Prestige 520 | Cruisers Sport Series 298 Bow Rider | 51'-60' Motoryachts - 04/05/2018
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Captain's Report

Prestige 520:
Tender Garage or Crew Cabin?

Prestige 520
Prestige 520

The Prestige 520 is a three-stateroom motoryacht with two heads. She can be fitted with a small crew cabin aft that is ideal for an older kid or a nanny, or a tender garage; whichever suits the owner. She has a lot of amenities and functionality, and like all Prestige boats, she is competitively priced. More...

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Cruisers Sport Series 298 Bow Rider:
A Sportboat Built Like a Cruiser

Cruisers Sport Series 298 Bow Rider
Cruisers Sport Series 298 Bow Rider

The Cruisers Sport Series 298 Bow Rider is built in the same plant by the same people who build the 60 Cantius. The result? A level of fit and finish not seen in most small boats, and one that shows very well in her new available color scheme. More...

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Comparison

51'-60' Motoryachts:
We Compare 6 Flybridge Cruisers

Sea Ray 510 Fly running
Sea Ray 510 Fly
Maritimo M51 running
Maritimo M51
Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge running
Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge
Maritimo M54 running
Maritimo M54
Beneteau Monte Carlo 6 running
Beneteau Monte Carlo 6
Sea Ray L590 Fly running
Sea Ray L590 Fly

This comparison includes motoryachts from 51' to 60' (15.5 m to 18.3 m). Each one is arranged for cruising with family and friends. The standard layouts all comprise three staterooms, two doubles (master and VIP), and a twin-berth guest cabin. Boats in this size range have the volume belowdecks for ample accommodations. These six boats differ in design, styling, power, and myriad details, so take some time to study them. There's more information on each one in our Captain's Reports. As always, we encourage you to contact us here at BoatTEST.com if you have any questions, and we'll do our best to answer them. More...

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Captain's Report

World Cat Glacier Bay Edition 2780:
Weekends for 2 in a Smooth-Riding Cat

World Cat Glacier Bay edition 2780
World Cat Glacier Bay Edition 2780

The World Cat Glacier Bay Edition 2780 has a standard hardtop and side windows -- add a removable aft enclosure and she becomes a three-season boat for fishing and dayboating in comfort, thanks to her stable catamaran design. An optional 8,000-Btu heating/cooling unit is available, and below-decks she has a microwave, a queen berth, and a wet head, opening the possibility of overnighting aboard. More...

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Formula 37 Performance Cruiser:
Agile Sportboat w/Accommodations for 6

Formula 37 Performance Cruiser
Formula 37 Performance Cruiser

The Formula 37 Performance Cruiser is a premium build that will sleep up to six, as well as being a roomy entertainment platform for day boating. And she does it all at speeds that are more typical of a sportboat, thanks to twin 430-hp MerCruiser power. Ashland Maxguard LE gelcoat overlaid with high-gloss automotive paints and Imron clearcoat produce the well-known Formula finish. More...

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Ocean Alexander 112 Tri-Level Motor Yacht:
Ocean-Ranging Megayacht w/5 Staterooms

Ocean Alexander 112 Tri-Level Motor Yacht
Ocean Alexander 112 Tri-Level Motor Yacht

The Ocean Alexander 112 Tri-Level Motor Yacht can sleep up to 10 guests in opulent comfort, thanks in part to the volume granted by her 24’6” (7.47 m) beam and main-deck master suite. The enclosed flying bridge allows for an upper-deck helm station, and the skydeck above that is given over to a hot tub and sun lounges. She’s powered by twin 2,600-hp MTU 16V 2000 M94s, giving her a range of 2,480 NM at 10.5 knots, while at 2000 rpm and 18.7 knots, her range is about 575 NM. More...

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USCG Report

How Many Boats Are There in the U.S.?

Industry Update
Keep in mind statistics may reflect registration rules that change to require categories of boats not previously included.

Does it seem like there are more boats out there than ever before? Or do marinas have some empty slips these days, all season long? While there are a lot of boats around, there used to be more -- see how the stats stack up. And what does the future hold? More...


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