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Stingray 212 SC:
53.2 MPH WOT w/New Mercury
V6 FourStroke 200 Outboard

Stingray 212 SC
Stingray 212 SC

The Stingray 212 SC is a deckboat with an open layout that will take 12 people on the water. The builder prides itself on building fast boats at good value. The new 200-hp Mercury 3.4L V-6 FourStroke outboard adds performance, but also has features that enhance the on-water owner experience. See what we mean...

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Features Video

Hatteras M90 Panacera:
HattCON – A High-Tech Total Command System

Hatteras M90 Panacera
Hatteras M90 Panacera

The helm on the Hatteras M90 Panacera incorporates the HattCON system that uses touchscreen interfaces to control everything on the boat, very much like are found on large commercial vessels. And all of the HattCON screens are weather resistant – we tested it! An integrated camera system, including a night-vision function, is also part of the package. We think this is an important advancement in large motoryacht operation. More...

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Test Video

Tracker Targa V-20 WT:
Tough Multi-Species Package w/2 Livewells

Tracker Targa V-20 WT
Tracker Targa V-20 WT

The Tracker Targa V-20 WT sells for $31,995 including a 150-hp Mercury FourStroke and a color-matched tandem trailer. The all-welded aluminum hull is 0.125” thick, making it tough enough to handle years of bouncing off stumps, rocks, and graveled beaches, and the baked-on painted finish keeps her looking like new. She's loaded for fishing, with 8-foot rod lockers and lighted, aerated, recirculating, fore and aft livewells w/pump-out systems. More...

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Test Video

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50:
Air Step Hull Improves Efficiency, Performance

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50
Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

The Beneteau Gran Turismo 50 is an improvement over predecessor models in part by adding equipment per U.S. market demands but at the same time, completely redesigning the hull to maintain performance, improve seakeeping, and offer Volvo Penta IPS 600 power. Available in a 2- or 3-stateroom layout, there is much to discover about what other new technology is available...

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Test Video

Yamaha 210 FSH Sport:
Twin-Jet Ready for Fishing, Towsports

Yamaha 210 FSH Sport
Yamaha 210 FSH Sport

The Yamaha 210 FSH Sport is a rarity in the industry, a twin-jet powered fiberglass boat designed primarily for fishing, but which in reality is used by owners for that and nearly everything else. A reversible backrest on the leaning post provides comfortable seating for making a few casts aft. The Yamaha TR-1 H.O. jets can run in just 17 inches of water, and give her the usual high-speed jet maneuverability when the mission is skiing or joy-riding. More...

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Safety Tip of the Day

Tips for Safe Fueling

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It is important to follow a few basic steps when fueling any boat – particularly older ones where potential problems are most likely to occur. More...


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