Beneteau Announces New Oceanis 46.1 | Cobalt 23 SC | Wellcraft 262 Fisherman - 06/15/2018
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Beneteau Announces New Oceanis 46.1

Beneteau Announces New Oceanis 46.1
This image shows the deck layout of the new Beneteau Oceanis 46.1,
which will be introduced in August.

Beneteau is introducing a new sailboat model, the Oceanis 46.1, at the Sydney, Australia boat show in early August. The builder says this new boat is a progression of the Oceanis 45, and will have large-yacht features and luxurious amenities for her size. Check out her clever layout options...

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Test Video

Formula 34 PC:
Performance Cruiser w/Amenities Galore

Formula 34 PC
Formula 34 PC

To understand the Formula 34 PC, have a look at her swim platform, where owners can spec an optional stainless steel propane grill, as well as a standard hot-and-cold pullout shower. She carries lots of standard equipment, while power options to twin 380-hp MerCruiser, Ilmor, or Volvo Penta engines ensure the she meets Formula’s high performance standards. See what we mean...

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Captain's Report

Cobalt 23SC:
Taking Guesswork Out of Boat Design

Cobalt 23 SC
Cobalt 23SC

Cobalt uses feedback from owners of its boats to tune its designs. After all, who knows what works better than an owner? The Cobalt 23SC is a reflection of that process, with its somewhat unusual bow design, which helps increase seating to 12 while retaining a sharp forefoot to reduce pounding in a chop and exaggerated forward chines to keep spray down at all speeds. See what else Cobalt added...

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Test Video

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman:
21-Degree Deadrise w/56.8 MPH WOT

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman
Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

When we compare the basic specs of the Wellcraft 262 with other center consoles in her size and price range, we discovered that she falls roughly in the middle of many of them. Her dry weight is 5,500 lbs. (2,494 kg), which places her in the middle of the pack, and her beam of 9’ (2.74 m) is more than the standard 8’6” (2.59 m) but a few inches less than a few. By avoiding the extremes, Wellcraft is aiming at the broad sweet spot in the center of the market. Find out more about her...

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Daytime Features Video

Prestige 750:
Ready for Entertainment or Cruising

Prestige 750
Prestige 750

The Prestige 750 is a 4-stateroom yacht and the largest motoryacht in the brand’s line. She is generally considered to be one of the lowest-priced yachts this size, and for that reason should be inspected by people entering this market for the first time. That way she can become a benchmark against which other vessels this size can be measured. Of course, none of them are cheap. Come aboard with our test captain...

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Sea Ray News

36 Sea Ray Dealers Have “Demo Days”
This Month

Sea Ray News
Selling everything from the SPX 190 to the L650 Fly (shown), Sea Ray dealers all across the country are having #SeaRaySummer Demo Days.

For the rest of June Sea Ray dealers all across the U.S. will be having “#SeaRaySummer” Demo Days – with festivities and special events, in addition to providing product demonstrations. Each dealer has set aside a particular day to roll out the red carpet and host the boating public in what amounts to mini boat shows. It’s a good time to inspect Sea Ray boats and talk shop. To see a list of the 36 dealers and their special “#SeaRaySummer” Dealer Demo dates, click here...

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Dealer Spotlight

SeaNet in Newport Beach, CA

SeaNet in Newport Beach, CA
The Absolute 50 is just one yacht offered by SeaNet, an unusual dealer with some interesting ideas.

SeaNet is a dealer that specializes in fractional ownership, has an office in the Med, and offers global access to a fleet of yachts, some of which are megayachts. Find out more...



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