Prestige 680 | Chaparral 267 SSX | Monte Carlo Yachts 65 - 08/30/2018
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Prestige 680:
Efficient Cruiser, Innovative Design,
Forward Master Suite

Prestige 680
Prestige 680

Prestige Yachts has long paid attention to build weight to improve the cruising efficiency of its yachts, and the Prestige 680 is no exception. Available with three- or four-stateroom layouts, the 680 has a private entrance forward to the owner’s master suite. Get all the details here...

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Chaparral 267 SSX:
Premium Sportboat w/50.8 MPH WOT

Chaparral 267 SSX
Chaparral 267 SSX

High freeboard on the Chaparral 267 SSX gives added space in the head compartment, which fits easily into the port console. Note the abundant use of heavy-gauge stainless steel hardware, the padded dash and multi-tone upholstery. She was a strong performer with the single 350-hp MerCruiser in our tests, with a time to plane of just 3.6 seconds thanks to the counter-rotating props of the Bravo 3 drive. Top speed was 50.8 mph. More...

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Monte Carlo Yachts 65:
Well Equipped for the Owner/Operator

Monte Carlo Yachts 65
Monte Carlo Yachts 65

The brightly-lit engine room of the Monte Carlo Yachts 65 has plenty of space to check the twin 1200-hp MAN diesels for daily maintenance. Access is available both from the overhead hatch and ladder and via a watertight aft hatch, something not found on many 65' boats. Crew quarters for two are provided, but she's a yacht designed to be easily handled by an experienced owner/operator. More...

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Sailfish 270CC:
High-Tech Build Ready for Offshore Fishing

Sailfish 270CC
Sailfish 270CC

The Sailfish 270CC has high freeboard forward thanks to the graceful sweep of her sheer, and the slight tumblehome in the transom also adds to her lines. Carbon-fiber-reinforced deck beams run athwartships to stiffen the deck, while Kevlar reinforces key areas for strength, including the transom attachments to stringers and the hullsides. The variable-deadrise stepped hull has a 24-degree deadrise at the aft keel to soften the ride, with less angle at the chines to provide lift for quicker planing and better stability. See how she runs here...

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Good Advice

Keeping a Family Safe
on the Water

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All the right safety gear won’t do any good if the crew doesn’t know where it is or how to use it.

The key to handling an emergency is being prepared for one. From the right fire extinguisher to the proper flares, the safety equipment every recreational boat must carry needs to be kept up to date and properly stowed. Capt. Steve shares some tips for organizing the gear and bringing the entire crew up to speed on emergency plans. Get all of his tips here.


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