Riviera 395 SUV | Formula 430 SSC | Ocean Alexander 70E - 11/19/2018
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Riviera 395 SUV:
Light-Up the Barbie

Riviera 395 SUV
Riviera 395 SUV

By placing the electric grill, food prep counter, and sink in a transom console accessed from the swim platform, the Riviera 395 SUV adds utility without using space in the cockpit where guests will gather to party. The optional cockpit refrigerator is to starboard in the cockpit. Joystick control is standard, and putting another unit in the cockpit is an option we like. More...

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Test Video

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover:
4X Mercury 400 Racing Verados,
64.2 MPH WOT

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover
Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover

The Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover is an XL bowrider with a twin step hull designed for maximum performance, and she delivered in our tests. Powered with four Mercury 400 Racing Verados, she topped out at 64.2 mph. She is an opulent day boat that is eminently practical thanks to her huge swim platform, two on-deck entertaining venues, hardtop, and surprisingly large overnight accommodations below. More...

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Features Video

Ocean Alexander 70E:
Making Guests Feel Like Royalty

Ocean Alexander 70E
Ocean Alexander 70E

Taking full advantage of the 18’2” (5.49 m) beam of the Ocean Alexander 70E, the aft deck is a great spot to let a party happen. The wet bar to starboard and the flip-down LCD TV are also welcoming features. Teak decking and stairs offer secure footing as well as an elegant styling touch. The sliding door to the salon opens electrically, a great feature to make guests feel like royalty. More...

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Test Video

TAHOE® 2150 CC:
Center Console/Deckboat Combo

TAHOE 2150 CC
TAHOE® 2150 CC

The TAHOE® 2150 CC is a multi-purpose platform ready for watersports, fishing, or cruising—note the integrated swim platform. With the Mercury 200 FourStroke she had a top speed of 48.6 mph. The 2150 CC combines the utility of a center console with the squared-off bow space of a deckboat. And she floats in just 17 inches of water on her proprietary hull design. More...

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Captain's Report

World Cat 295CC:
High Bows for Added Buoyancy

World Cat 295CC
World Cat 295CC

The upswept bow of the World Cat 295CC has more freeboard than most monohulls this size. That gives her more buoyancy, which is why she can handle rough inlets or snotty seas, as well as helping to keep anglers dry at the console. Her 9’6” beam (2.90 m), carried nearly all the way to the bow, delivers more usable space than monohulls of similar LOA. More...

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Engine Insights

The Lowdown on
Lower-Unit Lubrication

Engine Insights
Gears are under a tremendous strain, both from friction and heat. Add a little water to the mix and there
can be real problems.

The lubricant in a lower unit is critical to protecting the boat’s ability to operate properly, and the ability of boaters to enjoy their limited time on the water. Put another way, a lower-unit failure is a sure way to ruin the day, and possibly a big chunk of the season. There are ways to protect the boat from such failures. Check out one example here...


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