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NMMA Gets Tough With Boat Builders
Sets Deadline of Sept., 2007 forCertification...

...or, be expelled from the Industry Group.

This spring the National Marine Manufacturers Association(NMMA) president, Thom Dammrich, threw down the gauntlet and vowed that anyboat builders not certified by the NMMA as meeting 30 categories of AmericanBoat and Yacht Council (ABYC) construction requirements would be thrown out ofthe industry's organization after the 2007 model year.

What's NEW in NMMA Certification...Watch Video

What NMMA Certification means to YOU!...Watch Video

Why NMMA builders must have CSI Reports...Watch Video

To read more about ABYC, click here.

To read USCG Requirements for Recreation Vessels, click here. 

To read about the NMMA Certification Program, click here.


12 More Builders Get NMMA Certification

Hinckley and Riva are among the Newly Certified

To see a list of the most recently certified builders, click here.



Regal Opens New Factory–
1st Peek at the 5260!

The NEW 52' Custom Hard Top and Grand Plant-Opening Gala.

View video of 5260 Commodore and the New Regal Plant



A Bridge Too Low...Watch Video
Anchors Aweigh!
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Send YOUR Boating Bloopers to mailto:editorial@boattest.comBe sure to include your first name, last name, email and video titleand description or, mail to : Video Review, 51 Bank Street, Suite 2A,Stamford, CT 06901.

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Send YOUR Video report to mailto:editorial@boattest.com Be sure to include your first name, last name, email and video title and description or, mail to : Video Review, 51 Bank Street, Suite 2A, Stamford, CT 06901.

**Please send videos 10 MB or smaller

USPS Asks Fed to Stop Ruling
Urges Fed to enact "responsible standards" for recreational boats discharge...read more

To watch a video of NMMA President Thom Dammrich explain why boaters need to take this threat seriously...click here



After fueling, sniff the engine room before turning on the blower or starting the engine.  Fuel could have leaked into your bilge and a frayed electrical wire to the blower or engine could cause a spark.  Your nose is your best protection.

In case you are wondering what happens when a spark hits gas vapor...watch this clip


You've seen our captain's tests and video reports for years –now, we'd like to hear and see YOUR VIDEO report on YOUR boat. Now is your chance to tell us and our members what you like and don't like on your boat.

All usable submissions will receive a $50 BoatTESTSTORE.com coupon.

Send YOUR Video report to mailto:editorial@boattest.com Be sure to include your first name, last name, email and video title and description or, mail to: Video Review, 51 Bank Street, Suite 2A, Stamford, CT 06901.

 **Please send videos 10 MB or smaller



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Wellcraft 270 Coastal
Responding to the need for a smaller, more manageable version of the popular Coastal Series, Wellcraft has introduced the new 270 to its lineup.  Watch Video


Hydra-Sports 23 Bay Bolt
Hydra-Sports put its popular 23 Bay Bolt on a diet and did a major update to come out with a fishing machine for light tackle fishing enthusiasts. You have to see this 50 mph bay boat in action. Watch Video


Regulator 32 FS
The32 is the largest in the company's offshore fishing series. At cruise speed you can expect429 miles on a full tank. Check out it


 
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Doral Mediterra
Doralbuilt the Mediterra with the specific goal of utilizing the awesomepower and control of Volvo's IPS drive system. This 40 footer hit closeto 40mph on test day. Play Video


Yamaha SX230
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Formula 370 Super Sport
Formula offers both performance and smart entertaining space. With twin 425-hp MerCruisers the 370 delivers a cruise speed of 227 miles. Watch Video 


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Small Ripples Can Be Trouble At SPEED
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7 Steps to Successful Boat Docking
by Katherine Redmond. Docking your boat is one of the most difficult tasks any boater faces. This book is filled with the "how to" and knowledge of successfully docking your boat in a 7 step easily understood process. It covers single-engine inboard vessels, power or sail, twin-engine inboard and outboard vessels, single-engine outboard or sterndrive vessels. A must have for any boater!! Click here to order.


Boater's Pocket Reference: Your Comprehensive Resource for Boats and Boating by Thomas A. McEwen. This Boater's Pocket Reference offers handy, how-to-do-it information and reference facts, figures, formulas, graphs, and tables about boating in a resource small enough to fit in your pocket. This guide is a virtual bible of boating. It is organized and color-coded so information can easily be found on such topics as boating terminology, design, regulations, navigation rules, seamanship, piloting and navigation, knots, weather, engines, propellers, electrical, communications, and trailering. Click here to order.

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Fishing Tournament Cheaters
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Competitive Anglers Face Polygraph Testing
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USCG Says Boating Accidents Down
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Steering Cable Failure is Preventable
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Truth Imitates Fiction
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Rare Jurassic-Era Fish Caught
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Sturgeon poachers use dynamite; Beluga caviar almost a memory...Read More

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