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Engine Room Video

Cheoy Lee Bravo 72:
Engine Room Extraordinaire

Cheoy Lee Bravo 72
Cheoy Lee Bravo 72

We have inspected lots of motoryacht engine rooms over the years, but the one we discovered on the Cheoy Lee Bravo 72 is one of the best we have seen in class. It is so impressive that we made a special video on it. No matter what size cruising powerboat you own, our inspection of this engine room should be instructive. More...

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Captain's Report

World Cat 295CC:
Stable Cat Ready for Fishing or Island-Hopping

World Cat 295CC
World Cat 295CC

With a 9'6" (2.90 m) beam carried well forward thanks to her catamaran design, the World Cat 295CC provides exceptional space for entertainment, lounging, or lunch at the bow. Aft, she's a fully equipped offshore fishing platform. More...

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Test Video

Mercury Reman 383 MAG Stroker:
Cost-Effective Repowering

Mercury Remanufacturing 383 MAG Stroker
Mercury Remanufacturing 383 MAG Stroker

The Mercury Remanufacturing 383 MAG Stroker is a cost-effective method of extending the life of a favorite old boat, and our tests show changing to the new digital engine also boosts performance and fuel efficiency. The Mercury Reman engines are actually better than new ones in many ways. More...

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Regal FasTrac Hull Design Video:
Why Stepped-Hulls are More Efficient

Regal FasTrac Hull Design
Regal FasTrac Hull Design

Properly designed stepped hulls are generally more fuel efficient and a bit faster than identical hulls with conventional hulls. That statement holds true for virtually all boats in certain size ranges, no matter what the brand – but the key phrase is “properly designed.” While it may be hard to believe, our tests have shown it to be true. Take a look at this video and see why. More...

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Test Video

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover:
Spacious, Innovative Bowrider Sleeps 4

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover
Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover

The Formula 430 SSC can handle four 400-hp Mercury Racing Verados, with which she topped out at better than 64 mph in our tests. Belowdecks she fits a full galley and head as well as sleeping accommodations at the bow and amidships. She is a remarkable boat and should be seen. More...

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New Equipment

Fusion Introduces Improved Signature Series Speakers

Industry Update
Fusion’s Signature Series speakers come in three styles, but the Sports White design shown here will complement many interiors on today’s boats.

These days more and more builders are equipping their boats with the premium Fusion brand of speakers. Recently, they introduced redesigned Signature Series speakers to offer better performance and a sleeker look. These speakers now use an optimized magnet system to deliver leaner midrange frequencies, producing audio that is both louder and clearer, according to Fusion. More...


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