Southport 33 FE | How to Prepare for Heavy Weather | Sea Ray SDX 270 - 10/04/2018
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Southport 33 FE:
Excellent Design and Build

Southport 33 FE
Southport 33 FE

The Southport 33 FE, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, is one of the best-built, best-finished center console boats on the market, according to our test skipper. Her eye appeal is created by a combination of her graceful S-shaped sheer, a well-executed reverse transom, and tumblehome in the stern quarters. And, her navy-blue hull color doesn’t hurt. She's fully rigged for serious offshore fishing, but also offers comfortable lounge type seating at the bow. More...

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Cheoy Lee Global 104:
2 Salons, 5 Staterooms, Main Deck Master

Cheoy Lee Global 104
Cheoy Lee Global 104

The layout of the Cheoy Lee Global 104 includes two large salons, one in the skylounge, one on the main deck. She features five staterooms including a main deck master with his and her bathrooms forward. Construction is via resin-infusion and foam coring in bulkheads, hull, and superstructure, cutting weight, reducing draft, and increasing fuel efficiency. Combined with her 5,200-gallon (19,684 L) fuel tankage, this gives her impressive range. More...

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Sea Ray SDX 270:
A Deluxe Bowrider

Sea Ray SDX 270
Sea Ray SDX 270

With her 8’6” (2.59 m) beam carried nearly all the way to the bow, the Sea Ray SDX 270 deckboat has seating for 15 while underway, plus an adjustable fold-down sunlounge facing the swim platform. She is a large, deluxe deckboat, one not to be confused with the low-freeboard, Spartan deckboats on the market. Find out why this boat is so much different. More...

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Formula 37 Performance Cruiser:
Genteel Cruiser with V8 Muscle

Formula 37 Performance Cruiser
Formula 37 Performance Cruiser

One of the fun things about owning a Formula 37 Performance Cruiser is her forgiving hull which can be put through all sorts of gyrations without a misstep. Generator, AC/heat, and power-windlass are all standard, because she was intended for genteel cruising. She comes with power options to twin 430-hp V8s. More...

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How 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Outboards Work

How 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Outboards Work
How 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Outboards Work

It may come as a surprise to most people, but a reliable 4-stroke engine was actually patented several years before the 2-stroke engine – making 2-stroke more modern technology. All of this was going on in Europe during the second half of the 19th century. But even though this technology has been around for 150 years or more, most people really don’t know the difference between the basic 4-stroke and 2-stroke design concepts. BoatTEST has made a short, animated video to make it all clear. More...

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Safety Tip

How to Prepare for Heavy Weather

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It's good to know in advance how a boat handles
rough conditions.

It seems that these days we see more freak storms kick up and catch us unawares than in years past. When that happens, the best defense is good preparation. Check out some professional advice here...


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