Single vs Twin Outboards? | Yamaha GP1800R | Ocean Alexander 70E - 11/27/2018
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Yamaha GP1800R:
Light Weight, High Performance PWC

Yamaha GP1800R
Yamaha GP1800R

The Yamaha GP1800R is a mid-sized PWC (131.9” long) with a new ride plate to reduce bow rise when accelerating, the RiDE system for quick, controlled stops and easy handling around the docks, and the injection-molded NanoXcel hull, about 90 pounds lighter than most PWCs of similar size, allowing blazing acceleration with the supercharged and intercooled 1812 cc Super Vortex High Output four-stroke engine. More...

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Ocean Alexander 70E:
Built in the U.S. for Americans

Ocean Alexander 70E
Ocean Alexander 70E

The Ocean Alexander 70E was designed for the owner/operator, and by putting IPS joysticks at both the flying bridge helm and on the aft deck, a couple can easily dock this vessel in nearly any marina. She is essentially intended for the American motoryacht market and as such her amenities, furnishing, and interior clearances are all ergonomically correct for Americans. Likewise, she has classic modern lines that should stay in style long after the flavor of the month exaggerated styles are out of favor. She is built in the U.S., which makes communication between the factory and the point of service faster. More...

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Sea Ray SLX 280:
Yacht-Certified Bowrider w/Seats for 15

Sea Ray SLX 280
Sea Ray SLX 280

The sheer blends seamlessly into the transom and the swim platform of the Sea Ray SLX 280. The stern seat measures 5’9” (1.75 m) across and has ratcheting backrests that let users customize their position. The electric watersports tower shown here is an option, as is a submersible swim platform. She has seating for 15 and a head tucked into the port console. More...

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 35:
Easy Control for Single-Handing

Beneteau Swift Trawler 35
Beneteau Swift Trawler 35

The Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 is designed to be run with a small crew and can be operated alone with little effort. With the convenience of the helm door and bulwarks side door, our test captain found her easy to tie up single-handed. Though docking with a single-engine inboard can be a challenge, the standard bow and stern thrusters make pinpoint docking easy for anyone. More...

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Pronautica 29 Open:
Ready to Party... Or Fish

Pronautica 29 Open
Pronautica 29 Open

The Pronautica 29 Open, a Venezuelan-built boat that’s rigged to the buyer’s specifications in Dania, Florida, has bow seating for at least five adults around a removable forward table, while two more can join in at the forward console bench seating. Forward cockpit depth is 30 inches, making the area safe for kids and pets. Helm seating includes bolsters and armrests, a plus for long runs offshore. More...

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Consumer Report

Boat Buyer’s Guide:
How Many Outboards
Do You Need?

Consumer Report
2,000 hp at the ready.

One of the questions we often get revolves around how many outboard engines are best. Usually people are asking about a single 350 vs. twin 200s, or triple vs. quad rigs. With outboard engines becoming increasingly reliable, and with operations like Sea Tow nearly ubiquitous, redundancy is not as important as it once was. But there are pros and cons for all outboard rigs, which should be considered before buying a boat. More...


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