43'-46' Flybridge Cruisers Compared | Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius | Horizon PC74 - 03/28/2018
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Comparison

We Compare 43' to 46' Flybridge Cruisers

Sea Ray Fly 460
Sea Ray Fly 460
Prestige Yachts 460
Prestige Yachts 460 Fly
Galeon 430 Skydeck
Galeon 430 Skydeck
Aquila 44
Aquila 44

Today, we round up four flybridge cruisers ranging from 43' (13.1 m) to 46' (14 m). For many boaters, a forty-something-footer without a flying bridge is not worth considering. The jaunty express is not for them; they prefer the wind-in-the-face, sunshine-on-the-shoulders experience of life on the flying bridge. What better place to work on a tan, enjoy a 360-degree view of the horizon, or watch the sunset with a cool drink in hand? Let’s compare four new boats of the breed. More...

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Design and Style Video

Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius:
Ready for Dayboating, Entertaining, or Cruising

Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius

The lift-up window on the aft side of the galley keeps the host or hostess in the cockpit conversation aboard the Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius, as well as providing an easy pass-through to refresh drinks or snacks. The 45 includes two heads below decks, unusual in a yacht this size, as well as sleeping accommodations for four. A 13 kW generator and 40,000 BTU AC are standard, as is the power sunroof. IPS comes standard. More...

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Captain's Report

Horizon PC74:
Broad-Beamed Cat w/5 En Suites

Horizon PC74
Horizon PC74

With a 28’4” (8.63 m) beam, the twin-hull Horizon PC74 has the interior dimensions of a much larger mono-hull yacht, which is particularly apparent in the expansive and luxurious salon. Below decks, she has space for five en suites. Props of the twin 1136-hp CAT C18 ACERTs are set into tunnels, allowing her to travel shallower than some yachts of similar size, and a "wave-breaker" V between the twin hulls eases the ride offshore. More...

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Test Video

Regal 2000 ESX:
A Competitive Sterndrive Bowrider

Regal 2000 ESX
Regal 2000 ESX

The Regal 2000 ESX greets the boat buyer with a bold presentation of hullside graphics that carry through to the color scheme of the interior upholstery. Our test captain found that this boat tops out at 48 mph, thanks to a single 225-hp Volvo Penta sterndrive. More...

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Test Video

Prestige 680:
Cruising w/Seakeeper and IPS

Prestige 680
Prestige 680

The Prestige 680 is available with three or four staterooms – both offering a spacious master cabin forward on the main deck. Her 8' (2.44 m) freeboard forward and standard Seakeeper gyros make her more comfortable offshore, while pod drives combined with a standard bow thruster and three joystick locations make for easy docking for the owner/operator. More...

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Test Video

Ranger Z521L Comanche:
Premium-Level Tournament Bass Boat

Ranger Z521L Comanche
Ranger Z521L Comanche

The Ranger Z521L Comanche is a 21'7" (6.58 m) fully-loaded tournament grade bassing machine with lots of extras not found in the competition, including power ventilation in the storage compartments to prevent mildew, 112-pound-thrust bow-mount troller, and flush-mounted Lowrance sonar/GPS both on the console and at the bow. Powered with a 250-hp Mercury Pro XS OptiMax, her top speed was 66.7 mph. More...

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USCG Accident Report

In What Month and Time of Day
are the Most Boating Accidents?

Accident Report
Some people will do anything to get out of the house. Note the cutting-edge outboard motors.

Today, we examine which months and time of day are the most accident prone for both injuries and fatalities. More...


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