Hampton Yachts Endurance 658 LRC | 150 Montauk | Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius - 09/10/2018
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Hampton Yachts Endurance 658 LRC:
Long Range Cruiser and Easy to Dock

Hampton Yachts Endurance 658 LRC
Hampton Yachts Endurance 658 LRC will be at the Lake Union, Seattle Show, Sept. 13-16.

The Hampton Endurance 658 LRC, a yacht designed with the owner/operator in mind, has bow and stern thrusters to make docking easy. At displacement speeds she is remarkably fuel efficient compared to many low-horsepower single-engine long-range cruisers. Hampton Yachts will be at the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show in Seattle, Washington, September 13-16. See our test of her...

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Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius:
Designed for Dayboating and Cruising

Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius

With a two- or three-stateroom layout and Volvo Penta IPS 600 propulsion, the Cruisers 50 Cantius is a smaller version of the builder’s 54- and 60' models. She retains the comfort level and ease of control those larger yachts, but on a smaller scale, and sightlines from the helm were good from both standing and sitting positions. Owner/operators will find her engine room tidy and seamanlike. Have a look at the details here.

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Boston Whaler 150 Montauk:
Redesign of a Classic Center Console

Boston Whaler 150 Montauk
Boston Whaler 150 Montauk

The latest model of the Boston Whaler 150 Montauk has the practical layout and traditional lines of the original, but the sharper bow and reshaped hull provide a softer, drier ride and improved handling. Dry weight is just 950 lbs. (431 kg), making her easily trailerable by smaller vehicles, and the standard galvanized trailer has a swing tongue to allow it to fit most garages. How many of us learned to boat on the old version – now it’s time for the grandchildren to learn. More...

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Sea Ray SLX 350:
Twin V-8 Sterndrives Plus Watersports Platform

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Sea Ray SLX 350

The aft-facing seat at the transom of the Sea Ray SLX 350 has a raised cushion position that serves as a “behind the knee” support, which is unusual. She has total seating for 18. Powered with twin 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG engines turning B-III outdrives, we reached a top speed of 47.2 mph at 5250 rpm. Her large swim platform extends well beyond the outdrives and makes a good place to launch watersports – this is an advantage outboards don’t have. More...

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Aquila 36:
Outboard Cat Bowrider w/2 En Suites

Aquila 36
Aquila 36

The Aquila 36 has two en suite cabins below, accessed via sliding doors on either side of the walkway to the bow seating area. She takes advantage of her cat design to carry her 14'7" (4.45 m) beam nearly all the way to the bow, where there's a large open-air seating area. Powered with twin Mercury Verado 350 outboards, she had a top speed of 40.1 mph, and a best cruise at 17.7 mph, at which she had a range of 374 SM. More...

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