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A big year for Powerboat-World

by John Curnow, Editor, Powerboat-World.com 12 Dec 2018 13:15 PST
Uncompromising ride is what the Maritimo X60 is all about. © John Curnow

Thank you! It is your readership of Powerboat-World.com that has seen us expand quite dramatically in 2018, most significantly during, and then just as importantly, after the European Summer.

In addition to new products and boats, maintenance, safety, cruising, and marine life, we also ran some boat tests, which have proven to be very popular, so again thank you. Here are the year's tests, and we look forward to presenting more material for you to peruse in 2019. Being global affords us the opportunity to really see what is happening in every important market, and how aspects might apply in other locales. We’re really enjoying bringing you all of that, and if you have something to add to it all, then please make contact with us via email.

Bavaria

Full written and video review of the surprising and delightful E34 Cruiser
The paradigm that is the Bavaria E34

Fountaine Pajot

Please join us out on Sydney Harbour aboard Fountaine Pajot's MY 44 Powercat, and see why this multihull stands above others
Fountaine Pajot MY44

Riviera

I had a ball with Riviera's 39 Sport Motor Yacht, no matter whether I was doing 6 knots or 34 - come along and check it out for yourself...
Riviera 39 Sport Motor Yacht

Making a new entry model can be challenging. Riviera excelled with 395 SUV. We took her offshore from Queensland's Gold Coast, and really made sure she was a true bluewater boat
Riviera 395 SUV

The 72 Sport Motor Yacht left me saying, "I just want one!" You will too...
Riviera 72 Sport Motor Yacht

Maritimo

If you come to the sport yacht market after the others, you had better make it good! Maritimo made their X60 super-efficient, comfortable, stylish, and if you need to, brutally quick...
First of the new series - Maritimo-X60

If you would like to understand the ethos behind the brand, then please see our two-part corporate and race team review (and no, to is not a spelling error, it's all part of the gig - you'll see why...)
Maritimo - Summa Cum Lauda (Pt-I)
Maritimo - Summa Cum Lauda (Pt-II)

Now going back over time, we also looked closely at all of these boats, too...

Aquila Powercats
Aquila 36 - confortable, dry, über-versatile, and the transformer that is absolutely not in disguise!
The Great Entertainer
Aquila 36 Fishing Version

Quite simply, there is lots to love about the Aquila 44, and the sales numbers don't lie either
Aquila 44

Riviera
Utterly hilarious fun, and I never even touched the auto-pilot.
Glorious Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht

Belize
Lapping up the Belize Experience on the 54 Daybridge
Your very own Belize Experience

Beneteau
It's a 39-knot fashionista! WooHoooooooooooooooooooo
Beneteau GT40 - Two-words, one-powerful acronym, and a hell of a boat

You had better get ready for a surprise
Beneteau Swift Trawler 30

Her owners use her a lot. Not hard to see why!
Beneteau Swift Trawler 50

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