Most Popular Boats of the Week - 01/26/2019
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Most Popular Boats of the Week

Most Popular Boats of the Week
Every week BoatTEST publishes news items on about 25 boats. Readers have asked which ones are the more popular each day, so below you can find the answer – by day.
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Monday #1

Robalo 246 Cayman SD:
Multi-Function Aft Platform

Robalo 246 Cayman SD
Robalo 246 Cayman SD

The aft casting platform of the Robalo 246 Cayman SD has a lot to offer an inshore angler. The twin 30-gallon (114 L) insulated livewells each have a light, dedicated aerator/raw water pump, and a divider so that bait can be separated from fish. Add ice and either one can double as a fishbox. A hatch on the port corner opens to a locker sized to stow a 5-gallon (18.9 L) bucket. With the outboard in the down position, a filler piece can be placed to cover a portion of the splash well, giving anglers more footroom. The aft bench-style jump seat, underneath the platform, is wide enough for two passengers and its central location tends to be a drier place to sit compared to side jump seats. More...

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Tuesday #1

Yamaha VXR:
Improved Water Flow Equals More Thrust

Yamaha VXR
Yamaha VXR

The Yamaha VXR features a new race-inspired, top-loading intake grate that allows water to more readily enter the jet-drive, creating more thrust at the jet nozzle. Combined with a newly-designed ride plate, the jet system produced impressive performance in our test ride. Coupled to Yamaha’s largest naturally-aspirated engine – the 1.8-Liter, 4-Cylinder, 4-Stroke H.O. – it delivered hole shots of under 2 seconds, with top speeds well in excess of 60 mph. More...

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Wednesday #1

Palm Beach 55:
Hideaway Tender Garage
w/Easy-Launch System

Palm Beach 55
Palm Beach 55

The Palm Beach 55 hides a full-sized tender garage under the teak deck. The garage houses a 10’8” (3.05 m) inflatable with an outboard that is included as standard equipment. When the deck is raised, it also lifts the stern of the tender into position to slide out on the installed rails and transition right into the water. A system of lines and pulleys make launching and retrieval reliable. This important detail allows the boat to function much better as a practical cruiser. More...

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Thursday #1

Jeanneau Leader 6.5:
Sportboat w/Berths & Head

Jeanneau Leader 6.5
Jeanneau Leader 6.5

The 19’8” (6.01 m) Jeanneau Leader 6.5 has an unusual, flat padded forward deck design aimed at sun worshippers—only when at anchor, of course. Surprisingly, she tucks dual berths and a head below, in what can be described as a cuddy. There are swivel seats for two at the helm, plus a bench seat aft, giving sportboat functionality. Without the optional pad, her flat bow can be used as a casting deck. She’s rated for outboards to 200 hp. More...

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Friday #1

Fountaine Pajot MY 37:
Light, Strong Cored Construction

Fountaine Pajot MY 37
Fountaine Pajot MY 37

Lightweight is a key to good catamaran performance. The Fountaine Pajot MY 37 features light but strong construction of her twin hulls, including parquet-style balsa coring that is then resin-infused via vacuum-bagging to create the most effective resin-to-glass ratio, and avoid excess weight. Balsa core is the preferred coring material below the waterline because it is more puncture-resistant than is PVC foam cores. Vinylester resin, which is used by virtually all builders in the skin coat, stops water migration so the balsa core is protected. More...

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