Monte Carlo Yachts 105 // Fortress Anchors // Sailfish 240CC // 17 Reports - 07/06/2016
Monte Carlo Yachts 105 // Fortress Anchors // Sailfish 240CC // 17 Reports
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- Monte Carlo Yachts 105
- Fortress Anchors FX-7
- Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
- MAKO 21 LTS
- Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht
- Chaparral 230 Suncoast
- Cruisers Yachts 350
- Yellowfin 26 Hybrid
- World Cat 295DC
- Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht
- Sun Tracker Bass Buggy
- Four Winns H210
- Sailfish 240 CC
- Premier 310 Dodici
- Yamaha 242
- Formula 45 Yacht
- Grady-White Canyon 376
- Picture of the Week
- Boating Course On DVD

Monte Carlo Yachts 105:
New, Customizable Yacht w/ Signature Style

Monte Carlo Yachts 105
Her distinct exterior styling is instantly recognizable, and her 23’5” (7.14 m) beam and massive bow create more room for accommodations and entertaining.

The Monte Carlo Yachts 105 is a new creation from architects Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard. Their design allows for virtually unlimited interior customization while still keeping the “Monte Carlo Yachts Look.” In the main salon and dining area, the owner can work with Monte Carlo Yachts’ staff to design a layout to their own liking, whether appealing to entertaining -- or, creating a cozy space for extended cruises with family and close friends. The choices are endless. More...

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New Captain's Report

Fortress Anchors FX-7:
Lightweight, Durable Anchor for Vessels 16-27 ft.

Fortress Anchors FX-7
The Fortress FX-7 is shown assembled. It’s long-lasting aluminum alloy construction is suited for a wide-range of bottom conditions.

The Fortress Anchor FX-7 is machined from an aluminum alloy and then anodized for a durable, long-lasting finish that is rust proof and corrosion resistant. The anchor can be disassembled and stowed out of the way until it is needed. When required, it can be assembled quickly and deployed. The parts are smoother and lighter than steel anchors, and they won’t hurt your hands or leave rust stains on deck. The aluminum body of the Fortress Anchors is strong—about twice as strong as steel. We particularly like this anchor for applications where anchors are infrequently needed and for a back-up anchor that can be stowed out of the way. More...

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Beneteau Oceanis 41.1:
Select Shoal or Deep Keel Options

Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
Despite her sleek profile, the Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 has plenty of headroom below decks, and abundant windows and skylight hatches bring lots of light into the interior.

Offered in a two-or-three-stateroom configuration with one or two heads, the Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is an intermediate-sized sailing yacht that provides the flexibility of day sailing or racing, as well as comfortable accommodations for intermediate to long distance cruising. The hard chine stretches nearly the entire length of the hull, and along with the 13'9" beam, provides more room on deck and in the cabin, greater stability, and better performance. Twin helms and jib furling control lines that come all the way back to the helm station make her easy to handle short-handed. More...

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MAKO® 21 LTS:
Roomy, Lightweight Flats Skiff

MAKO 21 LTS
The MAKO 21 LTS has more fishing room than many flats skiffs of lesser LOA, and flush-deck casting platforms bow and stern give good elevation to help spot fish in the shallows.

The MAKO 21 LTS is an interesting combination of flats boat and bay boat, with the very shallow draft (12") of a poling skiff making her ideal for chasing redfish and permit, yet with enough beam (8'4") and LOA (21'0") to make her capable of crossing big, rough bays fast when necessary, or even to slip outside the inlet on a calm day for a shot at tarpon or stripers. With a 2605-lb. dry weight, she's easily towable behind midsize vehicles, and a durable aluminum trailer is part of this turn-key package. More...

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Test Video

Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht:
Bluewater-Capable Cruising Yacht w/ 4 Staterooms

Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht
The hydraulically-actuated swim platform of the Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht features a laid teak deck and a molded bench to aid swimmers and divers with gear. Note the tumble home in the stern-quarters.

The Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht is the flagship of Riviera’s range of stylish sport yachts. The main deck features a single level from the cockpit to the forward windshield, making a huge, welcoming area for entertaining. Two Webasto electric sunroofs are standard, one in the salon, the other over the aft deck to open this area to the stars when conditions are right. The hydraulic swim platform is also standard, and the aft tender garage can handle an LOA up to 10'5". More...

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Chaparral 230 Suncoast:
Upscale Deckboat w/ Seats for 12

Chaparral 230 Suncoast
The Chaparral 230 Suncoast hull extends past the mounting point of the transom for quicker planing, and the swim platforms extend even farther beyond the hull, adding usable space aft.

The Chaparral 230 Suncoast offers the layout and style of an upscale bowrider, the capacity of a pontoon boat and the handling of a mono-hull. The Extended V-Plane hull elongates the running surface well past the mounting point of the propulsion, assisting planing as well as adding usable space aft, and the 8'6" beam is carried well forward to increase volume at the bow. The bow anchor locker shares space with a stainless steel beach ladder, and the bow running light folds flush to remain safe from damage when not in use. Note her relatively high freeboard -- something not found on low-cost deck boats. More...

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Test Video

Cruisers Yachts 350 Express:
Express w/Walkthrough Windshield

Cruisers Yachts 350 Express
The Cruisers Yachts 350 Express is a yacht that offers exceptionally high-quality upholstery both in the cockpit and below decks.

The Cruisers Yachts 350 Express has a walk-through in the windshield, making access to the sunpad family-friendly. The mid-cabin is set-up to be used primarily as an open conversation pit adjacent to the salon. Likewise, the double-berth at the bow is also open to the salon, allowing visitors to gather below without feeling cramped and claustrophobic. Lots of hullside windows and skylights bring plenty of ambient light below decks. A soft top and cruising canvas are included. More...

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Test Video

Yellowfin 26 Hybrid:
62.5 MPH WOT w/ Evinrude E-TEC G2 200 HO

Yellowfin 26 Hybrid w/ Evinrude E-TEC G2 200 HO
The Yellowfin 26 Hybrid offers the kind of speed that wins tournaments when the fish are far offshore, plus a seaworthy hull with lots of bow flair to help keep anglers dry.

The Yellowfin 26 Hybrid is built with 100% vinylester resin and Corecell foam coring in the bottom, hullsides, and deck. The laminate is vacuum-bagged, which saves weight by eliminating excess resin. This creates a relatively light boat for her interior volume. With Evinrude's E-TEC G2 200 HO's, our test boat ran 62.5 mph at WOT. She planed in just 3.9 seconds, a plus for a boat that might double as a bayboat at times, and best economy was at 3000 rpm where the boat ran 29.7 mph and burned 9.7 gph, giving a range of 325 statute miles. More...

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Captain's Report

World Cat 295DC:
Dual-Purpose Catamaran for Fishing, Family Fun

World Cat 295DC
The dual consoles, high windshield, and standard hardtop provide protection to those in the aft cockpit of the World Cat 295DC, but the ride is also dry forward thanks to the high freeboard and sharp forward entry of the twin hulls.

The World Cat 295DC is a crossover platform that can fish hard one day and take the family out for watersports or entertaining the next. The trademarked VectorFlo twin hull design creates a compressed air/water mixture in the tunnel that reduces surface friction to provide better economy and at the same time serves to soften the ride, according to the company. The broad bow provides far more usable space than standard monohulls, with seating for up to eight on plush lounge-style upholstery. The hardtop is standard, and it comes equipped with a radio box with flat panel to mount a VHF, overhead lights, spreader lights, and six rocket launchers. More...

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Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht:
3 Staterooms and an 18'2" Beam

Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht
With a wide beam for her length, proportional freeboard, and lots of flair forward, the Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht is at home cruising bluewater.

The Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht is reportedly one of the widest yachts in class with an 18'2" beam, which allows her to have the feel of a larger yacht. However, she is small enough to be owner-operated while still providing bluewater cruising capabilities for six thanks to her 3/2 accommodations. Her 1200-gallon fuel capacity provides robust range at a 10 to 12-knot cruise, far greater than many yachts of this size. High gloss teak tables and flawless cabinetry throughout are part of the Hatteras heritage. More...

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Captain's Report

SUN TRACKER® BASS BUGGY® 16 DLX ET:
Eco-Friendly Electric-Powered Pontoon

Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 16 DLX ET
The SUN TRACKER BASS BUGGY 16 DLX ET is just the right size for a family of seven with young children, and the quiet electric power allows access even to lakes where gasoline outboards are prohibited.

The SUN TRACKER BASS BUGGY 16 DLX ET breaks new ground in a production pontoon boat by coming equipped with a Torqeedo electric motor with lithium battery as the primary propulsion system, giving speeds of 4 to 6 mph according to the company. Two fishing seats and an optional bow-mount, foot-control electric trolling motor make her a credible fishing rig. With a package weight of just 1,925 pounds, she can easily be towed behind even smaller tow vehicles, and the 21’ storage length will fit in most garages with room to spare. More...

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Four Winns H210:
Classic Lines in a Contemporary Bowrider

Four Winns H210
The reverse transom design and the rounded "tumblehome" stern quarters create a classic profile in the Four Winns H210.

The Four Winns H210 rides on the company's patented Stable Vee hull, which includes stepped, angled after-pods that help create stern lift at low speeds for quick planing. Four available hull colors add eye appeal to the classic exterior lines, and optional interior color combinations are available in colored vinyl. She comes standard with a full-height aluminum frame windscreen, while the RS and SS versions feature a more tinted, lower profile windscreen with a stainless steel header. A power arch with integral Bimini is optional. More...

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Captain's Report

Sailfish 240 CC:
Family-Friendly Offshore Performer

Sailfish 240 CC
With the Variable Deadrise Stepped hull, which peaks at 24-degrees at the keel aft, the Sailfish 240 CC is a very capable offshore performer, even on less-than-perfect days.

The Sailfish 240 CC is designed primarily for offshore fishing, and owners can add options packages for tournament competition, as well as for making the boat more family-friendly. Because of her higher freeboard she has more cockpit depth than most boats in class, with 40” in the bow and 30” in the stern. This is one of the aspects of the 240CC that makes her family-friendly, as well as a dry, capable offshore vessel. More...

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Captain's Report

Premier 310 Dodici:
Performance Pontoon w/ 12-Foot Beam

Premier 310 Dodici
There's room for lots of friends aboard the Premier 310 Dodici, one of the largest production pontoon boats on the market thanks in part to her 12-foot beam.

There's plenty of room across the transom of the 12-foot-wide Premier 310 Dodici, and the company fills the void with triple Evinrude E-TEC G2 300's. With the Evinrude Optimus i-Dock joystick controlling the three engines, docking is simplified. She rides on a huge 42-inch-diameter center pontoon with the PTX features of full length stepped strakes, flat planing surface on the bottom, and integrated splash rails. The two outside tubes are 27-inches. More...

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Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series:
Twin-Engine Jetboat w/ Articulating Keel

Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series
The forward-swept tower and Bimini are standard on the Yamaha 242 S E-Series, providing cockpit shade as well as a high towpoint and some eye appeal to the package.

The twin-engined Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series jetboat features a host of technology advances, including Yamaha’s Connext control system, throttle by wire and the first ever push-button engine starting. The Connext system constantly monitors and gives real-time updates on critical functions, such as water depth, fuel reserves, RPM, compass heading, speed, and more, as well as controlling the high-end stereo system. Solar panels atop the Bimini assure the batteries remain charged, even when she sits for a long time at the docks. The Articulating Keel system improves tracking at speed, as well as making the boat much easier to handle around the docks. More...

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Formula 45 Yacht:
Sport Yacht Flagship w/ 10-Year Warranty

Formula 45 Yacht
As the flagship of the Formula fleet, the Formula 45 Yacht offers two cabins, two heads and enough space on the swim platform to bring along a tender.

The Formula 45 Yacht provides upscale cruising comfort for four, and she can also serve as a premium-level entertainment platform and overnight retreat on the water. The construction is the result of the company's performance heritage throughout, which means she is ruggedly constructed for offshore use at speed. The windshield integrates directly into the hardtop, eliminating the need for an isinglass filler on chilly or wet days. 30,000 BTU cockpit A/C is an available option. In the classic Formula finishing process all graphics are applied with specially-formulated paint over Ashland Maxguard gelcoat. The paint is then covered with a clear coat. The finish is then compounded and buffed to achieve the trademark mirror-like gloss. See our special video on the Formula painting process More...

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Grady-White Canyon 376:
Jumbo CC w/ Cozy Cabin for Two

Grady-White Canyon 376
The 13'2" beam-width of the Grady-White Canyon 376 provides plenty of space to get past the console with a fish hooked up, as well as adding stability at trolling speeds or while drift-fishing. The company says she runs at 50 mph with triple Yamaha F300's as shown.

The most unique feature of the flagship Grady-White Canyon 376 may be the cozy cabin tucked into the console -- it's an actual living space complete with min-galley, couch, table, and open-at-a-touch sleeping space for two. Add the optional AC and generator and she becomes a cruising center console. Folding armrests, bolsters, and luxury grade upholstery on the three-across helm seating ensure that the captain and two companions will be comfortable. The electronics panel hides away at the touch of a button for overnight security. More...

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