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New Captain's Report

Shallow Sport 32 X3:
Shallow Draft & Room to Fish

Shallow Sport 32 X3
Shallow Sport 32 X3

Powered by twin 300-hp E-TEC G2 outboards spooled up to 5500 rpm, the Shallow Sport 32 X3 reached a top speed of 45 mph. The trimaran hull design and 9' (2.74 m) beam provide plenty of fishing room, and the draft of just 15.5" (0.39 m) means fishing spots are limited only by the owner’s imagination. Read about her in detail...

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New Features Video

Fleming 55:
Long-Range Trawler w/Portuguese Bridge

Fleming 55
Fleming 55

The Fleming 55 is a salty-looking trawler with a Portuguese bridge and the ability to travel long distances between refills of the 1,000-gallon (3,785 L) tankage, running more than 1,000 NM at 10 knots. More...

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Factory Video

Yamaha Behind the Scenes:
Precision Construction via Robots

Yamaha Behind the Scenes
Yamaha Behind the Scenes

Yamaha's jetboat hulls are laid up with robotic gelcoat spraying for precise coverage, with the mix adjusted automatically for temperature and humidity at the time of spraying. All the holes in the hull are also cut by computerized robots, giving accuracy within 1 mm throughout. See what this means for the consumer...

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Test Video

Sea Ray Fly 400:
Comfortable Ride, Easy Docking,
Overnights for 4

Sea Ray Fly 400
Sea Ray Fly 400

We tested the Sea Ray Fly 400 on a windy, snotty day and found her an easy-riding yacht. Two cabins are standard, and she's available with a second head that is en suite to the master stateroom as an option. See what else she can do...

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Captain's Report

Mercury Remanufacturing 540 MAG Bravo 4V:
Rebuilt Power for Older Performance Boats

Mercury Remanufacturing 540 MAG Bravo 4V
Mercury Remanufacturing 540 MAG Bravo 4V

The carbureted Mercury Remanufacturing 540 MAG Bravo 4V can fit into the engine box of many older boats, and offers more displacement than the 454 and 502 it's aimed at replacing. This big V8 is designed to improve acceleration in offshore-style boats while still providing the durability and affordability that owners expect in an everyday engine.
Learn more about this repowering solution...

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Video & Captain’s Report

How to Keep Your Boat
Looking New

Taking Care of a Boat the Right Way
Boats that are maintained properly look better, run better, and retain more of their value.

While a boat is designed to be at home in the elements, it’s up to the owner to keep her in good shape. The more boaters can do to protect their investment, the longer a boat will stay in showroom condition. Learn how easy it can be...

Expert Boating’s
4-DVD Boating Course

Smart Boating
Sometimes it's not what you know, but what you've forgotten. We have the perfect solution for you.

Based on the feedback we’ve been getting about's Video Boating Course it’s clearly not only for beginners, but also for veteran boaters as well. Perhaps that is why the NMMA started promoting the course after just one look. It's the most complete boating course available… period. Order your 4-disc box set...

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