Guide for First-Time Boat Buyers | Tahoe 450 TS | Sea Ray 350 - 05/22/2018
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Sailfish 320 CC:
Robust Build & 54.4 MPH WOT

Sailfish 320 CC
Sailfish 320 CC

We tested the Sailfish 320 CC on open water in 15- to 20-knot winds and found her up to the task, thanks to her high bulwarks and broad flare forward and a 24-degree transom deadrise. She's capable of getting to distant fishing locations in a hurry, recording a top speed of 54.4 mph with twin Mercury Verado 350s. See what else she can do...

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Captain's Report

Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht:
Seagoing Yacht w/4 En Suites

Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht
Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht

The Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht has many features seen on the builder’s larger yachts. By paying attention to sightlines and interior spaces, Ocean Alexander achieves a comfort level through smart design and engineering. Read more about her...

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Test Video

TAHOE® 450 TS:
Turnkey Runabout Starts Boaters Off Right

TAHOE 450 TS
TAHOE® 450 TS

The TAHOE® 450 TS is an 18'5" (5.61 m) entry-level runabout that comes as a complete turnkey package right down to the factory-matched trailer and even a fire extinguisher. She comes standard with a 90-hp Mercury outboard, but we tested the upgraded 115. The Powerglide II hull bottom is designed to make the boat nimble in turns as well as creating a good wake for tow-sports. See our test...

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Captain's Report

Sea Ray Sundancer 350:
Ready to Relax or Cruise

Sea Ray Sundancer 350
Sea Ray Sundancer 350

The Sea Ray Sundancer 350 is a sporty express that's versatile: She’s peppy enough to function as a tow-sports platform, and roomy enough to cruise all weekend. Read up on the features and options...

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Features Video

Aquila 36:
An Outboard-Powered Catamaran
w/Impressive Space

Aquila 36
Aquila 36

The Aquila 36 manages to pack a lot of features into her two hulls, including en suite staterooms in each. The swim deck between the twin outboards features an electric-deploying swim ladder as well as an aft-facing seat. Her open-air galley includes two electric grills as well as a refrigerator and sink. Check out all the smart features...

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Captain’s Report and Video

What First-Time Boat Owners Need to Know

How Do I Keep my Boat Safe and Running Right
Running safely means using navigation lights in accordance with reduced visibility due to darkness.

Boats have systems that add to the comfort and safety of her crew. It’s the captain’s responsibility to make sure those systems are kept in good working order. Here’s a rundown.



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