Neptunus 650 Express | Cruisers Yachts 338 OB | Prestige 680 - 09/14/2018
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Neptunus 650 Express:
Euro-Style Inside and Out

Neptunus 650 Express
Neptunus 650 Express

The Neptunus 650 Express is a sleek Euro-style express, but her main-deck salon gives the feel of a much larger yacht with huge windows, sliding sunroof, and overhead space exceeding 7 feet (2.13 m). She's an exceptionally capable open-ocean cruiser said to have a CE-A rating. Powered with twin 1,136-hp CAT C18s, she had a top speed of 33.5 knots on our tests, while at 10.1 knots her range is over 700 NM. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 338 OB:
Stylish Classic w/Mid-Cabin for 2

Cruisers Yachts 338 OB
Cruisers Yachts 338 OB

The Cruisers Yachts 338 OB is a strong performer thanks to twin 350-hp Mercury Verados with 16x18 Enertia props, delivering 4.0-second hole shots in our tests and a top speed of 53.8 mph. She's set up to seat a multitude at party time, with abundant seating both fore and aft. She's also ready for a quick trip to Bimini if you're so inclined, with high freeboard, a 21.5-degree deadrise and a 10'10" (3.30 m) beam. More...

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Prestige 680:
Open Concept Gathers Family and Friends
Plus Three or Four Staterooms

Prestige 680
Prestige 680

A three-panel sliding door in the aft salon bulkhead allows for the aft galley to be the center point for the open concept of the main deck – the cockpit aft, the starboard dining area, and the main salon. With a 360-degree view of the sea, the salon includes numerous seating arrangements with smart stowage throughout, including drawers beneath the settee. Prestige continues to focus on privacy with separate entry stairs to the master and guest accommodations. Check out all the features here.

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Dusky 278 Open Fisherman:
Fuel-Efficient Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 H.O.s Deliver 2-Stroke Power

Dusky 278 Open Fisherman
Dusky 278 Open Fisherman

Many boat owners want redundancy, and twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 H.O. outboards provided that in our test of a Dusky 278 Open Fisherman. We had a top speed of 45.4 mph, and the 2-strokes got an impressive 2.6 mpg at 26.1 mph, giving the boat a range of 230 SM between refuelings. More...

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Sea-Doo GTI SE:
Family PWC for First-Time Riders

Sea-Doo GTI SE
Sea-Doo GTI SE

The Sea-Doo GTI SE is aimed at family fun on the water. She's a value-priced three-seater ready for joyriding, tow sports, and maybe even a bit of fishing now and then. A great feature for kids is the learning key, which allows the owner to program preset parameters into the performance envelope and limit the power output as the youngsters are learning to ride. The iBR system provides fast, safe stops as well as controllable reverse. More...

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Consumer Article

How to Trim Any Boat

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Trimming a boat the right way will help ensure comfortable operation, while stepping up the efficiency and safety
of the ride.

Whether a boater wants to use the engine or sterndrive to trim the boat, or her trim tabs, knowing the best angle of the hull is the first step. The key to being good at trimming the boat is to practice running her in a variety of trim conditions, so the driver knows how the boat responds to various trim levels. Have a look at our other suggestions here.


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