25% EU Tariff on U.S. Boats | Glastron GTD 180 | Hatteras GT45 X Flybridge - 06/25/2018
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The EU Hits American Boats with 25% Tariff

EU Tariff
Carver Yachts reports that it has already had two orders from Europe canceled as a result of the EU’s retaliatory 25% tariff on American-made boats. The boat shown here is a Carver C43.

Last week the European Union announced the immediate imposition of a 25% tariff on many categories of American-built boats. The EU said this was in retaliation for the 10% and 25% American tariff on European aluminum and steel. The previous week Canada announced a 10% tariff on American-built boats starting July 1, in retaliation for America’s recently imposed tariffs on its metal exports to the U.S. Canada is the #1 importer of U.S.-made boats.

Boating-industry sources say that American boat sales to Canada, Mexico and the EU account for 70% of all U.S. boat exports. The retaliatory tariffs are expected to have a dramatic effect on the U.S. boating industry, causing the layoffs of thousands of American workers. Read the specific tariffs by boat type as well as the complete lists of new EU tariffs on specific products...

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New Test Video

Glastron GTD 180:
Retro Appeal, Seats for 10

Glastron GTD 180
Glastron GTD 180

The Glastron GTD 180 is an outboard-powered deckboat with retro eye appeal and seating for 10. A port-side access step allows easy boarding from docks, and accepts a filler cushion to add to the seating. A lifetime hull and deck warranty protects the original owner, and she comes packaged with a galvanized trailer with Gator-Hyde finish. Check out our test...

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New Features Video

Hatteras GT45 X Flybridge:
Classic Sportfisher w/Accommodations for 4

Hatteras GT45 X Flybridge
Hatteras GT45 X Flybridge

The Hatteras GT 45 X Flybridge galley is located to starboard, with the master forward. Natural light comes from three overhead skylights. The settee to port wraps around a pedestal table. A separate cabin can be added to port that features a pair of over/under berths in an enclosed stateroom. This is a truly updated take on the express sportfisherman. Have a look...

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Test Video

Sailfish 242CC:
Fishing Machine w/Variable Deadrise Hull

Sailfish 242CC
Sailfish 242CC

The Sailfish 242 CC is a high-freeboard offshore fishing machine with maximum 22-degree deadrise in her VDS hull, but she offers family comfort and watersports packages that make her exceptionally versatile. Shown here is one of four leaning post options, each of which gives a different combination of features and a comfortable ride. Get a look at the whole boat here...

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Review Video

Evinrude iDock:
Intuitive Control of Multi-Outboard Boats

Evinrude iDock System Review
Evinrude iDock System Review

The Evinrude iDock joystick system allows easy and intuitive low-speed control of multiple Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards. The system makes the most of Evinrude’s digital control systems to optimize performance while giving good responsive control in slow-speed maneuvers. See it in action...

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Captain’s Report & Video

How Do I Get My Boat
Ready for Summer?

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Boating is exhilarating, but being safe and smart
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Safety is key to having a good day on the water, and it starts with the boat: Make sure the vessel is prepared and inspected properly before leaving the dock. That way, the skipper can pay attention to running the boat, keep a proper watch, monitor the way the boat is running, and have confidence she is ready for the day at hand. Learn the steps to readying a boat for the water here.

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