How to Trailer Safely | Absolute 58 Fly | World Cat 255DC - 05/04/2018
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Absolute 58 Fly:
Sleek Style and Smart Spaces

Absolute 58 Fly
Absolute 58 Fly

The Absolute 58 Fly welcomes sun worshipers, with a huge sunning area on the bow as well as forward on the flybridge, and the cockpit settee also folds flat to become a sun lounge. She has 3 staterooms belowdecks, plus crew’s quarters aft. A sliding door adjacent to the lower helm simplifies docking, though she was easy to handle around the docks on our test. More...

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Design and Comfort Video

World Cat 255DC:
Versatile Dual-Console Catamaran

World Cat 255DC
World Cat 255DC

The World Cat 255DC is equipped with a large hardtop that shades the helm and part of the cockpit, as well as providing an anchor point for rod holders and spreader lights. Console seats include both flip-down armrests and bolsters, and she comes with cushions to transform the broad bow casting platform into a seating area. See all the multi-use possibilities...

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Test Video

Four Winns HD 270 OB:
A Big Deckboat with Good Performance

Four Winns HD 270 OB
Four Winns HD 270 OB

With the low swept-back windshield and bold graphics, the Four Winns HD 270 OB looks like a sportboat, and the Evinrude 300 E-TEC G2 produced lively performance, with a top speed of 48.9 mph in our tests. The design of the E-TEC G2 adds space aft for storage and seating, because the steering system is built into the outboard. More...

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Test Video

Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius:
2 or 3 Stateroom Sport Cruiser

Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius

The Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius has two staterooms separated by a lower-level lounge that makes the boat more accommodating (and private) for two couples. This arrange provides elegant cruising. A 3 stateroom version is available. She has a 285 NM range at 25.3 knots, and topped out at 37.1 knots in our tests. More...

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Test Video

Mercury Drifthook:
Effortless Control for Multi-Outboard Engines

Mercury Drifthook
Mercury Drifthook

Mercury's Drifthook system keeps the bow pointed wherever the operator directs via computerized manipulation of multiple outboards. It's a plus for fishing offshore in choppy conditions where the bow can be kept into the wind, reducing the roll, spray, and hull slap. Kite fishermen will like the control level, and it would also be handy for drifting jetty edges. The feature is available as a download for multi-outboard boats using the Mercury Joystick Piloting System. See it in action here.

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Captain's Report & Video

How to Trailer a Boat Safely

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Learning how to trailer a boat is easy with a little practice, some smart techniques, and a bit of courtesy.

Trailering gives boaters more freedom. Keeping a boat on a trailer means the boater decides where and how to store the boat, so that she is ready to go at a moment’s notice. And any body of water within a drive is fair game. But getting there safely is key. More...



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