Triton 21TrX | Hargrave 100 Sassy | Glastron GTD 180 - 08/23/2018
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Triton 21TrX w/250-hp Mercury 250 Pro XS:
New Merc V-8 Produces 73.7 MPH WOT

Triton 21TrX w/1x 250-hp Mercury 250 Pro XS
Triton 21TrX w/1x 250-hp Mercury 250 Pro XS

Powered with the all-new Mercury 250 Pro XS V-8, the Triton 21 TrX had a top speed of 73.7 mph. The 4.6-liter engine weighs only 505 lb. (229 kg) and the double-overhead-cam design, with four valves per cylinder, combines with an enlarged intake to deliver plenty of air and fuel when it’s needed. The motor is equipped with the Torque Master gearcase, which is a streamlined semi-surfacing application with a 1.75:1 gear ratio designed for boats that can run over 70 mph. More...

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Hargrave 100 Sassy:
Ready to Entertain in Grand Style

Hargrave 100 Sassy
Hargrave 100 Sassy

The Hargrave 100 Sassy is clearly built to entertain large gatherings in grand style. The high-gloss walnut table in the dining area seats eight, and a second dining area for eight is found on the aft deck. There's a jet tub, bar, outdoor grill, and lots more on the flying bridge. The model we tested had five en suites and quarters for five crew. She's powered with twin 1,622-hp Caterpillar C-32 diesels with V-drives, and carries 3,200 gallons (12,113 L) of fuel, ready to range the world's oceans. More...

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Glastron GTD 180:
Value-Priced Package w/Seats for 10

Glastron GTD 180
Glastron GTD 180

The Glastron GTD 180 lets her owner bring along up to 10 people with enough seating to keep everyone safe and comfortable, yet she's value-priced at $29,200 including a 90-hp Evinrude E-TEC outboard and single-axle trailer. We tested her with the optional 115-hp Yamaha and got a time to plane of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 41.5 mph. The integrated swim platform, boarding ladder, and elevated tow pylon welcome watersports. More...

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Sea Ray Sundancer 400:
2-Stateroom Express Cruiser

Sea Ray Sundancer 400
Sea Ray Sundancer 400

A combination of large windows and a sliding sunroof work together with the large aft doors to bring the outdoors into the helm area and salon of the Sea Ray Sundancer 400. A multi-position sun pad on the bow offers sun worshipers a place to relax. She has two staterooms belowdecks, and all interior areas are cooled by a 16,000-Btu air-conditioning and heating system. More...

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SUN TRACKER® PARTY BARGE® 22 XP3:
Tri-Toon Rigged for Entertainment

SUN TRACKER PARTY BARGE 22 XP3
SUN TRACKER® PARTY BARGE® 22 XP3

Powered with a 150-hp Mercury FourStroke, the SUN TRACKER® PARTY BARGE® 22 XP3 reached better than 35 mph in our test runs – adequate speed to enjoy tow sports or get to a distant picnic spot in time for sundown. She seats 11, all in quick-draining multi-density foam covered in heavy gauge two-tone vinyl. She's priced right at $29,595 with a 115-hp Mercury FourStroke, or $32,395 with the 150. More...

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How to Pick a Tow Vehicle

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Matching the boat to the right tow vehicle is an important consideration when putting together a new rig.

Towing a boat can save thousands of dollars each year in mooring and storage expenses. But the tow vehicle must be up to the job. The trick is not to buy a bigger tow vehicle than really is necessary. Our report can tell you how to do it. Start here...



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