Alumacraft 185 | Scarab 255 G | Beneteau GT50 - 08/24/2018
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Alumacraft Edge 185 Sport:
Available with 115-HP to 175-HP

Alumacraft Edge 185 Sport
Alumacraft Edge 185 Sport

The Alumacraft Edge 185 Sport has a flexible design that caters to anglers, families, and tow-sports enthusiasts, and is offered with outboard engines ranging from 115-hp to 175-hp. We tested her with an Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 H.O. – somewhere in the middle of that range – so that consumers could get a good idea of how she will perform with a lower or higher horsepower engine. Either way, she has prodigious 2-stroke low-end torque, which a light boat like this needs to quickly get on plane. Check out the
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Horizon PC74:
Catamaran Stability and Space
in a Luxury Yacht

Horizon PC74
Horizon PC74

The 28'4" (8.63 m) beam of the Horizon PC74 gives her onboard living areas that rival much larger yachts in space, and at the same time adds great beam stability in offshore crossings. The sharp forward entry of the twin hulls delivers a soft ride in choppy seas, and port and starboard joysticks on the aft deck ease docking chores. She's powered with twin 1,136-hp Caterpillar C18 ACERT diesels, delivering a top speed of 24 knots. More...

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Beneteau Gran Turismo 50:
IPS Power w/Tender Garage

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50
Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

Massive expanses of glass along with a large sliding sunroof give an open-air feel to the salon and helm area of the Beneteau Gran Turismo 50. She's available in two- or three-stateroom layouts below, and includes a tender garage with space for a Williams Minijet 270 tender. Twin Volvo Penta IPS 600s deliver ease of handling in the harbors. More...

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Scarab 255 G:
Twin-Jet Power and Lots of Versatile Seating

Scarab 255 G
Scarab 255 G

The Scarab 255 G is a large bowrider with plenty of seating for family and friends to enjoy a variety of activities in a day on the water. The crowd can enjoy all tow sports – and wake surfing – thanks to a pair of twin Rotax 4-TEC jet-drive systems that provide 3.5-second hole shots and speeds topping 40 mph. The boat is digitally controlled through the Intelligent Shift and Throttle system (iST) for excellent command around the docks. See her in action here...

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Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300:
Supercharged Engine in a 3-Seat PWC

Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300
Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300

The Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 is a fully loaded, premium PWC priced at $15,999. She's powered with the powerful 300-hp Rotax 1630 ACE supercharged and intercooled engine, and delivers impressive performance in acceleration. She also has lots of extra Sea-Doo features including Ergo-Lock seating, the iBR braking and reverse system, and ITC throttle control with three power curves and cruise control. More...

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Yachting News

Superyachts Can Now Be Registered in the U.S.

yachting news
Now, superyachts over 300 gross tons can register as recreational vessels in the U.S.

Last week, President Donald Trump signed legislation that allows yachts of more than 300 gross tons to be registered as recreational vessels in the United States. Since 1920, American-flagged yachts above that volume have had to be registered as commercial vessels. Instead of going through the process of building to commercial standards, many owners instead flagged their yachts in offshore jurisdictions, such as the Cayman Islands or British Virgin Islands. More...


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