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Monte Carlo Yachts Shares Construction Details

Monte Carlo Yachts Shares Its Secrets
Monte Carlo Yachts has developed stunning yachts, including the MCY 96, and now the company has shared many of its ideas and techniques.

Monte Carlo Yachts has been creating beautiful yachts in a high-tech yard in Monfalcone, Italy, since its inception in 2008. For the first time, the company has decided to describe the building process that helps set these boats apart. This promotional video was made by Monte Carlo Yachts, but since BoatTEST has toured the yard and also made videos on the MCY construction process we can verify the veracity of the video’s content. Have a look for yourself here...

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Four Winns H290:
Upscale Bowrider w/Twin V-8s

Four Winns H290
Four Winns H290

The Four Winns H290 is a large bowrider with an interior that comes loaded with extras like the through-the-stem anchor in polished stainless steel, Garmin multifunction display, Vacu-Flush head, JL Audio system, and even a compact berth belowdecks. With twin 300-hp Volvo Penta V8-300 CEs, she reached 51.9 mph in our test runs, burning 44 gph for a 1.2 mpg figure. Check out the details here...

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Evinrude E-TEC G2 175 HP:
Advanced 2-Stroke V6 Maximizes Torque

Evinrude E-TEC G2 175 HP
Evinrude E-TEC G2 175 HP

The Evinrude E-TEC G2 175 is built on a 2.7L V6 block and weighs in at 530 lb. (240 kg). This advanced 2-stroke produces 30 percent more peak torque than competitive four-strokes and is also tops in fuel economy, according to the company. Electronic shift and throttle, adjustable electric steering and iTrim, the company's auto-trim system, are standard. All steering components are housed in the engine's midsection, allowing exceptionally clean single-tube installations. More...

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Galeon 485 HTS:
Bold Styling, Inside and Out

Galeon 485 HTS
Galeon 485 HTS

Looking forward in the lower salon and galley of the Galeon 485 HTS, the VIP stateroom with queen-size berth can be seen in the bow. The dark walnut joinery is striking throughout the interior, and the quality of the finish is as good or better than any boat in class. See how she runs here...

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NITRO® Z17:
Turn-Key, Entry-Level Bass Boat
w/51.3 MPH WOT

NITRO Z17
NITRO® Z17

The NITRO® Z17 is an entry-level fiberglass bass boat priced at $23,595 with the standard 90-hp Mercury FourStroke or $24,595 with the optional 115-hp Mercury Pro XS outboard, yet she comes loaded with all the essentials for weekend bass fishing. A single-axle trailer is also part of the package. Get a look at all the features...

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How to Start Gas-Powered Boats Safely

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Follow these simple steps to ensure safe operation.

Starting a gasoline-powered boat – particularly an older one – requires a special procedure to ensure safety. There are no shortcuts. Even the most experienced boater can benefit from a refresher now and then. More...


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