2020 Pershing 8X
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2020 Pershing 8X

According to Pershing’s test results, the new 8X delivers speeds in excess of 47 knots with optional, 2,638-hp MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesels—which is the propulsion package we had in our test boat.In addition to the yacht’s monster MTUs, carbon fiber construction is the reason this large cruising yacht is capable of such speeds. The…

2020 Maritimo X50
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2020 Maritimo X50

Based on feedback from Maritimo dealers—who loved the X60 but felt there was a market for something smaller—the X50 is at first glance a more compact version of its bigger sister and retains much of the same layout and styling, including the massive beach club door. Restyled forward quarter panels in the cockpit and a…

2020 Horizon FD77
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2020 Horizon FD77

Just about everything superyacht owners are currently demanding in their new vessels—from a big beach club to a main-deck master stateroom to an ultra-stable ride—is built into the new Horizon FD77 motoryacht, which measures just over 80 feet.“It’s the smallest 140-footer we’ve ever designed,” said Cor D. Rover, the founder of a well-known superyacht design…

2020 Solace 345
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2020 Solace 345

Dougherty left open space low in the hull for mounting a standard Seakeeper. The 12-volt Seakeeper 2 obviates a need for a genset, saving initial cost, weight and maintenance. The standard twin Yamaha 425 outboards (buyers can also choose Mercs) have plenty of alternator capacity, and there are hefty battery banks. Moe predicted a top…

2020 Scout Boats 530 LXF
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2020 Scout Boats 530 LXF

Two years ago, Potts challenged his son, Stevie, vice president of development, to “create the best recreational vessel on the water.” What came out of that pursuit is the 530 LXF, rated to handle 2,700 horses, with a projected top speed of over 65 knots. Scout added a $13 million expansion to their yard outside…

2020 Regulator 26XO
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2020 Regulator 26XO

It’s what the Regulator 26XO didn’t have that separated it from the pack at the Miami International Boat Show: dual, triple, quad, quint or hex (yes, a pair of boats boasted six) outboards on the back. You could be forgiven for almost feeling sad seeing the lonely single F300 Yamaha sitting idle without a couple…

2020 Sunseeker Hawk 38
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2020 Sunseeker Hawk 38

“In 1984, we had three XS 34s competing in the powerboat world championship. Amidst a heat wave it was the only entry from the cruiser class to win a leg of the world championship outright, beating the Cat 1 boats,” says President of Sunseeker USA Sean Robertson. “We have a heritage that ran through the…