BoatTEST Newsletter January 16, 2019
Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover:
Functional Aft Operations Console
Aft to port facing the swim platform of the Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover is a small console that is home to over a dozen functions, all in one place and not scattered all over the stern. These functions include the shore power outlet, utility connections, a hot freshwater shower, boat washdown hose, battery switches, and a Reverso freshwater flush, among other things.
Galeon 405 HTS:
Garage for Tenders to 9’
It’s rare to see a tender garage in a yacht under 45’ (13.7 m) LOA, but the Galeon 405 HTS fits one under the cockpit large enough to handle dinghies to 9’ (2.74 m) long. The space also includes storage for fenders and lines. Note the rollers on the v-shaped floor to ease launching and loading. The floor rises at the touch of a button to reveal the engine compartment below.
Dusky 278 Open:
Evinrude 150s Take Advantage of Brackets
The bracket drive system on the Dusky 278 Open provides a setback for the twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 H.O., putting the props in “clean” water well behind the back edge of the hull. This improves the bite of the props, resulting in better performance and fuel efficiency. The all-digital control system built into the engines and the single-tube rigging makes it easy to position them on an extended bracket, as well as providing a very clean installation protected from corrosion.
World Cat 280DC-X:
“VectorFlo” Design for a Better Ride
The World Cat 280DC-X rides on what the company calls a “VectorFlo” catamaran hull designed to combine air and water at the scoop-shaped bow and channel the mixture into the tunnel between the twin hulls. A center pod, forward in the hull, helps to break up incoming water, creating aeration and reducing friction. In theory, as the mixture passes through the narrowing tunnel channel it increases velocity, and helps cushion the ride.
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Monte Carlo Yachts 70:
Optional Layouts for 6 or 8
The Monte Carlo Yachts 70 offers two layout options, both with the usual VIP at the bow and master amidships. In the lower configuration shown here, an additional en suite double berth is located on the starboard side with the walk-in closet moved aft to port next to the master head. Both versions include a day head to starboard at the foot of the stairs and crew’s quarters aft, with access cleverly hidden under the stairs to the flying bridge.
Ask Capt. Steve…
Handling a Single Engine Sterndrive at a Busy Ramp
Today’s question for Capt. Steve is “How should I maneuver at a crowded launch ramp?” Close quarters launch ramp maneuvering on a busy weekend can cause some angst in boaters who have not had much experience. Single-engine sterndrives, in particular, can be tough to handle in tight spaces, and that is the crux of this week's question to Capt. Steve.
Read Capt. Steve’s answer...
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