12 Bayboat Details | Ocean Alex 90R | Regal LS4 Surf - 01/03/2019
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Ocean Alexander 90R Motoryacht:
Aggressive Styling, Innovative Design

Ocean Alexander 90R Motoryacht
Ocean Alexander 90R Motoryacht

Every yacht builder terms their latest line as “innovative”, but the Ocean Alexander 90R Motoryacht truly does offer a number of features that appear to be new to the genre. The “Beach Deck” is truly innovative, with a lounging area/sun room opening directly to the swim platform at water level. A wet bar, refrigerator, and icemaker are standard here, and the sliding glass doors have an inflated gasket to ensure that water stays out, meeting Sea State V structural requirements, according to the builder. The teak decking is optional. More...

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Test Video

Regal LS4 Surf:
Wake Surfing Platform for the Whole Family

Regal LS4 Surf
Regal LS4 Surf

The Regal LS4 Surf is a dedicated wakesports platform with Forward Drive and up to 2,000 lbs. (907 kg) of water ballast. With the swim platform nearly flush with the water surface, it’s easy to gear up for wake surfing or skiing, and also easy for the kids to get back aboard. Dual multi-position “UltraLounges” add comfort here, and speakers with remote allow control of the stereo. There’s also a shower hose to rinse off beach sand before coming aboard. More...

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Prestige 460 Fly:
360° Views Inside

Prestige 460 Fly
Prestige 460 Fly

Step inside the Prestige 460 Fly, and see great visibility with natural light pouring in from the large hull windows. The galley is aft, centrally located and fully equipped with a sink, microwave, cooktop, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and ice maker. The salon features facing sofas, great for entertaining, and a modern helm station with joystick. More...

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Test Video

NITRO® Z18:
Affordable Bass Boat w/62.5 MPH WOT

NITRO® Z18
NITRO® Z18

The NITRO® Z18 rides on the company’s NVT™ hull with Rapid Planing System™. The 16-degree deadrise and transom pad combine to give a brisk holeshot. The flare forward helps deliver a dry ride. With a Mercury 175 FourStroke pushing just 1,700 lbs. (771 kg) of the boat’s dry weight, she delivered top-end speeds of 62.5 mph in our test runs, plenty fast enough for local and regional tournaments. More...

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Test Video

Fountaine Pajot MY 44:
Standard Hydraulic Swim Platform

Fountaine Pajot MY 44
Fountaine Pajot MY 44

The hydraulic swim platform of the Fountaine Pajot MY 44 provides plenty of space to haul a dinghy or PWC. When the platform lowers, stairs set flush on the starboard side are automatically deployed for easy water access. Bulwarks to starboard house the transom shower. More...

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Consumer Report

12 Important Things to Look for in a Bayboat

Consumer Report
Anglers should pay attention to how bay and flats boats run, and choose the one that suits the conditions
they see most often.

Bay and flats boats are designed to perform for anglers where the fish are, and in the case of these shallow-draft machines, that happens to be the skinny end of the ocean. But just because the boats are small and built to be light, there’s no reason to miss out on angling features and functionality. Locking tackle stowage, good seats, and even livewells all find their way into the best designs, to say nothing of safe running and good handling. Have a look at a dozen criteria here...



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