Yellowfin 24 CE w/ New Mercury Verado 300 | Hargrave 80 Deal Maker | Sea Ray SDX 290 - 09/18/2018
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Yellowfin 24 CE w/300-hp Mercury Verado 300:
65.4 MPH WOT w/Smart Features

Yellowfin 24 CE w/300-hp Mercury Verado 300
Yellowfin 24 CE w/300-hp Mercury Verado 300

The Yellowfin 24 CE, powered with the all-new, naturally aspirated Mercury Verado 300, delivered a top speed of 65.4 mph and a time-to-plane of 4 seconds in our test. The new high-torque outboards weigh 35 pounds (15.9 kg) less than the 300-hp Verado outboards they replaced and have smaller exterior dimensions, though the 4.6-liter displacement is far greater. Plus, the outboard has advanced features for intuitive operation and a design that simplifies maintenance. See what else this boat and engine combo delivers...

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Review Video

Hargrave 80 Deal Maker:
World-Cruising Yacht w/3 En Suites,
Crew's Quarters

Hargrave 80 Deal Maker
Hargrave 80 Deal Maker

The flying bridge extension on the Hargrave 80 Deal Maker creates a roomy sundeck topside as well as providing full shade for the aft deck below. The large hydraulic swim platform has plenty of capacity for a 15' (4.57 m) tender. With a 2,000-gallon (7,571 L) fuel capacity, she's ready for long-range voyaging, and five control stations ease handling from anywhere on the yacht. Look at all her details here...

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Test Video

Sea Ray SDX 290:
Sleek Bowrider w/Seating for 17

Sea Ray SDX 290
Sea Ray SDX 290

The sweeping sheer of the Sea Ray SDX 290 blends gracefully into the swim platform. The articulating Bimini is standard, and a watersports tower is optional. Her seating for up to 17 friends has high-quality diamond-stitched upholstery throughout, including the aft-facing lounges overlooking the swim platform. Powered with a 380-hp MerCruiser, her top speed was 47.5 mph, and she got on plane in 4 seconds. See her run and play here...

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Test Video

Greenline 40 Hybrid:
Hybrid Diesel-and-Electric
Propulsion and Solar Options

Greenline 40 Hybrid
Greenline 40 Hybrid

The Greenline 40 Hybrid is available with a hybrid propulsion system that uses electric motors linked to the diesels via a hydraulic-clutch system. The motors function as generators when the boat is using diesel propulsion, charging a bank of lithium polymer batteries. An array of photovoltaic cells built into the hardtop provides power for all ship’s systems including A/C while at anchor. Learn more about her systems here...

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Test Video

SUN TRACKER® PARTY BARGE® 22 DLX:
Entry-Level Pontoon for Watersports,
Family Fun

SUN TRACKER® PARTY BARGE® 22 DLX
SUN TRACKER® PARTY BARGE® 22 DLX

Priced at $22,995 with a 60-hp Mercury FourStroke, the SUN TRACKER® PARTY BARGE® 22 DLX is an entry-level pontoon boat equipped to handle up to 12 guests for a day of watersports, picnicking, and exploring the water. Upgrade to the optional 150-hp Mercury FourStroke we tested ($27,995 package price) and she accelerates to 20 mph in 4.5 seconds, more than adequate for slaloming, wakeboarding, and other tow sports, and her top speed was 36.1 mph. More...

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Consumer Article

6 Steps to Launch a Boat the Right Way

consumer article
Launching at the local ramp can be simple if boaters
take their time and follow a deliberate plan.

A trailer can be a great, inexpensive way to store a boat: An owner can work on the boat easily, and launch wherever the fish are biting or friends are using their boats. But time at the launch ramp can be a source of stress and headaches, unless boaters follow these six steps. Check them out here...


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