Absolute Navetta 48 | Nitro Z18 | Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 - 05/03/2019
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Tournament-Grade Bass Rig Under $30,000

Nitro Z18

The new edition of the NITRO Z18 features upgrades to one of the company’s more popular models and is just the right size for two anglers who want to compete in local and regional tournaments without breaking the bank. Improvements in the 2019 model include an angled panel to mount the bow fishfinder, more leg room under the helm console, and integrated landing net stowage abaft the seats, a nod to Major League Fishing where nets are legal. Rigged with the standard 150-hp Mercury FourStroke, 24-volt Minn Kota trolling motor and two deep cycle batteries, Lowrance Hook2 5” sonar and a color-matched trailer, she lists for $29,995. Or, upgrade to the 175-hp Mercury Pro XS 4-stroke as we did for our test runs. She topped out at 62.5 mph and is priced at $32,635. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius:
Glass Dash/Armrest Control

Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius

Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius has two large 12” (30.5 cm) screens to show all engine and operational information as well as sonar, navigation, weather, and lots more. This not only creates a very clean design but also eliminates a bevy of analog gauges that can malfunction as the seasons go by. Note how the compass is centered on the steering wheel, a plus for those times when a bit of magnetic reassurance is called for on top of the electronics. A control on the starboard armrest allows the skipper to control the functions of the screens while sitting back in the plush double-wide captain’s chair. More...

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Evinrude E-TEC G2:
Automatic Winterization

Winterize Your Outboard Engine at the Push of a Button.

While it’s time to be launching boats for the season, it is a good time to remember one of Evinrude’s best “No Hassle/No Cost” features: its built-in winterizing process. To "Winterize" just touch the virtual button. With the "iLink" system, this can even be done with a smartphone. In seconds, the engine begins double-oiling the engine. It runs for 90 seconds then shuts itself off automatically — job done! Check out the video here...

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Absolute Navetta 48:
Living Areas Bring the Outdoors In

Absolute Navetta 48
Absolute Navetta 48

The Absolute Navetta 48 brings the outdoors in with huge windows, high overheads, and lots of light, plus broad sliding glass doors join the aft deck to the main living area. The aft salon makes it easy to provide food and drinks both to the al fresco table aft and the salon/dining area forward. A frosted glass screen can separate the galley from the salon at the touch of a button and a flat screen TV option is offered, rising from behind the port sofa. A/C and heat vents are tucked unobtrusively into the valence overhead. More...

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62:
Teak Beach & Jet-Powered Tender Included

Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62
Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62

The Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 has an optional 9’6” (2.9 m) Williams jet tender that fits neatly into a garage in the transom. The hydraulic transom lowers to become a teak beach or to become a launch ramp for the dinghy so that the tender can be rolled out and down into the water. An electric winch at the forward end of the garage retrieves the dinghy to stow it neatly out of the way. The center section of the platform stows a boarding ladder as well as retractable launch wheels for the dinghy. More...

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Stamford Boat Show

The green arrow points to the Stamford train station and the white arrow points to I-95. The red arrow points to the site of the Harbor Point Boat Show, which will be on both sides of the channel – with a ferry service.

The Harbor Point Boat Show is located just five blocks south of I-95 and the Stamford train station, where Amtrak stops. Three local airports also serve Stamford including Westchester Airport, which is one of the largest general aviation hubs in the country. Exotic cars will be on display in addition to boats. Each night there is a live concert. We guarantee no crowds and light traffic. Hours are civilized: 12 noon to 10 pm.

The show is by invitation only – and all BoatTEST Members are eligible. To request a FREE invitation for your whole family, just click the button below. BoatTEST is a co-sponsor of the show and our staff looks forward to meeting our Members. Capt. Steve will be posing for pictures and signing autographs.

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