Sailfish 242 CC | Monte Carlo Yachts 105 | Mercury Active Trim - 04/18/2018
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Sailfish 242 CC:
Versatile Angler w/Dayboat Comforts

Sailfish 242CC
Sailfish 242 CC

Upscale two-tone upholstery distinguishes the Sailfish 242 CC from center consoles designed only as fishing platforms; she welcomes the family aboard. Note the swing-away backrests, creating chaise lounge seating at the bow. Sailfish uses carbon-fiber- and Kevlar®-reinforced hull and deck components, and she includes a full complement of hard-core fishing features. More...

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Monte Carlo Yachts 105:
Advanced Engineering plus Classic Luxury

Monte Carlo Yachts 105
Monte Carlo Yachts 105

The luxurious salon of the Monte Carlo Yachts 105 makes the most of her substantial 23'5" (7.14 m) beam, while the aft bar provides easy access for guests both from the salon and the cockpit. More...

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Mercury Active Trim:
Set-and-Forget Hull Trim

Mercury Active Trim
Mercury Active Trim

Mercury's Active Trim system provides five preset trim curves, giving boaters set-and-forget control for best performance and fuel economy. The operator can quickly select the best preset based on wave direction and boat loading, and from there the system takes over. It's controlled via the Active Trim pad or the VesselView screen. It can be retrofitted on Merc outboards from 40 to a combined 1,750 horsepower, and back to the 2003 model year. More...

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TAHOE® 2150:
Nimble Handling & Multisport Fun

Tahoe 2150
TAHOE® 2150

The TAHOE® 2150 is a deckboat for folks who like to do more than just sit around, and she can be equipped to be a capable platform for fishing or tow sports. But she can do lounging and entertaining as well, with wraparound seating both fore and aft for friends and family. See all the details here.

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Factory Video

Jeanneau Material Testing:
In-House Lab Confirms Build Quality

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The Jeanneau factory test lab

All Jeanneau and Prestige yachts benefit from the continuous, intensive testing of the materials used in hull layup at the company's in-house lab. The process includes chemical, thermal, mechanical and hydro-static testing to make sure each component remains strong and waterproof throughout its life. Resins are also tested to ensure they mate perfectly with the vacuum-infusion process, which is used in most hulls and parts made for the company's lines. More...

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USCG Report

Drinking and Boating Accidents: How Does Each State Rate?

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State statistics will vary due to length of boating season and the number of participants in the sport.

While alcohol use can be a factor in accidents, looking at each state for a 5-year period may indicate noteworthy trends. Of course, accident statistics must be reviewed in light of how many boats are on the water, as well as how long the season is for each state. See the state-by-state breakdown here.

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