New Cruisers Yachts Cantius 60 Fly // 2017 Mako 334 // Glastron GT 205 // 12 Reports - 06/15/2016
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- Evinrude i-Dock
- Cruisers Yachts 60 Fly
- Glastron GT 205
- Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
- Sea-Doo RXT-X 300
- Ocean Alexander 100
- Sailfish 220CC
- Volvo Penta V6-280
- MAKO 334 CC
- Formula 292 FASTech
- Boston Whaler 420
- TRACKER Pro Guide V-175
- Picture of the Week
- Boating Course On DVD

Evinrude i-Dock:
Intuitive Maneuvering for Evinrude Outboards

Evinrude i-Dock
The Evinrude i-Dock joystick control system brings intuitive low-speed maneuvering to Evinrude E-TEC multi-engine installations. The system can be retrofitted to older Evinrude E-TECs, adding the benefit of power steering to the other features.

The Evinrude i-Dock system provides joystick maneuverability in multi-engine E-TEC outboard installations and also allows the operator to tweak the steering system for both resistance and the number of turns lock-to-lock. The system includes a small CanTrac color gauge to monitor the engine rpm, gearshift positions, and steering angle of the engines. The control features the usual joystick functions, includes turn-within-length rotational capabilities, and a "Boost" button allows adding more power to deal with stronger winds or currents. More...

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 60 Fly:
New Flybridge Sportyacht

Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts recently announced its new Cantius 60 Fly with hardtop. This addition greatly expands the vessel's entertaining space and functionality.

The new Cruisers Yachts Cantius 60 Fly offers six entertainment venues stretching from bow to swim platform to flying bridge, while the accommodations layout features two exceptionally large en suite staterooms. The lower salon, which includes a 7' long sofa, can be replaced by a third stateroom. The bow provides reverse crescent seating, port and starboard sun lounges, and room for two side-mount tables for cocktails. On the main deck and below the new flybridge model is essentially the same as the 60 express. More...

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Glastron GT 205:
Classic Style in a Multi-Mission Bowrider

Glastron GT 205
The Glastron GT 205 combines a retro-look windshield and tail fins with modern graphics to create a striking package at speed or at the dock.

The Glastron GT 205 is available in the standard version, as well as a GTS sport model with upscale graphics and upholstery. There's also the GTSF fishing version with an aerated livewell, trolling motor mount, reversible bow seats/fishing deck, casting seats, a bow casting platform, rod storage, rod holders, and the ski/fish two tone deck and hull scheme. A color-matched trailer is standard with all versions. Pricing is competitive for the genre, ranging from $34,800 to $42,427, depending on the package and the power chosen. More...

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Beneteau Oceanis 41.1:
Multi-Mission Sailing Yacht w/ 2-3 Staterooms

Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
The Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 features both hullside and trunk cabin windows, providing lots of light to interior spaces. She's rigged for short-handed sailing.

Offered in a two or three stateroom configuration with one or two heads, the Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is an intermediate-sized sailing yacht, providing the flexibility of day sailing or racing and the amenities for long distance cruising. With a 13'9" (4.19 m) maximum beam, she offers the space and elbow room typically found in a much larger yacht. The design allows Beneteau to extend the beam, which results in additional comfort, cruising stability and speed, and a significant increase in the interior volume. With twin helms and all lines that run to the cockpit, she's rigged for short-handed sailing. More...

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Sea-Doo RXT-X 300:
Comfort, Control and 0-60 in 4-Seconds

Sea-Doo RXT-X 300
The Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 features the SE hull, a stepped design with a deep-v center section to ease the ride, stepping to shallower angles at the chines for improved cornering and overall performance.

The Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 has a stepped hull, improving its rough water capabilities, as well as providing rocket-like hole shots. Powered with the new 300-hp Rotax 1630 ACE engine, it delivers remarkable performance, accelerating from 0-60 mph in four-seconds, according to the builder. The Ergolock seating combines an adjustable handlebar with inward-angled footwells and a narrow profile racing seat with hollows the rider can grip with the knees, reducing the effort needed to hold on in turns. The iBR electronically activated braking and reversing system will stop forward motion 160’ sooner than a model with no braking system, according to the company. More...

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Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht:
New Long Range Motoryacht

Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht
The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht presents a striking image, in part thanks to polyurethane paint that gives her a high-gloss, long-lasting finish and eliminates gel coat oxidation.

The Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht, powered by twin 1925-hp CAT C-32 ACERTs, offers a combination of speed and range. At 1250 rpms and 12.5 knots, she can travel over 1500 miles between refuelings, while at 600 rpms and 8 knots, she has ocean-spanning range of some 6600 miles. The flybridge is available in open flybridge or skylounge versions, both with three-across seating in comfortable Stidd seats at the helm. Both models include a 15’ tender with a 70-hp outboard on the aft boat deck, which can be launched/retrieved by a hydraulic davit. Both versions also include a four-person lighted Jacuzzi in a custom fiberglass enclosure. More...

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Sailfish 220CC:
Compact, Trailerable Coastal Fisherman

Sailfish 220CC
The Sailfish 220CC has a variable deadrise hull, with 24-degrees at the keel to maximize riding comfort in a chop, stepping to 22-degrees outboard for improved efficiency, stability, and quick planing.

The Sailfish 220CC is a compact, trailerable center console with full offshore capabilities thanks to her unique VDS hull and the wide flare to her bows, giving lots of lift forward as well as keeping spray out of the cockpit. Freeboard runs from 27” at the stern to 31” at the bow. She comes loaded for fishing with an aerated baitwell at the transom, tool racks, tackle storage, and lots of rod holders. Optional cushions and ski pylon convert her for double-duty as a family dayboat. More...

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Volvo Penta V6-280:
All V-6 Sterndrive Engines Are NOT the Same

Volvo Penta V6-280
The Volvo Penta V6-280 is an 899-lb. (407 kg), 4.3 L aluminum-block V6 with exceptionally high output and low emissions.

All Volvo Penta 4.3L sterndrives have a number of important distinguishing features from its competitors. Its lightweight aluminum block and heads provides a better power to weight ratio, and variable valve timing and in-cylinder fuel injection delivers notable performance improvement. The Front Engine Accessory Drive system allows easy access to all the service points, as well as reducing the number of hoses and connection ports. Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) allows fly-by-wire installations. The engine is available with Volvo Penta SX, Duoprop, or Forward Drive systems. More...

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Test Video

2017 MAKO 334 CC:
Sportfish Edition
w/ 64.4 MPH WOT

Mako 334 CC
The Sportfish Edition of the MAKO 334 CC includes a command post atop the hardtop, giving the captain a great view when it comes to spotting fish.

The new 2017 MAKO 334 CC comes fully loaded for offshore operations in Standard, Sportfish, and Bluewater Family editions. All include twin Garmin 7612 XSV chartplotters plus digital shift/throttle controls and the Mercury JPO outboard joystick system with dual or triple outboard installations (up to 1050-hp), plus trim tabs inset into the hull, Fusion stereo, and a hardtop. The Sportfish Edition includes an upper station with Mercury VesselView and a massive insulated coffin box at the bow with a power lift for the entire box that reveals lots more storage below decks. A hullside door is handy for diving or for hauling in ocean heavyweights. More...

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Formula 292 FASTech:
A Gentleman's Go-Fast Boat

Formula 292 FASTech
The twin step bottom design of the Formula 292 FASTech is intended to improve efficiency by aerating the running surface. The steps also produce tail lift, says the builder, so the boat’s ride is more level compared to a conventional V-bottom.

The Formula 292 FASTech is a classic offshore performance boat with cockpit and cabin space for a couple to enjoy a weekend getaway. She includes Livorsi gauges and controls, Bennett racing tabs, McLeod Offshore bolsters, and lab-finished Mercury racing props. With twin 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG ECT Bravo One sterndrives, the boat has a top speed between 62 and 65 mph when turning 4-blade Bravo One propellers, according to the company. Most important is Formula's quality build and aftermarket service. More...

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Boston Whaler 420 Outrage:
New-Age Battlewagon

Boston Whaler 420 Outrage
Seeing the Boston Whaler 420 Outrage carving a turn, the reaction might be "This is a Whaler?" She combines exceptional eye appeal with the company's famed premium building process.

The Boston Whaler 420 Outrage, the company's new multi-mission flagship, can fish the offshore canyons for days and just as easily convert to hosting formal cocktail parties, then transition to a family cruiser heading to a distant hidey-hole for picnicking, swimming or diving. In other words, she can do much of what we expect in a large convertible battlewagon -- at much less cost. She comes loaded with all of the extras, including both cockpit and cabin A/C, a "summer kitchen" with electric grill and refrigerator in the cockpit to bolster the full galley below decks, a wet head with rain shower head, a windlass, luxury grade upholstery, and lots more. More...

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TRACKER Pro Guide V-175 WT:
Tough, Lightweight Aluminum Fisherman

Tracker Pro Guide V-175 WT
With Tracker-exclusive Diamond Coat finish, the TRACKER Pro Guide V-175 WT offers the eye appeal of a fiberglass boat in a durable, low-maintenance, lightweight aluminum hull.

The TRACKER Pro Guide V-175 WT offers big-water performance in a relatively light-weight welded aluminum package that's easy to trailer and easy to garage. She comes fully loaded for angling, with large livewells fore and aft, a Minn-Kota trolling motor and Lowrance fishfinder. A wrap-around, walkthrough, tempered safety glass windshield keeps spray out of the cockpit, and movable, swiveling fishing seats can be mounted in any of six locations. More...

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