Boat Tests

Explore our boat reviews, where the YachtBuyer team delivers concise evaluations of a variety of vessels. We cover critical aspects such as design, accommodation, and specifications, aiding you in making informed decisions for your next boat purchase.

Tecnomar Lamborghini 63 Yacht Review (2021 Edition)
Sports Yacht
4
4

Tecnomar Lamborghini 63 Yacht Review (2021 Edition)

This is the Tecnomar Lamborghini 63, a yacht that’s been creating a buzz all over social media. As a limited edition, Tecnomar and Lamborghini are only ever going to build 63 and the orders...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Wally WHY100 Review (2023 Edition)
SUV
4
4

Wally WHY100 Review (2023 Edition)

Measuring 21.3m (70ft) in length and weighing in at 45 tonnes, the Wally WHY100 is designed with a focus on being a bit more approachable and manageable. It's tailored for owner-operators,...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Fairline F//Line 33 Review (2019 Edition)
Sportsboat
4
4

Fairline F//Line 33 Review (2019 Edition)

It's incredible to think that the Fairline F//Line 33 has already been around for five years. But, it remains one of the freshest and most appealing 10m (33ft) designs you can find — and it

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Ferretti INFYNITO 90 Review (2023 Edition)
Superyacht
4
4

Ferretti INFYNITO 90 Review (2023 Edition)

The INFYNITO 90 is a significant shift for Ferretti Yachts — there's a fresh new exterior design and a fast-displacement hull.

Its standout feature, the all-season terrace up front, is just...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Otam 70 HT Review (2021 Edition)
Performance Yacht
4
4

Otam 70 HT Review (2021 Edition)

Pure performance machines - certainly at this size - are rare beasts. The Otam 70 HT is a high-quality, high-speed machine with a 50-knot top speed and a liberal attitude to customisation. The...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Pershing GTX80 Review (2024 Edition)
Sports Yacht
4.5
4.5

Pershing GTX80 Review (2024 Edition)

The GTX range, which kicked off with the 116 launched at Cannes Boat Show in 2023, is designed to be the more approachable face of Pershing.

The GTX80 swaps high-performance surface drives...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Targa 41  Review (2024 Edition)
Wheelhouse
4
4

Targa 41 Review (2024 Edition)

The Targa 41 has finally debuted in the UK, following its last appearance at boot Düsseldorf in January 2024. The event is noteworthy, with the previous model having been released over seven...

Azimut Seadeck 6 Review (2024 Edition)
Cruiser
4.5
4.5

Azimut Seadeck 6 Review (2024 Edition)

Azimut's Seadeck 6 promises sustainable luxury, but is luxury defined by silence while underway, your connection to the sea, or effecient performance? Alternatively, is sustainability achieved...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Fairline Targa 40 Review (2024 Edition)
Sports Yacht
4
4

Fairline Targa 40 Review (2024 Edition)

Fairline has certainly thrown the kitchen sink at the Targa 40. It’s brand new, featuring naval architecture from the prolific J&J design studio and exterior and interior designs crafted by...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Azimut Verve 48 Review (2023 Edition)
Sportsboat
5
5

Azimut Verve 48 Review (2023 Edition)

Featuring enhancements such as three Mercury V12 600hp outboards and various deck improvements, maintaining the Michael Peters twin-stepped hull and striking exterior design, with this review set to determine if these refinements make it the best yet.
Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

All-New Princess S72 Review (2022 Edition)
Sports Yacht
5
5

All-New Princess S72 Review (2022 Edition)

The Princess S72 may be based on the Y72 but it feels very different. Sleeker and more powerful, this 50-ton, four-cabin cruiser will reach a top speed of nearly 40 knots and look very good...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Benetti Oasis 40M
Superyacht
5
5

Benetti Oasis 40M Review (2021 Edition)

The Benetti Oasis 40m is aptly named, its spectacular aft design creates an aquatic paradise and in doing so completely reimagines what is possible on this size of yacht. But this 134ft, 385GT...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

All-New Fairline Squadron 58 Review (2022 Edition)
Flybridge
4.5
4.5

All-New Fairline Squadron 58 Review (2022 Edition)

The Squadron 58 is a brand new design from Fairline Yachts and the big headline is that it's the first Fairline - and the first British boat of this size - to adopt drop-down balconies in the...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Azimut Magellano 60 Review (2023 Edition)
Trawler Yacht
4.5
4.5

Azimut Magellano 60 Review (2023 Edition)

The Azimut Magellano 60 is the newest and smallest model in Azimut Benetti Group’s stylish pseudo-Trawler range. As with its larger siblings, the 60 has styling by superyacht designer Ken...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

All-New Sunseeker Ocean 182 Review (2023 Edition)
Enclosed Flybridge
4
4

All-New Sunseeker Ocean 182 Review (2023 Edition)

Based on the brilliant 90 Ocean, Sunseeker has found a clever way to make a very different yacht from an existing design platform. 

The lower deck, hull and engine options may be shared...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Nord Star 49+ Review (2023 Edition) Wheelhouse
4.5
4.5

Nord Star 49+ Review (2023 Edition)

The Nord Star 49 is a boat that faces stiff direct competition. In the Targa 46 and Sargo 45, the Nord Star flagship is going head-to-head with two of the most capable 50ft boats on the market...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Prestige F4 Review (2023 Edition)
Flybridge
4
4

Prestige F4 Review (2023 Edition)

Designed in partnership with naval architect Michael Peters and long-time Prestige designer Camillo Garoni, the F4 boasts a striking new look, which will be introduced across the F-Line range,...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Targa 46 Review (2023 Edition)
Wheelhouse
4.5
4.5

Targa 46 Review (2023 Edition)

Some products define a genre and if you want a 15m (50ft) boat that will go through pretty much anything, Targa is the brand you turn to. But this isn't any Targa, this is the approximately...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Sunseeker Predator 65 Review (2021 Edition)
Sports Yacht
4.5
4.5

Sunseeker Predator 65 Review (2021 Edition)

Do people still want big sportscruisers? Sunseeker certainly thinks so having introduced the Predator 65 just 18 months after the arrival of the boat upon which it is based, the 65 Sport...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Sargo 45 Review (2023 Edition)
Wheelhouse
4.5
4.5

Sargo 45 Review (2023 Edition)

Sargo has an enviable reputation for building tough, practical all-weather cruising boats. With its new flagship, the 45, the Finnish brand has pushed into new territory.

Going up against

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Prestige M8 Review (2023 Edition)
Multihull
4.5
4.5

Prestige M8 Review (2023 Edition)

Does size really matter? It does so aboard a power catamaran. The M8 is 1.5m (5ft) shorter than Prestige's own 21.3m (70ft) F690 flybridge but it's almost twice as wide and that makes a...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Azimut 53
Flybridge
4.5
4.5

All-New Azimut 53 Review (2022 Edition)

Azimut, alongside designer Alberto Mancini, has been quietly revolutionizing flybridge designs with a blend of boldness and elegance, coupled with luxurious interiors. This approach is...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Bluegame BG42 Review (2018 Edition)
Sports Yacht
5
5

Bluegame BG42 Review (2018 Edition)

The Bluegame BG42 was ahead of its time when launched. There wasn't the glut of walkaround sportscruisers with T-tops that there are today and since then this style of boat has boomed in...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Windy Boats W34 Alizé Review (2022 Edition)
Sportsboat
4
4

Windy Boats W34 Alizé Review (2022 Edition)

The Windy 34 Alizé is the spiritual successor to the sensational 34 (and 35) Khamsin, one of the best models that the Norwegian builder has ever made. No pressure, then.

Windy has given the...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Bavaria SR33 Review (2023 Edition)
Sports Yacht
4
4

Bavaria SR33 Review (2023 Edition)

Completing the current three-boat line-up in the Bavaria SR range, the entry-level SR33 is hoping to build on the successes of its award-winning siblings, the SR36 and SR41. Featuring many of...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Greenline 45 Fly Review (2019 Edition)
Flybridge
4
4

Greenline 45 Fly Review (2019 Edition)

The 45 Fly is a victim of unfortunate timing. It debuted at the 2019 boat shows but just as it was getting into its stride the world closed down, so maybe it didn't get the attention it...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Pearl 72 Review (2022 Edition)
Flybridge
5
5

Pearl 72 Review (2022 Edition)

The Bill Dixon/Kelly Hoppen partnership returns with Pearl's all-new 72. It's a four-stateroom design with what Pearl describes as two owner's suites - one right forward in the bow with...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 Review (2020 Edition)
Flybridge
4
4

Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 Review (2020 Edition)

Designed by owners for owners, the collaborative nature of the Grand Trawler 62 is all about liveaboard space, storage, and sense. So, is the outcome a cruising powerhouse? Or a confusing...

Carl Richardson

by Carl Richardson

Editor

All-New Absolute 52 FLY Review (2022 Edition)
Flybridge
4.5
4.5

All-New Absolute 52 FLY Review (2022 Edition)

The 2022/2023 generation of Absolute flybridge boats are some of the best the Italian shipyard has ever designed. The 52 Fly may be sub-55ft but it feels huge on board and boasts an interior...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Gulf Craft Majesty 120 Review (2021 Edition)
Superyacht
4
4

Gulf Craft Majesty 120 Review (2021 Edition)

This 37m (121ft) superyacht market features two and three-deck yachts of incredible ability and luxury, but they usually have one thing in common — five cabins. The tri-deck Majesty 120 has...

Carl Richardson

by Carl Richardson

Editor

All-New Azimut Magellano 66 Review (2023 Edition)
Trawler Yacht
4.5
4.5

All-New Azimut Magellano 66 Review (2023 Edition)

The trawler-inspired liveaboard Magellano range might be the quiet partner in Azimut’s usually outspoken fleet, but with a recent design boost from Ken Freivokh, these serious cruisers are now...

Carl Richardson

by Carl Richardson

Editor

Sirena 78 Enclosed Review (2023 Edition)
Enclosed Flybridge
4.5
4.5

Sirena 78 Enclosed Review (2023 Edition)

Bridging the gap between the excellent four-cabin 68 and the award-winning 88 flagship, the Sirena 78 is undoubtedly an important model in this modern trawler range. With so many outstanding...

Carl Richardson

by Carl Richardson

Editor

Wellcraft 355 Review (2021 Edition)
Walkaround
4
4

Wellcraft 355 Review (2021 Edition)

There were whispers of surprise when Beneteau Group acquired Wellcraft back in 2014. Of course, the French giant always had a plan, and in the Wellcraft 355, we have a glimpse of how Wellcraft...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Azimut Grande 26M Review (2022 Edition)
Superyacht
4.5
4.5

Azimut Grande 26M Review (2022 Edition)

Replacing the longstanding four-cabin Grande 25M, the 26M represents a true next-generation design. Embodying the modern, robust style seen in other Alberto Mancini models, this vessel...

Carl Richardson

by Carl Richardson

Editor

Horizon FD110 Tri-deck Review (2022 Edition)
Superyacht
4.5
4.5

Horizon FD110 Tri-deck Review (2022 Edition)

The FD110 is the current flagship of Horizon's Fast Displacement range and it certainly has size on its side. It's 101ft 6in (30.9m) long, and 23ft 4in (7.1m) wide with a displacement of 128...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Aquila 70 Luxury Review (2022 Edition)
Catamaran
4
4

Aquila 70 Luxury Review (2022 Edition)

When it comes to power catamarans, comfortable deck spaces, stability, massive volume, and efficient cruising are all part of the package. The 70 is the flagship of the Aquila range so...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Ferretti Yachts 860 Review (2022 Edition)
Flybridge
4
4

Ferretti Yachts 860 Review (2022 Edition)

The all-new Ferretti 860 slots into the range between 780 and 920 and in replacing the 850 it has the tough task of taking the reins from one of the most popular models in the Ferretti range.

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Absolute Navetta 75 Review (2022 Edition)
Trawler Yacht
5
5

Absolute Navetta 75 Review (2022 Edition)

While the Absolute Navetta 75 shares its foundation with the Navetta 73, which remains in production, it distinguishes itself through notable differences in both style and design.

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Fairline Squadron 50 Review (2019 Edition)
Flybridge
4
4

Fairline Squadron 50 Review (2019 Edition)

Sharing a platform with the Targa 50 GT and Open sportscruisers, the IPS-powered Squadron 50 is bristling with practical detailing and exhibits the usual Fairline quality and attention to...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Galeon 500 Fly Review (2019 Edition)
Flybridge
4
4

Galeon 500 Fly Review (2019 Edition)

Galeon's range is a sprawling mix of sportscruisers, flybridges, and sportsbridges from 10-22m, but the 500 Fly is at the heart of what it does best. At first glance, it looks like a typical...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Fairline Phantom 65 Review (2022 Edition)
Sportsbridge Yacht
4.5
4.5

Fairline Phantom 65 Review (2022 Edition)

It has taken Fairline some time to enter this sector but it looks to have been well worth the wait. The famous Phantom name is revived for a boat that is looking to perfectly tread the line...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

All-New Princess F55 Review (2022 Edition)
Flybridge
4.5
4.5

All-New Princess F55 Review (2022 Edition)

Princess has ranges that cover five distinct genres from traditional V Class sportscruisers to the pseudo explorer yachts of the X Class range, but this F55 is a staple of the modern Princess...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Marex 330 Scandinavia Review (2021 Edition)
Coupe
4.5
4.5

Marex 330 Scandinavia Review (2021 Edition)

Marex is one of the most innovative builders in this sector, and the 330 Scandinavia is a shining example of its simple and effective design ethos. The Norwegian yard builds boats designed to...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

Sunseeker 100 Yacht Review (2021 Edition)
Superyacht
4.5
4.5

Sunseeker 100 Yacht Review (2021 Edition)

The Sunseeker 100 Yacht is an interesting take on the tri-deck yacht design because it's the first Sunseeker with a top deck that is symmetrical, and linked bow to stern to create one almost...

Jack Haines

by Jack Haines

Reviews Director

X95 Superyacht
5
5

Princess X95 Review (2022 Edition)

Just a few years back, the idea of the X95 seemed far-fetched, especially for Princess which is known for its classic styling. However, times have changed, and for the better. Yacht design has...

Carl Richardson

by Carl Richardson

Editor

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