Sea Ray L650 Fly | Tahoe 215 Xi | Formula 400SS FX - 05/30/2018
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Sea Ray L650 Fly:
Well-Equipped and Ready to Cruise

Sea Ray L650 Fly
Sea Ray L650 Fly

Performance is part of the package in the Sea Ray L650 Fly thanks to twin 1,150-hp Caterpillar C-18 ACERTs, delivering a top speed of 30.7 knots. But she’s also the first Sea Ray ever built to a CE Category "A" Ocean standard, which means she's ready for conditions offshore. See how she’s equipped...

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TAHOE® 215 Xi:
Crossover Deck Boat Shows Versatility

TAHOE 215 Xi
TAHOE® 215 Xi

The TAHOE® 215 Xi is a crossover platform capable of being an "all-purpose" boat for entertaining up to 12 people, or a fishing boat with standard items such as livewell and pedestal seats. For tow sports, our test boat had the optional 260-hp Mercury MPI, with a time to plane of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 51.1 mph. See what 11 friends think...

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Formula 400SS FX:
Premium Upgrades Match Performance

Formula 400SS FX
Formula 400SS FX

Twin 520-hp Mercury Racing sterndrive engines give the Formula 400SS FX the head-turning speed and sound that is this brand’s hallmark. Classic racing-style analog gauges join the touchscreen displays at the carbon fiber helm of the Formula 400SS FX. Belowdecks a 6'5" mid-cabin berth and convertible settee in the bow are equipped for weekending. See all her premium touches...

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Robalo R242EX:
A Little Excitement for the Whole Family

Robalo R242EX
Robalo R242EX

The Robalo R242 EX has wrap-around, multi-tone upholstery both fore and aft, and plenty of other comfort features. But she’s not all about relaxing, with our test showing quick, 3.5-second hole shots and a single 300-hp Yamaha four-stroke pushing her to a top speed of 46.3 mph. More...

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Mercury Bowhook:
Let the Boat Hold Position

Mercury Bowhook
Mercury Bowhook

Mercury's Bowhook system is designed to let multi-engine boats hold position automatically while the bow swings into the prevailing wind or current, reducing roll. The free, downloadable software upgrade enables this system through the Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards system – no autopilot system is required. See how it works in our test...

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Dealer Spotlight

Waypoint Marine in Corpus Christi, Texas

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A Blazer Boats 2170 Bay is rigged and ready to go at Waypoint Marine in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Today’s Dealer Spotlight is on Waypoint Marine in Corpus Christi, Texas, which sells eight brands of boats and four brands of engines. The featured boat today is the one seen above. To find out more about the dealer and the boat, click here…


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