Regal 42 Fly | Mako 234 CC | Yamaha 212X - 07/31/2018
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Electronics Update

The New Power of Remote Microphones

Fixed VHF
All control functions of some models of fixed-mount VHF can be operated by a second-station microphone, such as the Standard Horizon CMP30 shown here.

Fixed-Mount VHF systems are a key communication and safety tool to have on a boat. But boaters who haven’t looked at the latest models may be surprised to see how today’s units have become even more useful tools. Here’s one way: Adding a remote second-station microphone, or even more than one, can put all of the power of the base unit where it’s most helpful, and some even offer wireless options. Find out which fix-mount VHF radios have this important function...

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Features Video

Beneteau Monte Carlo 6:
Retro Profile, Modern Interior Décor

Beneteau MC6
Beneteau Monte Carlo 6

The galley of the Beneteau Monte Carlo 6 is located aft on the main deck, which keeps it in the center of both the cockpit and forward salon gathering areas. We measured 7’ (2.13 m) from the deck to the overhead, which combined with light tones and plenty of glass gives the area a bright and airy feel. Our test captain inspected the flying bridge, bow area, and accommodations as well. See the details here...

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Test Video

Yamaha 212X:
Twin Jet Tricked Out for Watersports

Yamaha 212X
Yamaha 212X

The Yamaha 212X is set up for watersports, with 1,100 lb. (498.95 kg) of total ballast in three tanks, a billet aluminum rear view mirror, a premium watersports tower, a premium sound system that includes a tower mounted sound bar, subwoofer, 500 W amplifier, and six Polk audio speakers. She's powered with twin Yamaha 1,812-cc H.O. jet systems producing a top speed of 50.8 mph, and she's got seating for 10. More...

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Test Video

Regal 42 Fly:
Affordable Flybridge Cruiser

Regal 42 Fly
Regal 42 Fly

The Regal 42 Fly has a flying bridge that has the features of a much larger boat, including a dining table, sun pad, and fridge, all designed to fit into a smaller space. Put it atop a hull that can top 35 knots, and the result is a lot of boat for the money. More...

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Test Video

MAKO® 234 CC:
Rigged to Fish Coastal Waters and Beyond

MAKO 234CC
MAKO® 234 CC

The fiberglass T-top on the MAKO® 234 CC is an option, replacing a standard canvas top, but it adds more than a little shade: It’s got an anodized aluminum frame, port and starboard outrigger mounting plates, spreader lights, a navigation light, an electronics box, and four rod holders. The baitwell behind the leaning post is lighted, aerated, and holds 31 gallons (117 L). With twin Mercury FourStroke 150s, she ran 46.6 mph in our tests, but that’s not the whole story. More...

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Captain's Report

World Cat 295DC:
Dual-Console Power Cat w/Dry Ride

World Cat 295 DC
World Cat 295DC

The World Cat 295DC carries her 9'6" (2.90 m) beam nearly all the way to the bow, providing not only added seating space but improved beam stability compared to monohulls of similar size. Her Vector-Flo twin hull design includes sharp forward entries to smooth the ride at speed in choppy water, while the upswept sheer helps keep her dry. The hardtop with rod holders and radio box is standard. Learn more about this versatile power cat here...

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Dealer Spotlight

Stryker’s Lakeside Marina in Edenville, MI

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The 2018 Aqua Patio 235 UL is equipped with an Evinrude
E-TEC G2 200 HP, features a Bluetooth/app-ready/AUX/USB stereo, and can seat 12 passengers.

Stryker’s Lakeside Marina is located on Wixom Lake in Michigan, near Saginaw Bay. The Michigan deck and pontoon boat dealership has new and used boats for sale, outboards, and boat parts, and can perform such services as shrink-wrapping, boat winterization, accessories, and storage. See how extensive the Michigan dealer’s inventories are...


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