Why Boat Prices Are So High
Respected life-long Boston boat dealer
talks about pricing, how to find a good dealer and dealer certification
Has 3 Staterooms
This 48’ flybridge design is a viable alternative
to hard-top express cruisers with twin cabins
With the galley down,
two helm stations, 3 cabins, two heads with separate showers, and a captain’s cabin
aft, this cruiser has lots of functionality squeezed into just 48 feet.
Fairline has crammed a lot of amenities into just 48
feet and the Phantom 48 should be considered by anyone considering an express cruiser
in this size and price range. Granted, the accommodations are all a bit on the snug
side, but “public spaces” – flying bridge, salon and aft deck – are conventionally-sized
and there is plenty of room for six people, plus a captain, to enjoy cruising on
this boat. There are not many boats on the market like it, and the boat deserves
a look. Powered by twin Volvo Penta 575-hp D9 diesels, she weighs 34,000-lb. and
has a 14’8” beam. See Capt. Robert Smith’s “first video look” at this versatile yacht
from the U.K.
Man on Bow of 43’ Express Dies Wake Jumping
Boat and props run over man who falls from bow
Rule #1 is to never ride
on the bow of a motoring powerboat, much less when wave jumping.
Henry Ogden, 49, of Sarasota fell from the bow of a
42’ powerboat that was going through rough water in the Gulf of Mexico, near Sarasota,
FL. This tragedy points out once again that all passengers should stay clear of
the bow when a boat is in operation. Local marine police said that wake jumping
can be considered reckless boating. To find out more…read on
Battery Switch At the Helm
Eliminate the unhandy, old-time battery
switches with this
BEP Marine has invented a motor-driven,
key-activated remote battery switch which makes turning your battery on and off
handy, simple and less prone to trouble.
Now you can have your battery switch at the helm right
next to your ignition key. BEP Marine is a New Zealand division of Actuant Corp.,
a $1.4 billion electrical conglomerate. They make a laundry list of innovative marine
electrical products, and have distributors all over the world . Watch Capt. Smith’s product demo video…
Visit BEP Marine’s website.
Dog Drives Man Standing
on Boat Bow—Wow!
Proving once again that there is one born every minute
Fido proves once
again that anyone -- or anything – can drive a powerboat. But can a man stand safely
on the bow?
In order to get a
cute video of his best friend “driving” his express cruiser, an unidentified man
stands on the bow of his moving boat. Didn’t
we just read that such antics were dangerous?
Watch this video and tell us which has more brains – the pooch sitting at the helm
or his owner trying to stand on a lurching foredeck. To see a real bow-wow…fetch the video here
10 Ways to Get
a 10%+ Discount off a $2 to $6 Million Yacht
What is more important:
finding a great deal or a great boat? Here’s how to find both
Large yachts carry small
dealer margins. Getting a big discount is not easy.
Most new-boat buyers are businessmen used to driving
a hard bargain. The trouble is that most of these “yachtsmen” don’t know the realities
of the big boat business – where fewer than 1,000 new 50’+ powerboats are sold in
the U.S. each year. Further, the old paradigm of “Desperate Boat Dealers” in slow
markets has changed. Now, builders and dealers are working together to make sure
both stay economically healthy and inventories stay low.
To find out about the new paradigm in big boat buying and 10 ways to really save
your magic twanger
Derek Carter Outlines Fairline’s
Fairline’s President talks about design philosophy and
Fairline builds 11 different
models and sells over $270 million worth of boats a year, making it one of the world’s
largest builders of production motoryachts.
Fairline has a global outlook and strategy and along
with Princess, Sunseeker, Azimut and Ferretti, is one of Europe’s leading builders
of up-market production motoryachts. BoatTEST.com’s COO, Chris Hughes interviews
Fairline’s president, Derek Carter, to find out more about the company’s philosophy
and winning strategies.
for Yacht Transport Dockwise puts the world within
cruising reach for any boat
The world is truly your oyster with Dockwise
Yacht Transport Service.
Thanks to Dockwise Yacht Transport you can now cruise
almost anywhere in the world in your own boat. Spend one summer in the Med, another
in the Baltic, spend winters along the Great Barrier Reef, in the Caribbean, or
cruising the Sea of Cortez – enjoy the best cruising grounds in the world without
the expense of costly charters. You don’t have to own a megayacht to use this fantastic
service. The company will take most any yacht. To find out more about the company’s
new routes and the existing ones…load up here
Shore Power Boost When You Need It
If you have suffered at marinas where the other boats
are hogging most of the power,
Capt. Smith discovers
a great solution for boats perpetually on the short end of the dock, powerwise.
You know the scenario: you are the last boat in for
the night, and all of the boats between you and the main power line have drained
off much of the juice; or, there is a megayacht tied up across the dock with three
power cords already plugged in and the captain is looking for a fourth; or, a boatload
of teenage girls is nearby and all are running their hair dryers at once. Now, Charles
Industries has a solution: The Smart Boost. This new product is a must for the cruising
yacht that travels to marinas with antiquated or over-loaded shore power systems.
See Capt. Smith’s new product video…