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BoatTEST.com is asking all of its members who own boats to evaluate them in a short questionnaire provided. The concept is to provide guidance for people considering buying the same model you have.  There is nothing like the "test of time" to reveal the true nature and utility of a boat. Thanks for your help and for taking a few minutes of your time to help your fellow boater.  All names will be withheld for publication and only initials and city used as identification. Click here.

Yamaha's Running a Repower Special 

Yamaha has extended its Repower promotion now through July 31st.  The "Repower and Take Command" promotion gives you either a free Command Link Package or credit toward rigging or labor. Click here for details.


Welcome MarineMax to the BTC Classifieds

The world's largest boat dealership recently joined BoatTEST.com's expanding listings of used and almost new boats in our "Boats For Sale" section. MarineMax has 86 dealerships from coast to coast and has the largest – and widest – assortment of used boats of any dealership on the planet. There are several thousand of them on BoatTEST.com and to give you a taste of what they have to offer we've selected eight boats to give you an idea of the breadth of their selection—

First, is the 2005 silver Riva SunRiva 33, which is perhaps the most beautiful and elegant runabout ever created. It has to been seen in person to be fully appreciated. The owner of this boat will be a lucky person, indeed. She resides in Newport Beach, CA. But at $575,873, she could probably be taken anywhere you want. We have tested the boat, so take a look.

Second, is a 2004 Ferretti 880, which we have also tested, which we think is one of the finest motoryachts of its size. At $6,675,000 it is not cheap, but the equipment, quality, materials, and engineering that went into this vessel are unsurpassed.  If you are looking for a big motoryacht, you owe it to yourself to see this vessel. There are several important innovations on the boat that will catch your eye. Location: Ft. Lauderdale.

Third, now down out of the rarified air of the super rich, down to just plain boaters, let's look at some of the other boats around the country that MarineMax has for sale—

2001 Sea Ray 185 Bow Rider, $16,500 – Sacramento, CA
Boston Whaler 190 Nantucket, $38,450—Jacksonville, FL
Sea Ray 210 Sundeck, $26,995—Oakdale, MN
Formula 27 PC, $57,900—Gulf Shores, AL
Tiara 29, $49,995—Toledo, OH

Spotlight on Four Winns 378 Vista

The sleek 378  is Four Winns' flagship express cruiser.  Capt. Bob Smith calls the 378  "...a comfortable boat for entertaining and cruising. She has the amenities to satisfy most every need along the way and Four Winns has taken the time to listen to their customers and added some nice features and offered some excellent options."

To watch the videos and read the reviews on tests ranging from a 19' deckboat up to a 58' express cruiser, click on the links below.

   Four Winns                         Sea Ray                         Tahoe                      
   268 Vista   480 Motoryacht   195 I/O
   288 Vista   52 Sundancer   Q4
   318 Vista   550 Sundancer   196 WT OB
   348 Vista   58 Sedan Bridge   215 I/O

For Marine Insurance BoatTest.com Recommends Global Marine  

Global Marine Insurance is an agency that specializes only in marine insurance, and has been in business since 1989. Over the years they have built up a solid reputation amongst professionals in the marine industry, and that is why BoatTEST.com recommends them to you.

For Marine Surveyors BoatTest.com Recommends Davis & Company

Davis and Company, Ltd. is comprised of over 60 offices throughout the United States and Canada.  The company is the largest firm in North America specializing in marine surveys and engineering.

Thinking of Purchasing a Boat? Get a Background Check First

Seas can be rough and accidents do happen. Just enter the hull identification number and get details before you make a final buying decision Click here to check our this new service in out Boating Services section. 

For Boat Loans BoatTest.com Recommends Azura Capital  

At Azura Capital, loan decisions are made quickly, usually within the same or next business day if your personal financials are not required. Best of all, Azura Capital works with the nation's leading marine lenders and will secure the best finance package to fit your needs.

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