Neptunus 650 Flybridge | Renaissance Prowler 42 | Ocean Alexander Special Invitation - 02/01/2019
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Neptunus 650 Flybridge:
Meets CE Category “A” – Ocean Standard

Neptunus 650 Flybridge Motoryacht
Neptunus 650 Flybridge

The Neptunus 650 Flybridge is CE Certified to Category A – Ocean and is designed for ease of use as an owner/operated yacht. She is powered with twin 1135-hp CAT C18 ACERT diesels, had a best economical cruise of 24.1 knots at 2000 RPM, with a range of 249.7 nautical miles at that speed with a 10% fuel reserve. Top speed was about 30 knots in reasonably choppy conditions. But that is only part of the story. More...

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Renaissance Prowler 42:
Evinrude Quad 300s on a Catamaran

Renaissance Prowler 42
Renaissance Prowler 42

The Renaissance Prowler 42 is a different kind of center console offshore machine. First she has a catamaran hull. The resulting reduced wetted surface and two narrow hulls allow her to go over 70 mph, according to the builder. Her transom is low, but because of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines which have a tilt up angle of 81-degrees she can keep her props and skeg out of the water when at rest. The Prowler is a cat with a 12’ (3.66 m) beam, thus the wide separation between these two pairs of engines, and the leverage provided makes this boat easy to dock. More...

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Alexander 45 Divergence

Ocean Alexander welcomes BoatTEST members to enjoy an exclusive VIP experience of their latest yachts at the Miami Yacht Show Feb. 14-18 at One Herald Plaza, on Biscayne Bay between MacArthur and Venetian Causeways. Exhibiting models include the Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge, 90R, 88 SE 40th Anniversary, 85 MY, 70E and the all-new 1400-hp Alexander 45 Divergence, an ultra-lux outboard-powered center console making its World Debut at the show.

Location: Miami YACHT Show - B Dock, Slips 0021, 0021A-F

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MLF Bass Pro Tour Report:
Ish Monroe Takes Lead in MLF Competition

MLF Bass Pro Tour Report
Ish Monroe took the lead yesterday in Group A with a total of 61 lbs. 4 oz. for the first two qualifying days.

On a day that had most competitors dressed as though they were going ice fishing in Minnesota rather than casting for bass in central Florida, Californian Ish Monroe took the lead, besting 39 other Group A bass anglers in the MLF inaugural tournament. The MLF Bass Pro Tour on the Kissimmee Chain produced some dramatic changes on the lower half of the winner board Thursday. The tournament is a made-for-TV event and the promoters were not disappointed in the action. Find out what happened yesterday...

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Greenline 40 Hybrid:
Underwater Gear Improves Efficiency, Comfort

Greenline 40 Hybrid
Greenline 40 Hybrid

This screen-grab of the Greenline 40 Hybrid shows the hull shape and the underwater appendages. Note the small rudder for reduced drag, and the bilge “wings” designed to act like stabilizers. Greenline says the benefits of this hull design are better seaworthiness, easier handling, less wake, and lower operating costs. The straight shaft drive is engineered to operate both with conventional twin diesels and with a pair of 10 kW electric motors powered by large lithium-ion batteries. More...

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TAHOE® 1950:
Deckboat w/ Functional Bow Deck

TAHOE 1950
TAHOE® 1950

The TAHOE® 1950, unlike most deckboats, has a broad casting deck covered in non-skid on the bow. The anchor locker, in the center, has a hanger to secure the anchor, and there is a center line cleat for the rode – something we usually don’t see on far more expensive boats. The four-step beach boarding ladder is slightly offset to starboard and can also be used to easily access the boat when she’s on the optional trailer. The bow is pre-wired for a trolling motor, and a livewell is just behind in the 2019 model. All hardware is recessed to prevent tripping. More...

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Southport 33 FE:
Rigging/Entertainment Console

Southport 33 FE
Southport 33 FE

The large rigging center behind the console seats in the Southport 33 FE is ready for customization beyond its standard amenities: 5 sliding drawers, with locking composite doors to keep things secure, a working sink with hot and cold water taps. Entertainment options add a grill to starboard on the counter, a livewell in the center, and a refrigerator on the port side. The whole top of the unit folds down to form an attractive countertop for beverages and finger food when entertaining. More...

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Boating Tips

Have Aliens Invaded Your Boat?

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This special spraying station provided by local officials is a safe place to decontaminate the hull of a boat.

Alien sea life has been coming to U.S. shores for many years but for the last 10 it has increased in frequency and severity. We have all heard about the Asian carp in the Mississippi Valley, and Zebra mussels clogging up city water systems, but the problem continues with critters attaching themselves on the bottoms of boats in both fresh and saltwater and then dropping off in the next lake. They also reside in bilge water. Here’s what you need to know...


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