Tracker Pro Guide V-16 WT | Hatteras 45 Express | Absolute Navetta 73 - 04/11/2018
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Absolute Navetta 73:
Inventive Build w/4 Staterooms

Absolute Navetta 73
Absolute Navetta 73

The Absolute Navetta 73 is an innovative four-stateroom, four-head yacht with a high-tech build that promises exceptional strength and durability with moderate weight. An open floor plan and glass stretching nearly from deck to overhead gives the salon an expansive feeling. Huge outdoor lounging areas on the flying bridge, bow, and aft deck welcome guests in grand style. More...

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TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V-16 WT:
Easy-Towing, Entry-Level Fishing Platform

Tracker Pro Guide V-16 WT
TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V-16 WT

The TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V-16 WT is an all-welded multi-species fishing boat that weighs just over 2,500 lbs. (1,134 kg), including the standard 60-hp Mercury FourStroke and matching trailer. She's easily towed by smaller vehicles, and will fit most garages thanks to a folding tongue on the trailer. The hull is finished in durable powder-coat paint with a clear over-coat that should maintain appearance for years, and swiveling fishing seats can be moved to accommodate varying crews. The package price is just $17,595. More...

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Hatteras 45 Express:
Bluewater Fishing & Cruising

Hatteras 45 Express
Hatteras 45 Express

The high-gloss teak leaning post/rod rack in the cockpit of the Hatteras 45 Express can be replaced with a fighting chair at the owner's option, while mezzanine seating provides a good overview of the baits, or a spot to relax with a cocktail at the docks. The teak decking and solid teak caprail are standard, as are the transom door and center baitwell. She's available in both Express and Sportfish versions, and with single- or two-cabin layouts below. More...

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Review Video

World Cat 320DC:
Sea-Kindly Cat Sleeps 2

World Cat 320DC
World Cat 320DC

The World Cat 320DC is a roomy and sea-kindly dayboat for diving, fishing, and harbor-hopping. She also takes advantage of her twin hulls belowdecks with compact accommodations for overnighting in the port hull and a wet head to starboard. The hardtop and a dive door are standard. More...

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Factory Video

Beneteau Construction:
Long-Term Durability w/Light Weight

Beneteau Construction
Beneteau Construction

Beneteau goes to great lengths to ensure its vacuum-infused end-grain balsa core system produces maximum hull rigidity and puncture resistance with minimal weight. Vinylester resin in the skin coats prevents water osmosis. The construction also cuts noise and provides insulation compared to solid fiberglass. The company tests all components used in the construction thermally, mechanically, and hydrostatically to ensure durability. More...

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Editor’s Report

Twin Disc Joystick Systems
Add Variable Idle

Twin Disc Joystick Systems
Joystick control has evolved with improved use of engine power, and Twin Disc provides a system for use with conventional propulsion.

Twin Disc’s Express Joystick and Express Positioning systems now has a variable idle mode. According to Twin Disc, the new setting will allow the engines to provide the maneuverability and station-keeping while staying within more efficient operating parameters – reducing noise and vibration at the same time. Learn more about the upgrade here.

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USCG Report

How Do Conditions Contribute to Boat Accidents?

Industry Update
A boater needs to keep a close eye on conditions at hand.

To keep the crew safe and prevent accident and injury, a boater must monitor deteriorating weather conditions, know where the boat is in relation to hazards both visible and unseen, keep an eye on boat traffic that may present challenges, and consider other factors as they arise. See a breakdown of the accidents and casualties from reported incidents in 2016 here.


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