Formula 370 SS w/Ilmor One Drives | Hargrave 95 Freedom | Robalo R302 - 04/30/2018
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Formula 370 SS w/Twin Ilmor One Drives:
Premium Sport Boat & Innovative Propulsion

Formula 370 SS w/Twin Ilmor One Drives
Formula 370 SS w/Twin Ilmor One Drives

The Formula 370 SS with the twin Ilmor 483-hp 7.4 liter V8 engines linked to One Drive sterndrives delivered a brisk 53.7 mph in our test runs with this 21-degree stepped hull; fast indeed, considering a test weight of almost 17,000 lbs. (7,711 kg). (Company tests with the same package, lightly loaded, reached 56.7 mph.) A/C and heat are standard, and vents at the helm are included. Like all Formulas, she includes the high-grade finish of hull paint and polish. See all the details of our test here.

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Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O:
Advanced Technology in a
Low-Maintenance 2-Stroke

Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O
Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O

Built-in digital steering and tilt and trim allow for a clean and compact installation of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O., as well as keeping components protected from salt spray. The efficient two-stroke H.O. model puts out up to 275-hp. No scheduled maintenance is required for 5 years or 500 hours, so the cost of operating an Evinrude is much lower than most 4-stroke engines. More...

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Hargrave 95 Freedom:
Custom Build Priced Like
a Production Yacht

Hargrave 95 Freedom
Hargrave 95 Freedom

The Hargrave 95 Freedom has a flying bridge that welcomes entertainment with a three-stool bar and an opposite large settee with dining table for eight. An enormous hardtop with available isinglass enclosure makes this an all-weather deck. She also has an added table for eight on the aft deck as well as full formal dining facilities in the interior. Belowdecks are four sumptuous staterooms, all en suite, and there are also two cabins and two heads for the crew aft, adjacent the engine room and crew’s quarters aft. See all the custom features here.

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Robalo R302:
Rigged for Fishing and Family

Robalo R302
Robalo R302

The Robalo R302 shows upgraded features including wraparound bow seating with built-in backrests for forward-facing lounging. The roomy cockpit is rigged with a corner livewell and tackle station on the leaning post. Our test captain liked what he saw at a 30 mph cruise at 3500 rpm, and a top speed of more than 55 mph. See the full test here.

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Captain's Report

SUN TRACKER® FISHIN' BARGE® 22 XP3:
Family-Friendly Fishing Platform Carries 10

Sun Tracker Fishin' Barge 22 XP3
SUN TRACKER® FISHIN' BARGE® 22 XP3

The SUN TRACKER® FISHIN' BARGE® 22 XP3 is an easy way to get a large family out on the water, with a base price of $30,355 including the standard Mercury Pro XS 115. She rides on three 26" diameter welded aluminum tubes with lifting strakes, which should give her a faster and more solid ride than economy pontoons that ride on only two tubes. Swiveling fishing seats, aerated baitwells, and bow and stern rod racks provide plenty of angling positions, and a standard Bimini provides shade at lunchtime. Read about all of her features here.

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Where Is the Center of Gravity
on a Sea Ray 370 Sundancer?

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The Sea Ray 370 Sundancer has an LOA of 37’6” (11.43 m) and a 12’ (3.66 m) beam, and offers a comfortable ride, according to our test.

We love when our readers ask practical questions, where we can help out. One reader wrote to us this week, asking this question: “I have a 20,000-lb. boatlift and I am interested in a 370 Sundancer. I would like to find out where this boat will sit properly on my lift, so I need to know the center of gravity of the boat. Would you happen to know where the center of gravity is on the 370 or where I can find this information?” We sent this question directly to our contacts at Sea Ray. See what they had to say.

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