Boat Reviews

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. Thinking about a…
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’s high freeboard, graceful sheer, flared clipper bow, and clean, uncluttered decks give her a powerful and capable look.
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 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 best-selling runabouts in the 21-foot range are Yamaha jet boats, but these runabouts aren’t incredibly adaptable beyond their main missions of providing a fun, zippy ride and pulling tow-toys.
March 12, 2018
The new Tiara 38 Sport LS is unlike any Tiara you’ve seen before—prepare to feel your heart beat harder.
February 15, 2018
This week at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show, Sea Ray Boats introduced their all-new Sea Ray SDX 250 Outboard deck boat.
February 12, 2018
We’ve all heard of three-foot-itis, the disease that strikes every boater, when they desire a boat with at least three more feet of LOA.
January 15, 2018
For years center console builders have realized that boaters of all types buy and use center consoles for a wide variety of activities that go well beyond fishing.
December 18, 2017
Departing Annapolis aboard the MJM 35Z felt completely natural, almost as though this boat were conceived specifically for a historic yet modern community that’s much better described as a cultured