Sirena 58 | Hargrave Pricing | Sailfish 220 CC - 03/13/2019
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Sirena 58:
Semi-Displacement Cruiser w/Bow for Sundowners

Sirena 58
Sirena 58

The bow area of the Sirena 58 is clearly a great place for sundowning. It has a forward-facing sofa-style lounge with a walkway between it and a sunlounge that is 78” (1.98 m) wide and 100” (2.54 m) at its longest point. There are grabrails and cupholders in reach of the lounge. Hatches for fender lockers open on twin stainless-steel gas struts. If the boat is ordered with two staterooms below decks, the forward fender locker would open to stairs to a bow cabin. Passageways to the bow are 21" (0.5 m) wide and the bulwarks are 21" (0.5 m) tall, with teak cap rail and railing providing added security. More...

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Factory Video

The Hargrave Build Program:
Personalization and Price

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Hargrave

Hargrave builds custom yachts to suit the most demanding buyers. Virtually everything in the yacht, including LOA, beam and hull design as well as superstructure and interior layout can be personalized for each owner. The result is a series of designs that are virtually one-off custom yachts, built by craftsmen in a reasonable length of time at the best price possible. It is this point where Hargrave excels: the price. All builders use the same engines, glass, resin, generators, A/C and all of the rest of it, and pay about the same. It is their marketing and sales overhead, expensive factories and buildings, along with labor rates, which makes some boats so much more expensive than others. Because Hargrave does not exhibit at expensive European boat shows which can cost millions and does not have sales people or sales offices all over the world, it has one of the lowest overheads of any brand in class – yet in terms of materials, equipment, and build quality, Hargrave boats are as good as or better than most others in class. Take a look here...

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Test Video

Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider:
More Than A Pretty Face

Formula 350 CBR
The Formula 350 CBR (for Crossover Bow Rider) is 37’11” (11.56 m) LOA, with a max beam of 10’9” (3.28 m) and a deadrise at the transom of 21-degrees. She glistens because of her automotive paint and a rigorous compounding and buffing process that only Formula performs.

It's hard to believe but it was just six years ago in 2013 that Formula introduced its 350 CBR, the first bowrider to incorporate a sleeping cabin, a love seat, a mini galley, an enclosed wet head and 6’2” (1.8 m) of headroom. The design was an immediate success – even at the prices required to buy a Formula – and it wasn’t long until other builders got on the bandwagon. Today, virtually every major builder in the bowrider space has its own version. The Formula 350 CBR has aged well and she makes as much sense now that she did upon introduction. More...

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Sailfish 220 CC:
Dry, Safe and Seaworthy Center Console

Sailfish 220CC
Sailfish 220 CC

The Sailfish 220 CC has unusual interior depth for center consoles in class, with 32" (0.8 m) at the bow and 26" (0.6 m) at the stern. More interior depth makes for a safer boat, particularly when kids and pets are aboard, and also helps ensure a drier ride. And, with 36" (0.9 m) of freeboard forward and lots of bow flare, she’s buoyant in sloppy conditions. The 220 CC has been designed for both meat fishermen and the family. She has a respectable list of standards, including trim tabs. More...

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Ranger Reata 200F:
Pontoon Boat w/Designer Seats

Ranger Reata 200F
Ranger Reata 200F

The Ranger Reata 200F is a 21’11” (6.68 m) pontoon boat and, not surprisingly, she’s very well-equipped for fishing. The bow includes pre-wiring for the optional foot-controlled electric trolling motor, two swiveling fishing seats, rod racks and tool racks within reach of each seat, and of course drink holders close at hand. A 9.5-gallon (36 L) aerated livewell is amidships with a second one adjacent to an aft fishing station. Note the textured vinyl flooring, easy on bare feet and very easy to clean after a fishing trip. More...

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PWC Safety Equipment and Tips

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Equipping a personal watercraft is best completed before the trailer hits the launch ramp.

Personal watercrafts are certainly fun to drive, but the enjoyment is that much better when safety is a priority. These are fast little boats—but they are boats and as such have to carry a complement of safety gear. Here are our tips for making the most of that time on the water by preparing in advance. See how to equip a PWC here...


Hatteras Cup

A Recap of the 2018 Hatteras Cup

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There was a total of 247 catches from 245 anglers and 51 teams in the First Annual Hatteras Cup last summer.

The First Annual Hatteras Cup tournament winners were announced during the Miami Yacht Show in February, after the series took place last. There was strong competition throughout the seven categories of the tournament, despite the million-dollar prize for the Heaviest IGFA-Verified World Record Atlantic Blue Marlin remaining unclaimed. There were 247 catches overall from 245 anglers and 51 teams. Prizes were won in the Heaviest Blue (non-world record), Catch & Realize and Game Fish Divisions for a total of $115,000. To see the top three winners in all seven categories of the Hatteras Cup tournament, click here.


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