Ranger Z521L Comanche // Grady-White Freedom 275 // Prestige 630 - 11/10/2017
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Ranger Z521L Comanche:
Premium Bass Machine w/ 66.7 MPH WOT

Ranger Z521L Comanche
The Ranger Z521L Comanche.

The Ranger Z521L Comanche is a 21'7'' (6.58 m) premium bassing machine designed both for serious tournament fishing and for family fishing excursions on lakes and large rivers where speed is important. More...

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Grady-White Freedom 275:
A Fishing, Watersports, & Cruising Dual Console

Grady-White Freedom 275
The Grady-White Freedom 275.

The Grady-White Freedom 275 is a proven fishing platform for anglers that also offers entertainment, cruising, and watersports for the whole family. More...

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Prestige 630:
Good Functionality, Lasting Style

Prestige 630
The Prestige 630.

The master stateroom of the Prestige 630 is full beam, with a high ceiling and broad windows from the main deck carried to this level to bring in plenty of natural light. More...

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Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX:
Wake Surfing Platform w/Jet Power

Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX
The Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX.

Bold graphics and the arched tower add eye appeal to the Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX, while her jet power make her a safe boat for surfing and general watersports. More...

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Features Video

Beneteau Gran Turismo 40:
Sport Yacht w/ Accommodations for 4

Beneteau Gran Turismo 40
The Beneteau Gran Turismo 40.

The salon and galley of the Beneteau Gran Turismo 40 divides the forward master from the mid-cabin berths, which can be set up as separate singles or a combined double. More...

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Consumer Caveat

Tetra-Pod Fails USCG Testing

Tetra-Pod Fails USCG Testing
Pictured here is an 11’ jon boat that is powered by a 7-hp engine.

We received a notice from the USCG yesterday that stated that the 11’ Tetra-Pod pictured above failed five out of five of their tests. It does not float level when swamped, it failed port and starboard stability tests, it did not have enough flotation for the person capacity, and it failed the maximum capacity test. When visiting the Tetra-Pod website we noted that the company says that the Tetra-Pod is a “…Transport Canada, US Coast Guard certified vessel.” There are evidently 66 of these units on the market. Click here to read the official USCG recall notice...

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