New Grand Banks GB60 // Boston Whaler 230 Outrage // Prestige 520 - 02/12/2018
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New Editor's Report

Grand Banks GB60:
New GB60 Skylounge Sneak Peak

Grand Banks GB60
The GB60 Skylounge adds enclosed interior space to the flying bridge.

Grand Banks has announced it is introducing the GB60 Skylounge late in the summer of 2018, building on the 2017 launch of the company’s GB60 Open Flybridge. The new model will offer cruisers the ability to operate the boat from an enclosed upper-deck pilothouse, providing nearly 360-degree views while sheltering the crew from unpleasant temperatures, wind, and rain in climate-controlled comfort. At the same time, a dedicated pilothouse means more available space below as it eliminates the need for a lower helm station. More...

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New Captain’s Report

Prestige 520:
New Flybridge Model, Sleeps 6

Prestige 520
Prestige 520

The Prestige 520 is now available in both flying bridge and express models, with the fly-bridge version not only offering improved visibility for the operator but also providing an added entertainment and sunning venue. More...

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Test Video

Sea Ray Fly 460:
Fully-Loaded, Accommodations for 6

Sea Ray Fly 460
Sea Ray Fly 460

The Sea Ray Fly 460 offers an optional hardtop that provides shade on the flying bridge, but a button at the helm opens the fabric sunroof. An arch is standard equipment. More...

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Test Video

Boston Whaler 230 Outrage:
Ready for Rough Water Inshore and Off

Boston Whaler 230 Outrage
Boston Whaler 230 Outrage

We tested the Boston Whaler 230 Outrage in 4' to 6' (1.22 m to 1.83 m) seas and found her a capable performer delivering a soft, dry ride thanks to the 21-degree deadrise aft, plus sharp chines carried all the way to the bow to provide lift and keep her dry. More...

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Test Video

TAHOE 700:
21' Bowrider w/55.7 MPH WOT

Tahoe 700
TAHOE 700

The TAHOE 700 is right-sized for friends and family, with an 8'4" (2.54 m) beam and lots of seating and sunning areas, priced at $34,995 including 250-hp MerCruiser sterndrive and tandem axle trailer. More...

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Test Video

Mercury Single JPI:
Digital Joystick Control for Inboards

Mercury Single JPI
Mercury Single JPI

The Mercury Single JPI pairs single inboards with thrusters to create effortless, intuitive boat control for entering and leaving docking areas. More...

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Industry Update

Hampton Yacht Group Invites Owners to Two Rendezvous

Industry Update
Hampton and Endurance yacht owners will share good times with fellow Hampton owners at two rendezvous venues.
Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Hampton Yacht Group says it’s enjoyable to spend time with old and new friends at a rendezvous, and just to prove a point, the company is hosting two of them at opposite ends of the United States this spring, with one in Florida and one in the Pacific Northwest. Boaters considering either of the two brands are encouraged to attend. More...


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