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Hargrave 100 Sassy:
5 En Suites w/Main-Deck Master

Hargrave 100 Sassy
Hargrave 100 Sassy

The Hargrave 100 Sassy features outdoor entertainment areas on both the huge flying bridge and the aft deck. She offers five luxurious en suites, including a main-deck master with large windows. She's a raised pilothouse yacht with accommodations for five crew, and has a 3,200-gallon fuel capacity to feed the twin 1,625-hp CAT C-32 ACERT diesels. Look at the boat we show here as a guide: Interior layouts and materials are fully customizable. See all the features here.

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Intrepid 407 Panacea:
Custom Features & Dialed-In Performance

Intrepid 407 Panacea
Intrepid 407 Panacea

The Intrepid 407 Panacea has a stepped hull and triple 400-hp Mercury Racing outboards. But it’s the buyer who determines what else is added, from cabin appointments to cruising amenities to fishing features. Have a look at how she runs.

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Sea Ray Sundancer 400:
Equipped to Entertain

Sea Ray 400 Sundancer
Sea Ray Sundancer 400

Sea Ray took the desires of today’s boat buyers into account for the design of the salon and cockpit of the Sundancer 400. A wide-opening door creates one seamless space with large windows, a high overhead, and a gaping sunroof all adding to the feeling of airiness aboard. See how else she welcomes guests.

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Robalo R317:
Dayboating DC Equipped for Family and Fish

Robalo R317
Robalo R317

The Robalo R317 is a multipurpose dual console with plenty of onboard space for friends and family. A powered aft sunlounge, L-shaped seats abaft the helm and companion seats, and an optional propane grill are ready for fun on the water. But anglers will enjoy a 25-gallon aerated live well, rod racks, and a hardtop with rod holders. See her many uses here.

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RANGER® Reata 200F:
Fishing Pontoon Boat Priced Competitively

RANGER Reata 200F
RANGER® Reata 200F

We tested the RANGER® Reata 200F, a fishing-friendly pontoon boat with seating for up to 10, and power options from 25 to 90-hp. She’s got swivel seats fore and aft, a foot-controlled trolling motor, aerated livewell, rod holders, and more. Premium touches include powder-coated pontoons, vinyl decks, fiberglass consoles, and much more, and there’s a cruising version as well. See what sets her apart here.

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Are Power Cats More Stable than Monohulls?

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This 27’6” (8.38 m) catamaran has two hulls, widely spaced, each nearly at her beam ends, rather than a single monohull that is deep on the centerline and shallow at the chines.

Today’s question comes from a BoatTEST.com member who wants to know more about catamarans: He asks, “Are power catamarans considered to be as stable as V-hull boats for offshore fishing? And are power catamarans gaining or losing market share among boaters?” Find out the answers…

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