How to Safely Start Gas Boats - 12/27/2017
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Boston Whaler 170 Montauk:
All New Version of a Classic

Boston Whaler 170 Montauk
The Boston Whaler 170 Montauk.

The Boston Whaler 170 Montauk has the archetypal lines of the classic unsinkable center console, but she is all new from keel up and far more capable than her forebearers. More...

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New Captain’s Report

Hargrave 95:
4-Stateroom Custom Build w/ Trans-Pacific Range

Hargrave 95
The Hargrave 95.

Freedom, a newly-commissioned Hargrave 95, is built on a new Jack Sarin-designed 22’ (6.71 m) beam platform with foam-cored fiberglass hull, and powered by twin Caterpillar 1925-hp diesels. More...

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Features Video

Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider:
Large OB Bowrider w/ Overnight Accommodations

Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider
The Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider.

The optional sweeping hardtop of the Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider includes an electric sunroof and can serve to mount a towing pylon or radar arch. More...

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Captain’s Report

Riviera 525 SUV:
Ready for Cruising, Entertaining, Or Fishing

Riviera 525 SUV
The Riviera 525 SUV.

The Riviera 525 SUV has pleasing lines and is ready to do and go pretty much anywhere her owner wants. More...

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Test Video

Yamaha GP1800:
Lightweight Easy-Riding Powerhouse

Yamaha GP1800
The Yamaha GP1800.

Yamaha fitted their most powerful supercharged 1.8 L high-output 4-stroke into a NanoXcell2 hull weighing just 769 lbs. (349 kg), creating the impressive performance of the Yamaha GP1800. She delivers the exciting ride of a racing machine, but also works fine for watersports. More...

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How to Safely Start Gas Boats

How to Safely Start Gas Boats

There is more to gassing up a boat than filling the tank. We explain how to do it safely. More...

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