New Glastron GTD 180 Deckboat | Jaguar J32 w/2x Evinrudes | Belize 54 - 08/17/2018
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Glastron GTD 180:
Entry Level Deckboat Seats 10

Glastron GTD 180
Glastron GTD 180

The Glastron GTD 180, with a LOA of 18'0" (5.48 m), should fit in most garages, yet she's got seating for up to 10. A pedestal table can serve the wraparound cockpit seating or easily move to the bow or to the port side of the cockpit. With a dry weight of just 2,475 lb. (1,123 kg) she's readily towed by most mid-size vehicles. Top speed with a Yamaha F 115 was 41.5 mph. Best of all, her price is competitive with pontoon boats. See how the onboard space is used here...

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Jaguar J32 w/Twin Evinrude
250 E-TEC G2 250 H.O.:
69.8 MPH WOT

Jaguar J32 w/Twin Evinrude 250 E-TEC G2 250 H.O.
Jaguar J32 w/Twin Evinrude 250 E-TEC G2 250 H.O.

The Jaguar J32 is designed and built like a racing catamaran but she’s set up for offshore fishing. She weighs just 3,200 pounds (1,451 kg) dry, and powered with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O. two-stroke outboards, she was blazingly fast, topping out at 69.8 mph. For tournament fishermen, that kind of speed means more fishing time and the ability to reach distant hot spots during tournament hours. Her fuel-efficient, high-tech 2-stroke engines also delivered good range, with best cruise at 45.3 mph and 4000 rpms, at which she can travel 335 SM. Check out our test here...

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Riviera Belize 54 Daybridge:
Robust Build w/3-Staterooms

Riviera Belize 54 Daybridge
Riviera Belize 54 Daybridge

The Riviera Belize 54 Daybridge is a solid, well-built three-stateroom yacht that offers a near-custom level of interior fit and finish. Lots of teak adds eye appeal as well as a nod to her classic lines. She's a bluewater-capable cruising sedan that blends a touch of traditional styling with modern functionality. Volvo Penta IPS or Cummins Zeus pod drives provide easy handling around the docks and WOT speeds exceeding 30 knots. She is part of the Riviera family of boats. More...

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SUN TRACKER® SportFish™ 22 XP3:
Equipped for Angling and Watersports

SUN TRACKER SportFish 22 XP3
SUN TRACKER® SportFish™ 22 XP3

The SUN TRACKER® SportFish™ 22 XP3 has all the family-friendly amenities of the typical pontoon boat, but adds fishing features including a pair of swiveling fishing chairs, 16-gallon (60.6 L) aerated livewell aft, locking rod storage, and rod and tool holders. She also has a trolling-motor option for the bow. A pop-up changing room is a plus when the mission is swimming and tow-sports. See our test here...

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Formula 37 Performance Cruiser:
Sport Cruiser w/Twin V-8 Power

Formula 37 Performance Cruiser
Formula 37 Performance Cruiser

The Formula 37 PC powered with twin 430-hp MerCruiser 8.2 MAG and Bravo III sterndrives, had a top speed of 40.4 knots in our test runs. The cockpit includes a color-coordinated wet bar with integrated sink, Corian countertop, and pullout refrigerator. Belowdecks are two cabins plus a standup head and full galley. Like all boats in the Formula lineup, the hull has a durable painted finish that will look good for years. Have a closer look here...

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Hatteras Cup Update

163 Anglers Have Entered for Big Prize Money

Hatteras Cup Update
The team on GT60 Hot Black & Sticky with the 40.60 lb. dolphin they entered in The Hatteras Cup.

The first-ever Hatteras Cup fishing tournament, which kicked off on June 1st, already has 44 teams and more than 163 anglers registered just two months after getting under way. The Hatteras Cup gives Hatteras owners and teams the chance to try for a share of a $115,000 purse by competing in seven different categories — Blue Marlin, Catch & Release, Dolphin, Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, and Wahoo.

If a registered angler for The Hatteras Cup catches an IGFA World Record-breaking Atlantic Blue Marlin on a Hatteras in a sanctioned tournament before the end of this year, a $1 million-dollar prize will be given. The Cup competition ends January 31st, 2019. Find out more...



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