Hatteras M90 Panacera | Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe | Riviera 5400 in the Whitsundays - 04/19/2018
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Hatteras M90 Panacera:
4 Staterooms & “Smart” Systems

Hatteras M90 Panacera
Hatteras M90 Panacera

The Hatteras M90 Panacera has an intuitive proprietary digital-switching system, with most of the functions accessible by iPad and iPhone. She's a four-stateroom yacht, and also has quarters for four crew. The master takes full advantage of the 22'6" (6.86 m) beam, and the yacht includes such high-tech touches as "smart glass" which goes opaque for privacy at the push of a button, and decks that light automatically via motion sensors. More...

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Test Video

Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe:
Sporty Express Sleeps up to 6

Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe
Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe

The Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe displays edgy window shapes, and the large sun pad forward has an articulated backrest for lounging comfort. She sleeps four belowdecks in two staterooms, and a convertible settee can sleep two more. Standard twin 350-hp MerCruiser sterndrives gave her a top speed of 41.5 mph. More...

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Testimonial Video

Whitsunday Adventure:
Riviera 5400 Shake-Down Cruise

Whitsunday Adventure
Whitsunday Adventure

Riviera owners Mike and Dianne Holmes watched their Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht take shape in the Australian factory, then took delivery for a guided tour of the enticing Whitsunday Island archipelago, a 1,200-NM round-trip shake-down that familiarized them with all of the features of their new yacht. More...

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Test Video

Robalo 246 Cayman SD:
Bay Boat w/Tower Helm Station

Robalo 246 Cayman SD
Robalo 246 Cayman SD

The Robalo 246 Cayman SD adds a helm to the "Sky Deck" to give the operator views of shallows and fish. The main helm below works for rough water or social gathering on board. She's equipped for serious bay and inshore angling, with twin 30-gallon (114 L) aerated livewells aft and prewiring for a trolling motor at the bow. More...

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Test Video

Yamaha VX Deluxe:
Lightweight Engine & Hull w/Midrange Price

Yamaha VX Deluxe
Yamaha VX Deluxe

The redesigned Yamaha VX Deluxe features the new, lighter but more powerful TR-1 engine and the lightweight NanoXcel hull and deck, reducing overall weight to just 664 lbs. (301 kg) and promising strong performance, particularly considering the mid-range pricing. RiDE technology ensures rapid, controlled stops and simple reversing, and operation is push-button easy. More...

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USCG Report

What Kind of Boats Have the
Most Fatal Accidents?

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Sandbars draw all sorts of activity, and caution is key
to avoid accidents.

Boating accidents ruin many a boaters’ day on the water, but obviously a fatality takes it to another level. Boaters need to use caution in all situations, no matter what kind of boating they’re doing. Some boats and watercraft fall into a category that can present significantly higher risk statistically. Have a look at the kinds of boats that result in the most fatal accidents here.


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