New Yamaha VXR | Tahoe 700 | Galeon 660 Fly - 12/20/2018
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Yamaha VXR:
High Performance PWC w/Seats for 3

Yamaha VXR
Yamaha VXR

The Yamaha VXR gets its excellent performance from the Yamaha 1812CC Super Vortex High Output marine engine that delivers more power and torque than any other Yamaha WaveRunner engine. The hull is molded out of NanoXcel 2 material, making it significantly lighter (767 lbs.) than previous models and adding to the performance. The three-person Cruiser Seat provides security and comfort for multiple riders. More...

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Captain's Report

Galeon 660 Fly:
4 Cabins for an Owner/Operator

Galeon 660 Fly
Galeon 660 Fly

The Galeon 660 Fly has accommodations for six guests below, plus a cabin for two crewmen aft of the engine room. The main deck and the flying bridge are devoted to entertaining lots of guests and enjoying the water. We expect this to be an owner/operator boat in North America, so the crew cabin can be for guests or kids, or be turned into much needed storage. More...

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Test Video

TAHOE® 700:
Affordable and Seats for 9

TAHOE 700
TAHOE® 700

The 21’ (6.40 m) TAHOE® 700 is made for partying with a seating capacity of nine. The aft cockpit seat is full-width, with a lift-up cushion and back to provide a walkthrough to the swim platform. The sun lounge is 6’6” (1.98 m) wide and has an adjustable backrest to function as a chaise. Both helm seats swivel to face the aft seats at cocktail hour. And look at the size of the swim platform with extension, a functional amenity. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius:
Well-Executed Engine Room

Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius

The Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius has a 13 kW Kohler generator against the forward bulkhead on centerline. A pair of boxed house batteries and the electrical distribution panel are adjacent. Note the heavy sound insulation on the bulkhead, a plus since the master accommodations are just beyond. Headroom is about 4’ (1.22 m), and there’s light for daily checks. Cruisers Yachts is known for its tidy engine room designs. More...

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Test Video

Sailfish 220 CC:
A Pylon Adds Great Utility

Sailfish 220 CC
Sailfish 220 CC

The Sailfish 220 CC is as hardcore as they come when it comes to fishing features. But what about the kids, to say nothing of mom? Why not create more utility in this boat by spending a little extra on a couple of options? The optional, pop-up watersports tow pylon permits the 220 CC to be used for towing watersports – tubers, skiers, wake boarders, knee boarders, and barefooters. Swinging backrests turn the bow seats into comfortable, forward-facing chaise-type seating. More...

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Safety

5 Drowning-by-Dock Stories You Won’t Forget

Safety
Even the dock can be deadly, if boaters aren’t careful.

A few years ago, we kept track of drownings-by-dock in a one-week period across the U.S. It is the reason that you may have seen life rings on a dock. Some dock masters do not permit children under 12 on a dock without a PFD. Ironically, all of the accidents in our five examples involve adults. Read these five accounts and make sure the whole family does as well. More...



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