Sea Ray Kept by Brunswick – Sportboats to be “Reinvented” - 06/26/2018
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Brunswick to “Retain & Reinvent” Sea Ray

Brunswick to “Retain & Reinvent” Sea Ray
The new Sea Ray SLX 400 OB was introduced this spring and is a good example of the builder’s commitment to introducing exciting new, multi-functional boats.

The Brunswick Corp. announced yesterday that it has decided not to sell its Sea Ray boat division. Instead, it is going to focus on sportboats and sport cruisers between 24’ and 40’ (7.32 m to 12.19 m), according to the Brunswick CEO, Mark Schwabero. The dozen or so Sport Yachts and L-Series vessels will be phased out between now and the third quarter of 2018, he said. Indeed, it is hard for us to picture any other firm owning Sea Ray as it has been owned by Brunswick for the last 32 years – longer than the 27 years its founder, C.N. Ray, owned it before he sold it in 1986. Find out what happened and where Sea Ray may go from here...

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Test Video

NITRO® ZV21:
High-Performance Fiberglass Hull for Multi-Species Anglers

NITRO ZV21
NITRO® ZV21

The NITRO® ZV21 is a big multi-species fishing machine but unlike many, she's built on an attractive fiberglass hull rather than a squared-off aluminum one. The design delivers on performance, with a time to plane of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 60.1 mph in our tests, powered with a 300-hp Mercury Verado. She's an upscale dual-console package complete with 36-volt trolling motor, Lowrance HDS-7 Sonar/GPS and a color-matched tandem trailer. Check her out...

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Test Video

Sea Ray SDX 290:
More Friends Multiplies the Fun

Sea Ray SDX 290
Sea Ray SDX 290

How often do most boaters get out on the water? The answer is: Not enough. Bring along up to 17 friends on the Sea Ray SDX 290, and they won’t be disappointed when those sterndrives turn it up, and Bluetooth-enabled stereo follows suit.This boat seats more guests than most pontoon boats. See what happened on our test...

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New Features Video

Galeon 420 Fly:
Innovation and Quality Workmanship

Galeon 420 Fly
Galeon 420 Fly

With 6'4" headroom and both upper and lower windows along with sliding doors that open fully to the aft deck, the Galeon 420 Fly salon has plenty of light inside and lots of styling outside. Belowdecks are two cabins and two heads plus a galley and atrium-like sitting area. Power is twin 435-hp Volvo-Penta D6s, which produced a top speed of 30 knots and a 16.6-knot cruising speed with a range of about 224 NM. Learn more about her...

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Test Video

Monte Carlo Yachts 80:
Oceangoing Cruiser with CE "A" Rating

Monte Carlo Yachts 80
Monte Carlo Yachts 80

With up to 3,300 horsepower, 1,585-gallon (6,000 L) fuel capacity and a CE Class A rating, the Monte Carlo Yachts 80 is designed to handle serious offshore conditions. Vacuum infusion ensures the fiberglass hull is light for the genre, yet strong, which means greater fuel efficiency and better performance. The Portuguese bridge welcomes guests to the bow, where two large couches with adjacent cocktail tables can convert to sun lounges in minutes. Have a closer look...

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Dealer Spotlight

Maple City Marine in Chatham, Ontario

dealer spotlight
The featured boat at Maple City Marine in Chatham, Ontario, Canada is a 2017 Bennington RSB rigged with twin 250-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2s.

Established in 1948, Maple City Marine has grown to become a premier marine dealer in Ontario. It is in an ideal location for customers both in Ontario and across the border in Michigan and northwest Ohio. In addition to Evinrude engines and Bennington toons, they also sell Regal, Ranger, Scarab, and MasterCraft boats. Find out if prices are lower in Canada...


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