Cruising Boats

Find cruiser boat tests, photo galleries and videos of cruising boats, plus cruising boat buying information, boat tests and more.

Regal LS36 out cruising

2022 Regal LS36

Walkthrough the brand new, 2022 Regal LS36 with Boating Editor-at-Large, Randy Vance.

Galeon 410 HTC running just offshore

2021 Galeon 410 HTC

Enjoy sporty looks, twin Volvo Penta diesel inboard power, and cockpit expansion at the touch of a button.

Whether your idea of a cruiser is a salty trawler, a sleek express cruiser, or a smaller cabin cruising boat such as a cuddy cabin or mid-cabin style,  you’ll find the information here to make better boat buying decisions with regard to cruising boats. Boating’s Certified Boat Tests include performance data, cruising boat pricing–current at date of publication–and detailed descriptions of layout and features. Best of all, our experienced editors, the world’s foremost powerboat experts, deliver insightful commentary, including providing a comparison boat that will help you better understand where the test boat fits in the marketplace. Whether you’re looking for an offshore cruising boat, or a river cruising boat; or whether you want to buy the best cruising boat over 40 feet or under 30 feet, the boat test reviews found here will help make you a more informed boat buyer.


Featured Cruising Boats

Cruise into this section every week to learn about the coolest cruising boats tested by the world’s foremost powerboating experts.
Bénéteau Antares 11 cruising through the waves

2021 Beneteau Antares 11

This new Antares model from Beneteau combines a dayboat’s agility, speed and versatile layout with real cruising accommodations.

Aspen C108 cruising through the bay

2021 Aspen C108

A proa-style power catamaran boasting asymmetrical hulls and a unique pairing of outboards.


Cruising Boat Reviews

Solace 345 cover boat

Top New Boats

Boating’s 2019 cover boats represent the year’s top new models.