Mako 284 CC w/ New Mercury Verado 300-HP V8s | Sea Ray L650 Fly | Scarab 255 G - 07/20/2018
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MAKO® 284 CC:
55.9 MPH WOT w/New 300-hp
Mercury Verado 4.6L V-8s

MAKO 284 CC
Mako 284 CC

The MAKO® 284 CC gets a whole slew of new features when she’s fitted with Mercury’s new 300-hp Verado 4.6L V-8 outboards, including joystick piloting, efficient running, remote electronic oil checks, and much more. But, most important, she is getting state-of-the-art 4-stroke outboard technology. See what this boat and engine package can deliver here...

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Test Video

Sea Ray L650 Fly:
Impressively Equipped, Ready for Cruising

Sea Ray L650 Fly
Sea Ray L650 Fly

The L650 Fly is the first Sea Ray boat to ever be built to a CE Category "A", Ocean. Belowdecks are four luxurious staterooms, three heads, with optional crew quarters aft. More...

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Test Video

Scarab 255 G:
Twin Jet Rated for 13 People

Scarab 255 G
Scarab 255 G

Most jet boats are compact and sporty – but the Scarab 255 G has a 25-foot (7.62 m) LOA and an 8'4" (2.54 m) beam, with a carrying capacity of 2,100 lb. (953 kg) or 13 people. There's also an enclosed head, extended swim platform with soft mat and transom shower, plus a table that mounts in three positions. Despite her size, the twin Rotax 4-TEC jets put her on plane in 3.5 seconds. More...

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Features Video

Beneteau Gran Turismo 46:
Designed for Entertaining

Beneteau Gran Turismo 46
Beneteau Gran Turismo 46

The cockpit of the Beneteau Gran Turismo 46 blends seamlessly into the main-deck dining area, maximizing entertainment space on deck. The model we tested was the first stepped-hull yacht equipped with Volvo Penta IPS power, and she produced good performance throughout the rpm range, planing in 4.3 seconds, delivering a best cruise at 17.5 knots and 0.9 NMPG, and topping out at 32.3 knots. More...

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Test Video

Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO:
0-30 in 1.5 Seconds

Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO
Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO

Pushed by an 1,812-cc supercharged 4-cylinder Yamaha Marine four-stroke, the Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO is a muscular performer, with an amazing 1.5-second 0-30 time – with one person aboard -- and top speeds faster than most of us want to ride. The NanoXcel 2 ultra-lightweight hull and deck keeps weight down to just 836 lb. (379 kg) dry. More...

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Safety Tip

What’s the One Thing
Boaters Need to Do with
New Lifejackets?

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Brand-new lifejackets may not pass muster unless a boater does one thing. Do you know what it is?

Recreational boat owners are responsible for the safety of the crew, no matter how long the voyage. Lifejackets are a key part of keeping everyone safe. Have a look at how experienced boaters prepare them for proper use. Watch this brief video now...



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