Sea Ray SLX 310 OB | Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboards | Cheoy Lee Bravo 72 - 10/24/2018
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Sea Ray SLX 310 OB:
53.4 MPH WOT w/2x Mercury 350s

Sea Ray SLX 310 OB
Sea Ray SLX 310 OB

The Sea Ray SLX 310 OB is a big, luxurious bowrider that springs to life when 700 ponies are given their head. Time to plane was 4.7 seconds and to 30 mph in 10.5 seconds. That’s sort of like 0-to-60 in five seconds in an automobile. And, the good thing about this bowrider is that she can be taken offshore, something that we would never think of with smaller bowriders with low freeboard. More...

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Features Video

Cheoy Lee Bravo 72:
High Tech Construction, Elegant Interiors

Cheoy Lee Bravo 72
Cheoy Lee Bravo 72

The salon is one of the jewels of the Cheoy Lee Bravo 72’s interior design; an open space that has broad views to port and starboard, in addition to an unobstructed floor plan that moves from social space to galley to dinette to helm. An entertainment center to starboard includes a 42” HDTV and central audio system. Double doors open to the aft deck. More...

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Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboards:
Motors that Match the Mission

Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboards
Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboards

The new 4-stroke DOHC Mercury V-8 platform is available in four lines – FourStroke, Pro XS, Verado, and Sea Pro – with 11 models running from 200- to 300-hp. This allows matching the motors to the boat and the mission, via altering the gearing, lower unit, and engine mapping. The new, naturally-aspirated engine has the highest displacement in class and has the most mid-range torque according to the company, and is also the lightest in the 300-hp class. More...

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Features Video

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage:
Ready for the Canyons

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage
Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

The Boston Whaler 330 Outrage comes fully loaded for offshore fishing. The hardtop with rocket launchers and LED lights for both bow and stern fishing areas is standard. The aerated transom baitwell holds 50 gallons (189 L), and there are a total of 19 rod holders located around the cockpit. Locking rod boxes allows for keeping gear onboard overnight. More...

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Test Video

Fountaine Pajot MY 44:
A Tropical Condo-Sized Salon

Fountaine Pajot MY 44
Fountaine Pajot MY 44

The salon of the Fountaine Pajot MY 44 benefits from the wide 21’7” (6.61 m) beam as well as the surrounding windows providing lots of light. The convertible table folds out to accommodate more guests and can elevate to become a dining spot. A standard 40” flatscreen television slides out of a slot in the bulkhead. The cat design allows space for three cabins, three heads below. And, while she is not quite as stable as a condo, it’s hard to move a condo when a new vista is wanted. More...

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Electronics Comparison

What Should Boaters Look for in Their Next VHF?

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Some VHF units, such as the Raymarine Ray52, have built-in GPS receivers for easy setup.

The idea of using a VHF to call for help in an emergency and having no one respond would be a frightening problem. Maybe it’s time to upgrade the boat’s VHF. But, which ones make sense for the way each boater will use them? Any boater can use our comparison tool to look at what’s out there, and find the features they want to compare. Try it here...


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