Solving Deep-V List | Four Winns 350 OB | Ocean Alex 90R - 12/21/2018
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Four Winns Horizon 350 OB:
Premium Bowrider with Overnight Cabin

Four Winns Horizon 350 OB
Four Winns Horizon 350 OB

The hardtop with sunroof is a standard feature on the Four Winns Horizon 350 OB, as is joystick control for the twin 350-hp Mercury Verado outboards. (Twin 400-Racing models are an option.) The large hullside windows reveal she has a feature that’s rapidly becoming popular in larger bowriders, a cabin for two below, as well as a standup head and a food prep area with sink. More...

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Ocean Alexander 90R Motoryacht:
Form Follows Function and Adds Utility

Ocean Alexander 90R Motoryacht
Ocean Alexander 90R Motoryacht

The Ocean Alexander 90R—for Revolution—is appropriately named. It’s a collaborative design between the offices of Evan K. Marshall and Arrabito Naval Architects, both world-renowned for yacht design and naval engineering. The exterior line of the yacht is a real avant-garde head-turner, and the exceptionally high bow should also make her a good open sea boat. She’s available with an open bridge design, as well as with the fully-enclosed sky lounge as shown here, making all-weather command from topside a lot more comfortable. More...

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Prestige 520:
New, Useful Helm Amenities

Prestige 520
Prestige 520

The helm seat on the Prestige 520 is convertible. The elevated seatback slides aft for when underway, providing a good view over the bow and forward to expand the salon entertaining area. The door behind this seat, a new feature built in at customer request, provides easy access to the rail for short-handed tie-ups. More...

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Boston Whaler 420 Outrage:
Battlewagon w/“Summer Kitchen”

Boston Whaler 420 Outrage
Boston Whaler 420 Outrage

The aft portion of the Boston Whaler 420 Outrage leaning post serves double or even triple duty – it can be either a bait prep station, a food counter, or a "summer kitchen", a term Boston Whaler coined. We like the convenient paper towel holder. With the lid closed, the console turns into a huge counter for setting out lots of food and beverages. A huge 50-gallon (189 L) aerated livewell in the center should keep large numbers of baitfish lively—it’s twice the size of many—and the center window makes it easy to check on their condition. More...

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SUN TRACKER® BASS BUGGY® 16 DLX ET:
An Eco-Friendly Electric Toon

SUN TRACKER BASS BUGGY 16 DLX ET
SUN TRACKER® BASS BUGGY® 16 DLX ET

Note the unusual-looking throttle/shift assembly on the starboard side of the console—it’s the control for the boat’s eco-friendly Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 R electric motor, said to be equivalent to a 6-hp internal combustion engine. Twin lithium batteries provide clean, silent energy. By making the helm seat a part of the aft lounge, the SUN TRACKER® BASS BUGGY® 16 DLX ET takes maximum advantage of the available space on deck. More...

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Ask Captain SteveAsk Capt. Steve…

Will a Zip-Wake Solve List Problems on a Deep-V Hull?

Boat Buying Advice
The Zip-Wake interceptors shown here are made in Sweden and are being widely adopted on premium-quality boats all over the world these days.

Question: Capt. Steve, I have a 35' dual console with a 24-degree deadrise at the transom and no steps. It is powered by outboards. I love the boat but on plane, the hull has a tendency to heel over with the slightest pressure from wind, wave, or weight and my conventional hydraulic trim tabs cannot react fast to stabilize. I noted – thanks to your report on the MJM 35z – the Zip-Wake interceptor system. Do you think these interceptors will solve my hull's problem? I’m told that the builder of this boat has sold over 600 of these models, but when I called them, they said they had never heard of Zip-Wake, and my boat’s list was operator error. Since I have operated all kinds of powerboats for nearly 50 years, I take umbrage at that answer. Is the list due to me or the boat, and can the Zip-Wake interceptors solve the problem? – G.W., Houston, TX

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