Regal LS4 Surf | Bareboat Cruise the Northwest | Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht - 12/03/2018
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Regal LS4 Surf:
Wakesurfing from a Sportboat

Regal LS4 Surf
Regal LS4 Surf

Regal’s new LS4 Surf is a 24’2” (7.37 m) Forward Drive-powered sport boat that is designed for people who want to wakesurf and do other tow sports, but who don’t want the limitations of inboard-powered ski/wake boats. Because the LS4 Surf does not have a droopy bow, she is not a one-trick pony, and can go cruising securely, as well as being a tow vessel. She can carry 2,000 lbs. (907 kg) of water ballast. Her double-wide helm seat is electric, and an electric sport arch reduces the boat’s air draft for rack storage. Her stepped hull and 350-hp engines give her a top speed of 54.2 mph – something hard for the inboards to match. More...

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Hargrave 116 Raised Pilothouse:
Helm Designed for Professional Captains

Hargrave 116 Raised Pilothouse
Hargrave 116 Raised Pilothouse

What prospective captain wouldn’t like to visualize himself in this pilothouse? The command post of the Hargrave 116 Raised Pilothouse has the same level of elegant fit and finish as the rest of the yacht, and it’s equipped with pretty much every imaginable tool for navigational and operational efficiency and safety. There’s also L-shaped seating for guests to keep the skipper company for a cup of coffee—or for the off-watch captain to grab 40 winks while the on-duty mate mans the helm. More...

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Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht:
Designed for Easy, Reliable Anchoring

Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht
Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht

At the bow of the Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht is a standard electric Muir vertical windlass, which has an overload circuit breaker, and a remote at both the upper and lower helms. Also standard is a 35 lb. (16 kg) Ultra anchor with 114’ (35 m) of galvanized 5/16” chain, among other things. The chain locker is easily accessed on the port side to allow sorting out tangles. A raw water washdown allows getting rid of mud before it comes aboard. More...

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Robalo 246 Cayman SD:
A T-Top Tower for Better Spotting

Robalo 246 Cayman SD
Robalo 246 Cayman SD

With a standard tower and upper helm, the Robalo 246 Cayman SD is a bay boat that will give a skipper a much improved view of the water ahead. The second helm on deck provides a more comfortable spot to run on longer crossings. Note the flip-up seat at the transom—in the down position, it’s part of the casting deck. More...

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Manitou 25 X-Plode XT SHP:
The Green Machine Makes a Statement

Manitou 25 X-Plode XT SHP
Manitou 25 X-Plode XT SHP

The lime green Manitou 25 X-Plode with matching Evinrude outboard engines is the most noteworthy boat on the lake where it runs. People love to see the “Green Machine” in action and with a top speed of 52.4 mph. Evinrude has 400 stock possibilities on the Evinrude cowls and will customize color for owners. More...

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Boat Buying Tips

Bareboat Cruise of a Lifetime
At a 5% Discount

Boat Buying Tips
A Classic Grand Banks 42 is among the
many boats available for charter.

We just received notice that NW Explorations is offering a 5% discount from now until December 31, 2018 on all bareboat – non-flotilla – charters of any of its 18 yachts. These boats range from 38’ to 60’ and are available in Bellingham, WA to cruise Puget Sound or through the Inside Passage to Alaska and back. The boats are in pristine condition even though many of them have seen quite a few summers. BoatTEST staff have chartered boats from this company in the past (and paid for them), and can report that the operations, level of customer service, and boats are all top notch. More...


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