Ocean Alexander 100 | Scarab 255 Open ID | Sea Ray SLX 350 - 12/18/2018
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Scarab 255 Open ID:
Jet Center Console with Tailgate

Scarab 255 Open ID
Scarab 255 Open ID

The Scarab 255 Open ID is an innovative jet boat with twin 300-hp Rotax power, delivering a 53.5 mph WOT and seating for up to 13. The flip-down transom becomes a swim platform, and backrests on the aft seats are adjustable or removable to add another dimension to seating versatility. The jet propulsion means she has a draft of just 15 inches, and also has no exposed props. More...

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Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge:
All the Comforts of Home

Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge
Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge

It’s not unreasonable for the buyer of a 100’ (30.5 m) yacht to expect the same level of comfort and luxury afloat as he or she experiences at home. The Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge delivers just that kind of experience. She has a full-beam, 23-foot-wide (7.01 m) master suite, where twin his-and-hers walk-in baths with marble decks welcome the fortunate few. An oversized walk-in closet for the fashionista afloat is to port, a smaller closet to starboard—and if this arrangement does not suit, the area is fully customizable. A main-deck master with spectacular views forward can be specified. More...

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Sea Ray SLX 350:
Upscale Amenities, Seating for 18

Sea Ray SLX 350
Sea Ray SLX 350

The Sea Ray SLX 350 is clearly a cut above the norm with two-tone embroidered upholstery in multi-density foam throughout, LED light package (including the cool blue courtesy lights shown here), and standard Berber carpeting or optional teak decking, as shown here. Bow to stern, she has seating for 18. The hardtop with speakers is also standard, as is twin 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG power. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius:
Power Table and Sun Pad

Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius

The Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius takes full advantage of her 15’6” (4.7 m) wide aft deck with a wraparound seat and dinette table on power pedestals, allowing the area to easily convert to a large sun pad. The cockpit, salon, galley, and helm are all on the same deck level, thus avoiding trip hazards. Below decks she has two staterooms separated by a lower-level lounge area that makes the boat more elegant (and private) for two couples during an extended cruise. More...

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Mercury 4.6L V-8 Pro XS Series:
279 cu. in., 65 Net Amps, 505 lbs., 87 Octane

Mercury 4.6L V-8 Pro XS Series
Mercury 4.6L V-8 Pro XS Series

Those are four key numbers when considering an outboard engine because they are what define the new Mercury V-8 Pro XS 250. It has he largest displacement in class at 279 cu. in./4.6L, yet weighs just 505 pounds (229 kg) in its lightest configuration. While weight is a key consideration for bass boats and other high-performance rigs, the outboard has some advanced features, such as its powerful alternator that puts out 85 gross amps at WOT, and 65 net amps, which is even more important to keep batteries charged and accessories running. And, it runs on 87 octane fuel, a big cost saver –15 to 36 cents – over mid-octane fuel. More...

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43' to 46' Flybridge Cruisers

We Compare 43' to 46'
Flybridge Cruisers

43 to 46 Flybridge Cruisers
Enjoy the sea breeze on the flying bridge aboard. Clockwise from top left: Sea Ray Fly 460, Prestige 460 Fly, Aquila 44, and Galeon 430 Skydeck.

A flying bridge adds a whole new dimension of living space to each of these four cruisers in the mid-40-foot range. Each of these boats has different qualities and design features, and, as always, it’s only the buyer who can decide which is right for them. Have a closer look at how they stack up here...



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