In the utterly self-possessed style of a child prince from a royal family, the Astondoa 43 motoryacht keeps you in your place, but in a good way. You'll be snug, safe, and envied on board because the 43 is stylish, solidly constructed, and spacious. It is also quiet and friendly. Under way, for example, the yacht seems to work with the sea, instead of fighting it, and its Volvo IPS power package doesn't require a pedigree, bolstering a helmsman's confidence-a confident helmsman equals happy passengers. Even a short time aboard had me wishing I could point the bow toward the horizon and parts unknown.