Why December is the Best Month to Buy New Boats | Yamaha 190 FSH - 12/04/2018
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Yamaha 190 FSH Sport:
Jet-Powered All-Purpose Fun Machine

Yamaha 190 FSH Sport
Yamaha 190 FSH Sport

The T-top on the Yamaha 190 FSH Sport is standard, and includes rocket launcher rod holders. The jet impeller system makes the boat safe for watersports, and also provides superior shallow water operation—she can run in 16 inches of water. Bring friends—she’s rated to carry eight. More...

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Fleming Yachts 55:
Genuine Teak and Lots of It

Fleming Yachts 55
Fleming Yachts 55

Truly fine woodworking and flawless fit and finish bring a whole different level of satisfaction to owning some yachts. The Fleming Yachts 55 is a case in point—note the lavish use of real teak throughout the galley area, and such useful touches as raised edges on the counters to help keep things in place while underway. Fleming buys teak logs, ages the wood, and does all its own mill work. The tables, valances, entertainment center, and cabinetry are all teak, as is the decking in most areas. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 338 OB:
A Day Boat that Overnights, Too

Cruisers Yachts 338 OB
Cruisers Yachts 338 OB

Day boating is about entertaining friends, having picnics, swimming off the boat, sight-seeing, and enjoying the sun and water. The Cruisers Yachts 338 OB has all of the amenities that one would expect in a premium build, but it has more. Because the company also makes yachts up to 60’ (18.2 m), the very same materials go into the 338 OB. What you see here is the “South Beach Edition” and below deck she has a remarkably large cabin with private head and sitting area. More...

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Galeon 510 Skydeck:
Euro Lines and Inventive Engineering

Galeon 510 Skydeck
Galeon 510 Skydeck

The Galeon 510 Skydeck combines the sporty lines of a hardtop express cruiser with a flying sun pad with adjoining mini helm. Perhaps the most interesting option is the “beach mode” with side decks that fold out to widen the 14’8” (4.46 m) beam by 5’ (1.52 m). Note the two-stool cocktail bar on the port side. The aft couch rotates to face the swim platform which can be lowered down. More...

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TRACKER® Pro Team™ 175 TXW:
Everyman’s Bass Boat

TRACKER Pro Team 175 TXW
TRACKER® Pro Team™ 175 TXW

The all-welded TRACKER® Pro Team™ 175 TXW has a divided 21-gallon (79 L) livewell with timer and recirculation in the aft deck, just behind the helm where it is at hand to everyone on the boat. A locking rod box in the bow casting deck can hold rods to 8’ (2.4 m) long, while the tackle compartments in the aft deck are fitted to multiple Plano-style plastic lure boxes. More...

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Boat Buying Tips

December is the BEST Month to Buy a New Boat

Boat Buying Tips
Boats stacked up in a showroom near the end of the year can only mean one thing: There are deals to be had.

When the calendar flips to December, many boaters turn their thoughts to the holidays, but new boat buyers should be thinking about the sales to be had. Many dealers want to clear as much inventory out as possible for tax reasons. July is the biggest sales month, but why wait to get what nobody else wants? Read about why December is the month to buy...



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