Volvo Penta Contest to Win a Chevy Silverado | Boston Whaler 230 Vantage | Beneteau Oceanis 62 - 05/03/2018
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Features Video

Boston Whaler 230 Vantage:
Multi-Purpose Family Fun Machine

Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
Boston Whaler 230 Vantage

The Boston Whaler 230 Vantage is not a typical Boston Whaler -- her first mission is family dayboating, towsports, diving, and swimming. She carries her 8'6" (2.59 m) beam well forward, providing added bow space where seating converts to a sunlounge. There’s a head in the port console, while an available fishing package adds Boston Whaler-level angling features. See what we mean…

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Captain's Report

Beneteau Oceanis 62:
For Sailors Who Have Arrived

Beneteau Oceanis 62
Beneteau Oceanis 62

The inviting saloon of the Beneteau Oceanis 62 features high overheads, lots of windows, and abundant light. As can be seen in the photo above, there are two facing settees to create an elegant saloon that can be used for cocktails, dinner parties, conversation, or just relaxing with a good book. Layout options with up to four staterooms and three heads are available. For those sailors who have led a successful life, there is nothing quite like a large sailboat to say thank you to the angels of good fortune. More…

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Test Video

Riviera Belize 54 Daybridge:
A Classic Style with a Rugged Hull

Riviera Belize 54 Daybridge
Riviera Belize 54 Daybridge

The Riviera Belize 54 Daybridge is a three-stateroom yacht with a high level of fit-and-finish, with lots of teak and heavy-gauge stainless steel fittings. A large open-air galley on the transom keeps the chef in the cockpit conversation. Under way, “she is every bit the lady,” says our test captain, thanks to Volvo Penta IPS installation. Get all the details in our test here.

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Test Video

Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX:
Twin Jet Watersports Platform
w/56.1 MPH WOT

Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX
Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX

The Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX we tested had the optional Surf Package, which includes 1,350 lbs. (612 kg) of ballast and the wake-shaping Aerial Surf Platform which redirects the thrust from the twin jet pumps to create a sculpted surfing wave. She offered exhilarating performance as well, with a 2.6-second time to plane and a top speed of 56.1 mph. We tested the Lateral Thrust Control System, the optional digital iST controls, and all other aspects of her handling, too. How easy can it be to dock a jetboat? See the test here.

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Test Video

Sea Ray Sundancer 460:
Good Value in a Large Yacht

Sea Ray Sundancer 460
Sea Ray Sundancer 460

The Sea Ray Sundancer 460 is designated as a sport yacht, and she delivers a brisk ride, with a top speed of 32.7 knots thanks to twin 525-hp Cummins QSB diesels matched to Zeus pods. But she's also a functional cruiser for two couples or a family of four, with two luxurious staterooms taking full advantage of her 14'2" (4.32 m) beam. She also welcomes entertaining, with an optional open-air grill aft, power sliding seating in the cockpit, and a broad lounging area on the bow. See how she performed on our test here.

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