Galeon 500 Fly | Chaparral 250 SunCoast OB | MCY 80 | Anchoring 101 - 04/12/2018
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Monte Carlo Yachts 80:
Italian Styling, High-Tech Construction

Monte Carlo Yachts 80
Monte Carlo Yachts 80

The formal dining area of the Monte Carlo Yachts 80 has sliding glass doors on either side, giving it an al fresco feel when weather cooperates. Another large dining table in the cockpit and a breakfast bar forward of the galley also add gracious entertaining amenities. Belowdecks she can sleep up to eight guests as well as crew. Her distinctive exterior styling is by Nuvolari-Lenard. More...

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Chaparral 250 SunCoast OB:
Deckboat w/Seating for 14

Chaparral 250 SunCoast OB
Chaparral 250 SunCoast OB

A fold-down sport arch with high tow point is an option on the Chaparral 250 Suncoast OB, a spacious deckboat with seating for 14 – as much, or more, than pontoon boats this size. By extending the walkaround swim platform to either side of the outboard, the builder added usable space for watersports, and makes actual usable platform deck space rival that of a sportboat. Since there’s no need for a motor box, there’s more room for seating and storage. More...

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Captain's Report

Galeon 500 Fly:
Inventive Entertaining w/Accommodations for 6

Galeon 500 Fly
Galeon 500 Fly

The fold-out bulwarks of the Galeon 500 Fly add to her entertainment space and value, in effect extending her 14'8" (4.46 m) beam to match that of considerably larger yachts. The salon sofa converts to a sunlounge extending into this area on the starboard side, while the port area includes a mini-bar. The aft cockpit settee, which includes a telescoping teak table, rests on a rotating swivel, allowing the settee to rotate 360 degrees so that it can face forward, toward the swim platform or any angle in between. More...

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MAKO® 21 LTS:
Flats/Bay Angler w/50.8 MPH WOT

Mako 21 LTS
MAKO® 21 LTS

The MAKO® 21 LTS floats in just 12'' (.30 m) of water, which makes her fully capable on the flats, but she has more fishing space than the typical 17' to 18' (5.18 m to 5.49 m) flats skiff. A 16-degree deadrise at the transom helps put her on plane fast, and relatively light weight means good fuel economy, peaking at 4.6 mpg at 31.2 mph. Our test showed a top speed over 50 mph with the 200-hp Mercury OptiMax as tested. Package price including the outboard and a tandem-axle aluminum trailer is $37,995. More...

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Evinrude 10-Year Coverage:
Worry-Free Outboard Ownership

Evinrude 10-Year Coverage
Evinrude 10-Year Coverage

The Evinrude E-TEC Perfect 10 means 10-Year coverage included on Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboards purchased through April 30, 2018. The program covers everything – all parts and labor as well as all rigging items associated with the engine(s) on the same bill of sale. It's the longest coverage in the industry. More...

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Anchoring 101 for Boaters

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Anchoring out can be one of the joys of boating, provided a boater, and those nearby, know what they’re doing.

Finding a safe anchorage can provide much-needed rest and relaxation following a day of boating. It can also provide a safe haven from an oncoming storm or mechanical failure. In any case, there are some basic anchoring fundamentals that will help make “riding on the hook” trouble- and worry-free. Check out our guide to anchoring here.

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USCG Report

How Do Conditions Contribute to Boating Accidents?

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Rough seas offshore certainly can cause a host of problems, but accidents happen in a wide variety of conditions.

Certainly boaters have a responsibility to keep an eye on conditions to make certain they don’t get caught in situations they, their crews, and their boats can’t handle. Still, accidents happen throughout the range of conditions. See what conditions saw more accidents with injuries and fatalities here.



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