Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 | Neptunus 650 Express | Regal LS6 - 02/08/2019
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Beneteau Swift Trawler 47:
26 Knots WOT w/2x 425 Cummins Diesels

Beneteau Swift Trawler 47
Beneteau Swift Trawler 47

The Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 is propelled by twin 425-hp QSB Cummins diesels with shaft drive. Her top speed was 26 knots, and best cruise was 17.5 knots where she had a range of 378 nautical miles. At 8.1 knots she has a range of 970 nautical miles, all with a 10% fuel reserve. Owners that we know who have Cummins diesels tell us that they are reliable, and by avoiding pods 10% of the purchase price is saved. At best cruise she got .8 nmpg. More...

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Neptunus 650 Express:
Large, Modern Salon

Neptunus 650 Express
Neptunus 650 Express

The execution of the Neptunus 650 strives for a yacht-like feel. The valences, window treatments, soffits and even the planking of the deck make the boat look long. That feeling of length is abetted by her remarkable overhead height of 7’8” (2.33 m) which creates the illusion of even greater space. The large side windows and opening skylight flood the mostly white interior with light, which in turn reflect it to the eye making the salon brighter and inviting. More...

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Azimut Verve 40

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Test Video

Regal LS6:
26’4” Bowrider Maximizes Interior Seating

Regal LS6
Regal LS6

The redesigned Regal LS6 narrows the gunwales to effectively add 6” (15.24 cm) of beam width to the interior in the cockpit, even though she maintains her standard 8’6” (2.59 m) maximum exterior beam. The company reports there’s also 17 percent more storage and 15 percent more seating space in the new version. The SeaDeck on the sole is optional, as is snap-in Sea Grass flooring. More...

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Test Video

NITRO® Z17:
Port Console Optional – and Removable

NITRO® Z17
NITRO® Z17

The removable port console in the NITRO® Z17 may be a popular option with buyers who plan to use the boat for competition bass fishing on occasion. Getting the added weight out of the boat, and reducing windage, is likely to make it a bit faster, and that may mean beating the competition to a distant secret spot. Removing the console also makes it easier to move from the bow to stern casting decks as needed. When a long run on a cold day is in order and an angling partner is aboard, the console is quickly reinstalled by securing three hand-tightened fasteners. More...

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Test Video

Sea-Doo Fish Pro:
Fish-Ready PWC with LinQ Fishing Cooler

Sea-Doo Fish Pro
Sea-Doo Fish Pro

The Sea-Doo Fish Pro is a PWC fully-rigged for angling, with the central feature the rugged LinQ 13.5-gallon (51 L) cooler specially designed for fishing with a recessed work surface, four innovative rod holders, trolling slots, tackle and bait storage, and quick-latch system. The cooler can be removed to add an auxiliary gas can or to make the extended aft deck available as a casting platform. More...

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Boating Tips

Do You Have Spare Impellers?

Spare Impellers
Impellers are designed to be easy to replace, but it only works if the spare is handy.

The failure of a simple rubber impeller can spoil a planned weekend on the water — that’s why smart boaters carry spares. A boat can’t carry replacement parts for everything on board, but impellers are one of those critical, high-failure-rate parts that are worth having along. You might have as many as seven or more of them here and there on your boat. More.



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