Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 | Wellcraft 182 Fisherman | Fountaine Pajot MY 37 - 08/10/2018
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Beneteau Swift Trawler 35:
Planing Trawler Sleeps 6

Beneteau Swift Trawler 35
Beneteau Swift Trawler 35

The sofa in the salon of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 converts easily to an added bunk when guests are aboard, while belowdecks is the en suite master as well as a guest cabin for two. Teak cabinetry is found throughout. She's a planing trawler design powered by a single 425-hp Cummins diesel, with top speed around 20 knots. Most important, she is a comfortable, affordable way for a cruising couple to find their perfect anchorage. More...

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Wellcraft 182 Fisherman:
Affordable Entry-Level CC

Wellcraft 182 Fisherman
Wellcraft 182 Fisherman

The Wellcraft 182 Fisherman is an entry-level center console priced at $29,860 with a Mercury 90 ELPT and single-axle trailer. She has a draft of just 15 inches with the motor up, allowing operation on the edge of the flats where gamefish often hang out, and her 19-degree deadrise, flared bow, and high freeboard make her competent on large bays or outside the inlet on good days. With the optional Yamaha 150 XB, her top speed was 45.4 mph in our tests. More...

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Fountaine Pajot MY 37:
3-Stateroom Cat w/16'8" Beam

Fountaine Pajot MY 37
Fountaine Pajot MY 37

The salon and galley area of the Fountaine Pajot MY 37 takes full advantage of the 16'8" (5.1 m) beam made possible by the twin-hull catamaran design. There's also a large entertainment area on the flying bridge, another on the bow, while belowdecks there are three staterooms and two heads. She's fuel efficient at a cruise of 15.9 knots, attaining 1.4 mpg for a range of 385.2 NM. More...

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Evinrude E-TEC G2:
Evinrude 2-Stroke Meets or
Beats 4-Stroke Fuel Efficiency

Evinrude E-TEC G2
Evinrude E-TEC G2

High-pressure direct fuel injection and the carefully engineered shape of the combustion chamber help to make the Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards as fuel-efficient as comparable four-strokes at most rpm. In fact, in many of our tests, the 300-hp E-TEC G2 outperformed 300-hp Yamaha four-stroke models at the majority of rpm settings, with particularly impressive results at trolling speeds and at top end. More...

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Sea Ray SLX 350:
Robust Entertaining Capacity, Sport-Boat Style

Sea Ray SLX 350
Sea Ray SLX 350

The sculpted, two-tone upholstery is a mark of the quality throughout the Sea Ray SLX 350. The fiberglass arch and hardtop are also standard. There's plenty of room for entertaining aboard, with seats for 18. Twin 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG engines with B-3 outdrives gave her a time to plane of just 2.9 seconds, great for tow sports, while top speed was 47.2 mph. More...

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The ultimate success of Galati Yacht Sales is based on the commitment and creativity of its team members.

In 1970, Michael Galati Sr. moved his wife and five children to Anna Maria Island, Florida, with few belongings but big dreams. He purchased a tornado-devastated marina on Tampa Bay, with the idea of creating a boat dealership and service yard. Now, with 10 locations throughout the Gulf Coast and beyond covering Florida, Alabama, and Texas, along with international offices in Costa Rica and Mexico, Galati Yachts Sales is renowned for its professional staff. Take a look at what separates these sales professionals from the rest...


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