Boat Reviews

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

May 3, 2017
RIBs are often thought of as workhorses in the boating world.
April 10, 2017
You want to feel the wind ripping at your hair as you unleash 1600 raging outboard horses strapped to the transom of a 42-foot fishing boat?
February 27, 2017
If you’re interested in a dry-riding, trailerable center console that’s sure to purr over almost any fishing grounds, check out the Tideline 235 hybrid cat.
December 7, 2016
Two years ago Tiara introduced the C 44 Coupe, and just a few months ago, they premiered a flybridge version of the same size boat.
December 7, 2016
What’s a duck boat without a long list of standard features? The Xpress Hyper-Lift H18DB meets this and then some.
August 3, 2016
Mako has come out with a rockin’ cool new center-console fishing boat the likes of which it’s never built before.
July 8, 2016
What makes for the ultimate Chesapeake Bay day boat? It has to be big enough to handle choppy waters, fast enough to thrill the kids, and comfy enough to bring the in-laws on a dinner-cruise across…
May 9, 2016
On a pitch-perfect autumn day, the twin Mercury 350-hp four-strokes growled quietly and easily pushed the Marlago 37SS out of Back Creek and into the Severn River.
April 18, 2016
The acronym RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) usually evokes visions of tough, no nonsense military or first responder vessels dashing through big waves to complete a dangerous mission.
March 10, 2016
Mama mia, those Italians are good at making things look great—and boats are no exception.
February 18, 2016
It’s pretty rare we get to see a boat this unique, folks, so pay attention: the new Bayliner XR7 is unlike anything we’ve seen before. At its core, the XR7 is a deckboat.
January 18, 2016
Jeanneau may have gained its fame by building sailboats, but the company has a huge line of engine-driven cruisers and runabouts as well. The latest to join the fleet?
December 8, 2015
The Beneteau Swift Trawler 50 knocked our socks off when we first stepped aboard at the Annapolis Boat Show back in 2014.
November 18, 2015
The Fish don't have a chance. The Boston Whaler Outrage series is loved by anglers and despised by fish across the world. Dear fish: it’s about to get worse.
October 27, 2015
Expressive Development You still think of Beneteau as a builder of sailboats and trawlers? Get over it.
August 27, 2015
As I stepped aboard the Legacy 32 on an early summer morning, two words immediately came to mind: solid and comfortable.
August 5, 2015
Looking at the distinctly beautiful bow flare, if I didn’t know any better, I’d have thought we were ready to head out of Oregon Inlet or some other Carolina port.