Chris-Craft Is Sold to Winnebago
Chris-Craft, the iconic brand that was founded in 1874 by Chris Smith and at one time became synonymous with recreational motorboating, was sold this week to another iconic brand – Winnebago, a name synonymous with RVs. Winnebago is a publicly traded company that had sales of $1.55 billion in 2017. Chris-Craft president, Stephen Heese, said about the sale, “We look forward to further developing our storied brand while leveraging Winnebago’s capital and resources to accelerate our growth and continue delivering an exceptional product experience for our dealers and customers.” It was announced that Heese will continue as president.
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MAKO® 19 CPX:
Bay Boat w/12" Draft, 50.9 MPH WOT
The MAKO® 19 CPX can get up and go when desired – she reached a top speed of over 50 mph in our test runs with a Mercury 150 FourStroke. She draws just 12 inches, making her suitable for both flats-fishing and bay-boat duties.
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Four Winns TS 242:
Wakesports Special w/Seats for 14
The Four Winns TS 242 is rigged for tow sports with ballast tanks that can hold up to 1,800 pounds (817 kg) of water for building huge wakes, a tower with board racks, the Zero Off speed control system, and more. She's ready to entertain, as well, with seating for up to 14 and even an enclosed head. Her Volvo Penta Forward Drive makes this possible with a sterndrive boat.
A Brand Improving the CC Breed
Intrepid has learned a few things as it has refined the process for building its semi-custom boats, and one takeaway is that the easiest ways to do things don’t always yield the desired results. Creating a separate mold for a switch panel, as shown here, is just one example. The folks at Intrepid think out of the box, and its innovations have strongly influenced the development of center console boats in general.
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Sea Ray L550 Fly:
Luxurious Features Standard
and 3 Staterooms
The Sea Ray L550 Fly offers a number of private spaces for enjoying a sundown at sea. And each one of them has the kind of finish and features that will make guests want to linger. The yacht’s overall design welcomes a party, with each helm station accompanied by plenty of companion seating.
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Evinrude E-TEC G2 Repower Rigging Options:
Easy and Affordable Digital Control
Repowering with Evinrude’s advanced two-stroke E-TEC G2 outboards is made simple by a universal repower rigging box that allows an owner to retain the existing mechanical shift system and easily link it to the outboard’s digital control system at a cost of just $950 per engine. Or install new ICON II digital controls at the helm and get more features from Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards.
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1st Annual Hatteras Cup:
$1,000,000 Prize Money
The first-ever Hatteras Cup is now accepting entries (for Hatteras owners only) for a sportfishing contest that lasts for the next 8 months. Catch the largest gamefish from the cockpit of a Hatteras before Jan. 31, 2019, and you'll earn a piece of a six-figure purse, according to Hatteras. Top prize for the heaviest blue marlin is $50,000, but there are also tournaments with prize money for dolphin, grouper, snapper, tuna, and wahoo, plus a catch-and-release category.
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