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New Huckins 56 Jet Drive
All Huckins are Custom-Built in the Mid-Size Range...See Video

All New MTU 2000 Engine
New Block, Common Rail Injection, Far Better Performance...See Video

New Century 3200 CC
Yamaha-Owned Boat Company Has Come a Long Way...See Video

New Bertram 63 Re-Captures the Old Elan
Ferretti Interiors, Beautiful Lines, and 40 Knots, Too?... See the Man

New Furuno Thermal Imaging Display
If You Have a Big Yacht, It's Not Complete Without This...See Video
New Pursuit 31 CC
Featuring a "Dry Bilge", the 31 is Built for Offshore...See Video
 
New Azimut 75
Trend-Setting Designs and Beautiful Styling...See Video
 

How a KVH Sat Dish Works
Recent Improvements Give You a Good Picture, More Often...See Video
 
Bertram 63 Has Unique "Center Console" Flybridge
Setting a New Direction in Battlewagon Bridge Design...Must See
 
New Furuno Sirius Sat Weather Display
Don't Leave Home Without It...See Video

Sell Your Boat FASTER and For MORE Money
with an Extended Service Contract
  
Have you noticed how most of the engine companies are promoting their extended service contracts these days?  We've never seen anything like it!
 
It is a new trend in the boating industry that is here to stay because more and more boat owners want no-hassle ownership. They expect equipment to work or if it breaks they want it  fixed under a warranty or service contract, pronto.
 
It is no wonder that reinsurance industry surveys show that used boats for sale with extended service contracts sell 30% faster and for 10% more than boats out of warranty without an extended service contract.
 
Just think about it...when you look at a laundry list of classified ads for boats, which ones would be of most interest to you?  Boats with an "extended service contract" on the engine and major components, or ones that are out warranty, and you have to hope you don't have a problem, and if you can afford it.
 
That's why BoatTEST.com has partnered with SeaSafe™ -- so that you can have an extended service contract you can trust.
 
If you want to move your boat fast, find out what an extended service contract will cost, and if your boat is eligible (1998 or newer) by clicking here.

Dealers interested in offering SeaSafe policies, click here.



Spotlight on BoatTESTS

This week's most Popular Tests on BoatTEST.com . Click on the model to find out why:

Formula

240 Bowrider, 310 Sun Sport, 370 Super Sport, 400 Super Sport, 45 Yacht

Smoker Craft

162 Tracer, 172 Millentia, 192 Ultima

Wellcraft

252 Fisherman, 30 Scarab Tournament, 352 Tournament, 360 Coastal

Tiara

3000 Open, 3900 Convertible, 4300 Sovran, 4200 Open, 5200 Sovran Salon

Caravelle

187 LS Bowrider, 207 LS Bowrider, 217 LS Bowrider, 237 LS Bowrider, Interceptor 232

Hydra-Sports

Vector 2200CC, Vector 2200VX, Vector 2900CC

Premier

221 Explorer, 235 Escapade, 275 Intrigue, 310 Boundary Waters



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Reading Improves the Mind-- Check Out These Page Turners

Heart of Glass: Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Built Them by Daniel Spurr

Probably the best history of the evolution of fiberglass in boat business ever written. There are lots of little-known stories in this well-researched book. Find out who the real pioneers in fiberglass production boat building really were. You'll be surprised!

Click here to purchase this book and check out other books recommended by BoatTEST.com.

The Long Exile; A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Artic by Melanie McGrath

If you love reading about early explorers of the high arctic, such as Frobesher, Franklin and others, then you will find this heart-breaking book about the Canadian Government's incredible abuse of 36 Inuits riveting reading. It started in 1952 and lasted for 40 years and was a major factor in the creation of the independent territory of Nunavut which is the size of California and has 27,000 inhabitants. Read it now before the true story is ruined by a major motion picture.

Click here to purchase this book and to check out other books recommended by BoatTEST.com.


Thinking of Purchasing a Boat? Get a Background Check First

Find out if your dream boat has been stolen, in an accident, salvaged after a hurricane, or hit a public record for some other reason. It could be the smartest used boating buying decision you ever made. Just enter the hull identification number (HIN) and get any public details on the boat before you buy. Click Here for Report

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.


Apreamare (35') Don Giovanni
Apreamare's design traces back hundreds of years, to fishing boats on the Bay of Naples. In some ways, Apreamare's boats more closely resemble the fishing fleet of Don Giovanni's Mediterranean than the sterile fiberglass yachts of today. The double-ended stern, teak decks, and varnished mahogany trim are quite traditional, but its sexy curved lines, polished stainless steel, and 32 knot cruise are certainly contemporary. Ideal for two love birds for a long weekend or for entertaining a dozen friends for the day.  Click here.




Laguna C-240 SC
Brunswick has brought back the Laguna line of center consoles that was once built by Sea Ray, but is now being built in South Carolina. Brunswick is targeting the entry-level new boat buyer with a good value.
Laguna protects the hull with vinylester barrier coatings, uses no-wood construction and delivers a limited lifetime hull warranty so you can rest assured for many years to come. This boat is built with upright, level flotation and for comfort, they have a design with Carolina flare and 18 degrees of deadrise at the transom. Powered by a single 225-hp Verado she has WOT of 43.9 mph and has a range of 303 miles at 23 mph. Click here to view test.


Sea-Doo GTI  Wake

Sea-Doo took the bold step to develop and market a wake sports dedicated watercraft. Focused on the i-generation of young, digitally driven thrill seekers, the Wake Edition is basically a GTX model with numerous upgrades required by boarders to perform their art. After spending an afternoon on this exciting machine, I wish I were 20-something again, so that I could get behind this watercraft every weekend and shred the waterways too. WOT, just less than 65 mph.  Click here.
 





Laguna B-210 SC
The B-210 SC is a complete boat, motor and trailer package that has Mercury's supercharged 150-hp Verado on the stern. Laguna leaves little to add before you shove off to your favorite snook hunting grounds, or whatever bay style fishing you love. Laguna builds these boats with high-grade materials so you can concentrate on fishing, not on your next repair bills. With a single 150-hp Supercharged Verado the boat has a WOT of 44.4 mph at 23.9 mph cruise she burns 4.7 gph and has a range of 249 mile range.  Click Here.

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Brief Stops in Hawaii -- Then off to Palau and Engine Problems
 
Date:                                                 24 April 2007
Day:                                                   45
Distance Traveled:                         11,200 nm
Distance Behind:                            3,200 nm
Current Location:                          Palau, Republic of
 
"Earthrace" stopped at the big island for fuel then buzzed on to Maui to make repairs to the vibrating coupling. "Earthrace," now in full racing mode, was quickly off to Majuro and Palau, and then...read more
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450 Sealers Trapped in Ice
100 vessels Caught, 55 Men Rescued, Running Low on Food, Water ...Read More

Bilge Pump Float Switches -- Pain in the Past
New Technology Eliminates Stuck Float Switch Pain...Must Read

New England Buoys Ravaged by Nor'easter
Boaters Use Caution as Season Starts to Ramp Up...Read More

263 Hostages Taken by Pirates in 2006
Somalia and Nigeria more Dangerous than Straits of Malacca...Har Matey

David Olson Named President of Baja Marine
Former President Parmentier now heads the Group's Overseas Sales...Read More

Sunseeker Wins Queen's Award
British Boat Builder Wins the Award for the 5th Time...Read More

Gulf States Become Powerboat Mecca
Abu Daubi Becomes Home of the UIM Formula One Worlds...Read More

"Ghost Ship" Mystery
Like the "Mary Celeste," a Yacht is Found Empty...Read the Clues

USCG Bans Older EPIRBs
Boaters Must Buy the New 406 MHz Unit by Jan. 1, 2009...Read More

Lessons for All Fishermen Offshore
16' Fish Boat Capsizes; One Man Saved, One Lost...The Lessons

Wellcraft 35 Owner Bags $100k in FLW Kingfish Event
Rough Seas Put the Fleet to the Test...See Boat Test...Read Fish Story

Wego Kite Tubes "Most Wanted" Recall
19,000 of the Units were Recalled Last July. Do You Still Have One?...Read More

USCG Makes Record Coke Bust
Plus, The Top 10 USCG Busts, Annual Dope Harvests Totals...Read the Stats

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