Four Winns Vista 255 | Absolute 50 Fly | Yamaha 242 - 06/20/2018
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Ilmor 380-HP MV8 6.0L w/One Drive Sterndrive:
Tuned for Performance

Ilmor 380-HP MV8 6.0L w/One Drive Sterndrive
Ilmor 380-HP MV8 6.0L w/One Drive Sterndrive

The Ilmor 380-hp MV8 6.0L linked to a One Drive sterndrive lower unit is a sure way for a builder to make a statement about engineering and performance. The engine itself is a marinized V-8 with a hard-anodized exhaust system, a performance-tuned intake manifold, and standard electronic throttle. But then it’s matched to a robust sterndrive built to manage the high torque of diesel power, and, on our test boat, One Touch joystick control. It is all engineered and built by the folks at Ilmor, the same people who make engines for Roger Penske’s Indy cars. See what else the system has to offer...

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New Features Video

Absolute 50 Fly:
Premium Flybridge Cruiser Sleeps 7

Absolute 50 Fly
Absolute 50 Fly

The aft deck of the Absolute 50 Fly is fully protected overhead by the extension of the flying bridge. There’s a sun pad just behind the seating here, another in front of the flybridge helm, and a third on the bow. Belowdecks are accommodations for six, plus a crew (or grandchild) cabin aft. More...

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Test Video

Yamaha 242 Limited SE:
Twin-Jetboat w/ Articulating Keel

Yamaha 242 Limited SE
Yamaha 242 Limited SE

With twin 1,812-cc Yamaha H.O. jet systems, the Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series has plenty of power for quick planing as well as lots of open-throttle speed. The Articulating Keel system gives enhanced control both in high-speed maneuvers and at idle around the docks. Have a look at all her onboard features, too...

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Captain's Report

Four Winns Vista 255:
Pocket Cruiser w/Versatile Cabin

Four Winns Vista 255
Four Winns Vista 255

The Four Winns Vista 255 has remarkable interior volume for her LOA, adding headroom for the living spaces belowdecks. The aft cockpit seat converts easily to a double-wide sun lounge, and the cockpit galley offers an optional cooktop and refrigerator. A custom-fitted tandem trailer is included in the package. Pocket cruisers are a good way to discover the cruising lifestyle and visit distant locations quickly. Learn about the whole package...

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Test Video

Sailfish 270 CC:
Designed for the Good Life

Sailfish 270 CC
Sailfish 270 CC

The Sailfish 270 CC has been designed knowing that there is more to life than just fishing. Most owners also want a boat to have creature comforts and be good for entertaining. Many boaters we know like to go offshore with friends with anglers in the stern and non-anglers in the bow. When it’s lunch time, they all gather in the bow. Everyone’s happy and life is good. Now, find out about the boat...

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Dealer Spotlight

Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant, NJ

dealer spotlight
Clarks Landing on the Manasquan River is one of the best harbors along the Jersey Shore.

Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant, N.J. began as a boatbuilding business, but soon evolved into much more than that. Situated in such a prime location, it became a popular recreational spot for families from all over the state. They come for boating, fishing, crabbing, canoeing, swimming, picnicking, and since 2009 – weddings. Check out what attracts people to Clarks Landing...


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