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On the Hook

As summer turns to fall our boating adventures alter for many of us.  We pack away most of our water toys and focus more on the cruise and our overnight destination. Check out some of the new 2007 models from Formula and Tiara.


Formula combines performance and luxury to bring you the all-new 45 Yacht.  This model comes with a laundry list of standard features including a standard motorized sunroof, plenty of seating both topside and below, and options such as a Gaggenau grill, and hydraulic swim platform to compliment this luxurious cruiser.

 

31 PC     370 Super Sport       40 PC w/Volvo IPS      400 Super Sport      48 Yacht     

 

Another all-new model for 2007 is Tiara's 3900 Sovran.  This model is equipped with Volvo's revolutionary IPS systems including the new IPS joystick which makes maneuvering in close quarters much easier. The IPS drive uses less space than most engines and enabled Tiara more room for living. To view other Tiara models, click on the links below.

*Get huge savings on a new 3000 Open through October 31st, 2006. Get full details.

2900 Open Classic             2900 Coronet             3000 Open                    3900 Convertible
3800 Open 4300 Sovran 4200 Open      5200 Sovran Salon


Cruising Adventures Contest

BoatTEST wants to hear about your most memorable cruising experience.  We will publish your remarks in a new resource on BoatTEST.com.

 Be sure to include helpful information about:

  1. Navigational hazards
  2. Good places to anchor
  3. Pleasant marinas and stop off points
  4. Visiting points of interest
  5. Good restaurants
  6. Helpful boatyards and gas docks--and ones to avoid

Email us your story or send us a video (but keep them under 5 minutes)

Simply send your material in an email with picture attachments lis@boattest.com  Copies of videos should be sent to "Cruising Adventures" c/o BoatTEST.com 51 Bank Street Stamford, CT 06901.  Sorry, videos cannot be returned.  Submission of all materials, including video, pictures, and text grants on BoatTEST.com, LLC the right to edit and publish this material on its network of websites.  All submissions become the property of BTC LLC.

On December 1st our panel of judges will select the best contributions.  First prize will be a Standard hand-held VHF.


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Durango Limited 4x4 Hemi    Ram 2500 Quad Cab     
Ram 3500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x2 Diesel        Ram 3500 Quad Cab Dually 4x4 Diesel


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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.


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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.