3 Affordable Sportboats | Regal LS6 | Ocean Alexander 70E - 10/05/2018
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Regal LS6:
Good-Riding w/2.9 Second Hole Shot

Regal LS6
Regal LS6

The Regal LS6 is a 26’4” (8.03 m) bowrider that delivered good performance powered by a 350-hp Volvo Penta V8 with DuoProp drive provided for our tests. She had a time to plane of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 50.5. She’s a slightly deeper cockpit than many in class, and her 22-degree deadrise should deliver a better ride in choppy water than boats with a flatter deadrise. More...

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Features Video

Ocean Alexander 70E:
Equipped Right for the Owner/Operator

Ocean Alexander 70E
Ocean Alexander 70E

The Ocean Alexander 70E has accommodations for eight guests forward, plus an optional crew cabin and head aft. However, she’s designed for the experienced owner/operator, with pod-drives and joystick control easing operations in the harbor and standard Vector fin stabilizers to steady the ride in a seaway. A hydraulic swim platform and C-Zone monitoring for all ship systems are also standard. More...

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Factory Video

Cruisers Yachts Culture:
Building Boats One at a Time

Cruisers Yachts Culture
Cruisers Yachts Culture

Cruisers Yachts are made by several hundred experienced and dedicated craftsmen in Oconto, Wisconsin who have made boat-building their life’s work. Given the vicissitudes of the economy, our guess is that little more than the love of boating and loyalty to Cruisers Yachts at times kept them going. Today, they are busier than they have been in over a decade. Nevertheless, with the exception of resin infusion and new electrical products that have come along to make electrical rigging more durable, they are still building boats the way they always have. See how it’s done...

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Test Video

Grady White Fisherman 236:
Ready for Fishing, Dayboating, and Entertaining

Grady White Fisherman 236
Grady White Fisherman 236

The Grady White Fisherman 236 is an offshore fishing boat, while her family-friendly amenities set her up for dayboating, entertaining, and skiing. Her 18.5” draft allows visiting the beach in safety, and the flair and upswept sheer help keep her dry when running offshore on her continuously-variable Sea V2 hull. Top speed with the standard F300 Yamaha was 48.5 mph during our tests. More...

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Test Video

RANGER® REATA® 200F:
Well-Equipped Toon w/Entry-Level Pricing

RANGER REATA 200F
RANGER® REATA® 200F

With powder-coated pontoons and polished stainless swim ladder, upscale upholstery, and easy-to-deploy Bimini, the RANGER® REATA® 200F is a cut above many pontoon boats in her LOA, yet she’s priced at $24,995 including a 75-hp Mercury FourStroke. She’s available with a fishing package that includes 3 swiveling fishing seats, bow-mount trolling motor, bow and stern livewells, and a Lowrance fishfinder. More...

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Comparison

We Compare 3 20'-21' Outboard Sportboats

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These three outboard sportboats are all affordable: Sea Ray SPX 210 OB, Tahoe 550 TS, and the Chaparral 21 H2O OB Sport.

Those in the market for an affordable bowrider these days have a wealth of choices to consider. With outboard power coming on strong and new models with better and better features introduced seemingly every season, it’s important for boaters to look at their list of criteria and carefully inspect where each boat lands. See 3 affordable good boats here...



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