Aviara AV32 | Monte Carlo 6 | Sun Tracker Party Barge 20 DLX - 05/09/2019
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Aviara AV32:
Twin Ilmors Power Lux Dayboat

Aviara AV32
Aviara AV32

Captain Steve gets cozy with the twin Ilmor 380-hp MPIs powering the Aviara AV32, a U.S.-built luxury dayboat with European style. She has the hatchet bow and open-transom stern with a large swim platform that have become hallmarks of the new breed, as well as the upscale interior appointments. The standup head, uncommon in even a large bowrider, will be appreciated — especially by XL guests. The Ilmors deliver on performance — top speed in our tests was 54.9 mph. The engines have a five-year warranty. More...

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BENETEAU Monte Carlo 6:
Good Rough Weather Handling

BENETEAU Monte Carlo 6
BENETEAU Monte Carlo 6

We put the BENETEAU Monte Carlo 6 through her paces off Mallorca, Spain in the kind of conditions that keep some boats inside the inlet. We found that she is designed and engineered to take on rough water conditions. The sharp forward entry splits the waves and softens the ride, while hard chines help provide stability and knock down spray. The plumb bow not only adds a classic design feature but it also helps penetrate larger swells, while the hull volume forward provides lift when running at speed down-sea. Zeus pods with joystick plus a bow thruster made for easy handling around the docks. More...

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Captain's Report

Compact, Affordable & Ready to Party

SUN TRACKER Party Barge 20 DLX

The SUN TRACKER PARTY BARGE 20 DLX is compact enough to be trailerable on the optional tandem axle trailer, but she’s also big enough to hold the party she’s named for with seats for 10. She displays solid construction at an entry-level price of $19,795 including a 40-hp Mercury FourStroke. Seats are all pillow-top finished with UV resistant, marine-grade 26-ounce vinyl with multiple foam layers. All the seats have roto-molded backs and bases for longevity as well as strength. The standard Bimini is a 7’ (2.1 m) high polyester top with LED courtesy lights, protective boot, easy-adjusting straps and trailering-position arms. The 10-year bow-to-stern warranty is transferrable to a second owner. More...

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