Hargrave 116 // Sailfish 325 // 12 Reports - 06/29/2016
Hargrave 116 // Sailfish 325 // 12 Reports
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- Sailfish 325DC
- Hargrave 116
- Beneteau Gran Turismo 46
- Boston Whaler 330 Outrage
- Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300
- Key Largo 3000 CC
- Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius
- NITRO ZV 21
- Ocean Alexander 85
- Robalo 246 Cayman
- TRACKER Targa V-20 WT
- Bavaria Sport 360 HT
- Picture of the Week
- Boating Course On DVD

Sailfish 325DC:
Seaworthy CC w/ Mini Cabin
and Head

Sailfish 325DC
There is plenty of room in the cockpit for multiple anglers and the rest of the family rests comfortably in the shade under the standard hardtop.

The Sailfish 325DC comes with standard features that are extra-cost options on many in class. They include a hard top, electric trim tabs, and a power hatch/bench seat at the transom, plus much more. Also unusual, the port console reveals a cabin area that has sitting space for a couple of adults or an area for the kids to nap. There’s a sink with storage in the base, and owners can opt to add a microwave oven. The boat's longitudinally-stepped "Variable Deadrise Hull" gives her the benefits of a 24-degree bottom at the transom, but the steps also provide for quick planing, greater fuel efficiency, and beam stability. More...

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New Features Video

Hargrave 116 Raised Pilot House:
Five Staterooms w/ World Class Fit and Finish

Hargrave 116 Raised Pilot House
The raised pilot house of the Hargrave 116 not only gives the skipper an exceptional view, it adds to the elegant line of the yacht, while moving the command station out of the living/entertaining areas.

The Hargrave 116 Raised Pilot House features five cabins, including a full-beam owner's suite forward on the main deck. She offers a combination of clever engineering, exquisite materials, and flawless fit-and-finish. For example, at the bottom of the stairs to the guest quarters level, the decking is a series of square inlays with clipped and mitered corners in Cream Marble and Perlato Silica Marble. This stone is backed by an aluminum honeycomb, which cuts the weight in half and adds the strength and stability necessary for long-term durability at sea. The massive flybridge features large sofas and gloss finish teak tables to seat 10, a Jacuzzi, sun lounges, and bar stool seating for six. More...

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New Captain's Report

Beneteau Gran Turismo 46:
Advanced Euro-Styling in a 2 or 3 Stateroom Express

Beneteau Gran Turismo 46
The sleek Euro-styled lines of the Beneteau Gran Turismo 46 make her a real head-turner, both at speed and in any harbor world-wide.

The Beneteau Gran Turismo 46 powered by the IPS 600 engines offers significant layout benefits compared to conventionally powered express cruisers. By mounting the engines far back in the hull, the owner's suite of the Beneteau Gran Turismo 46 is located aft of the galley and spans the full beam of the boat. At its widest point, with a beam just less than 14’ the private sleeping space is over 150 sq. ft. while providing headroom of 6'4" at the foot of the bed. The GT46 really shines above deck where the electrically operated sunroof allows air to flow freely through the cockpit while both at anchor and underway. Her designers put emphasis on maximizing the cockpit area and functionality to provide a boat that has excellent outdoor entertainment and lounging space. More...

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Test Video

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage:
Premium CC with Family Features

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage
Powered with twin Mercury 350 Verado's for our test runs, the Boston Whaler 330 Outrage proved herself fast and agile, with a WOT speed of 52.2 mph and a planing time of 3.9 seconds.

The Boston Whaler 330 Outrage clearly shows her fishing heritage throughout, but she also has features that are more family oriented: including the aft-facing 5' 7" (1.7 m) bench seat at the bow that will accommodate four adults. Just ahead of the console is a double-wide lounge seat measuring 4’ (1.22 m) at its widest with flip-down armrests to both sides. Behind the helm seating is an aft-facing flip-down seat. More...

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Test Video

Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300:
Class and Performance in a Luxury PWC

Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300
The Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 delivers impressive handling and speed with one, two or three riders aboard.

The Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 is a top-shelf three-rider machine that delivers more comfort and performance than most on the market, as well as some interesting technical advances. The "Intelligent Brake & Reverse" system (iBR) is an electronically activated system that the company says can stop forward motion 160 feet sooner than a model with no braking system. It’s activated by a quick squeeze of the left-hand lever, and it also gives the driver better slow speed control, especially useful when maneuvering around the dock. The Ergolock seats have a narrow profile with hollows that the rider can grip with his or her knees, reducing the effort needed to hold on. More...

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Test Video

Key Largo 3000 CC:
56.3 MPH WOT w/ Evinrude E-TEC G2 250

Key Largo 3000 CC
The Key Largo 3000 CC powered with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250's proved herself fast and with sporty handling for a boat of her LOA.

The Key Largo 3000 CC with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250's turning 22" pitch Rebel props reached an impressive top speed of 56.3 mph, and also showed strong acceleration out of the hole, reaching 20 mph in 4.4 seconds. Fuel consumption was noteable for a rig of this size at 2.0 mpg at 3000 rpms and 25.9 mph. Engine noise was a very respectable at 86 dBa at WOT. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius:
Advanced Styling in a 3-Stateroom Express

Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius
With her large arching pilothouse windows, the 54 Cantius has an attractive style combining an express and an open cockpit boat.

The salon, galley, and helm are all on the same deck level of the Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius. With the galley's power window down and the doors open, separation between the aft deck and the salon is removed. The retractable sunroof is standard. An atrium above the companionway stairs as well as the broad hullside windows bring lots of light below decks. More...

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Test Video

NITRO® ZV21:
Locked and Loaded for Multi-Species

Nitro ZV 21
With more freeboard than a bass boat, an 18-degree deadrise, and a 100" beam, the NITRO ZV21 is designed for chasing walleyes, pike and salmon on larger lakes and bays.

The NITRO ZV21 is a no-nonsense multi-species fishing boat that comes with all the accessories most serious anglers want in a turn-key rig at a competitive price. Four stainless steel slide mounts/grab rails provide lots of options for mounting rod holders and other gear for trolling, and a centerline locking 8’ rod box at the bow can hold all the tackle needed for a long day on the water. A forward 5.5 gallon baitwell with removable bucket is ideal for live minnow or leech fishing, while the NITRO-exclusive 26-gallon Guardian™ livewell aft, with an oxygenator, keeps the catch healthy. A Minn Kota® Terrova 36V, 112-lb. thrust troller is standard at the bow, and there's a Lowrance® Elite-7 Chirp fishfinder with GPS on the console. More...

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Captain's Report

Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht:
Four Ensuites in a 20'1" Beam Yacht

Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht
With wide open layouts and large windows that give her a contemporary feel and look, the 4 stateroom Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht can serve as either an owner-operator or crewed vessel.

The flybridge has a day galley and wet bar, flip down 32" TV and A/V system, and a granite-top bar with five fixed stools. There's plenty of space for a tender and davit, as well as a Jacuzzi. Below decks, four luxurious ensuites plus crew quarters welcomes extended cruises. On the main deck, sliding glass doors from salon to cockpit offer push button control, and the enlarged windows in the salon are particularly large. More...

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Test Video

Robalo 246 Cayman:
9’ Beam w/ Improved Stability

Robalo 246 Cayman
A bit of tumblehome on the transom of the Robalo 246 Cayman adds eye appeal, as does the available hullside gelcoat coloring.

The Robalo 246 Cayman has a number of features that make her stand out among the center console competition, including a 9' beam rather than the usual 8'6" or less found in many bay boats. More beam not only adds walk-around space, particularly at the console pinch points, but also improves stability at rest or low speed in beam seas. Three 30-gallon aerated livewells mean this boat can carry far more bait than most in class, and Kevlar in the keel layup gives her an extra margin of durability when beached or run aground. More...

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Test Video

TRACKER® Targa™ V-20 WT:
All-Welded Multi-Species Fisherman

Tracker Targa V-20 WT
The Targa V-20 WT features improved acceleration and overall performance with reversed chines and a set-back transom. We recorded a time to plane of 3.5 seconds. She took 4.9 seconds to reach 20 mph and 6.7 seconds to hit 30 mph.

The TRACKER Targa V-20 WT is an all-welded aluminum fishing boat built from .125 5052 marine-grade aluminum. Two swiveling fishing seats can be placed in the cockpit sockets for the ride out, then moved to bow and stern for fishing. The TRACKER-exclusive Diamond Coat™ finish is baked on and then clearcoated for long-lasting durability, and the fiberglass dual consoles and walk-thru windshield add an upscale finishing touch. A Lowrance® Mark-5x sonar is standard, as is a tandem trailer with GALVASHIELD® Impact protection. More...

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Captain's Report

Bavaria Sport 360 HT:
German Engineering and Build in a Family Yacht

Bavaria Sport 360 HT
The Bavaria Sport 360 HT has a hull that's deep, full and broad forward which gives her robust buoyancy in sloppy conditions and will help keep her dry.

The Bavaria Sport 360 HT features German engineering and build quality in a comfortable family yacht. The aft cockpit lounge converts to a large sun lounge with wraparound backrests to make it secure while underway. Attention to detail shows in places like the cabinet drawers which are held together with dovetail joints, and the rugged sliding support mechanism that holds the cabin and salon tables open. Buyers can customize the interior with a choice of three wood colors and two deck treatments, as well as several upholstery choices. Televisions in the salon, each stateroom and cockpit are standard in the American Edition. More...

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