Bayliner 335 SB Cruiser:
What Secret is
This Boat Hiding?
Bayliner's queen of the fleet is the 335 SB, a 32'6" (9.91 m) LOA express cruiser that can be powered with twin MerCruiser gas or CMD diesel sterndrives. And her price (MSRP is $148,826) includes one secret "standard" that Bayliner builds into every one of its boats.
what she is hiding here...
New Features Video
Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius:
A Lady's Point of View
When it comes to taking a look at interiors and evaluating design schemes, no one can give the critical viewpoint that a woman can. Call us sexist if you will, but at least we call it as we see it. That’s why when our Charity Hughes reviews an interior it’s usually one of the most watched videos that we run. So, to see if we were spot on or way off the mark with our viewpoint of the Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius interior, we once again turn to Charity
to give us the woman’s perspective...
New Pod Technology
ZF Marine Single Pod Joystick Drive:
Revolutionary Breakthrough in
Pods aren’t new anymore, and we all know the huge leap forward they represent in the form of joystick maneuvering as well as the increase in performance. But all of the applications we’ve seen have been with twin pods. What if a boat was powered by a single pod and still gave you joystick capability? Well, that would be something
Hold onto your hats for this exciting report...
New Sponsor Video
Quality Bass Boat Innovations
The new Nitro Z-8 has a detatchable dual console, a redesigned bottom, insulated
livewell, and lots of standard equipment. And, she's dry! At 20'1" (6.12 m) LOA and 8' (2.44 m) beam, she's big enough and stable enough for neophyte and veteran anglers alike.
We have a video made by the folks at Nitro to show you the new look...
Princess 64 Flybridge MY:
1st Year Production Sold Out!
The new Princess 64 Flybridge Motor Yacht made her first U.S. appearance at the Miami Boat Show in February. European buyers have already bought out the
first year's production, according to a Viking Sport Cruisers spokesman. Buyers signing contracts today will have to wait more than a year to take delivery.
That's an impressive debut, especially considering the Princess 64 costs upwards of $3 million. What has made this 64'0" (19.45 m) LOA yacht so popular, so soon?
Find out what we think...
Grady-White Freedom 255 DC:
A Salty-Looking Family Runabout
Believe it or not, some people want a family runabout, but not one that looks "Euro-styled."
Hey, it takes all kinds! Grady-White has the perfect answer: the salty-looking Freedom 255 Dual Console. It's a bow rider with a lot of room in the cockpit for cruising
with friends. And, since it is from Grady-White, if you want to fish from it now and then, you can do it without looking foolish.
Let's take a look...
Yamaha VX Cruiser:
New Color for 2011
We have been testing all the versions of the Yamaha VX series personal watercraft for over eight years now and have come to expect a conservative, refined look when it comes to the colors and graphics. Well, Yamaha decided to change it up a bit with a new color scheme for the VX - they call it " Eclipse Black"
and we have a short video to show you the new look.
Boston Whaler 320 Outrage:
Close Look at a CC Leader
If our reader mail is any indication of what is going on in the marketplace, many
boaters have decided they want an offshore CC in the 30-foot range. Many have developed a short list with three or four quality names on it. The Boston Whaler 320 Outrage is one of them. For some of these buyers, this will be their last boat, so they want it to be a good one.
Let's take an in-depth look at the 320 Outrage...
Tigé 2011 Model Lineup Video:
Pushing the Edge Even Further
Tigé is on a mission to build the most cutting edge, exciting, and visually stunning watersports boats on the planet. While we can’t say whether they’ve accomplished that goal, we can say they’re giving the contenders a real run for their money. Tigé's newest models were featured at the INT US Championships and drew a lot of attention. If you missed the lineup at the show, then here’s your chance to see the latest in action in a promotional video made by Tigé.
Get wet here...
Engine Test Video
Volvo Penta 8.1L:
Performance Test on a Big Block V8
Taking a look at the details of an engine is one thing, but it only tells half the story. That’s why we also decided that we needed performance numbers to see how this engine operates in a boat, rather than on the test stand. Today, our test bed will be a 13,835 lb (6,275 kg) boat powered by twin Volvo Penta 8.1s
See the video and read the Captain's Report....
How -- and When --
to Call for Assistance
Let's face it -- calling for assistance is downright embarrassing. Most people think it's an indication that they can't handle a situation, or are afraid, or have done something stupid aboard, or don't have the rudimentary mechanical skills to solve a simple problem. There is nothing wrong with calling for assistance and it could be your least expensive option, to say nothing of being the safest. Here's a video explaining how to do it...
Brought to you by Sea Tow.
Shurhold Handles & Brushes:
Time Tells All
The team at Shurhold tells us that all their handles are made of high-strength, corrosion resistant, lightweight aluminum. We found their SHUR-LOK quick release system locks quickly and easily to more than 40 attachments. We found the telescoping handles provides excellent versatility by locking at different lengths for various needs.
You can choose from three types of bristles as well; the two we tested have the soft polystyrene with split fibers designed for gelcoat, non-skid surfaces, and anything you don’t want to risk scratching. It's great when a brush is new, but how well will it last? We have been using the same brush for over two years now and can report back that the brush is in great shape. The bristles are still soft, the rubber bumper is like new and the wooden base is uncracked and solid.
for Boat Buyers:
10 "Must-Check" Details
in a New Boat
When buying a new boat make sure that you don't buy one with an inherent problem, one that cannot be easily fixed. And don't assume that just because you are buying a boat from a famous or highly regarded builder that it does not have a serious design defect that might well diminish your enjoyment of the boat or cost you money at resale time. Over the last 10 years BoatTEST.com has tested nearly 1400 powerboats and from that research we have identified 10 important details that will help steer you to the right boat. This White Paper is for boat buyers only.
Lesson of the Week
Using Sound Signals
To Alert Other Boaters
This week Capt. Steve goes over sixteen new lessons and guidelines on using sound signals to alert other boaters of your intentions on the water. By using specific sound signals boaters can communicate whether they want to pass another boat to port or starboard, cross in front of a slower boat even though they are the give-way vessel, and several other things. The videos presented
this week are part of BoatTEST.com’s Boating Course which is USCG-approved. Watch
these video boating lessons every week on BoatTEST.com.
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