Hatteras M90 | Yamaha WakeBooster | Beneteau Antares 27 - 01/04/2019
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Hatteras M90 Panacera:
Country Kitchen with a View

Hatteras M90 Panacera
Hatteras M90 Panacera

The Hatteras M90 Panacera has an eat-in galley -- or country kitchen. Unlike many Euro galleys that shut the chef away from the party in what amounts to a windowless garret, the M90 keeps the fun of cooking, eating, and drinking with friends front and center with windows on three sides, plus the remarkable skylight, which includes “Smart Glass” that can be adjusted for transparency, to keep things as bright or as shady as preferred. Top end appliances from Miele and Sub-Zero are standard. More...

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Yamaha WakeBooster:
Add-On Builds the “Perfect” Wake

Yamaha WakeBooster
Yamaha WakeBooster

Captain Steve never ceases to amaze us with his many talents, including, it turns out, the ability to do a bit of wake-surfing when the opportunity presents itself—as it does in this video of Yamaha’s inventive “WakeBooster” kit. The system employs an easy-on device fitted to the underside of the swim platform to funnel water into the wake of Yamaha’s twin-jet 242X E-Series, creating a large curl for surfing on either side, as preferred. So, now propless jetboats can have surfable wake. More...

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Beneteau Antares 27:
Outboard-Powered Pocket Cruiser

Beneteau Antares 27
Beneteau Antares 27

The Beneteau Antares 27 is a versatile, easy-to-handle weekender that takes maximum advantage of available space with an easy conversion of the dinette to a two-place overnight location. Four more can sleep below. Note the sliding windows and sunroof to provide plenty of ventilation here. Quiet, fuel-efficient Mercury 200-hp FourStrokes deliver dependable power and a top speed of 42.2 mph, while simplifying low-speed handling. More...

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EdgeWater 230CC:
Double-Duty for Cockpit Seating

EdgeWater 230CC
EdgeWater 230CC

Cockpit seating in the EdgeWater 230CC includes integrated seating with storage underneath across the transom, with the locking hatches supported by gas-assist stainless steel pistons. The seats can also function as casting platforms. Note the heavy-gauge, multi-tone upholstery with diamond stitching on the leaning post seats, the flip-up bolsters, padded armrests, and the powder-coated frame. The 40-quart cooler underneath slides out on stainless steel tracks for easy access. More...

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REGENCY® 210 DL3:
Helm Designed for Driver Comfort

REGENCY 210 DL3
REGENCY® 210 DL3

The REGENCY® 210 DL3’s helm console and driver’s seat are mounted on a platform to give the driver a better view over the bow while seated. The helm chair reclines, swivels, and has self-leveling arms, plus multi-density foam upholstering. The steering wheel is on a tilting base to fit drivers of varying heights. More...

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Safety

Tips for Avoiding Breakwaters

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Breakwaters and jetties are friends to boaters, knocking down waves and protecting inlets. But sometimes they
appear out of nowhere—particularly at night!

It seems like a boat winds up on a breakwater every week or two during the season. Pictures like this look funny – but they are not as usually there is loss of life involved. There are several reasons. Here are four ways to help boaters avoid the breakwater...


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