Azimut 50 | Chaparral Aerial Surf Platform | Sea Ray Fly 400 - 04/06/2018
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Azimut 50:
Azimut's Atrium Design

Azimut 50
Azimut 50

The Azimut 50 makes the most of her raked windshield with an “atrium” design that brings natural light to her lower deck and galley-down arrangement. As shown in the image above, the horizontal grain of the walnut joinery gives even the galley an elegant look – just one more way Azimut dials in its designs. More...

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Review Video

Chaparral Aerial Surf Platform:
Safe, Easy Wake Surfing Behind Twin Jets

Chaparral Aerial Surf Platform
Chaparral Aerial Surf Platform

The Chaparral Aerial Surf Platform, available on select Vortex VR and VRX models, includes a hull extension designed to build a large wake ideal for wake-surfing. The package also includes up to 1,350 lbs. (590 kg) of ballast in three auto-fill tanks, and the wake can be adjusted to the port or starboard side depending on which tanks are filled. Twin jet Rotax E-TEC power provides safe, propeller-free operation. More...

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Features Video

Sea Ray Fly 400:
2-Stateroom Cruiser Ready to Entertain

Sea Ray Fly 400
Sea Ray Fly 400

With the main deck all one level from the cockpit to the forward salon bulkhead, guests can mingle seamlessly from outdoors to inside aboard the Sea Ray Fly 400. The galley is also on this deck, while optional outdoor electric grills can be located on the swim platform or flybridge. At the bow, sun pads with foldup backrests and an optional awning provide even more outdoor relaxation. More...

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Review Video

Mercury Joystick Piloting Review:
Intuitive Control for Twin Inboards

Intuitive Control with Twin Inboards
Intuitive Control for Twin Inboards

Mercury Marine’s JPI (Joystick Piloting for Inboards) gives boats powered by twin MerCruiser gas or diesel engines joystick functionality without the need -- or expense -- of pod drives. The system can be integrated with bow and stern thrusters for complete intuitive control during docking. More...

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Test Video

Intrepid 407 Cuddy:
High-Speed Offshore Angler Sleeps 4

Intrepid 407 Cuddy
Intrepid 407 Cuddy

The Intrepid 407 Cuddy displays amazing speed considering her size and weight, topping out at 58.0 mph in our tests, powered with triple 400-hp Mercury Racing outboards. She also showed good economy at cruise, delivering 1.1 mpg at 32.7 mph, giving her a range of 385 miles with a 10-percent fuel reserve. She sleeps four and includes a galley and dining area as well as a head with separate shower belowdecks. More...

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The Causes of Boating Fatalities

Industry Update
Boating accidents are analyzed by the Coast Guard with an eye toward prevention.

When the U.S. Coast Guard reviews a boating accident, investigators look at the situation as it unfolded, and break down the accident by the events that transpired. In these statistics, the analysis takes into account only the first event, the start of the accident, in hopes of helping boaters avoid all accidents and their aftermath. More...



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