Entry-Level Sea Ray SPX 190 // Aquila 36 Cat // Nitro Z17 - 03/05/2018
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NITRO® Z17:
Value Bass Boat w/51.3 MPH WOT

Nitro Z17
NITRO® Z17

The NITRO® Z17 is a tournament bass boat in an economical package selling for $24,795 with a 115-hp Mercury Pro XS 4-stroke. And, she delivers strong performance, planing in 3.7 seconds in our tests and reaching 51.3 mph at WOT. More...

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Sea Ray SPX 190:
Entry-Level Sportboat w/Easy Handling

Sea Ray SPX 190
Sea Ray SPX 190

The blunt bow and 8’6” (2.59 m) beam of the Sea Ray SPX 190 gives her added space up front similar to a deckboat. The hull is forgiving, the style is sporty, all needed equipment is standard, and the price is right. Options packages can fit her out for tow sports or fishing. We think she is an excellent choice for beginning boaters. More...

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New Features Video

Aquila 36:
OB-Powered Twin Cabin Cat w/Seating for 20

Aquila 36
Aquila 36

The Aquila 36 combines the benefits of a twin-cabin cruiser and a large bowrider, taking full advantage of catamaran hulls and a 14'7" (4.45 m) beam to provide lounging and seating space for up to 20 guests. Note the swim platform and sun lounging area extending between the outboards. More...

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Engine Room Video

Monte Carlo Yachts 86:
Huge Engine Room w/Tender Garage

Monte Carlo Yachts 86
Monte Carlo Yachts 86

The Monte Carlo Yachts 86 has a bright, well-organized engine room designed to make life easy for an owner-operator, with plenty of space to move around despite twin MAN V12 1,800-hp diesels and the housing for a large tender garage. But that is just the beginning of this well-designed engine room. See the video...

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Captain's Report

Galeon 560 Skydeck:
Remarkable Fit-and-Finish w/Innovations

Galeon 560 Skydeck
Galeon 560 Skydeck

The island in the galley adds functionality and counter space in the Galeon 560 Skydeck: With the sliding glass doors open, the bar is directly accessible from the cockpit. Belowdecks she has an en suite master amidships as well as a VIP and a third guest stateroom, which share a second head. More...

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Equipment Update

Lowrance Rebate Offer for
Elite-Ti Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter

Equipment Update
A touchscreen interface makes the Lowrance Elite-12 Ti a powerful tool on an angler’s helm, and comes with the TotalScan transducer for an MSRP of $1,999.

Marine electronics manufacturer Lowrance is offering a rebate worth up to $100 on select Elite-Ti fishfinder/chartplotters. Known as the Lowrance “Catch a Great Deal” promotion, the offer runs from March 1 through May 31, 2018. Throughout the promotion, anglers can use a mail-in rebate offer to claim a $100 Visa® Reward Card rebate on purchases of Elite-12 Ti, Elite-9 Ti, and Elite-7 Ti. More...



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