BRP buys Alumacraft | Jaguar J32 | Sea Ray SDX 270 - 06/29/2018
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Jaguar J32:
69.8 MPH w/Twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O.'s

Jaguar J32
Jaguar J32

The Jaguar J32 is a semi-custom offshore fishing boat built on a catamaran racing hull that weighs just 3,200 lb. dry. Powered with the Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O.'s, she turned out a top speed of 69.8 mph, allowing anglers to reach distant locations very fast when sea conditions permit. The high-tech two-strokes planed the boat in 4.2 seconds, and their fuel-efficient engineering resulted in fuel economy of 1.9 mpg at a cruise of 45.3 mph. Watch her go here...

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Test Video

Sea Ray SDX 270:
Designed Around Comfort

Sea Ray SDX 270
Sea Ray SDX 270

Our test captain found the Sea Ray SDX 270 to be an appealing entry in the large deckboat segment, right down to her mahogany-brown gelcoat and “mocha” interior shades. And her handling made her a comfortable entertainment platform, with easygoing leans through turns that will keep everyone in their seats. Check out the full test...

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Test Video

Jeanneau Leader 33:
Contemporary Cruiser Sleeps 4... or More

Jeanneau Leader 33
Jeanneau Leader 33

The Jeanneau Leader 33 has a sleek, contemporary look, but she manages to fit a double-berth cabin amidships as well as a full master forward, with the salon, galley, and head between. All areas belowdecks benefit from large hullside windows and overhead hatches, and smart engineering makes maximum use of the available space, with the main deck converting easily for overnights. Have a closer look...

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Accommodations Video

Beneteau Oceanis 41.1:
Sailing Cruiser with Large-Yacht Features

Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
Beneteau Oceanis 41.1

The Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is offered in a two- or three-stateroom configuration with one or two heads. Her hard chines stretch nearly the entire length of the hull, providing more room on deck and in the cabin, greater stability, and better performance underway. Her hull design allows her the features of a larger yacht. See what we mean...

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Safety Tip

10 Ways to Be Safer on the Water

10 Ways to Be Safer on the Water
Getting home safely is a big part of having fun on the water.

From the stories we hear on the docks, the quickest way to get in trouble on the water is to get complacent. Even boaters who have been returning to the dock safely for decades on end can use a refresher every now and then. See if you’ve thought of these 10 tips lately...

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Boating Business

BRP Marine Group Buys Alumacraft

BRP Marine Group Buys Alumacraft
A high-torque Evinrude 2-stroke engine makes an ideal outboard engine for lightweight aluminum boats such as those made by Alumacraft.

Last week BRP (which owns Evinrude, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Rotax engines and the manufacturers of other products) announced that it was creating a new Marine Group and its first order of business was to buy Alumacraft. This company is one of the largest makers of aluminum fishing boats and is located in St. Peter, MN. Alumacraft was founded in 1946 and currently has about 275 dealers worldwide. Those who know the folks at BRP, know that they make no small plans. Find out more...

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Repowering

How to Predict Repower Performance

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The Mercury 115-hp FourStroke is an inline 4 that comes with either a 20” or 25” shaft. This outboard generates 35 amps and is an appropriate consideration for boats in a certain size and weight range.

Lots of boaters are thinking about repowering after this summer and, of course their question is, “How will the new engine perform on my boat?” Our recommendation is that you look at our tests of the engines you want to buy on a boat that we have tested that has similar hull design and weight to your boat. A reader recently asked if a new 115-hp Mercury FourStroke he was considering for repower would perform on his old 21’ boat. We looked up a test we had done on 18’5” Tahoe 450 TS that was similar to his. Find out what we discovered, and how to use BoatTEST.com to predict your repower performance...



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