Why Cats are Becoming Popular | Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 | Intrepid’s Build Process - 03/13/2018
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Beneteau Oceanis 38.1:
Roomy, Easy to Sail, & Good Value

Beneteau Oceanis 38.1
Beneteau Oceanis 38.1

The beamy hull of the Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 produces form stability, while twin rudders and steering wheels maintain positive control in virtually all conditions. Overall, Beneteau offers value that is hard to beat. More...

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Factory Video

Intrepid:
High-Tech Build for Maximum Efficiency

Intrepid Factory
Intrepid Boats' Manufacturing Process

Intrepid builds its hulls via vacuum-bag infusion of fiberglass cloth over coring materials, resulting in hulls and parts that are exceptionally strong and light. Reduced weight means improved fuel economy and performance with a given horsepower. Final inspections include infrared scanning to ensure the finished hull is formed properly, with no voids or weak spots. Intrepid is the only company we know of that does this. More...

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New Review Video

Hargrave 100 Sassy:
World-Cruising Motoryacht w/Custom Interior Choices

Hargrave 100 Sassy
Hargrave 100 Sassy

The Hargrave 100 Sassy is a capable world-cruising motoryacht for 10 people as well as being a five-star entertainment platform. She carries 3,200 gallons (12,113 L) of fuel, giving her extensive range with the standard 1625-hp CAT C32 ACERT engines. More...

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Test Video

Chaparral 223 VRX:
Twin Jet Performance, Seating for 10

Chaparral 223 VRX
Chaparral 223 VRX

Powered with twin Rotax R-TEC 200 jets, the Chaparral 223 is a spirited performer, planing in 2.1 seconds and reaching a top speed of 52.9 mph in our tests. With a 20-degree deadrise, she slices softly through a chop, and her high freeboard should keep the crew dry under most conditions. She also delivers exciting PWC-like spinout turns when pushed to the limit. She is a premium-quality jet boat. More...

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Test Video

Mercury Reman 383 MAG Stroker Inboard:
High-Output Replacement Power

Mercury Reman 383 MAG Stroker
Mercury Remanufacturing 383 MAG Stroker

At a weight of 932 lbs. (422.7 kg), Mercury Remanufacturing's 383 MAG Stroker is several hundred pounds lighter than the older V-8s it's built to replace, yet it puts out 350 horsepower and 390 foot-pounds of torque at 3800 rpm. It's also more fuel efficient, more eco-friendly, and easier to maintain than the older powerplants. More...

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The Growing Acceptance of Big Cats

Industry Update
BoatTEST.com has been testing more and more multihulls of all types and sizes, including this Fountaine Pajot MY 44. Read on to find out why.

Multihulls are beginning to gain real traction in the U.S. as more and more Americans are doing research and discovering the many benefits of these designs. At the same time, catamaran designs are evolving and are solving many of the objections that traditional boaters had about them. The result of all of this is that consumers will have more choices than ever before. Find out what is going on. More...



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