We Test the New Robalo R317 & a 36' Cat - 12/15/2017
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New Test Video

Robalo R317:
55.4 MPH WOT w/ Twin 300s

Robalo R317
The Robalo R317.

The upholstery trim and underside of the hardtop in the Robalo R317 are matched to the hullsides, creating a striking package, while twin outboards to 600-hp provide plenty of speed. More...

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New Test Video

Yamaha 242X E-Series:
Twin Jet Sportboat w/ 50.3 MPH WOT

Yamaha 242X E-Series
The Yamaha 242X E-Series.

The bold graphics of the Yamaha 242X E-Series are a good match for her PWC-like handling; she planes in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 50.3 mph, yet she's got seating for 12. More...

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Captain’s Report

Fleming Yachts 65:
Top-Quality Build in a Real Trawler

Fleming Yachts 65
The Fleming Yachts 65.

Matched grain cabinetry both in the salon and the lower level mark the Fleming 65 as a premium-grade yacht, and her 1,700 gallon (6,435 L) fuel capacity offers a range of up to 2000 NM at 8 knots, according to the builder. More...

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Captain's Report

Galeon 510 Skydeck:
Innovative Engineering plus Bold Styling

Galeon 510 Skydeck
The Galeon 510 Skydeck.

The unusual fold-out sidedeck option of the Galeon 510 Skydeck greatly increases the space for enjoying the sea and sun, or for relaxing with a sundown cocktail. More...

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Test Video

Aquila 36:
Bowrider Cat w/ Twin Cabins Below

Aquila 36
The Aquila 36.

With her 14'7" (4.45 m) beam extending almost all the way to the twin peaks of the bow, the Aquila 36 has plenty of space forward for a large family to relax and catch some rays. More...

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