New Mercury V-6 FourStroke Outboards // Aquila 36 // Hatteras M90 Panacera - 02/23/2018
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New Mercury V-6 FourStroke:
Outboards from 175 to 225-HP

Mercury V-6 FourStroke Outboards
Mercury’s V-6 FourStroke outboards offer light weight and innovation.

Mercury tells us it engineered its line of 3.4-liter V-6 FourStroke outboards to optimize performance and reliability while reducing weight and maximizing fuel economy. According to the builder, its product testing shows that these outboards deliver Mercury’s best-ever hole shot times for a 4-stroke outboard in their horsepower range, as well as to be quite fuel efficient. We are currently working with Mercury Marine to arrange some boat tests so that we can independently verify these claims. We’ll keep you posted, but in the meantime… read all about it...

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New Test Video

Aquila 36:
Twin Cabin Cat w/2x 350-hp Outboards

Aquila 36
Aquila 36

The Aquila 36 is a combination of a twin-cabin cruiser with a large bowrider seating arrangement, taking full advantage of catamaran hulls and a broad 14' 7" (4.45 m) beam to provide lounging and seating space for up to 20 guests. More...

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Test Video

Hatteras M90 Panacera:
Long-Range Cruiser w/22'6" Beam

Hatteras M90 Panacera
Hatteras M90 Panacera

The Hatteras M90 Panacera has four en suite staterooms as well as crew accommodations for four, and her elevated sheer forward and the broadest beam in class makes her a capable ocean-ranging yacht. More...

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Test Video

Chaparral 210 SunCoast:
Pontoon Boat Space, Bowrider Performance

Chaparral 210 SunCoast
Chaparral 210 SunCoast

The Chaparral 210 SunCoast deckboat combines the seating capacity of a pontoon boat with the sleek lines and performance of a bowrider, and the optional angling package, including trolling motor and swivel fishing seats, turns her into a family fishermen. She has one of the highest freeboards in the deckboat class. More...

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Test Video

NITRO® Z19:
Turn-Key Tournament Rig w/68.4 MPH WOT

NITRO® Z19
NITRO® Z19

The NITRO® Z19 is a fully equipped tournament rig delivered as a turn-key package including, 200-hp Mercury OptiMax outboard, GALVASHIELD® trailer, trolling motor, three-bank charger and base electronics for $34,995. More...

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Test Video

Galeon 485 HTS:
Crash-Bang Test in 30 Knots

Galeon 485 HTS
Galeon 485 HTS

Our test captain put his spurs to the Galeon 485 HTS in 8' (2.44 m) seas and 30-knot winds going from between 25 to 32 knots. He reports that after flying off a large square one, he braced for the impact, but it never came. He reports that her performance in these conditions was “staggering.” More...

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