Horizon Power Catamaran PC74 | Formula 350 Sun Sport | Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboard Platform - 07/18/2018
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Horizon Power Catamaran PC74:
Multihull Handling and Spacious Decks

Horizon Power Catamaran PC74
Horizon Power Catamaran PC74

The Horizon Power Catamaran PC74 has expansive decks that let guests spread out and get comfortable. The open feel extends to machinery spaces and stowage, making the boat easier to run. And when she gets underway, her level acceleration, stable running attitude, and sharp entry forward to cleave the seas mean the comfort continues for the length of the voyage. See what it’s like to run her here...

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Formula 350 Sun Sport:
Twin Ilmor V8s, 57.7 MPH WOT

Formula 350 Sun Sport
Formula 350 Sun Sport

The Formula 350 Sun Sport pushed by twin 480-hp Ilmor 7.4L V8s is all about performance, with a top speed of 57.7 mph, but belowdecks she offers a full galley and wraparound dining area that easily converts to an overnight berth for two. Aft is an added full-size berth for two with a memory-foam mattress. With a 21-degree deadrise, she's a capable offshore performer, and the Ilmor One Drive system makes for easy joystick docking. More...

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Captain's Report

Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboard Platform:
Largest Displacement 300 On the Market

Mercury 4.6L V8 Outboard Platform
Mercury 4.6L V8 Outboard Platform

The new Mercury Verado 4.6L V8 series includes the largest-displacement 300-hp outboard on the market. The naturally aspirated four-stroke powerhead is designed for more power and greater low- and mid-range torque, and for better acceleration. It’s 35 lb. (16 kg) lighter than the previous-generation Mercury Verado 300, an inline-6 configuration. More...

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Chaparral 287 SSX:
Kevlar-Reinforced Build, Classic Style

Chaparral 287 SSX
Chaparral 287 SSX

The Chaparral 287 SSX combines the style of a classic big-water dayboat with a high-tech Kevlar-reinforced build and welcome freeboard and bow flare, providing a dry ride even on breezy days. The standard Glass Dash features two 7" Garmin touchscreens for complete control of mechanical and electronic systems and navigation. She made good use of the single 380-hp Mercruiser 8.2 MAG HO, with a time to plane of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 50.0 mph. More...

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Sailfish 220 CC:
Robust Build w/Deep Interior

Sailfish 220 CC
Sailfish 220 CC

The Sailfish 220 CC is built to perform in reasonable coastal conditions — a key feature for anglers. But there are many details that show the builder gives consideration to the many ways this versatile boat will be used. From a bow table to a towing pylon to underwater lights, the features will help keep the whole family happy. See them all here...

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Iguana Boat Sales in
Osage Beach, MO

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Iguana Boat Sales is located in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Iguana Boat Sales started its Lake of the Ozarks boat dealership with three goals in mind: to deliver exceptional value, exclusive selection, and above all, outstanding customer service. Some of the best boat brands have been selected to offer customers the right combination of price, quality, and value. See how the dealership excels...



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