Sea Ray SLX 310 OB | Formula 350 SS | 4 Cruisers Compared - 08/21/2018
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Formula 350 SS:
Twin MerCruiser V-8 Power, 53.2 MPH WOT

Formula 350 SS
Formula 350 SS

Powered with twin 430-hp MerCruiser 8.2 MAG H.O.s for our tests, the Formula 350 SS was quick out of the hole despite a weight over 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg) as tested. She turned in a top speed of 53.2 mph. Her 21-degree deadrise and sharp forward entry should deliver a smooth ride in rough water, and like all Formulas, she's built to take it. She has sleeping capacity for four in the mid cabin and on a convertible V-berth in the bow. More...

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Robalo R247:
Dependable Build in a Roomy DC

Robalo R247
Robalo R247

The twin console design of the Robalo R247 provides wind and spray protection on offshore runs, while the bowrider-type seating forward welcomes the family aboard. Robalo is not married to any particular outboard brand as are a number of builders in class, and will rig for several of them. The optional hardtop shown here includes a high tow point, rod holders, and speakers for the stereo. More...

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Sea Ray SLX 310 OB:
Outboards Add Space and Speed

Sea Ray SLX 310 OB
Sea Ray SLX 310 OB

The Sea Ray SLX 310 OB is a large, outboard-powered bowrider with several social areas in which a large group can gather on board. This OB model is an evolution of the sterndrive version that makes the most of her space-saving outboards, and yet she retains her elegant good looks and all the comfort features. Then, there is the matter of her speed. See our full test here...

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Captain's Report

Fleming 78:
Ready for Worldwide Cruising

Fleming 78
Fleming 78

The pilothouse of the Fleming 78 is just as luxurious, efficient, and beautifully-finished as the rest of the yacht. The company thinks of pretty much everything, including a day-head just steps from the helm. The standard helm console is low as preferred by experienced skippers, but pretty much any design the buyer prefers is available. More...

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Evinrude Clean Technology:
Cleanest Outboard on the Market – Bar None

Evinrude Clean Technology
Evinrude Clean Technology

Advanced engineering includes precisely-controlled direct fuel injection into the cylinders on the Evinrude E-TEC G2 two-stroke series, which allows them to be completely compliant with environmental regulations worldwide. They're also among the most fuel-efficient propulsion available. See our short video that explains it all. More...

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Comparison

Express Cruisers 25’ to 29’:
We Pick 4 To Compare

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Clockwise from top left: Formula 290 Sun Sport, Four Winns Vista 255, Regal 26 Express, Cruisers Sport Series 275 Express.

The “express cruiser” has been one of the most popular type of boat for decades because it serves both as a dayboat for entertaining and cruising, as well as being an overnight accommodation. At the small end of the range – 25’ to 29’ – express cruisers are often called “pocket cruisers” because they are small, but also because they usually can be towed. We compare and contrast
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