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2010 Formula 400 Super Sport

Formula puts race-bred vitality into its latest family-friendly cruiser. I’m cool with the fact that most of the boats I test drive these days are a bit ponderous. Although most big contemporary motoryachts take a…
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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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2018 Axopar 37 SC

met the Axopar 37 SC during the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2017. There, I was able to conduct an on-water test in the decidedly exotic Bay of Cannes. The 37’s cockpit seems Florida-ready, with…
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2018 MJM 35z

Bob Johnstone looks behind him, then forward, and with his right hand toggles the Mercury joystick to the left. The outboards pivot, smoothly, and the MJM 35z slides, again, smoothly, to port away from his…
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40' - 80'

2020 Midnight Express 60

At the height of the Cold War, the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union became the logical extension of the growing arms race between the two competing international superpowers. Almost half…
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2015 Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next. “We just wrote a big ol’ check to Vectorworks and released the hull geometry for their plug work,” Hatteras’s David Brown told…
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Over 80'

2019 Benetti 116

While out to dinner with the Benetti Yachts team in South Beach, I was told, repeatedly, that I had to see Mr. Loui for myself. Mr. Loui, as it turns out, wasn’t a person; it…
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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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2014 Ocean Alexander 112

Ocean Alexander has never shied away from seemingly unorthodox collaborations in pursuit of building safe and beautiful boats. This sense of cooperation extends back to the very beginning of the company, when the unlikely duo…
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