Houseboats are Back | Hatteras GT 63 | Monte Carlo Yachts 96 - 03/14/2018
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Yamaha Jet Drive System:
Safe, Shallow-Draft Performance

Yamaha Jet Drive System
Yamaha Jet Drive System

Yamaha's steerable and trimmable jet drive outlets allow efficient performance in their jet boats, while agile maneuverability maximizes the fun. Plus, there are no exposed propellers to endanger swimmers, and the units do not extend below the bottom of the boat, allowing safe shallow-water operation. More...

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Hatteras GT 63:
Battlewagon w/40 KT WOT

Hatteras GT 63

Broad windshields with pantographic wipers give the operator a good view of the sea ahead from the enclosed wheelhouse of the Hatteras GT 63, while curved panels on the console provide plenty of space for large-screen electronics. With its raised companion settees and social area, the bridge is another space that enhances cruising comfort and the boat’s overall versatility as a true convertible. More...

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Captain's Report

Monte Carlo Yachts 96:
Monocoque Build, Main Deck Master Suite

Monte Carlo Yachts 96
Monte Carlo Yachts 96

The massive bow area of the Monte Carlo Yachts 96 welcomes sunning by day, evening cocktails and a late dinner. The area makes the most of the hull design, with its 22'9" (6.94 m) beam. Fold-out balconies add getaways on either side amidships. More...

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Sailfish 320CC:
Fishing Focused or for Day Cruising

Sailfish 320CC
Sailfish 320CC

The Sailfish 320CC is a bluewater fishing machine, but she also includes extras like swing-out backrests, sunlounge cushions, a portable table, step-in head and freshwater showers, allowing her to double as a seaworthy platform for family watersports and day cruising. More...

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Evinrude's Remarkable 10-Year Coverage

Evinrude 10-Year Coverage
Evinrude has created a protection program that is a decade long, and is transferrable. Plus, customers can specify engine graphics.

For the next two months or so, boat owners can take advantage of the best engine coverage offer we have ever seen – 10 years, factory backed, non-declining, and including rigging bought at the same time. This holds true on all Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 engines. The coverage is for all aspects of the engine not considered to be routine maintenance items, such as fuel filters. It covers parts and labor at shop rates. This limited offer lasts until April 30, 2018. We’ve never seen anything like it. More...

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Houseboats, Gen II

Overblue Yachts Have Megayacht Space

Overblue Yachts
Overblue rethinks luxury with catamarans that can be designed from the inside out. This 48-footer has three different layouts.

Overblue makes yachts that offer the comforts of a home, full of innovative solutions to the challenges of comfort aboard, and yet cruise on catamaran hulls. The Italian builder has designs from 44' to 68' (13.4 m to 20.7 m) that have customizable interiors, huge amounts of deck space, including large flying bridges as big as those found on a megayacht, and yet run on catamaran hulls with twin diesel power. More...

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Answer A Question

How Do You Like Your Volvo Penta IPS System?

Question of the Day
Volvo Penta’s revolutionary IPS system was introduced in 2005 complete with joystick.

Volvo Penta's IPS system has been the most successful new drive system since the same company introduced the sterndrive in 1957. The company promised 30% more fuel efficiency and higher top speeds, and much easier dockside handling with joystick engine and drive control. Today over 1,100 boat models built by hundreds of companies world-wide offer the IPS system as standard or optional equipment.

Thousands of BoatTEST Members own boats powered by Volvo Penta IPS systems. If you own a boat powered by IPS, let us know how you like it. Click here...

BoatTEST will pass on the results of this questionnaire in a future newsletter. Stay tuned.

Do you have a question about a boat, engine, or related equipment that you would like to have answered? If so, click here…

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