Boat Reviews

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

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.
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
November 20, 2017
In the world of skiffs 23 feet is thoroughly bodacious, and if you want the simplicity of a skiff along with the comfort and space of a bigger boat, the Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra is likely to end up
October 30, 2017
On a recent weekend we were invited to review a Galeon 460 Fly at MarineMax’s facility in Baltimore Harbor.
September 28, 2017
Few boat builders have been around as long as Bertram, but it’s been decades since this company turned out a new model that managed to turn heads. One look at the Bertram 35, and you’ll know that…
September 5, 2017
Size matters—and sometimes smaller is better.
July 21, 2017
Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your… consoles?
July 6, 2017
When you look at the Sea Hunt Ultra 211, which bills itself as being created for families but still eminently fishable, the seating arrangement is the first thing you’ll want to check out.
June 8, 2017
If you’ve been shopping for a bowrider, you’ve probably been a bit overwhelmed with the huge number of choices. Just make sure that somewhere in that search you spend some time on a Horizon Four…
May 3, 2017
RIBs are often thought of as workhorses in the boating world.