Intrepid 345 Hits 62.9 MPH w/2x Yamaha 425 XTOs - 02/28/2019
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Galeon 660 Fly:
Large Teak Beach/Tender Launch

Galeon 660 Fly
Galeon 660 Fly

The Galeon 660 Fly includes a hydraulically-actuated "teak beach" swim platform extending 5'6" (1.67 m) off the transom as standard equipment -- a useful spot for the ship's tender as well as for enjoying the water. This is one of the larger swim platforms in class, adding recreational space that will be a favorite anytime she is at anchor in a quiet cove. It has an impressive lifting capacity of 1,540 lbs. (698 kg). The boarding ladder on the starboard side folds flush when the platform is in the “up” position, and removable chocks are provided to help secure a launch. More...

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Test Video

Glastron GTD 180:
18' Deck w/10-Person Capacity

Glastron GTD 180
Glastron GTD 180

For those seeking an entry level deckboat that will carry a crowd, the 18’ Glastron GTD 180 has a lot to offer, particularly in seating. From bow to stern, she’s all seats, as seen in this overhead. A fold-down filler on the port side boarding entry can also be dropped and covered with a cushion, or the area can anchor the portable cocktail table, which can also be positioned at the bow or stern seats. There’s storage under all these seats, of course, and a cooler fits under a flip-up cushion on the port side, keeping the deck clear for passage. More...

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NMMA Certified

Getting Back on Board—Alone:
Maximum Comfort for the Captain

NMMA Certified
NMMA Certified using ABYC Standards Logo

To be NMMA certified to ABYC standards means that a boat has a way a person can board, or re-board, a boat from the water unassisted. This means the re-boarding device, most often a folding ladder located at the stern, must be accessible to a person in the water, who can deploy it by him or herself without aid. This may seem simple, but it can be a tall order as swim platforms and boat decks look a lot higher from the water than they appear when one is perched safely atop them. To see the standards re-boarding ladders must meet to achieve NMMA certification, click here...

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Features Video

MJM 35Z:
Helm Combines Function, High Tech Systems

MJM 35Z
MJM 35Z

The helm of the MJM 35Z is the same combination of classic design and high-tech components seen throughout the yacht. The oversized polished wood and stainless destroyer wheel is one example of the traditional. The helm dash is all business with an assortment of touch screens for navigation and ship’s systems ,as well as the dual binnacle for the twin 350 Mercury Verado outboards and the joystick. The optional secondary nav screen shown here on the port dash allows a second set of eyes to assist in navigation of tricky waters. In the background can be seen the teak and holly deck and traditional V forward cabin seating. More...

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Quick Peak

Intrepid 345 Nomad:
62.9 MPH WOT w/2x Yamaha 425s

Intrepid 345 Nomad
The Intrepid 345 Nomad has a beam of 10’6” and carries 275 gal. (1,040 L) of fuel. As can be seen here, she moves through seas with authority thanks to twin Yamaha 425 XTO engines on her transom.

The folks at Intrepid tell us that their customers wanted something between 32’ and 37’ and thus the 345 was born. They wanted to be able to fish or cruise but that require protection from the elements. So, the boat comes standard with a fiberglass T-top and full height wraparound glass. We just tested the boat last week, so while our video and full report are not ready yet, we can give you a sneak peak at performance numbers. Stay tuned...

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Test Video

Regency Boats 210 DL3:
Premium Pontoon Boat Details

Regency Boats 210 DL3
Regency Boats 210 DL3

The embossed logo, French stitching and carbon-inspired upholstery all contribute to the Regency 210 DL3’s upscale feel. All of the furniture is built on Rotomolded backs and bases to ensure it’s impervious to water. Lounges, seats and couches feature pillow-top construction and lumbar support in multi-density foams. All foam is then wrapped with a moisture barrier to keep it dry. She offers seating for 10. More...

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Boating Tips

Fueling Safety – Don’t Take it for Granted

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When fueling, boaters need to pay attention to the task at hand, since the safety of the crew, the boat, and everyone at the fuel dock is at stake.

Fueling a gasoline-powered boat is one of the most critical times in the boat’s use where extra care should be exercised. Having the proper routine in place when fueling a boat is key. It’s a good time to use a checklist, and we have one for you to use. Boaters can also take the opportunity to make an inspection of the entire fuel system, but paying attention to the details of fueling is the top priority. Read our procedure here.


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