Absolute Navetta 73 | Boston Whaler 150 Montauk | Tracker Targa V-20 WT - 03/12/2018
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Absolute Navetta 73:
Creative Layouts and Smart Design

Absolute Navetta 73
Absolute Navetta 73

The new Absolute Navetta 73 is a remarkably different motoryacht that maximizes living and entertaining spaces on all of its decks like no other boat we have seen before in her class. She has a formal dining area inside, and three more informal ones outside. She has what amounts to two master staterooms, plus two guest staterooms -- all en suite. And she is the first yacht powered by the Volvo Penta 1000-hp IPS pod/joystick system. More...

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Test Video

Boston Whaler 150 Montauk:
New Design w/Improved Ride

Boston Whaler 150 Montauk
Boston Whaler 150 Montauk

The new Boston Whaler 150 Montauk has been updated, but fear not: she retains the classic look. But, she also features a sharper bow entry to soften the ride, and interior features that make her more user-friendly. A 10-year hull warranty is standard, along with a 3-year warranty on component parts. More...

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Test Video

TRACKER® Targa™ V-20 WT:
All-Welded Multi-Species Fishing Machine

Tracker Targa V-20 WT
TRACKER® Targa™ V-20 WT

The TRACKER® Targa™ V-20 WT is a multi-species fishing boat designed primarily for big, open lakes where her high freeboard and tall windshields will help keep anglers safe and dry. With an all-welded aluminum hull that’s 0.125" (0.318 cm) thick, she offers excellent abrasion resistance for beaching on gravel shores or bouncing off stumps. She comes standard with a choice of 2- or 4-stroke outboards, a trolling motor, a fishfinder, a livewell, and a tandem-axle trailer for less than $33K. More...

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Features Video

Sea Ray Sundancer 460:
Sport Yacht for 2 Cruising Couples

Sea Ray Sundancer 460
Sea Ray Sundancer 460

The Sea Ray Sundancer 460 is the right size for many purposes and 46’ (14.02 m) is big enough for most people, but not too big. She is an easy-to-manage family cruiser, ideal for two couples, and can handle coastal conditions in most cases. More...

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Factory Video

The Secret Behind Formula Boats’ Exterior Finish

Formula Boats’ Exterior Finish
Formula Boats’ Exterior Finish

The flawless exterior of Formula boats comes from expertly applied automotive-grade Axalta Chroma Premier basecoat, covered with Imron Clearcoat, and many hours of wet-sanding and buffing. Formula is the only builder in class that has this remarkable finish. More...

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Equipment Advisor

All About Livewells for Offshore Boats

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Menhaden, also known as bunker or pogies, are a favorite baitfish for a wide variety of gamefish along the Atlantic Coast as well as in the northern Gulf of Mexico. (Yamaha Marine photo)

Baitfish such as live goggle-eyes, blue runners, menhaden, and even bluefish and bonito are the difference between catching trophy fish and a quiet day of trolling. That’s when you realize: The livewell is an incredibly important piece of onboard equipment. Some varieties can cost $100 per dozen on tournament days, but that’s because live bait is pure gold when it comes to catching marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dolphin (mahi), and other bluewater species in many parts of the world. Here’s what you need to know. More...


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