New Test Video
Back Cove 32:
for All Seasons
The Back Cove 32 is a Downeast cruiser with classic lines and noteworthy functionality. She's designed for a couple to enjoy on long cruises, as well as for entertaining friends close to home. Powered with a single 425-hp Cummins QSB 6.7 diesel she had a top speed of 26 knots, and her 185-gallon fuel capacity gives her a range of more than 700 miles at a displacement speed of 6.7 knots.
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Hampton Yachts E658 LRC:
Designed for a Discerning Owner/Operator
Our test captain found nearly the space and amenities of an 80-footer in the Hampton Yachts E658 LRC. And, she begs the question, How much motoryacht does one really need? The fact is that most owner/operators don’t need anything larger than 65’ (20 meters), so why spend the extra money? How do they fit all that luxury and seamanlike rigging into this 68-foot-LOA bluewater cruiser?
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Sea Ray SLX 350:
Remarkable Seating in a Mega-Bowrider
Sometimes onboard seating is treated as an afterthought, shoehorning the capacity to uncomfortable levels. Not so on the Sea Ray SLX 350, a robust bowrider with seating for 18, with spots for 11 people to face forward. Plenty of other thoughtful guest-comfort features from a hardtop with extending sun shade, to a power-actuated swim-platform step, will make this boat an inviting choice.
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Luxury Tri-Toon Rigged
w/Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s
Powered with a pair of 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards, the Bennington Q27 reached a top speed of 58.0 mph. At 3000 rpm, she ran 28.5 mph getting 1.9 mpg. This tri-toon seats up to 18 guests, and the skipper can benefit from Evinrude’s iDock integrated joystick when all those eyes are upon him/her.
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Safety Tip of the Day
Kids Must Wear PFDs
Some kids resist wearing PFDs. Let us tell you that they have saved countless lives where the parents who were not wearing a PFD didn’t make it. If they complain, tell them it is the law (which it is) – and lay it down.
Here are some tips...
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