Yamaha 212X | Sea Ray Sundancer 350 | Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht - 04/10/2018
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Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht:
World-Ranging Yacht w/Skylounge Option

Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht
Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht

The "country kitchen" design of the Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht puts a cozy dinette area next to the helm station, and just a step from the galley, creating a great spot for breakfast or mid-day snacks. The formal dining area, which seats eight, is just abaft the galley. She is also available in a Sky Lounge version; with the enclosed pilothouse on the third deck, the lower helm is eliminated, thus freeing up room there for other uses. More...

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Yamaha 212X:
Twin Jet Fully Loaded for Watersports

Yamaha 212X
Yamaha 212X

The Yamaha 212X is the tow-sports/wakeboard version of the twin-jet 212 bowrider. She comes equipped with 1,100 lbs. (499 kg) total water ballast in three tanks, a billet aluminum rear-view mirror, a premium watersports tower, and a integrated sound system that includes a tower mounted sound bar, remote control and six Polk audio midrange speakers. Yamaha's Articulating Keel system provides easy control both on plane and around the docks. More...

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Captain's Report

Sea Ray Sundancer 350:
Twin-Engine Express w/Layout Options

Sea Ray Sundancer 350
Sea Ray Sundancer 350

The Sea Ray Sundancer 350 welcomes weekending with layout options, including a forward berth, a forward convertible dinette or an enclosed mid-cabin. She's available with twin gas sterndrives or V-drive diesels, and joystick control is optional. An optional grilling center takes advantage of the oversized swim platform, turning this area into an entertainment zone. More...

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Robalo R207:
Outboard-Powered DC for Fishing and Family

Robalo R207
Robalo R207

The Robalo R207 is a dual console bowrider with more cockpit depth and freeboard than many in class, and she also includes many fishing features that make her an effective multi-mission platform for the family. Toe rails, console seat bolsters, insulated fishboxes, and an aerated livewell add to her angling utility, while an optional tow pylon and tower along with plenty of storage for skis and boards make her a good choice for family fun. More...

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Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L 250 HP:
More Power, Less Weight, Easier Maintenance

Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L 250 HP
Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L 250 HP

The Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L 250-hp V6 is a purpose-built marine engine that's up to 130 lbs. (59 kg) lighter than V8s with comparable output. All maintenance points are on the front of the engine for easy access, including a no-spill oil filter and a quick-drain cooling system. Among many advanced features is the adaptive speed control, which maintains rpm during tight maneuvers. Cross-ram, tuned-scroll intake runners result in greater torque at low rpm, better hole shots, and quicker planning times. More...

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Editor’s Report

Raymarine Adds Apps with
Free Software Upgrade

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Raymarine upgraded its Axiom and Axiom Pro multifunction displays to accept apps, and weather and entertainment services are already on board.

Raymarine updated its Lighthouse 3 OS software system for Axiom and Axiom Pro multifunction displays with a variety of functions, including what promises to be an ever-expanding capability that will allow technology partners to develop apps. Users can now stream entertainment from Netflix and Spotify to their Axiom MFDs, as well as accessing Theyr’s GRIBview for updated weather data. Learn more about it here.

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USCG Report

Improper Loading Can Lead to Accidents

Industry Update
Overloading a boat can land the operator,
and numerous guests, in hot water.

Boaters need to understand how to load their boats for safe operation, and the 145 best reasons for that are contained in the 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report from the U.S. Coast Guard. Bad things happen when passengers or gear are loaded improperly or just plain overloaded. Have a look at what happens here.



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