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Compare 51 Fishfinders—Price, Size, Quality

Compare 52 Fishfinders—Price, Size, Quality
BoatTEST compares 14 aspects of 51 divergent types of fishfinders.

Electronics companies make scores of different fishfinders ranging from handheld, to clamp on, to flush mount. Screen sizes vary from just a couple of inches to as large as any screen that can be fitted on a boat. These sounders look down, forward and to the sides, and some can detect fish deeper than your line will reach. Explore the electronic marvels available...

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New Test Video

Formula 310 Bowrider:
56.05 MPH WOT w/Ilmor 380-HP MV8 6.0 L

Formula 310 Bowrider
Formula 310 Bowrider

The Formula 310 Bowrider has metallic touches throughout, giving an eye-catching appearance made complete by its stainless steel details and accents and the builder’s famous multi-coat painted finish, available in a wide variety of colors and graphics. Our test boat was powered by twin llmor 380-hp MV8 6.0L engines matched to One Drive® sterndrives, which linked to a joystick for excellent maneuverability around the dock. More...

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Features Video

Fleming 58:
Twins More Fuel-Efficient than a Single

Fleming 58
Fleming 58

Here's a sight any owner/operator will love – the well-designed and brightly-lit engine room of the Fleming 58 with standup headroom. We tested her with 800-hp MAN engines and found her to be more fuel-efficient at displacement speeds than a lighter trawler with a low-hp single engine. Her range exceeds 1,000 NM at 10 knots. And, she can go 20 knots in a pinch. More...

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Ranger Z521L Comanche:
Top-Quality Turn-Key Tournament Bass Rig

Ranger Z521L Comanche
Ranger Z521L Comanche

The Ranger Z521L Comanche is a fully loaded premium-grade bass boat well-suited to tournament competition. She's 21'7" long and 97 inches wide, providing plenty of fishing room on bow and stern casting platforms. The standard package includes Mercury 250-hp Pro XS Optimax outboard, Ranger-Trail tandem trailer, 36-volt trolling motor, two Lowrance sonar/GPS systems, power ventilated rod storage and lots more. More...

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Riviera 575 SUV:
Broad-Beamed Multi-Mission Cruiser

Riviera 575 SUV
Riviera 575 SUV

The cockpit of the Riviera 575 SUV welcomes an evening cookout, but that’s just one way to end a day of fishing or diving. Her 16'10" beam, wider than many in class, not only provides added living space, but also contributes to beam stability at displacement speeds. But she’s versatile in other ways, too: See what our test revealed...

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How Fast Will the New
200-hp Mercury Verado Go?

How Fast Will the New 200-hp Mercury Verado Go
The new Mercury line of V-8 engines includes 11 models in 4 different lines,
so it takes some time to get them all sorted out.

This is a question a lot of boaters have about most outboards they consider buying: How fast will it make the boat go at WOT (wide open throttle)? So, we will answer that question along with the one about the new V8 “200-hp” Verado. Look here...

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Dealer Spotlight

Westlock Powersports & Marine in Westlock, Alberta, Canada

Dealer Spotlight
Westlock Powersports & Marine in Westlock, Alberta, Canada is a dealer for Evinrude engines as well as Alumacraft, Ranger, and Avalon boats. Above is a 20’ (6.09 m) Outlaw Marine Haida Hard Top equipped with a 150-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 with a small Evinrude kicker.

Westlock Powersports & Marine, which is a dealer for Evinrude, is also an authorized Alumacraft, Avalon Pontoon Boat, Monterey, and Stingray dealership in Westlock, Alberta, Canada. It offers a large selection of new and pre-owned boat models. Check out what separates the dealership from all the rest...


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