Beneteau Oceanis 35.1 // Mako Pro Skiff 19 CC // Chaparral 230 - 02/28/2018
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Captain's Report

Beneteau Oceanis 35.1:
Versatile Layouts, Easy Short-Handed Sailing

Beneteau Oceanis 35.1
Beneteau Oceanis 35.1

The Beneteau Oceanis 35.1 marries a high-performance hull and sailplan with twin helms and a variety of belowdecks options that let buyers fine-tune the boat to suit their needs. More...

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Test Video

MAKO® Pro Skiff 19 CC:
Efficient, Stable Hull w/9" Draft

Mako Pro Skiff 19 CC
MAKO® Pro Skiff 19 CC

The MAKO® Pro Skiff 19 CC runs on an "Inverted-V" hull with twin keels, giving her great stability as well as the ability to float in 9" (0.23 m) of water, a big plus for flats anglers. She's priced at just $22,995 with 115-hp Mercury FourStroke and galvanized trailer. More...

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Test Video

Chaparral 230 SunCoast:
Sportboat Style in a Deckboat w/Seating for 12

Chaparral 230 SunCoast
Chaparral 230 SunCoast

The Chaparral 230 SunCoast has more freeboard than many deckboats of similar LOA, and also rides on the company's "Extended V-Plane Hull," which extends the running surfaces on either side of the outboard for quicker planing and also to add swim platform space. More...

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Entertainment Video

Monte Carlo Yachts 105:
Aerospace Engineering & Main-Deck Master

Monte Carlo Yachts 105
Monte Carlo Yachts 105

The monocoque construction of the Monte Carlo Yachts 105 includes 8,800 lbs. (3,992 kg) of Kevlar and carbon fiber, and her decks are supported by 1,760 lbs. (798 kg) of aluminum beams. These materials plus vacuum-infusion lamination and coring allow her to be 15% lighter than the market reference, according to the company. More...

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New Features Video

Aquila 44:
A 3 En Suite Power Cat

Aquila 44
Aquila 44

A cockpit bar adds entertainment appeal to the Aquila 44, a spacious catamaran design with a beam spanning 21'6" (6.55 m) – that’s wider than many 80-footers we can think of. That beam pays off in the cockpit and on the flying bridge. More...

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Equipment Advisor

What You Need to Know About Livewells for
Bay and Flats Boats

Equipment Advisor
Castnetting for bait is the way many anglers start their day.

Smart boat designs always incorporate large livewells to allow a full supply of bait to be caught, carried, and deployed when the bite begins. Here’s what you need to know about livewells on bay and flats boats. More...


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