In-Depth Look: Mercury’s New 4.6L V8 Outboard | Four Winns HD 240 OB | Vicem 46 IPS - 05/23/2018
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Mercury’s New 4.6-Liter V8 Outboard Platform

Mercury 4.6L V8 Outboard Platform
The new Mercury Verado 4.6L V8 is the largest-displacement 300-hp outboard on the market.

In advance of Mercury’s announcement last Friday of its new V8 4.6L 4-stroke engine, BoatTEST spent two days inspecting the new engines. We tested seven different boats, each with a different engine configuration. The result is that we have a pretty good idea of what these new engines offer and the best applications for them. Over the next several months we will be running complete reports on the engines and boats we tested. Today we start with an in-depth look at what sets the new Mercury V8 apart from other outboards on the market. More...

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Four Winns HD 240 OB:
Sporty and Comfortable

Four Winns HD 240 OB

Outboard power is not the only way the Four Winns HD 240 OB evokes a sporty feel, since her upholstery, seating layout, and helm console all add to it comfort in style. And topping out at 49.1 MPH, that 250-hp Mercury Verado is icing on the cake. See the whole package...

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Vicem 46 IPS:
A Downeaster w/Exceptional Fit and Finish

Vicem 46 IPS
Vicem 46 IPS

An impressive level of fit and finish is evident in the matched-grain Khaya mahogany cabinetry and decking throughout the Vicem 46 IPS. More...

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TRACKER® Pro Team™ 195 TXW:
All-Welded Aluminum Performance Bassboat

TRACKER Pro Team 195 TXW
TRACKER® Pro Team™ 195 TXW

The TRACKER® Pro Team™ 195 TXW delivers tournament-grade performance at a very competitive price of $25,595 including a 150-hp Mercury FourStroke, trailer, trolling motor, deep-cycle batteries, and a Lowrance fishfinder at the console. See what else she has for serious anglers...

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Monte Carlo Yachts 86:
Cruising with Panache

Monte Carlo Yachts 86
Monte Carlo Yachts 86

The MCY 86 uses technology and touchscreens to make her suitable for an experienced owner/operator, but she’s got enough space for friends and family that owners may want a crew along so they can spend more time with guests. Watch our test video...

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World Cat 230CC:
Fishing Cat w/9" Draft

World Cat 230CC
World Cat 230CC

The World Cat 230 CC draws just 9 inches, making her a superior boat for fishing the flats, chasing bait, or gunkholing, but her sharp twin hulls make her a good performer in rough water. More...

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Why Doesn’t
Test Electronics?

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Garmin led the charge early on touchscreens, but with that came intuitive, easy-to-use design.

One reader wants to learn more about the latest marine electronics. He asked, “Why don't you do any reports on electronics, such as a chartplotter?” Funny you should ask. See our latest electronics report…

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