Everglades 340DC | Tahoe 2150 CC | Safety at Sea Must Read - 04/15/2019
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Everglades 340DC:
Premium DC w/2x Yamaha 425-hp XTOs

Everglades 340DC
Everglades 340DC

The Everglades 340DC is designed to handle lots of horsepower on the transom, including a pair of the giant new Yamaha XTO 425 V8s. The direct-fuel-injection V8s put the two-ton package on plane in 3.2 seconds and delivered a top speed of 53.4 mph at 6100 rpm. The most fuel-efficient cruising speed in our tests was 3500 rpm and 27.8 mph, at which she got 1.3 mpg for a range of 346 SM with the 300-gallon (1,136 L) fuel capacity with a 10% fuel reserve. Many premium features are standard on this upscale DC. See Captain Steve’s full test and features review here...

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TAHOE® 2150 CC:
360-Degree Fishability in CC/Deckboat Hybrid

TAHOE® 2150 CC
TAHOE® 2150 CC

The new TAHOE® 2150 CC combines sleek lines, deckboat-level features, and seating comfort with the 360-degree fishability of a saltwater fishing boat, thanks to its center console control station. Note the wraparound two-tone seating forward, including a pair of chaise-type backrests, and added seating at the transom. A standard drop-down from the Bimini creates a changing room and there’s wakeboard storage beneath the deck. For anglers, the bow deck provides plenty of room to swing a rod and there’s pre-wiring for a 24-volt trolling motor, as shown here. She also includes under-gunwale rod racks and an optional aerated livewell at the bow, along with plenty of cold storage. More...

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Safety at Sea

Gear Up for Potential Trouble

Emergencies at sea come in many forms and potentially the worst is having to abandon ship and wait for rescue.

There is an old saying that goes “In time of peace prepare for war.” This philosophy very much also applies to boating. Remember, as captain/owner of the vessels you operate, you are responsible for the safety of everyone on board. What follows is a remarkably comprehensive report on the gear and preparations you should have. It may be the most important boating report you will ever read. More...

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Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge:
Keeping the Captain in the Fun

Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge
Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge

The climate-controlled upper helm station on the Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge puts the captain in the middle of the social activities. The interior is designed by Evan K. Marshall to form a fully-functional second salon with an even better view than the one on the main deck. A six-stool wet bar, dining area, and a day head are all included. The boat deck aft includes a 15’ (4.6 m) tender with a 70-hp outboard which will be launched/retrieved by a 2,500-lb. (1,134 kg) hydraulic davit. This area can be shaded with canvas, as shown here. When the tender is launched, the area can be used for entertaining. More...

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Evinrude Low Maintenance &
5-Year Corrosion Warranty:
No Scheduled Maintenance for 5 Years/500 Hours

Evinrude Low Maintenance & 5-Year Corrosion Warranty

Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines are built to be dependable from the block up, allowing the company to provide them with a five-year, non-declining warranty on the engine itself as well as gauges, rigging, and corrosion protection. Tilt, trim, and steering are all built into the mid-section, as shown in this see-through demonstration version, eliminating the potential for corrosion or mechanical damage. There’s no dealer-scheduled maintenance for 500 hours or five years, whichever comes first. The emphasis is on time-on-the-water and trouble-free boating with these high-tech two-strokes. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly:
Designed for the Owner/Operator

Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly
Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly

The Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly is well-suited to operation by an experienced owner, with features such as the well-lighted engine room with 6’2” (1.88 m) of headroom. Since the skipper must come here on a daily basis for the maintenance checks, making this space easy to access is a big plus. There’s 3’4” (1.01 m) of clearance between the twin Volvo Penta IPS 950s. Fuel filters, oil change system, generator, as well as main battery switches and through-hull valves are all easily reached. Above-decks, the captain will also appreciate joystick control systems in the salon, on the flying bridge, and on the aft deck. More...

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ABYC Standards: Corrosion Protection

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Anodes must be maintained to do their job…

The corrosion protection systems that boat builders put in place must adhere to ABYC standards if a boat is going to be NMMA certified. This will not only help keep the boat in good operating condition, but aspects of the standard also head off the problems of improperly designed – or installed – bonding systems that can actually increase galvanic corrosion. See the standard here...


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