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Mercury Active Trim | Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht | Chaparral 267 SSX

BoatTEST Newsletter May 8, 2018


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Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht:

Extended Cruising Range


Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht

Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht

The Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht is a comfortable cruiser that is also a capable offshore fishing platform. Her twin 1,550-hp MAN diesels delivered a top speed of 31.3 knots on our test, while at 80 percent power she ran 26.9 knots. At displacement speed of 10.7 knots, her range stretches to better than 1,000 NM.

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Chaparral 267 SSX:

Big-Water Bowrider Tops 50 MPH


Chaparral 267 SSX

Chaparral 267 SSX

The Chaparral 267 SSX features a Kevlar-reinforced keel, she has more freeboard than many in class, and has a 22-degree deadrise, making her a good choice for families that do their boating on larger lakes or coastal bays. She delivered a top speed of 50.8 mph with the 350-hp 6.2 L MerCruiser option.

See all her features in our test here.

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Prestige 520:

Ready for Entertaining, Coastal Cruising


Prestige 520

Prestige 520

With expansive salon windows, the Prestige 520 main deck interior areas may seem even larger than they are. A starboard side door helps when docking and adds ventilation, and separate access to the master is a hallmark of the brand. An aft galley and a flybridge add to the versatility.

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Boston Whaler Design and Engineering:

Customer-Guided Innovative Design


Boston Whaler Design and Engineering

Boston Whaler Design and Engineering

Boston Whaler seeks extensive input from customers and dealers when it designs new models. Computer-Assisted Design allows modular engineering and construction for interior areas of many Boston Whaler models, improving ergonomics as well as build quality.

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TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V-165 WT:

Tough, Compact, and Competitively Priced


TRACKER® Pro Guide V-165 WT

TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V-165 WT

With higher windshields and bulwarks than many in class, the TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V165-WT is capable of handling rougher water than most aluminum fishing boats of her LOA, and her all-welded .100 gauge hull should survive years of heavy use, even in rock-ribbed northern lakes or stump-filled southern reservoirs. She sells for $22,995 with the 115-hp Mercury FourStroke and trailer, and will fit in most garages.

Watch what she can do here.

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Will Mercury Active Trim Work with my MerCruiser Sterndrive?


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This Mercury VesselView display shows the status of the Active Trim system.

One reader saw our report on Mercury’s Active Trim system and sent in a question: “Does Mercury Active Trim work with MerCruiser I/O 2008 vintage?” Since many of the features offered on engines and electronics today are delivered through updates to the software in the electronic control unit, we were curious to learn about this, and we sent off the question to Mercury.

Read what Mercury Marine had to say about it here.

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