SiriusXM Marine Weather | Hatteras M75 Panacera | Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series - 09/17/2018
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SiriusXM Marine Weather:
Instant Weather and Sea Forecasts

SiriusXM Marine Weather
SiriusXM Marine Weather

Captain Steve takes us on an in-depth tour of the impressive features available via SiriusXM Marine Weather, delivered by satellite to the multifunction display on your boat. Advantages include that it is not dependent on cellular signal, provides up to date weather information, and delivers data on a large screen, which allows the captain to see critical information like wave height and wind changes without squinting at a small screen. See how Capt. Steve sets his up here...

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Hatteras M75 Panacera:
Mediterranean Style, American
Engineering and Build

Hatteras M75 Panacera
Hatteras M75 Panacera

The Hatteras M75 Panacera combines Mediterranean-influenced exterior lines with proven engineering and construction, and contemporary interiors. She has four staterooms below plus crew’s quarters aft. The M75 Panacera displays the usual Hatteras muscle in the engine room. Twin 1,800-hp V-12 MTUs pushed her to a top speed of 29.2 knots. A fin-stabilizer system from ABT is standard. Have a look at this world-class cruiser here...

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Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series:
Twin Jet Power, Seating for 12

Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series
Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series

Equipped with a forward-swept tower, Bimini, aft-facing transom seating, and a portable table, the Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series welcomes the active boating family or watersports enthusiasts of every kind. She has seating for up to 12, and is powered with twin 1812cc 1.8L High Output Yamaha jet systems. The company's Quiet Cruise sound-mitigation construction significantly reduces engine noise and vibration, according to our test captain. See how it works here...

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Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius:
5 Entertainment Venues, 2 En Suites

Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius

The aft deck of the Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius is a comfortable entertainment venue with U-shaped seating for six, a refrigerator, and twin bar stools at the galley counter via a sliding window. An optional sun shade powers out to shelter this deck fully. The standard accommodations belowdecks consist of two large en suite staterooms, but an alternate layout has a third stateroom. Check out the details here...

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Ilmor 380-HP MV8 6.0L with One Drive:
Race-Engineered V8 w/Digital Controls

Ilmor 380-HP MV8 6.0L with One Drive
Ilmor 380-HP MV8 6.0L with One Drive

Twin Ilmor 380-hp MV8 6.0-liter engines provide all the performance most sportboaters can ask for aboard the Formula 310 BR, with a top speed of better than 56 mph. Using digital controls, the racing-engineered engines feature the smooth-shifting Ilmor One Drive lower units, and the company's contrarotating props provide exceptional bite on the water for improved acceleration as well as more positive control around the docks. Ilmor’s One Touch® joystick maneuvering system and the MERLIN touchscreen engine-management display complete the package. See the system in action here...

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Boating Tips

Trim Your Outboard or Sterndrive the Right Way

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Paying attention to the feel of the boat in various trim settings will help a boater learn to tune the trim properly.

Knowing how to tune a boat’s running attitude is a skill that comes with experience. Few people know how to do this the right way on a new boat – it takes practice. When boaters understand how trim works and set it properly for the running conditions and speed, they see immediate benefits in onboard comfort and fuel economy. Have a look at our tips to trimming a boat the right way here...



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