30 Causes of Boating Accidents | Stingray 212SC | Yamaha EX PWC - 08/20/2018
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Stingray 212SC Deck Boat:
53.2 MPH w/New 200-hp Mercury V-6

Stingray 212SC Deck Boat
Stingray 212SC Deck Boat

The Stingray 212SC Deck was both fast and fuel-efficient in our tests powered with the new 200-hp Mercury V-6 FourStroke. We reached a top speed of 53.2 mph at 5840 rpm in test runs, and most economic cruise came in at 3000 rpm and 23 mph. At that speed, the 4.4-gph fuel burn translated into 5.3 mpg and a range of 235.3 statute miles. The 3.4-liter displacement of the new outboard is double the 1.7-liter displacement of the inline-4 Mercury Verado 200 that it replaces, and yet it weighs 35 lb. (15.9 kg) less. More...

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Greenline 39 Solar:
Eco-Friendly Cruiser w/Electric
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Greenline 39 Solar
Greenline 39 Solar

A sliding door and fold-down shelf allows galley access from the cockpit in the Greenline 39 Solar. The layout is asymmetrical, with the deckhouse flush to port and a single walkway to the bow on the starboard side. Our test boat was powered with a single 370-hp Yanmar diesel, but she's also available as a hybrid, with an electric drive system charged in part by solar panels on the cabin roof. Large capacity batteries allow running lights, AC, and other systems without shore power or starting the engine. More...

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Yamaha EX:
Quick, Well-Equipped PWC Priced Right

Yamaha EX
Yamaha EX

With a durable fiberglass hull rather than heat-formed plastic, the Yamaha EX series WaveRunner promises to stand up to years of hard use. Equipped with the compact, lightweight TR-1 jet system, she's capable of speeds over 50 mph, and the company's R.i.D.E. system on the Deluxe model we tested provides quick, safe stops as well as easily-steerable reverse. More...

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Prestige 520:
Redesign of a Cruising Yacht

Prestige 520
Prestige 520

The new Prestige 520 has major advancements on her predecessor, including a larger flying bridge, which the builder says is the largest in class, and a redesigned helm seat that has a backrest that pivots forward so that this seat can be used facing the salon. In this way, more people can be part of the salon social scene. The sliding side door allows the skipper relatively quick access to the side deck for short-handed tie-up or
anchoring. More...

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Grady-White Freedom 235:
Versatile DC w/Seating for 10

Grady-White Freedom 235
Grady-White Freedom 235

The Grady-White Freedom 235 is fully-equipped for saltwater fishing, and her dual console configuration provides seating for ten, along with a multitude of features which make her a versatile family boat. Her sheer and flared Carolina bow keep her dry, and she rides on Grady-White’s award winning SeaV2® hull, designed both for stability and planing ease. A single F300 Yamaha comes standard. More...

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USCG Accident Report

30 Causes of Boating Accidents

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The first man to spot land gets an extra rum ration.

As the US Navy is able to attest, failure to keep a proper lookout can ruin your whole day – and cost lives. But, there are many other contributing causes of boating accidents. Some of them seem obscure, but they can be deadly. More...


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