Pardo 43 | Evinrude Quad 300s | Hampton 720 - 05/06/2019
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Renaissance Prowler 42:
66.7 WOT MPH w/4x Evinrude 300s

Renaissance Prowler 42
Renaissance Prowler 42

The Renaissance Prowler 42 is a high-performance catamaran CC that proved an ideal platform for the high-torque 2-stroke power provided by quad Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s. The single-tube rigging made possible by these all-digital engines keeps the transom area clean, well-organized and provides all the advantages of built-in digital steering, throttle, and tilt-and-trim functions. Though we've not yet tested the boat for maximum performance, Evinrude's tech staff has and they recorded a top speed of 66.7 mph with 26" (66 cm) pitch 4-blade propellers. More...

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Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC:
A Motoryacht to Live On

Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC
Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC

The main salon of the Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC is surrounded by glass and has a 7’ (2.13 m) overhead. Matched-grain, satin-finished African Makore Cherry veneer, 55 mils thick, is found throughout — from the Skylounge, throughout the main deck salon, dining area, and forward galley to the three en suites belowdecks. Decking also gets special treatment — heated granite is found not only in the heads but also in the main deck galley, for those who like to get that morning cup of coffee barefoot. More...

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Robalo R222:
Capable Angler w/Sporty Handling

Robalo R222
Robalo R222

The Robalo R222 is a fishing boat first, of course, but our captain also found that she welcomes the kind of fun maneuvers that might entertain the family on a weekend of joyriding and tow sports. She has PWC-like take-offs and predictable handling with no sign of chine walk or falling off the bubble in hard turns. The 200-hp Yamaha 4-stroke with a 15” (38 cm) pitch 3-blade prop produced a time-to-plane of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 42.0 mph. At 26.0 mph, she got 3.4 mpg for a range of 277 statute miles, enough to easily take her to Grand Bahamas’ West End and back out of southeast Florida ports — as well as to pull a fleet of tubers all day long on the home lake. More...

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Pardo 43:
Dayboat w/ Lots to Offer for Overnights

Pardo 43
Pardo 43

The Pardo 43 is a luxury dayboat with head-turning Italian style, but that’s only topside. She also manages to fit a sitting area with a flatscreen TV, a double berth and two singles below decks, along with plenty of storage. The head is to starboard and it includes a vessel sink and fully-enclosed shower with a rain head as well as a shower wand. The galley, including a two-burner stove, sink and three refrigerators, is on the main deck, saving space below — as is the dining table, which can seat six. More...

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Regency Yachts P65:
Old-World Woodwork/Modern Solutions

Regency Yachts P65
Regency Yachts P65

The Regency Yachts P65 has an interior by Sylvia Bolton Design, a Seattle studio that specializes in dramatic but durable décor for yacht interiors. It’s clearly a cut above the usual in-house stylings from many builders. She’s built by the New Ocean Yachts yard in Taiwan using top-flight finishes and materials. The matched-grain walnut finishes on the test boat — from the pilothouse through the salon and down into the accommodations level — are particularly impressive. This is one of the better solutions we have seen for dining in a pilothouse design. More...

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