Absolute 50 Fly | Repowering Advice | Intrepid Boats 407 Cuddy - 05/16/2018
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Absolute 50 Fly:
Boating Italian Style When it Sizzles

Absolute 50 Fly
Absolute 50 Fly

The Absolute 50 Fly is designed to be used in all sorts of ways for both entertaining and watersports. Her hydraulic teak beach is ideal for swimmers, scuba divers or just cooling down on a hot day in the tropics. Her fit-and-finish is first rate with old-world Italian craftsmanship that is hard to beat. Learn more about her extensive features in our report.

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Test Video

Hampton Yachts 650:
World-Class Cruising and Comfort

Hampton Yachts 650
Hampton Yachts 650

The Hampton Yachts 650 is competitively priced considering her finish and equipment level. Both the flybridge helm and the pilothouse control station feature a full glass dash, a large destroyer-type wheel, and twin adjustable Pompanette chairs. Go beyond the helm to see the whole yacht...

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Test Video

Intrepid 407 Cuddy:
58.0 MPH WOT, Custom Features

Intrepid 407 Cuddy
Intrepid 407 Cuddy

Powered with triple 400-hp Mercury Racing outboards, the Intrepid 407 Cuddy is fast, topping out at 58.0 mph in our tests. Accommodations include a queen berth amidships and a convertible settee at the bow. Best of all, Intrepids are semi-custom, so prospective owners can add what they want. See one version here...

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Test Video

Robalo R222EX Explorer:
Clever Design Features in 22'

Robalo R222 EX
Robalo R222EX Explorer

The Robalo R222EX Explorer has a clever design abaft the helm utilizing the fixed bench seat to contain the aerated live well and a 5-gallon bucket for bait, chum, or whatever. The seatback folds up, giving acess to pumps and other gear. But she’s rigged to do a lot more than fish...

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Informational Video

What You Need to Know Before You Repower

Repowering with Mercury
Repowering is a good way to put new life in an old – but still good! – boat.

Repowering these days is not as simple as taking the old kicker off and clamping on a new one. Everything has gotten a little more complicated, particularly with the larger engines. For those considering a repowering for their outboard boat, this video offers some insightful tips and traps to look out for. This video is sponsored by Mercury Marine. Like any project, there are smart steps to take. Learn more now...

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Captain’s Report & Video

How to Operate an
Outboard Engine

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Captains who know their way around an outboard are more confident on the water...

Knowing the basics of how an outboard works will help take some of the guesswork out of keeping the boat running as it should and keep their crews safe in the process. Check them out now...



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