14 Basic Details to Check on Your Boat | Beneteau Monte Carlo 6 | Cruisers Yachts 338 OB - 10/23/2018
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Connoisseurship

14 Important Details in a
Well-Found Boat

Aquila 44
Access to through-hull fittings and bilge pumps is something all boat buyers should check.

Boat shopping is exciting, and all boaters have their priorities when looking at new boats. Some look at horsepower and performance, while others look at seating and comfort features. But when looking at the amenities, also make careful note of the basic details that make for a well-found boat. If these things are executed properly, all of the on-deck glitz and bling in the world won’t make up for it. Boating Connoisseurship starts with the basics. Have a look at the list...

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New Test Video

REGENCY® 210 DL3:
Upscale Pontoon w/Power Options to 200-HP

REGENCY 210 DL3
REGENCY® 210 DL3

The REGENCY® 210 DL3 rides on three powder-coated 26” pontoon logs with lifting strakes for improved performance. The fence railing and side panels have baked-on paint finishes for long-lasting good looks. The upholstery features pillow-top construction using the REGENCY® multi-density foam package. Mercury FourStroke power options to 200 horsepower are available. More...

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Captain's Report

Cruisers Yachts 338 OB:
The South Beach Edition Has Gravitas

Cruisers Yachts 338 OB
Cruisers Yachts 338 OB

The helm of the Cruisers Yachts 338 OB includes carbon fiber paneling accented with brushed stainless steel and vinyl trim accents. A trio of multi-function gauges takes the center top position, while the optional Raymarine E97 display sits low to port. The wheel is leather-wrapped with color-matched accent stitching. Overall, the 338 OB has the stones and bones of an exceptional bowrider. More...

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Test Video

Beneteau Monte Carlo 6:
Power Up for a Smooth Ride

Beneteau Monte Carlo 6
Beneteau Monte Carlo 6

Tested in rolling seas, the Beneteau Monte Carlo 6 benefitted from adding power, which brought her to a 5-degree bow-high cruising attitude, allowing her sharp forefoot to slice through the waves and ease the ride at the helm. We’re beginning to see this tulip bow design on more boats from Europe that reduces or eliminates pounding, yet has full topsides for more room inside. More...

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Test Video

Robalo R160:
Entry Level CC for the
Young Fishing Family

Robalo R160
Robalo R160

We often say that the best ROI in boating are small, relatively inexpensive boats. Owners get 60% to 90% of the utility that they want in most cases, and many times more than they need. It certainly beats renting a boat for most people. The Robalo R160 has a large casting platform at the bow, with an insulated baitbox/drink cooler with overboard drain underneath. An aerated live well is just a step away under the console’s front seat. And, it is just fun to blast around in on pleasant evenings. More...

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Features Video

Aquila 44:
Margaritaville Catamaran Sleeps 6

Aquila 44
Aquila 44

The oversized flying bridge on the Aquila 44 will be a favorite place to hang out when cruising margaritaville. Surrounded by acrylic wind protection inserts, the helm station features a three-person upholstered seat with additional seating on either side. Aft, a fold-down table seats six. An entertainment system and complete wet bar provide what’s needed to keep the party going. The hard top is optional. More...

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