Ocean Alex 100 | Regal 3300 | Beneteau Gran Turismo 50 - 01/17/2019
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Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge:
Massive Windows in an Ocean-Rated Design

Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge
Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge

The Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge has some of the largest windows in class, made possible by custom engineering and fabrication from aircraft grade aluminum beams sandwiched in shatterproof glass to create a frameless design. The windows not only look great and provide loads of light to the interior but also deliver the strength required of ocean-rated vessels. The same technology in the master bath greatly increases the view over previous portlight designs. More...

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Regal 3300:
Twin 380-hp V-8s, 58.5 MPH WOT

Regal 3300
Regal 3300

We’ve come to expect 50 mph speeds in modern bowriders, even larger ones like the Regal 3300. But this 11,400-lb. (5,171 kg), 21-degree deadrise hull considerably exceeded expectations in our test runs, powered with the optional twin 380-hp direct-injection aluminum-block Volvo Penta 6.2L V-8s. She topped out at 58.5 mph, impressive in an open-bow boat with tower and seating for up to 18. Hole shots were also very strong at just under 3 seconds—no doubt the Duo-Prop drives were a factor. More...

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Beneteau Gran Turismo 50:
Digital Accessory Helm Control from Anywhere

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50
Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

Check the gauges, manage the air-conditioning, navigation lights, lighting, and hi-fi system from the driving console or a Wi-Fi connected tablet: a quick tap or slide of the cursor and the Beneteau Gran Turismo 50 obeys your every command. The Scheiber touchscreen digital-switching system has display control units mounted next to the helm behind a glass door. The design embraces the glass helm concept all based around a Simrad NSS evo3 touchscreen display. More...

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RANGER® Z519L:
Fully-Equipped “Work Station” at the Bow

RANGER Z519L
RANGER® Z519L

The work station at the bow of the RANGER® Z519L has everything a pro bass angler might want for a day of competition on the water, including the standard Minn Kota Fortrex 24-volt trolling motor with foot control and built-in transducer for the standard Lowrance HDS 7 LIVE sonar, which is matched by a second sonar/GPS at the console. There’s space to mount optional electronics up to 12” (.30 m) here. Note the built-in well to keep the foot control where it belongs, the drink holder and the tool rack, all standard, as is the tilt and trim switch for the outboard and livewell control. More...

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Aquila 36:
Transom Seating Plus Sun
Lounge Conversion

Aquila 36
Aquila 36

The aft seats on the Aquila 36 take full advantage of the 14’7” (4.45 m) beam of this catamaran design, welcoming large gatherings adjacent to the outdoor kitchen, to starboard. Note the aft-facing transom seat, a great place to watch the kids take a swim from the swim platform, which extends between the twin outboards. This seat combined with the center portion of the cockpit seat folds flat to form a large sun lounge. More...

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Boating Tips

How to Maintain Your Tender

Boating Tips
This RIB is clearly ready for emergency work, but it
needs care as well.

UV degradation affects nearly everything that floats, including the yacht’s tender. Further, we can explain why your inflatable loses air, sometimes overnight. Giving your inflatable tender some TLC will go a long way to keeping it in good shape, so to speak. More...



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