73.7 MPH Triton 21 TrX | Riviera 57 Fly | Greenline 39 Solar - 01/07/2019
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Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge:
Dual Purpose Cockpit

Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge
Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge

The problem with most “convertible” yachts is that they lean too far one way; real fishy and dorm-like cabins below, or a smallish cockpit without adequate room for a fighting chair. The Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge is a successful blend — a true convertible — thanks to all of the creature comforts and amenities that cruising folks want, as well as a large cockpit. The vessel above is in cruising/entertaining mode; the owners of this vessel want to go cruising and use the cockpit for entertaining – there are fold-out seats in the gunwales. But, just take off the swim platform, the canvas awning, add a fighting chair and some outriggers, and she is ready for the hunt. More...

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TAHOE® 2150 CC:
Multi-Purpose Bow Deck

Tahoe 2150 CC
TAHOE® 2150 CC

Deckboats offer advantages in usable space at the bow thanks to maintaining much of their maximum beam fully forward. The TAHOE® 2150 CC takes full advantage of the deckboat seating design – she has seats for 10 – but also adds a casting deck forward, complete with wiring for a trolling motor as a standard feature. The optional 70-pound-thrust motor stows out of sight in a locking compartment up front. There’s also a hideaway beach ladder and a 17-gallon (64 L) livewell up front. As in most decks, the filler cushion creates a bow sun pad. More...

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Greenline 39 Solar:
Fold-Out Transom Swim Platform

Greenline 39 Solar
Greenline 39 Solar

The Greenline 39 Solar includes a fold-out transom that becomes a swim platform, akin to some sailing yachts. A spring-loaded ram helps deploy the transom with the cable connecting to a winch in the bulkhead to fold it up, and a barrel bolt to keep it in place while underway. The swim ladder folds down on the port side. More...

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Triton 21 TrX:
73.7 MPH WOT w/Merc 250 Pro XS V-8

Triton 21 TrX
Triton 21 TrX

The Triton 21 TrX with Mercury’s new 250 PRO XS V-8 scored a WOT of 73.7 mph in our tests, equipped with a 24” pitch Mercury Fury prop. Where some bass boat packages suffer is in hole shot times. The new Merc V-8 uses a “transient spark” system to produce 5 to 7 percent more torque on take-off, according to the maker. The new engine also has Advanced Range Optimization, which automatically leans out the engine at set speeds to maximize fuel economy and range. More...

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New Captain's Report

Yamaha EXR:
Powered for Maximum Performance

Yamaha EXR
Yamaha EXR

It’s all about the power in PWC performance, and the Yamaha EXR comes loaded with muscle. The 1049cc, three-cylinder, dual-overhead-cam TR-1 engine is smaller in size than its MR-1 predecessor, 20 percent lighter, and yet produces 13 percent more power, and better fuel economy, according to the company. The entire three-rider machine weighs just 540 lbs. (245 kg), thanks to the NanoXCel composite hull. More...

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How to Drive a
Fast Boat Safely

How to Drive a Fast Boat Safely
Boaters who take the helm and throttles of a boat like this had better know what they’re doing.

Going fast in a high-performance boat takes more than just nerves of steel. There’s real skill involved, and a knowledge base that stretches from hull design to trim to throttle control and much more. Get the basics of fast-boat operation here...



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