Ilmor One Drive on Formula 370 SS | Prestige 520 | Monte Carlo Yachts 76 - 04/23/2018
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New Engine Test Video

Ilmor One Drive on Formula 370 SS:
Exciting 2 x 483 hp & Confident Joystick Control

Ilmor 483 HP MV8 7.4L One Drive
Ilmor 483 HP MV8 7.4L with One Drive on Formula 370 SS

A pair of 483-hp Ilmor MV8 7.4L engines are linked to the smooth shifting One Drive sterndrives to deliver their power to the Formula 370 SS. Our test boat was also equipped with Ilmor’s One Touch joystick system and innovative MERLIN Digital Dashboard, which allowed even better engine control. Have a close look at this power package here.

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New Test Video

Prestige 520:
A Next-Generation Flybridge Cruiser

Prestige 520

The Prestige 520 shows how French boatbuilder Jeanneau works to evolve its line of luxury motor yachts, with innovative improvements throughout the build. With Volvo Penta IPS600s, she was well mannered around the dock and “rock-solid stable” in a seaway according to our test captain. More...

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Stylish Accommodations Video

Monte Carlo Yachts 76:
Luxury Interiors in a Versatile Layout

Monte Carlo Yachts 76
Monte Carlo Yachts 76

The plush master suite of the Monte Carlo Yachts 76 takes advantage of her 18'6'' (5.65 m) beam, as well as the company’s signature hullside windows that bring in plenty of light. From embossed leather bulkhead finishes to decks covered in treated Italian leather -- shoes off, please! -- her style is available in a three- or four-stateroom layout. See the sumptuous interiors here.

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Test Video

Yamaha 242 Limited S:
Quiet Ride in a Speedy Twin Jet

Yamaha 242 Limited S
Yamaha 242 Limited S

The Yamaha 242 Limited S is larger than most jet boats at 24' (7.32 m) LOA, but she's fast and agile thanks to her twin 1812-cc Yamaha Marine High Output jet systems. She's quieter than earlier twin jet models, and the Articulating Keel steering provided good tracking and cornering. See how she behaved on our test here.

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Test Video

MAKO® 334 CC:
Fast Fisherman w/Standard Tower

Mako 334 CC
MAKO® 334 CC

For those who just have to be first to the fish, the MAKO® 334 CC delivers: She turned in an impressive 64.4 mph in our test runs, powered by triple Mercury Verado 350s. Just as important, she's got more than 400 miles of range at a fast cruise, 29.8 mph. We tested the Sportfish edition, which offers the fiberglass hardtop and upper helm as standard, but there’s more to this boat than that. Come along on our full test here.

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USCG Report

What Boat Types Have the
Highest Fatality Rates?

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This thermal image shows a sailboat in distress. Two crew were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Like rubberneckers passing a crash on the highway, boaters are curious about the fates that have befallen those less fortunate. Reviewing the statistics and analyzing what they tell us may help all boaters to be safer. Look at the data from 1997 to 2016 and see what you think of the fatality rates for registered recreational boats. Have a look at the statistics here.

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