BoatTEST Newsletter September 28, 2018
New Editor’s Report
Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV:
Spectator Seating w/Better Ballast Management
Malibu has evolved its popular Wakesetter 23 LSV with some innovative features that are going to make some waves. New elements, including the redesigned ballast tanks to the aft-facing convertible cockpit seating, will be appreciated by those who love big wakes and the people who like to watch them.
Get a closer look at what’s new here...
Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly:
An Ergonomically-Correct Interior
Cruisers Yachts builds boats for American adults – both to accommodate their way of using boats, and their size. The boat is not flimsy. The aft deck of the Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly has both a settee and a bar with two fixed stools. The flying bridge has two U-shaped seating areas that each can have a table, something unusual in class. Three staterooms belowdecks – two of them have 6’6” (2.01 m) headroom – are built with American ergonomics in mind.
Get a closer look here...
Max Storage for Serious Anglers
The NITRO® Z21 has stowage from bow to stern in locking boxes that keep gear dry and secure, and she has 45 square feet of casting room on the bow deck. The rod boxes in the bow hold rods to 8’ (2.44 m) long. Two 19-gallon (72 L) aerated livewells aft are insulated to keep the catch cool and lively. The port console is optional, and can be removed when fishing solo.
Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht:
Ready for Adventure Anywhere
Cruising, entertaining, and watersports each have their fans, and the Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht has the equipment and capabilities to offer them all in exotic locations. The builder opted to roll all of the activities into a convertible design that benefits from a lower center of gravity and less windage, resulting in a motoryacht that performs equally well in her unpredictable home waters off Australia as well as anywhere else her owners choose to take her.
Have a look at how she performed for us here...
58.0 MPH WOT w/2x 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2s
Twin 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 2-stroke outboards pushed the 6,445-lb. (2,923 kg.) Bennington Q27 to an impressive top speed of 58.0 mph. Fuel consumption was nearly linear – most will probably choose to run her around 35 mph, where she got 1.8 mpg in our tests.
Carbon Monoxide is a Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide is very similar in mass to air so it evenly distributes itself in spaces when introduced. No matter where it is found – and carbon monoxide has no odor, taste, or smell – boaters don’t want it there. We recommend installing carbon monoxide detectors in enclosed spaces throughout the boat. The captain on any boat with enclosed spaces should know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and also available treatment methods.
Learn more here...
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