Triton 21 TrX Clocked at 73.7 MPH w/ New Mercury V8 300 Pro XS | Sea Ray Sundancer 400 - 06/18/2018
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Triton 21 TrX:
Premium Tournament Bass Machine w/73.7 MPH WOT

Triton 21 TrX
Triton 21 TrX

Powered with the new Mercury 250 Pro XS 4.6-liter V8 outboard, the Triton 21 TrX delivered a top speed of 73.7 mph, with a Hot-Foot throttle to control all that speed and let the driver keep two hands on the wheel. She's a premium-grade tournament bass boat complete with all of the usual amenities, plus a few. Try to keep up with our test here...

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Factory Video

Beneteau Hull and Deck Construction:
Choosing the Right Process for the Mission

Beneteau Hull and Deck Construction
Beneteau Hull and Deck Construction

Beneteau selects from various build options, including conventional hand layup, resin infusion and injection molding, choosing the best process for the mission of the hulls and parts. Fiberglass fabric is computer cut to fit and all finished openings are cut via robotics. The process results in strength and durability with minimal weight. Get insight into the Beneteau build...

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Test Video

Sea Ray 400 Sundancer:
Galley Up to Max Room Below

Sea Ray 400 Sundancer
Sea Ray 400 Sundancer

Cruise at 25 knots in the Sea Ray Sundancer 400 with a range of better than 200 NM. With a two-stateroom layout, she’s suited to a couple to cruise with friends or family. She has a galley-up, single-level layout. Engine options range from 480-hp Cummins diesels with V-drives to MerCruiser gas- and diesel-powered sterndrives. Come aboard on our test...

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Captain's Report

World Cat 230DC:
Exceptional Ride, Pontoon-Boat Capacity

World Cat 230DC
World Cat 230DC

The World Cat 230DC is a versatile outboard-powered catamaran that offers an optional bow table with filler cushion to turn the whole area into a sun pad. Anglers will appreciate twin 150-quart (141 L) fishboxes with overboard drains. She combines the exceptional ride of a cat with the economical performance of twin 115-hp outboards and huge deck space. Separate fuel and battery systems provide get-home assurance. Learn more about this cool cat...

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Expert Advice

How Do I Launch My Boat?

Trolling Speed Efficiency
“Stop when the rear wheels touch the water?” Boat ramp advice is all subjective.

At this time of year, when more boaters in the northern hemisphere are embarking on the boating season, it’s a good idea to have a refresher on what to remember at the boat ramp. We want boaters’ time at the launch ramp to be quick and painless. Here are six real tips to help...

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Sea Ray Photo Contest

1st Prize is a Trip to Margaritaville

Sea Ray Photo Contest
The photo above was the winner of round #1 – “At the Dock” – of Sea Ray’s summer-long photo contest. This owner (Chris by name), is starting his son off right, and the lad seems to be enjoying boating already.

The folks at Sea Ray have asked us to invite all of our members who own Sea Rays to help everyone celebrate the joys of boating this summer by sharing your best photography. Every two weeks the builder will ask Sea Ray owners to submit a fresh photo matching that round’s theme. Round #2 is underway right now – the theme is “Your Boat’s Name” – and the bell on it rings June 24th. There are prizes for every round (7 in total). The Grand Prize: a 6-day, 7-night vacation to St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, the Bahamas, or Los Cabos, Mexico. We’ll keep you posted. Click here to enter...

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Dealer Spotlight

Formula Boats of Missouri in Osage Beach, MO

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Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider with Twin Ilmor 6.0L MV8 380-hp engines with One Touch Joystick, Hard Top, Generator, A/C, and Sure Shade. There are only a limited number of this model with the world-famous Ilmor engines.

Formula Boats of Missouri is located in the heart of Lake of the Ozarks. It has a marina with sales, service, and parts departments, as well as a gas dock that allows boaters to more conveniently experience the lake. Most important, it is the epicenter for Formula boats in Missouri. See what else the dealer has to offer...


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