Whitehawk // Yamaha AR240 HO // Sea Ray Fly 400 - 02/22/2018
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Whitehawk:
Happy 40th Birthday – You’ve Never Looked Better!

Whitehawk
The 105’ Bruce King-designed Whitehawk was built in Maine in 1978 and was the largest boat of the time using the West System in the cold-molding process.

We recently tested the 105’ (32 m) ketch Whitehawk, an all-wood boat that is a classic in more ways than one. Her design was inspired by the famous 1936 L. Francis Herreshoff racing sailboat Ticonderoga, but she is much bigger, faster, and more luxurious. Some reports about Whitehawk say that her top speed under sail is 10 knots, but we managed 11.3 knots easily, on occasion, sailing her from Antigua to St. Lucia. Everything about Whitehawk harks back to the golden age of yachting when brightwork and polished brass were the signs of a well-found vessel, and that is certainly the case of Whitehawk. She is celebrating her 40th birthday this year, but she is undoubtedly better than new. We’ll tell you why. More...

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Yamaha AR240 HO:
Twin Jet Watersports Special w/51.8 MPH WOT

Yamaha AR240
Yamaha AR240 HO

Powered by twin 1.8L High Output Yamaha Marine jet systems, the Yamaha AR240 HO has plenty of power for exciting performance even with lots of guests on board. More...

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Sea Ray Fly 400:
Motoryacht w/Express Cruiser Advantages

Sea Ray 400 Fly
Sea Ray Fly 400

With relatively low top-hamper and a folding radar mast, the Sea Ray Fly 400 will fit under many bridges without waiting for them to open, yet she provides the navigational advantage of an upper helm as well as a broad sunning area. More...

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Mercury VesselView Mobile App:
VesselView Data on Mobile Phones

Mercury VesselView Mobile App
Mercury VesselView Mobile App

When a SmartCraft VesselView Mobile module is installed on the diagnostic pigtail of the engine, Bluetooth connectivity takes data from the module and displays it on the screen of the user's smartphone. It also works with multiple engines. More...

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Evinrude 10-Year Coverage
Evinrude has created a protection program that is a decade long, and is transferrable.

For the next two months or so, boat owners can take advantage of the best engine coverage offer we have ever seen – 10 years, factory backed, non-declining, and including rigging bought at the same time. This holds true on all Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 engines. The coverage is for all aspects of the engine not considered to be routine maintenance items, such as fuel filters. It covers parts and labor at shop rates. This limited offer lasts until April 20, 2018. More...

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