine, and reminisce, and stare into the…
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Chris-Craft Launch 2018 28 GT Review

Old meets new in Chris-Craft’s Launch 28 GT, which is sure to turn some heads. Chris-Craft boats have come a long way from the wooden runabouts of old. While we can pine for a time…
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Under 40'

2020 Viking 38 Billfish

I learned what work is at the many marinas in my small, New Jersey shore hometown, washing boats, pumping fuel and anti-fouling hulls. During my first years of college, I kept a seasonal gig here,…
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2020 Sunseeker Hawk 38

I slide two small throttles forward and we shift into gear. I look down at the red kill cord secured tightly around my right leg and then back up at the deeply stacked 2- to…
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2020 Solace 345

When Stephen Dougherty designed his new Solace 345, he thought outside of the box. Taking full advantage of digital steering, Dougherty moved the Solace’s motors outboard and added a 4-foot-long cockpit extension between them. Called…
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40' - 80'

2015 Grand Banks 60

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next. Newly appointed Grand Banks CEO Mark Richards gave me a ring recently to talk about the Grand Banks 60, a design that…
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2020 Fountaine Pajot MY40

Everyone, it seemed, had a reason to come to Portugal. Mine was tied up at the marina. The Fountaine Pajot MY40 had traveled on its own keel over 600 miles from La Rochelle, France—company HQ—to…
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First Look: 2018 Formula 430 ASC

There’s a reason you and I go to boat shows, and it isn’t for the food or to enjoy some quiet contemplation. We go for the new debuts, sure, but sometimes I find myself gravitating…
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Over 80'

2020 Ocean Alexander 90R

Ocean Alexander has gotten high marks for seaworthiness and safety throughout its 40-plus-year history. With the introduction of the new Revolution series, which it recently developed with yacht designer Evan K. Marshall, the shipyard has…
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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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2012 Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse

It may seem counterintuitive that Hatteras, a brand so strongly identified with some of the roughest waters in the Atlantic—the rips and currents just off North Carolina’s Outer Banks—would also be able to build world-class…
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Outboard Boats

2019 Grady-White 326

For 60 years, Grady-White’s been known for building reliable boats that get owners to the fishing grounds and back again. The new Canyon 326 builds on that reputation, but also offers features for the comfort…
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2020 Jeanneau 895 Sport

Years ago, I bought a bicycle in England, took it to Belgium and rode it south through France almost all the way to the Med. During the trip, I slept in a tent in campgrounds…
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2020 Fjord 38 Xpress

Fjord embarked on a sea change in 2007 under the HanseYachts umbrella. Operations were moved from Norway (where Fjord had built since the 1950s) to Hanse’s HQ in Greifswald, Germany, and chief designer Patrick Banfield—whose…
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Inboard Boats

2015 Grand Banks 60

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next. Newly appointed Grand Banks CEO Mark Richards gave me a ring recently to talk about the Grand Banks 60, a design that…
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2020 Ocean Alexander 90R

Ocean Alexander has gotten high marks for seaworthiness and safety throughout its 40-plus-year history. With the introduction of the new Revolution series, which it recently developed with yacht designer Evan K. Marshall, the shipyard has…
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Center Consoles

2016 Grady-White Canyon 271 FS

Our First Take: We like the looks of this boat. Couple that with Grady’s reputation for smooth rides and durability and this model should be a force to be reckoned with. Grady-White has had success…
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2020 Cigarette 59 Tirranna

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long,” wrote the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. Few burned more brilliantly than Don Aronow, the king of Miami’s Thunderboat Row. The dead-end, north Miami…
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