Greenline 48 Fly | Robalo R272 | EdgeWater 230CC - 02/15/2019
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Greenline 48 Fly:
Advantages of Solar Power

Greenline 48 Fly
Greenline 48 Fly

The most noticeable feature of the Greenline 48 exterior is the photovoltaic panels integrated into the coachroof, which feed a 600-watt, 12-volt solar battery charge management system. The panels can power one A/C unit, the refrigerator and other systems on sunny days. Left on a mooring with the A/C off, she can power the fridge and other accessories while her owners are ashore. The company says the hull incorporates some of the properties of a modern sail boat hull at displacement speeds, allowing her to take full advantage of the optional electric motor, which can push the yacht at 4 to 5 knots for up to 20 NM. Her standard diesel engines will drive her up to 30 knots, says her builder. More...

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Robalo R272:
Feature Rich as Standard

Robalo R272
Robalo R272

The Robalo R272 is solidly-built, with a tested weight of 8,500 pounds, but is also agile. She got on plane in 3.6 seconds in our tests, powered with twin 200-hp Yamaha four-strokes, and top speed was 47.3 mph. The 23-degree deadrise hull is Kevlar-reinforced for extra stiffness and durability, and she has a poured composite transom. She’s equipped with several major features that are optional on some other boats, including the dive door to port amidships and the oversized hard-top, complete with rod holders, electronics box and LED spreader lights. More...

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Prestige 590:
Dynamically Designed with Comfort in Mind

Prestige 590
Prestige 590

The new Prestige 590 takes a new approach to the onboard experience in a number of ways: First, outdoor venues are more oriented to sun worshipers on the aft deck, on the flying bridge and forward. Second, by lowering the sills of the windows in the superstructure, and enlarging the side windows in the master and VIP cabins, the interiors are brighter and seem bigger; and third, a private entrance to the master provides more privacy for the owners. But, that is just the start. More...

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EdgeWater 230CC:
Standard Integrated Hardtop

EdgeWater 230CC
EdgeWater 230CC

The fiberglass hardtop of the Edgewater 230 CC is standard—it’s a high-dollar option on most CC’s—and it’s actually an integral part of the console. This not only looks much better than an add-on top with exposed tubing, it allows more space for passage fore and aft. There are built-in three-color LED lights for the helm and leaning post plus LED spreader lights positioned to light the foredeck and cockpit. The T-top also has stereo speakers, a mesh bag for stowing life jackets, and mounts for outriggers. Five rocket-launcher rod holders line the aft end of the T-top. More...

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MCY 80:
High-Tech Construction for Fast Build Times

MCY 80
MCY 80

At 123,458 lbs. (56,015 kgs.) dry, the MCY 80 is one of the lighter yachts in class. MCY says this is the result of their high-tech building process, which includes vacuum-infusion, Kevlar and carbon fiber in the laminate. Because structural bulkheads are not used and staterooms are built outside of the hull, then dropped in later, the build can proceed remarkably fast, we’re told by the company. This is an important factor when grandad decides he’s ready for a new big yacht and wants her to be launched before his grandson’s next birthday. (It happens.) More...

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Aquila 44:
Bulbous Bow Design Increases Efficiency, Speed

Aquila 44
Aquila 44

The Aquila 44 is a power cat designed for island charter use. She includes some unusual design innovations, such as a bulbous bow similar to that found on large ocean-going ships. The bulbs result in increased fuel efficiency, speed and stability, according to the builder. This is achieved through extending the waterline length and easing the hydrodynamic drag bow waves produce. A slight V-shape along the chines will knock down waves. More...

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