Boat Reviews

Each month we feature in-depth boat reviews on center consoles, sportfishing boats, RIBs, pontoons, power catamarans, and everything in-between.

July 10, 2019
What could be better than zip-zinging around the Bay on a beautiful little 16-footer? How about doing that zipping and zinging on a boat that’s unsinkable?
May 31, 2019
The Tiara 34LS redefines what a Tiara can be. More important, perhaps, is the fact that it does so without losing sight of a Tiara’s historical missions.
April 22, 2019
When does a boat cease being a weekender, and jump up to cruiser status? The Jeanneau Leader 9.0 is one of those few boats out there that really does offer the best of both worlds.
March 13, 2019
The Cruisers Yachts 338 Bowrider blends the best parts of a bowrider with the livability of a cabin cruiser. Don’t let the model’s name fool you.
February 13, 2019
This month's featured boat review is the Midnight Express 60, a cruiser-racer-fisher, all in one!
January 18, 2019
At the Vetus Maxwell Demo Day, PropTalk tested some of the latest technology from VETUS, Glendinning, and Dockmate, including bow thrusters, joysticks, and wireless remote controls. Ready for boat…
January 11, 2019
No matter how old you are or what your background is, the Bayliner VR4 is one brand new bowrider that just about anyone can afford. 
December 12, 2018
There’s a certain inexplicable joy to blasting across the water so fast that you’re beating out the cars travelling on a bridge above you. Such was the case when we sea trialed the Hysucat 28 Rigid…
November 26, 2018
Many traditionalists will get a plain-Jane jon boat and then go about adding decking, accessories, and the like. But if you want a waterfowling machine that’s ready to hunt right out of the box and…
October 29, 2018
Sportfishermen are designed to take you offshore, out where the big ones are, and bring you safely home. The Tiara 43 Open will do all that and more, with an economical cruising speed around 30 mph,…
September 19, 2018
Even at rest, the Keizer 42 has a powerful and capable look with her high freeboard, graceful sheer, flared clipper bow, and clean, uncluttered decks.
September 12, 2018
PropTalk recently had the opportunity to take a test ride on the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis to Baltimore on the bran
August 14, 2018
Cruisers Yachts has earned a reputation for ground-breaking interior design, and they continue to explore new territory with the Cruisers 42 Cantius.
August 1, 2018
The Sailfish 245DC straddles the line between family fun and serious fishing.
July 6, 2018
The new Zodiac Open 5.5 RIB made its U.S. debut in Charleston, SC, in June, and we took the opportunity to fly down and test it out on the water.
July 5, 2018
Who needs a yacht? Boats like the Wellcraft 182 Fisherman prove that size doesn’t matter when it comes to family fun and fishing.
June 4, 2018
Years ago small convertible fishing boats were a dime a dozen, but these days it’s rare to see new models under 40 feet introduced. Viking broke that trend with the Viking 37 Billfish.
April 10, 2018
The Yamaha FSH series puts a center-console deck overtop of a jet-boat runabout hull, adding fishability into the mix. This month we review the Yamaha 210 FSH.