EdgeWater 230CC | Sea Ray Sundancer 460 | Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboard Platform - 08/13/2018
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EdgeWater 230CC:
Next-Generation Center Console
w/Standard Hardtop

EdgeWater 230CC
EdgeWater 230CC

The EdgeWater 230CC is a premium center console with a standard hardtop with LED spreader lights and rod holders. Her bow seating area features two-tone upholstery and a versatile table that lowers and accepts a bow filler cushion. She also has underwater lights, bucket bench seats, a head, and lots of other thoughtful features. The hull construction is refined, and includes an all-composite transom. Top speed with a F300 Yamaha was 51.1 mph. Check out how she handles here...

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Sea Ray Sundancer 460:
Indoor-Outdoor Cruising for Two Couples

Sea Ray Sundancer 460
Sea Ray Sundancer 460

The aft galley of the Sea Ray Sundancer 460 is just a step from both the cockpit and the salon, easing hosting duties. With two air-conditioned staterooms below, each with large head featuring a separate shower stall, she's directed at gracious two-couple cruising. Get a look at the accommodations here...

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Captain's Report

Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboard Platform:
Largest-Displacement 300-hp Outboard Available

Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboard Platform
Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboard Platform

The all-new Mercury Verado 4.6L V-8 is the largest-displacement 300-hp outboard on the market. The naturally aspirated outboards have a dry weight ranging from 505 lb. (229 kg) to 600 lb. (272 kg), depending on the model. This new platform, along with the new V-6 launched in February, replaces the 2-stroke OptiMax and the L6 supercharged Verado, except for the L6 350 Verado and 400R Racing engines. Get the straight scoop on these new outboards...

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Test Video

Monte Carlo Yachts 96:
Well-Equipped Flybridge Yacht
w/Customizable Layout

Monte Carlo Yachts 96
Monte Carlo Yachts 96

The Monte Carlo Yachts 96 is loaded with premium features including twin 33 kW generators, a hydraulic swim platform with 1.2-ton lifting capacity, a hydraulic bow thruster, electric windlasses, a passerelle, and lots more. Her engine options range from 1,900-hp MAN diesels to 2,200-hp MTUs, and she’s certified CE Category A-Ocean, says the builder. She has a large main deck master plus four en suites belowdecks, and her monocoque construction allows for a nearly unlimited number of layouts. See what else she has to offer here...

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Test Video

Chaparral 337 SSX:
Twin-Engine Bowrider
w/Overnight Options

Chaparral 337 SSX
Chaparral 337 SSX

Powered with twin V-8 sterndrives from Mercury or Volvo Penta, the Chaparral 337 SSX is a muscular bowrider ready to host a party afloat. Her standard hardtop provides shade and adds style, and twin Simrad multifunction displays keep track of all the boat's functions as well as navigation. The air-conditioned cabin belowdecks sleeps two, and two more can sleep in the cockpit on the L-shaped lounge with the curtains installed. Top speed in our tests was 48.5 mph. Check out what else she can do here...

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Electronics Comparison

What’s New in Electronic
Helm Displays?

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The Garmin GPSMAP 942 has an intuitive touchscreen interface and that can deliver loads of data regarding charting, position, speed, and course, as well as providing depth and detail using its built-in sonar.

The screens on the helm dashboards of today’s boats are brighter and better than ever before. The systems that they display have simpler user interfaces and they’re backed up by more powerful computer processors that allow onboard systems to be integrated fully. Even better, these systems are beginning to imitate smartphones and home computers, and add in the functionality boaters want through downloads and upgrades. It’s all
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