Beneteau Gran Turismo 50 | Fleming Yachts 78 | Sea Ray SLX 310 - 04/17/2018
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Beneteau Gran Turismo 50:
Evolved Design & Unexpected Details

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50
Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

Take a look at our new video aboard the Gran Turismo 50 by Beneteau. From the innovative jet tender garage to the Air Step hull, this boat is a clever evolution at the top of the Beneteau express cruiser range. Have an in-depth look with our test captain here.

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Captain's Report

Fleming Yachts 78:
Onboard Comfort w/Serious Cruising Features

Fleming 78
Fleming Yachts 78

The Fleming Yachts 78 is not only a substantial oceangoing yacht, she also makes a comfortable long-term liveaboard. Her salon takes advantage of the 21'5" (6.53 m) beam while still leaving generous side decks guarded by high bulwarks and rails to make for easy passage fore and aft in a seaway. The flybridge has a two-level design that elevates the operator for better sightlines, while protecting the entertainment area from excessive wind and spray. More...

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Test Video

Sea Ray SLX 310:
Seats for 17 & 44-Plus-MPH Top Speed

Sea Ray SLX 310
Sea Ray SLX 310

The Sea Ray SLX 310 features many standard amenities that are options on other brands, including a wet bar and a head compartment. The cockpit entertainment area includes a sink and hard-surface worktop and can be upgraded with an electric grill and refrigerator. A standard watersports tower is power actuated, while the optional fixed carbon-reinforced hardtop with sunroof needs no forward supports. Standard twin 250-hp MerCruiser sterndrives offer a top speed of better than 44 mph, and there’s seating for up to 17. More...

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Test Video

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage:
Watersports Fun Machine

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage
Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

The exterior styling of the Boston Whaler 270 Vantage shows the sporty lines of a large dual console, but the hull was designed to offer a comfortable, dry ride throughout the speed range. An optional electric grill and refrigerator boosts her entertainment capability, and she also offers optional watersports and fishing packages. More...

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Review Video

Evinrude iDock:
Intuitive Control for Multi-Outboard Boats

Evinrude iDock
Evinrude iDock

We tested the Evinrude iDock system on a luxury twin-engine pontoon as well as a center console, and found it exceptionally easy to operate on both. The system gives intuitive low-speed control for multiple Evinrude E-TEC outboard setups, even for beginning captains. Push the joystick in any direction and the boat goes that direction; twist it and the boat rotates in place. More...

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USCG Report

What Kind of Boats Are Involved in Accidents More Often?

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The vintage of a boat involved in an accident, as well as its horsepower and size, all are tracked by the Coast Guard when compiling statistics.

Looking at the reported boat accidents in 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard analyzed the boats involved by hull material, length, horsepower, and age. Boaters looking to understand accidents should review the categories into which their boats fall and see if there are trends. After all, preventive measures can save lives, and help boaters and their passengers avoid injury. Have a look at the breakdown here.


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