Repower to Save Money | New Yamaha AR195 | Robalo R242EX - 11/15/2018
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Yamaha AR195:
Jet Power for Family Fun

Yamaha AR195
Yamaha AR195

The Yamaha AR195 brings the advantages of water-jet propulsion to a runabout with wakesports capabilities. She’s powered by the Yamaha 1.8 Liter, Super Vortex High Output jet for instant acceleration, and the propeller-free operation is a great safety factor. A redesigned reverse bucket improves handling around the docks, and the Connext Touchscreen system keeps the operator in touch with all boat systems. More...

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Mercury 3.4 L V-6 FourStroke Outboards:
We Look at 175 to 225-HP Engines

Mercury V-6 FourStroke Outboards from 175 to 225-HP
Mercury V-6 FourStroke Outboards from 175 to 225-HP

Mercury says that the new 3.4 V-6 engine platform – which has the largest displacement in the 200-hp outboard class – has 20% more torque than its closest 4-stroke competitor at best cruising speeds. Bearing sizes, and oil flow, have been engineered to reduce internal friction and improve overall efficiency, and the new engines are lighter than previous models, according to Mercury. More...

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Hampton Yachts Endurance:
A 72’ Skylounge LRC

Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC
Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC

The Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC is a 3 en suite yacht ready to range the world’s best cruising spots with a 2,000-gallon (7,570 L) fuel capacity and a range exceeding 1,000 nm at 10 knots. Her interiors offer a fine level of fit and finish, with matched-grain Makore cherry cabinetry and woodwork from the Skylounge to the lower accommodations deck, and even in the crew’s quarters aft. See it all here...

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Sea Ray L550 Fly:
Fully-Loaded 3-Stateroom
Yacht w/Twin Cat Power

Sea Ray L550 Fly
Sea Ray L550 Fly

The Sea Ray L550 Fly comes fully-equipped with features that are optional on many competing yachts, including bow and stern thrusters, windlass, hydraulic swim platform, big-screen electronics, electric grill on the flying bridge, and lots more. She has three staterooms, two heads, and her top speed with the standard twin 850-hp CAT C12.9 inline 6s is better than 30 knots. We think she is a good value. More...

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Robalo R242EX:
A Center Console Priced Right

Robalo R242EX
Robalo R242EX

There's plenty of real estate for a full twin-screen glass helm on the Robalo R242EX, with Simrad or Garmin multi-function displays available as original equipment. The tilt-wheel is centered on the console, with the compass directly ahead of the skipper. The wraparound windshield is tempered glass rather than acrylic, promising long-term clarity and scratch-resistance. More...

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Consumer Report

How to Make An Old
Boat New Again

Consumer Report
Mercury Quicksilver and Reman engines come in different states of replacement readiness, depending on what is needed.

Over the last 15 years the cost of new boats has risen faster than the rate of inflation because of lower production runs, new building standards, and because of all the electronic devices that now make boating easier and more user-friendly. But for those used to a good basic boat, but with a wornout engine, the cost of buying a new boat can be prohibitive. If the hull and deck are still serviceable, then perhaps the best solution is repowering. More...


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