Cruisers Yachts 338 BR | Robalo R207 | Ocean Alexander 90 - 10/16/2018
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54-Year-Old Capt. Steve Becomes
a Wake Surfer!

54-Year-Old Capt. Steve Becomes a Wake Surfer!
Yamaha Watercraft recently introduced an aftermarket device for its boats that makes big wakes behind its jet boats. It’s called the WakeBooster.

Yamaha has just introduced an innovative product that not only attaches in minutes to certain Yamaha boat models – with no tools needed – which creates a wake with a steeper wall and well-defined curl. The all-new Yamaha WakeBooster fits on all 2017 and newer 21’ (6.4 m) Yamaha boats and 2015 and newer 24’ (7.32 m) boats. It comes as a package that also includes a Slingshot wakeboard and towline, and if that doesn’t encourage getting in the water, then try this... They told us that now, anyone can surf the wake it creates. Anyone? Well, we decided to put that bold claim to the test and deployed our in-house, overweight, middle-aged test captain at the end of the towline. We figured that if he could do it... Then, yes, certainly ANYONE could! Take a look at the full review and see for yourself. See the video proof...

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Review Video

Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht:
Designed for Smooth Operation

Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht
Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht

The lower helm of the Ocean Alexander 90 Motoryacht comes standard with a deluxe Stidd helm chair and a watertight, pantograph side door. The raised horizontal pod for the navigation screens is unusual, both attractive and functional, and operators can position it up and down as they desire. Narrow mullions and lots of glass give the captain a clear view all around. We like the handy side door, which makes short-handed deliveries much easier. More...

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Test Video

Cruisers Yachts 338 Bow Rider:
Seating for 16, Overnights for 2

Cruisers Yachts 338 Bow Rider
Cruisers Yachts 338 Bow Rider

The Cruisers Yachts 338 Bow River has entertainment and lounging areas from bow to stern, with seating for up to 16 guests. And, she's got a mid cabin with standing headroom suitable for two people to sleep comfortably, plus a mini galley and an enclosed wet head. She has a 10’6” beam (3.20 m), lots of freeboard, and a 22-degree deadrise at the transom, making her ready for a trip along the beach on most days, or maybe even a run to Bimini. More...

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Features Video

Sea Ray Sundancer 460:
Sport Yacht w/Twin Zeus Pods

Sea Ray Sundancer 460
Sea Ray Sundancer 460

In the VIP at the bow of the Sea Ray Sundancer 460, twin beds pivot at the head to make two singles or a consolidated queen, depending on guest needs. Hullside windows and an overhead hatch bring plenty of light into this cabin, and it has private access to the guest head. The en suite master is amidships. She’s powered by twin 525-hp Cummins QSBs with aft-facing Zeus pod drives for greater fuel-efficiency at cruising speeds. Joystick control is standard. More...

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Test Video

Robalo R207:
Entry-Level Dual Console

Robalo R207
Robalo R207

The console of the Robalo R207 is available in darker shades to reduce glare – and it goes all the way to the windshield, unlike most boats in class. She’s a dual console bowrider with seating for 8, but she’s also well equipped for fishing, with an aerated baitwell, rod racks and rod holders, insulated fish boxes, self-bailing cockpit, and more. She has an 18-degree deadrise at the transom. More...

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Boating Safety

The Midnight Killer Claims a World Champion

boating safety
A 28’ Skater Powerboat hit a channel range marker at 4 a.m. last Saturday morning.

Former national and world champion offshore boat racer Michael Anderson, 53, died from injuries sustained in a boating accident early Saturday morning in the Tampa Bay shipping channel near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. His passenger, Cheryl Lorio, 50, is in critical condition. More...


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