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I love the boat tests/reviews. They have influenced me to purchase (our last boat was a 62 foot Azimut). 

I hope these will continue, as they are valuable to me. 


- George

I signed up for your website last summer while trying to decide which waverunner to buy.  I really appreciated the tables on fuel consumption vs RPM & MPH.  It helped me decide to go with my 2016 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO. The videos of testing and showing off the features were great as well!  I can honestly say the information your site provided directly influenced my purchase of a 2015 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO.  Thanks very much!

- Dave

Yes, the Axopar 28 Cabin test (especially the test drive in rough seas) was a key reason to buy this boat!!!

Usually test drives are in calm seas which doesn't prove what builders are often claiming or certification labels may suggest. Thank you for your quality work!!!

- Mike

Long time subscriber to your on line content. I have purchased a boat and products because of your editors and test captains.   A Chaparral was purchased based on your great reviews and video of boats in action.  Keep up the good work.

-Jason is an invaluable resource. Anytime I purchase a new or used boat I review the reports available on your site. If a report is not available, I start looking for a different model.  Currently, I am in the market for and researching the Chaparral H20 19 SF vs Glastron GTSF 185 vs Monterey 196 MFS. I rely on the info provided by your test captains to make informed decisions and smart purchases. 

- Eddie

Your report is so important for us .  Especially, watching the new model of Boston Whaler, it is difficult to see them in Japan.  Thank you so much! 


Yes,  it gave me the opportunity to learn about what boat suited my family and boating style.

- Michael

I am based in Australia and your tests are about the only way I can learn about US Boats, because of your tests I have purchased 3 boats  one new a 21’ Bayliner Trophy, and two second hand a 31’ Luhrs open, and a 21’ Grady white, I am now considering a 285 Boston whaler conquest (new) vs Albemarle vs Australian 27’ footer vs without these test I would not be able to consider the US boats, I would stay with Local Australian Manufactures that I can get first hand info on. 


I just bought a pre-owned 275 sailfish DC based on your review. And I watch the videos every week to learn about other kinds of boats, and what the next one will be......



Your tests definitely help in choosing a boat. I'm looking between Cruisers Cantius models or going with a Downeaster type like Back Cove. My primary goal is fuel economy and low height to do the Loop.  Please keep up the good work!!!


We are exclusive dealers of the above brands for Greece and Cyprus and rely heavily on for marketing tool, especially for  Aquila that is not well known in the Greek market. 

- synergy yacht sales

BoatTEST is an awesome service. Before I pulled the trigger on my Aquila I watched every video I could find online and BoatTEST were the best. 

- Roy

I saw your report and I have just acquired a Beneteau Flyer 6.6 Sportdeck.   Your report definitely helped me.  


I love your site. Been coming to it for years. The test boat reports are the best. Used your site to narrow in on our last boat. We lost the Nauticstar to Hurricane Ian so we will be depending on your site for the most up to date boat buying info that is out there. Thanks for what you for all us boaters out there! 

- Stephen

I really enjoy reading your reports. There's no question assisting in the purchase of our last two boats. Last summer I sold our 2010 Meridian 441 SB and purchased a 2014 Boston Whaler 315 conquest pilothouse. The main reason we choose Boston Whaler was for the Pilothouse model. Living in the Seattle WA area we needed a boat that is warm and dry and no canvas to worry about in the winter months. The outboards make it nice because you just raise them out of the saltwater and walk away. The Boston Whaler - Mercury package is a great package all around.