New Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius | Sirena Yachts 64 | MCY 96 - 11/01/2018
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New Test Video

Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius:
New Resin-Infused Family Cruiser

Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius

The Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius is a sporty two-stateroom express cruiser that makes excellent use of her exterior deck areas – including a lounge-ready foredeck – to expand the usable onboard space. But it’s the way she goes together that sets her apart, with a resin-infused hull that’s cored in the sides and bottom, adding strength and reducing weight to provide better speeds with the smaller 370-hp Volvo Penta IPS500s. See what else she has to offer here...

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Test Video

Boston Whaler 270 Dauntless:
Coastal Dayboat w/Innovation

Boston Whaler 270 Dauntless
Boston Whaler 270 Dauntless

The slight downward slope at the bow and stern of the Boston Whaler 270 Dauntless indicate her mission as a coastal dayboat and family fisherman, and the squared off bow provides added room for seating or enjoying the sunshine. Remove the cushions and it becomes a broad casting deck. The optional Swim Patio is a combination of dive door and swim platform, set into the side of the hull on sturdy stainless steel brackets. More...

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Features Video

Monte Carlo Yachts 96:
Hi-Tech Function Meets Italian Form

Monte Carlo Yachts 96
Monte Carlo Yachts 96

All of the circuit breakers, electrical system switches, inverters, and converters for the Monte Carlo Yachts 96 are in this remarkable control room, something we rarely see on boats in class. It is positioned forward of the engine room and serves as a buffer to aid in sound attenuation, as well as an easy-to-reach place for quick attention. The engine room is equally bright, well-marked, and easy to access for daily checks by the experienced owner/operator or captain. More...

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Test Video

Mako 234 CC:
Trailerable Fisherman w/Twin OB Option

Mako 234 CC
Mako 234 CC

The Mako 234 CC is a non-compromise, affordable fishing machine, that comes loaded with fishing features as standard equipment. Among her fishy amenities are a leaning post bait-prep station with 31 gal. (117 L) aerated, anti-slosh livewell with high-speed water pickup, lots of rod holders, bait prep area with knife and pliers holder, and frozen bait tray. She readily fits a pair of 150 Mercury outboards on the transom, adding redundancy for offshore operation with only a modest penalty in fuel consumption over a 300-hp single. More...

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Features Video

Sirena Yachts 64:
Max Cube in Sea-Going Design

Sirena Yachts 64
Sirena Yachts 64

The Sirena Yachts 64 has a 19’4” (5.89 m) beam with a plumb bow and vertical stern which means that her exterior dimensions can be maxed inside for much more room than we generally find in boats of this size. She was designed by German Frers, a lead international naval architect of both racing sailboats and large motoryachts. He knows how to make a boat slippery in the water. More...

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New Features Video

Grady-White Freedom 325:
Smart Features Real Boaters Like

Grady-White Freedom 325
Grady-White Freedom 325

The Grady-White Freedom 325 is a dual console boat with an integrated windshield and hardtop, and this builder pays attention to smaller details, too. For example, the integrated grabrail to help guests move about the helm deck safely in a seaway. Other features, such as convertible seating in three areas of the cockpit, keep both fishermen and family happy depending on what the day will hold. More...

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New Captain's Report

Galeon 500 Fly:
Tough & Ready w/Fine Fit-n-Finish

Galeon 500 Fly
Galeon 500 Fly

We have tested a number of Galeons, and we have high respect for their sea-keeping abilities. The Galeon 500 Fly is no exception. It combines the rugged hull design made for nasty Baltic conditions with the fine craftsmanship that has become a hallmark of boatbuilders in the Gdansk Shipyard in Poland. More...

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New Factory Video

Hatteras Yachts – Why Are They So Expensive?

Hatteras Yachts – Why Are They So Expensive?
A crew at Hatteras Yachts can be seen here vacuum bagging a hull,
preparing it for resin infusion.

When writing a check in the multimillions of dollars for any yacht, it is normal to wonder if the price is not too high. Is the yacht really worth the money asked? When it comes to Hatteras Yachts, we have documented where the money goes, and why it goes there, in five videos. Take a look at this video and you will find the answers to both questions. You will also find out many details that set Hatteras Yachts apart from other brands. More...

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Boating Tips

Solving the Battery
Switch Dilemma

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Choosing the right setting for a boat’s battery switch isn’t hard, provided boaters understand what the switch is doing.

Even the simplest boats can flummox their owners from time to time. Take the humble battery switch, which is meant to simplify the DC electrical system into a single component. But if no one ever explained what it does, boaters don’t know what setting to use for their needs. Here’s what boaters need to know...


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