Yamaha 242X E-Series | 23'-28' Center Consoles Compared | Fleming 55 - 04/04/2018
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Yamaha 242X E-Series:
Twin Jet Ready for Wakesports

Yamaha 242X E-Series
Yamaha 242X E-Series

The Yamaha 242X E-Series is a twin-jet bowrider that's fully-rigged to act as a dedicated wakesports platform, including specially shaped jet nozzles to build the perfect wake. She carries up to 1,400 lbs. (635 kg) of ballast, and the standard tower includes a Bimini with sunroof, speakers, and a high tow point. The Connext Helm Control System integrates the entertainment features and operational and wakesport functions in a 12” touchscreen display with up to five programmable rider profiles. More...

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Comparison

We Compare 24'-28' Center Consoles:
Which Center Console is Best?

Sailfish 270CC running
Sailfish 270CC
Robalo R242 running
Robalo R242
Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer running
Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer
Wellcraft 262 Scarab Offshore running
Wellcraft 262 Scarab Offshore
Boston Whaler 270 Dauntless running
Boston Whaler 270 Dauntless
Mako 284 CC
Mako 284 CC

Originally designed for serious fishermen, most of today's center consoles can be rigged for tow sports, diving, beach picnics, day cruising and, yes, fishing; when one's ship comes in, a center console makes a great tender. Available in sizes up to 40-plus feet, center consoles like the half-dozen in today's roundup -- 24' to 28’ (7.32 m to 8.53 m) -- represent an excellent balance of size, cost, utility, and simplicity. But although close in size, these boats are very different. More...

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Fleming 55:
World Cruiser w/High-Tech Build

Fleming 55
Fleming 55

The Fleming 55 is a world-ranging cruiser combining a high-tech fiberglass build and the beauty of classic wood-boat lines without the wood. She's CE-rated, and has tankage to run 860 NM at 10 knots and a notable 2,962 NM at 7.8 knots. Most major systems have backups, a big plus in the cruises to remote locations. She draws 5' (1.52 m), with a keel extending below the props for shoal-water protection. More...

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Boston Whaler:
Built by People Who Care

Boston Whaler Passion
Boston Whaler Passion

Boston Whaler is an iconic brand that has inspired customer loyalty for decades, but Captain Steve's visit to the Florida factory showed him that the employees of the company are equally passionate about the company. Many have worked there for decades, and continuing training programs encourage advancement from within as well as a sense of communal effort to build the best boats possible. More...

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Regal 35 Sport Coupe:
For Dayboating or Weekending

Regal 35 Sport Coupe
Regal 35 Sport Coupe

The Regal 35 Sport Coupe is a good fit for a boating couple or small family who combine lots of dayboating with the occasional weekend cruise. Below decks, she has ample sleeping and seating spaces and a compact but well-equipped galley. The aft cabin has a sitting area facing a flatscreen TV. A single berth to the port side can be converted to a queen-sized berth with filler cushions. More...

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Evinrude 10-Year Coverage:
Up to a $7,500 Value

Evinrude 10 Year Coverage
Evinrude 10-Year Coverage

Evinrude’s 10-Year Coverage promotional program is the longest in the industry, and it's factory-backed. The program should keep the value of the advanced 2-stroke motors higher than otherwise and virtually eliminate the financial risk of repairs. It's good on all E-TEC and E-TEC G2s purchased before April 30, 2018. More...

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USCG Safety Report

Which State Is the Most Dangerous?

Industry Update
How does your state stack up in boating fatalities?

Many folks step aboard all kinds of boats in the United States, and not one of them expects to be in a boating accident, let alone one involving a fatality. That’s why it’s paramount to review all safety precautions every time. But still, accidents happen. Here’s what the U.S. Coast Guard reports about fatalities by state. More...



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