2022 Fountain 38 SC running 103mph

2022 Fountain 38 SC

Chris Bazor (Propbender) and I from Grander Marine, ran a 2022 Fountain 38 SC with Quad Mercury 450 Racing motors 103mph. I made this video of the experience, click the link to watch the best quality on Youtube. This is the fastest speed ever recorded for a true production center console. LINK: 103mph on a […]

Abeking & Rasmussen has a lot of diversity in its order book

Abeking & Rasmussen

The month of October marks Abeking & Rasmussen’s 114th birthday. The month of October marks Abeking & Rasmussen’s 114th birthday. Founded in 1907, the German based shipyard, has many reasons to celebrate: It has been the most versatile year regarding projects since the company has been founded – by far. The yard’s 387-foot/118 -meter motoryacht—the […]

First Look: Dufour 32 – sporty and fun


The Dufour 32 promises to be sporty and fun to sail. Theo Stocker takes a look at the new baby in the smaller cruising yacht market Solar panels along the boom casing, and a generous performance sail plan makes this boat interesting. Credit: Dufour Yachts New cruising yachts have been getting ever bigger in recent […]

The Azimut 86S is a Supersized Express Cruiser

Azimut 86S

The Azimut Yachts 86S came with either water jets or surface-drive propellers. (Courtesy Azimut Yachts/)Azimut Yachts’ foray into high-performance vessels began with the 86S. Twin 2,000 hp 16V 2000 MTU diesels power the 86-footer to a 40-knot top hop. The ride is made smoother by the 86S’s deep-V hull form with a 13-degree transom deadrise. […]

Baglietto sells third T52 — 52 meter displacement yacht


Baglietto has sold the third unit of its T52 model prior to the first hull’s completion. Baglietto has sold the third unit of its T52 model prior to the first hull’s completion. This third model features exterior by Francesco Paszkowski Design and interior by Studio Vafiadis. This is the seventh order in just over a […]

Van der Valk shipyard launches 34-metre luxury yacht Lady Lene


Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has launched its latest 34m/111.6ft luxury expedition yacht: LADY LENE. The tri-deck design features a Fast Displacement hull with a wave-piercing bow, all finished in a metallic pale brown to contrast the white superstructure. The exteriors are the work of the Owner’s representatives YachtCreators in collaboration with Guido de Groot Design, while the […]

Azimut Grande S10 yacht tour: This Italian stallion is truly out of the ordinary

Azimut Grande S10

As the pinnacle of the Italian yard’s performance range, the Azimut Grande S10 is in a league of its own. Nick shows us around… You don’t see many 94ft sportsbridge yachts packing more than 5,000hp, but then again the Azimut Grande S10 isn’t just any old motor yacht. In this video, Nick Burnham takes us […]

Boat Shows Are Back

Newport International Boat Show

The Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island is scheduled to take place September 16-19. (Courtesy Newport International Boat Show/)Nancy Piffard, show director of the Newport International Boat Show, has held that title for 22 years. One of the show’s sales staff has been there 26 years. The partnerships coordinator, 35 years. “We love our show,” […]

A Need for Speed


Editor-in-chief Andrew Parkinson reflects on the remarkable modern age of passage making. Lately, while reading letters from readers and strolling the docks at boat shows, I’ve been disarmed by the growing number of folks who enjoy this magazine, yet have trouble connecting with how most of us define a traditional trawler. It’s not that the […]