Robalo 246 Cayman SD // Beneteau Monte Carlo 6 // Sun Tracker SportFish 22 XP3 - 02/01/2018
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Robalo 246 Cayman SD:
Bayboat w/9' Beam, 12" Draft, & Upper Station

Robalo 246 Cayman SD
Robalo 246 Cayman SD

The Robalo 246 Cayman SD has impressive shallow-water capability for her size, floating in just 12" (30 cm) of water with the engine trimmed up, yet she has plenty of freeboard for operating on open water. An upper helm station for two improves sightlines for any situation. More...

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Test Video

Beneteau Monte Carlo 6:
Wave-Piercing Bow Gives a Soft Ride

Beneteau Monte Carlo 6
The 59’9” (18.21 m) Beneteau Monte Carlo 6.

Capt. Steve reports that the Beneteau Monte Carlo 6 hull provides one of the smoothest rides when going through waves at speed that he has ever encountered in a motoryacht of this size and class. No pounding, no shudder, no hesitation-then-go, just a comfortable ride as the boat slices through waves, rather than bulldozing through or over them. The reason is her remarkably sharp forefoot. More...

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Test Video

SUN TRACKER SportFish 22 XP3:
Tri-Toon Ready for Fishing, Family Fun

Sun Tracker SportFish 22 XP3
SUN TRACKER SportFish 22 XP3

The SUN TRACKER Sportfish 22 XP3 has seating to support a larger family, and she's also loaded with fishing amenities including rod racks, a baitwell, and swiveling fishing seats, all at a competitive price of $30,355 with a 115 Mercury 4-stroke engine. More...

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Test Video

Formula 40 PC:
Well-Equipped Performance Cruiser Sleeps 6

Formula 40 Performance Cruiser
Formula 40 Performance Cruiser

The Formula 40 Performance Cruiser has a standard hydraulic swim platform that serves as a teak beach, while Volvo Penta IPS power makes her a high-speed weekender topping 40 mph. More...

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Test Video

Campion Chase 550 OB:
Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 H.O. Delivers 5.3 MPG

Campion Chase 550 OB
Campion Chase 550 OB

The 18' (5.49 m) Campion Chase 550 OB, powered with the Evinrude E-TEC G2 150, showed impressive acceleration and fuel efficiency, planing in 3.2 seconds and delivering a best cruise at 27.6 mph, where she got 5.3 mpg. More...

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Equipment Advisor

Livewells for Bass Boats

Equipment Advisor
Shown is the in-deck 48-gallon (182 L) aerated livewell, timed and recirculated with a pump-out system, and dedicated location for the 5-gallon (19 L) bait bucket.

Here's the first of a three-part series on an important but sometimes overlooked feature of modern fishing boats, the livewell/baitwell. Whether you're shopping for a bass boat, a walleye rig, a flats and bay boat or an offshore fishing platform, the performance of the livewell is critical to the functionality of the boat as an angling machine. Today, we’ll take a look at baitwells for bass and multi-species boats. More...



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