Most Popular Boats of the Week - 04/20/2019
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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

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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Tuesday #1

Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe:
Dayboat Entertaining Platform w/Watersport Capabilities

Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe
Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe

The Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe has an enclosed helm area with optional 16,000 BTU heat and A/C as well as a gas generator to make her a three-season family cruiser. Cruising canvas can be installed to keep the bridge deck snug. The helm area also has a fresh air vent, a retractable sunroof in the hardtop and sliding vent side windows to provide a breeze when desired. She can sleep four below, plus two on a convertible in the salon, allowing her to fill a niche between large bowriders and bigger express cruisers. She is small and agile enough for family tow sports. More...

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Wednesday #1

Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht:
Shallow Draft Flybridge Cruiser

Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht
Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht

The bow pulpit of the Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht is standard, not only adding an extension for the standard anchor roller but also giving her a bit of a styling touch. A Muir electric windlass is also standard. Note the height of the bow railings shown here. Also, this photo gives a look at the underwater portion of the yacht. She draws a modest 3’9” (1.14 m), encouraging owners to go exploring into secluded coves and hidden anchorages. She’s available both in the flybridge model shown here and in an “SUV” version without the upper command/entertainment area. More...

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Thursday #1

Scarab 255 Open ID:
Innovative Twin Jet w/Fold Out Swim Platform

Scarab 255 Open ID
Scarab 255 Open ID

The fold-down transom/swim platform is just one of several innovative features of the Scarab 255 Open ID, a twin-jet powered center console that makes an ideal watersports platform. An optional telescoping swim ladder makes reboarding easier. The aft-facing seats can become forward-facing by reversing the seatbacks, or the whole area can become a sun lounge by removing the backs altogether and placing them up front as part of chaise-type seating there. The Marine Mat shown here is also an option, one we’d recommend. More...

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Friday #1

Aquila 32:
OB Cat w/Functional Design

Aquila 32
Aquila 32

The Aquila 32 has an impressive amount of space on board thanks to the 12’8” (3.85 m) beam spanning her twin catamaran hulls. An unusual feature in an outboard-powered boat is the full hydraulic swim platform. It encircles and extends beyond the powerheads, providing unencumbered space for swimming and watersports. Amazingly, the design allows tilting the lower units fully out of the water with some clever engineering to get the seats out of the way of the powerhead. She comes standard with a hardtop shading the cockpit and a pair of skylights lets in sunshine and air flow when desired. See how it works here...

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