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Hargrave Customization:
Any Way You Like It

Hargrave Customization
Hargrave Customization

Hargrave Yachts is a family-owned custom yacht company that builds one-off motoryachts from 76’ (23.2 m) to 185’ (56.4 m). Their buyers are demanding and want personalization that goes much farther than most production builders are prepared to go. For example, in the photo above, Capt. Steve is entering the luxurious crew quarters of a Hargrave yacht as part of his inspection. Taking good care of the crew and treating them right is an important aspect of a successful motoryacht experience for the owner -- a detail that many European production builders have missed. Visit the Hargrave boats at the Miami Boat show and see some of the things it can do. More...

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***Special Invitation***
Get a VIP Visit on Riviera’s 9 Models
at the Miami International Boat Show

72 Sports Motor Yacht
72 Sports Motor Yacht
Riviera 395 SUV
Riviera 395 SUV

Riviera, Australia’s largest yacht builder, invites BoatTEST members to a special VIP experience aboard any or all of nine models on display at Miami International Boat Show February 14-18. Included in the lineup are four yachts premiering at the Miami show, the Belize 66 Sedan, the Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht, the Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht and the Riviera 395 SUV. The company will also display a 6000 Sport Yacht, a 5400 Sport Yacht, a 4800 Sport Yacht, a 52 Enclosed Flybridge and a 54 Belize Day Bridge. Riviera and Belize yachts will be located at Miami Marine Stadium, Pier 7, Slips 650-658.

To reserve your VIP viewing in advance, click here.

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Editor's Report

Cobalt 30SC:
Multi-Screen Digital Dash

Cobalt 30SC
Cobalt 30SC

The Cobalt 30SC has a multi-screen Garmin 741 digital dash that provides all navigational and operational data in a clean, easily understandable format at the touch of the screens. Note the darker tones atop the padded dash to reduce glare, and the double-needle French stitching where panels join. The snap-in Sea Grass deck covering shown here is optional—40-ounce padded snap-in carpet is standard. More...

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Features Video

Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius:
Meticulous Engineering and Workmanship

Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius

The level of engineering and workmanship shown throughout the Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius is evidenced in the wiring harness, shown here. The company makes its own electrical panels and wire harnesses are fabricated for each model. Wires are tinned copper strand and each is individually labeled for its respective accessory with the label printed directly on the wire insulation, making the electrical system easier to service. Deutsch connectors are used to resist water penetration. More...

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Test Video

Ranger Z521L Comanche:
Storage for 27 Rods w/Ventilation Fan

Ranger Z521L Comanche
Ranger Z521L Comanche

Competitive bass anglers carry an amazing number of rods, each pre-rigged for a different fishing tactic so they can quickly switch from one to the other during competitions. The Ranger Z521L Comanche meets this need with three large locking rod boxes under the bow fishing platform. The port holds ten 8’ (2.44 m) rods, the center holds five 8’6" (2.59 m) rods in the first row and five 9’ (2.74 m) rods in the second row, and seven more rods go in the starboard compartment. The racks help to keep lures from tangling. A power ventilation system keeps humidity and corrosion out of these compartments. More...

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Test Video

Formula 34 Performance Cruiser:
Overnights for Six in a Performance Cruiser

Formula 34 Performance Cruiser
Formula 34 Performance Cruiser

There’s a surprising amount of living area below decks in the Formula 34 Performance Cruiser, emphasized by the vessel’s 6’8” (2.03 m) headroom. The three salon tables lower to make a berth. Between the main salon, single stateroom forward, and mid-cabin lounge (not shown), she can sleep six. Note the finishes on the woodwork throughout, available in Bourbon Cherry, Ash, and Wenge. The head, with separate shower and VacuFlush head, is behind the door to port. More...

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Boating Tips

How to Tie 16 Important Knots

How to Tie Knots
The bowline may be the most important knot, but all knots should be tied properly.

Power boaters only need to know a few basic knots to get by in most situations. The easy instructional device provided by “Animated Knots by Grog” will help any novice get the hang of them quickly and easily. Even experienced boaters may pick up a tip or two. Check out all the knots here.


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