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MarineMax's Fall Specials

MarineMax has over 85 dealer locations around the country and this fall they are running special fall sales on a lot of new boat inventory, many of which we have tested.  We urge you to pay particular attention to the models below.  Visit MarineMax's website and see what we mean.

2006 Sea Ray Models:

225WE   250SLX   270SLX   270SD   290DA   340DA   38DA   40MY   48SDA

2006 Boston Whaler Models:

 240                                   270                             33CC

New Yamaha Boat Tests

BoatTEST met up with Yamaha in Bermuda to test the all new VX Cruiser and SX 230 High Output.   Here's what Capt. John Wenz has to say about this ultimate adventure, " I had a day to use the boat exactly as it is intended to be used. We did some sightseeing, cruised along two-up, and took some high-speed running for excitement.... This is what active boating is all about!" Click here for full article.

The SX 230 High Output is an affordable runabout which delivers a thrilling ride.  This model is made for watersport adventures with room for ten, comfortable J-shaped cockpit seating arrangement, large stern deck, and plenty of power.


BoatTEST.com Welcomes Tracker Marine Dealers

We would like to welcome the Tracker Marine Group dealers to BoatTEST.com  Tracker dealers from all over the country--who sell Tracker fishing boats, Tahoe sport and deck boats, Nitro bass boats, and Sun Tracker pontoon boats-- are now represented in our classified ad section "Boats For Sale."  You will find new, non-current, and used boats from nearly 200 TMG dealers from coast-to-coast.  So no matter where you live, chances are there is a Tracker dealer near you.  Here's a sampling of some TMG boats we have tested. 

  Nitro 189 Sport          Nitro NX 882            Nitro 929 DC                               

Tracker Tournament V-18           Tracker Tundra 18 SC                   

Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 18          Tahoe 195 I/O  

Tahoe 195 WT OB                     Tahoe 215 OB  

Cobalt Boat Tests

Cobalt is one of America's most prestigious brands.  Why not go skiing behind the the 232?   This versatile and stylish sportboat is great for cruising too.  She features abundant storage, comfortable seating and an extended swim platform. Check out other tested models below.

          Cobalt 200                  Cobalt 220             Cobalt 240 Bowrider

Honda Offers Low Financing Rates --Plus 5-Year Warranty

Until December 31st, Honda Marine is offering 6.49% APR financing on all new Honda Marine packages or engines. Complete details here.   Honda Marine is also offering a special extended 5-year warranty program from the factory on all of its engines until next spring.

Get up to $5,000 Cash Rebate from Skeeter

Skeeter is offering cash rebates up to $5,000 on select i-class models now through November 21, 2006. Click here for complete details.

Yamaha Offers 3-Year Extended Service for Free

Now through November 21, 2006 Yamaha Motor Corporation is offering 3-Years of Extended Service at no cost to you on eligible four-stroke and two-stroke models.  This is a limited time offer so check it out while it lasts. Get the full details.  

Which Tow Vehicle is Right for You? Check Our Tow-Vehicle Tests!

Dakota Trx4 Off-Road Quad Cab Ram 1500 Quad Cab Laramie 4x4 Hemi
Durango Limited 4x4 Hemi    Ram 2500 Quad Cab     
Ram 3500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x2 Diesel        Ram 3500 Quad Cab Dually 4x4 Diesel

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.

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.