Boat Reviews

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

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.
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.