Formula Flex Program | Galeon 485 HTS | Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC - 04/16/2018
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Formula Flex Program:
Custom Colors and More

Formula Flex Program
Formula Flex Program

The Formula Flex Program allows each Formula performance yacht to display a near-custom level of exterior colors and graphics as well as interior colors and materials. The program provides selection from a broad palette of choices at no added cost, while the Formula Flex MyWay program adds full custom selections on a cost-plus basis. The programs also include dash layout, colors and materials and hardware selections, making each Formula a very personalized statement. More...

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Galeon 485 HTS:
Soft Ride & Versatile Layout

Galeon 485 HTS
Galeon 485 HTS

We tested the Galeon 485 HTS on a rough day offshore, and she came through with flying colors, delivering a soft ride as well as providing predictable control even when pushed hard. Her forward VIP benefits from a huge, dramatic skylight framed in finely finished wooden beams, an example of the attention to detail found throughout. More...

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Hampton Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC:
Robust Build & Long Range

Hampton Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC
Hampton Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC

The Hampton Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC provides an elevated command post as well as a luxurious vantage point, complete with a day head and adjacent outdoor grilling console. The hull is hand-laid fiberglass and Kevlar with vinylester resin for the first five layers of the lay-up. Two layers of Kevlar are added from chine to chine with a third layer added in the forward collision zone. The deckhouse is cored with Divinycell foam to reduce weight and keep the center of gravity low. She should be one of the strongest fiberglass builds in class. More...

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Features Video

Grady-White Freedom 275:
Multi-Mission DC Ready for Fishing

Grady-White Freedom 275
Grady-White Freedom 275

The Grady-White Freedom 275 is a large multi-mission dual console, but her high windshields plus lots of freeboard and bow flare give her a much more seaworthy feel than most. She also comes with the usual complement of high-grade fishing features including a large aerated livewell, insulated fishbox, and plenty of rod holders. More...

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SUN TRACKER® BASS BUGGY® 16 DLX ET:
Eco-Friendly Fishing Pontoon

Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 16 DLX ET
SUN TRACKER® BASS BUGGY® 16 DLX ET

The SUN TRACKER® BASS BUGGY® 16 DLX ET is an electric-powered pontoon designed for small lakes and rivers and for waters where internal combustion power is not permitted – or the fish are wily. She comes with a lithium battery and quiet-running, pollution-free Torqeedo electric outboard motor that propels her at 4 to 6 mph. She's priced at just $14,495, and a fishing package with a bow-mounted trolling motor and fishfinder adds $995. More...

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USCG Report

How Does the Way a Boat Is Used Change the Odds of an Accident?

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Boat accidents happen for a variety of reasons, and examining how the boat was being used at the time could shed light on preventive measures.

Every boat accident is a unique set of circumstances. While statistics paint a general picture of what has happened, astute boaters can learn from the cautionary tales they tell. See how accidents, injuries, and fatalities break down by vessel operation here.



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