New Regal 26 XO | Hargrave 95 Freedom | Beneteau 38.1 - 09/27/2018
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Regal 26 XO:
Outboard-Powered Pocket Cruiser

Regal 26 XO
Regal 26 XO

The Regal 26 XO is a weekender with accommodations for four, including a large convertible U-shaped settee forward and a bed in the mid-cabin. Equipped for a variety of on-water adventures, with options such as air-conditioning, a bow thruster, and more, she can be rigged to her owner’s liking, with outboard power up to 300 ponies. Check her out here...

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Review Video

Hargrave 95 Freedom:
Tasteful Interior Design

Hargrave 95 Freedom
Hargrave 95 Freedom

The Hargrave 95 has a 22’ (6.71 m) beam that gave her owners plenty of deck space to design a clean, minimalist interior. Hargrave offers a generous allowance for décor and furnishings so that an owner can have pretty much any fabri, wood, granite, or marble wanted, among many other things. With the exception of the hull, deck and structural bulkheads, owners can customize the interior pretty much any way they want. Just ask. See all the details here...

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Test Video

Boston Whaler 170 Montauk:
Update of an Icon

Boston Whaler 170 Montauk
Boston Whaler 170 Montauk

The console of the new Boston Whaler 170 Montauk is wider and taller than on previous versions, but thanks to the additional 5” in the beam, there’s 20” of space on either side of the console. Her exterior retains the classic lines, but she rides on a hull reshaped to provide a softer, drier ride and improved handling. Put a 50-hp engine on it and give it to your grandchildren for Christmas. Or, give it to yourself for morning patrols around home. Have a look at the latest version of this classic...

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Test Video

Sea Ray Fly 460:
Well-Equipped Weekender
w/Flying Bridge Command

Sea Ray Fly 460
Sea Ray Fly 460

The Sea Ray Fly 460 makes the most of outdoor spaces, with sun lounges topside, at the bow, and on the aft deck. Powered with a pair of 526-hp Cummins QSB 6.7 diesels, she cruises right around 20 knots, and tops out at 27 knots. Belowdecks she has two staterooms and two heads. She comes equipped with many standard features including A/C and heat, a 13-kW generator, navigation electronics, and even a built-in vacuum cleaner system. Watch the full test here...

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Captain's Report

Beneteau Oceanis 38.1:
Functional Club Racer or Family Cruiser

Beneteau Oceanis 38.1
Beneteau Oceanis 38.1

Blond oak joinery is now a no-cost option for the Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 interior, which adds a brighter option to the available palette. Note the wide companionway, with steps curved upward at each end to make for surer footing when the boat is heeled. The hard chines take full advantage of her 13’1” (3.99 m) beam in adding to interior space as well as stability under sail. Read up on this exciting cruiser...

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Comparison

Handheld VHF
Radio Comparison

comparison
The Standard Horizon HX870 will back up a boat’s
fixed-mount VHF, or do just as good a job.

Today’s handheld VHFs weigh less, have better batteries, sound better, and are built to be on (and off) boats. What more does a boater need to know? Which one to get, of course. We’ve created a table that puts all the relevant criteria in one place for easy comparison. Check out all the handheld VHFs here...



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