Formula 400SS FX | Regency 220 Toon | Galeon 420 Fly - 05/21/2019
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Formula 400SS FX:
Space Below to Continue the Party

Formula 400SS FX
Formula 400SS FX

Finding space to party or have dinner for a larger group belowdecks in air-conditioned comfort on a sportboat in the 40' (12 m) range is welcome. The wraparound lounge is Ultraleather and the overhead trim is carbon-fiber. The table is height-adjustable for conversion to a berth and is available in high-gloss Wenge or Charcoal Metallic finish, both complementing the gray wall cover and carpet trim. Additional tables can be added to expand both the dining and conversion to a berth. Natural light comes from four overhead hatches and four opening portlights. Aft and to starboard is a 28" (71 cm) flatscreen TV. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 338 Bow Rider:
South Beach Edition w/Twin V8 Power

Cruisers Yachts 338 Bow Rider
Cruisers Yachts 338 Bow Rider

Check out the distinctive South Beach Edition of the Cruisers Yachts 338 Bow Rider here. She's a dressed-out version of the 338 Bow Rider with a military gray hull and a choice of sand dollar or vibrant ochre upholstery. A black arch with a slide-out sunshade and aluminum-finish companionway doors provide upscale touches. She's powered with a pair of Volvo Penta 320C EVC V8s turning DuoProp drives. Despite a tested weight of over 11,500 lbs. (5,216 kg), she got on plane in 3.9 seconds. Top speed was 50.3 mph. More...

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REGENCY 220 LE3 Sport:
Luxury Toon w/Posh Helm

REGENCY 220 LE3 Sport
REGENCY 220 LE3 Sport

The helm and captain's chair of the REGENCY 220 LE3 Sport, a luxury pontoon boat, have styling, functionality and comfort that's a match for larger and more expensive dayboats. The helm station is raised to give an improved view over guests seated ahead. In addition to the usual spread of gauges, the console has the monitor for the standard rear-facing camera built into the Bimini, a very useful extra during tow sports. The plush captain's chair tilts, swivels, and has flip-down armrests. More...

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Spring Sale

Jeanneau Leader 10.5:
$31,000 Off MSRP on Fully-Equipped Boats

Jeanneau Leader 10.5
Jeanneau Leader 10.5

Jeanneau has a “Spring Sale” going on its 34’5” (10.5 m) Leader 10.5, offering $31,000 off of fully-equipped in-stock units with an MSRP of $280,608. Available engines are twin 300s or 350s. The Leader 10.5 has two cabins with double berths, a head with a separate shower, a galley below and a grill on deck, and an aluminum T-top with a sunroof. Her hull was designed by Michael Peters and has double steps for increased speed and better fuel efficiency. See our in-depth Captain’s Report on this versatile boat. This Spring Sale ends May 31, 2019. More...

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Galeon 420 Fly:
Fully-Equipped Lower Helm

Galeon 420 Fly
Galeon 420 Fly

The main deck helm of the Galeon 420 Fly has the same level of fit-and-finish as the rest of the yacht and offers the option of a pair of A/C vents to direct chilled air toward the skipper when needed. The large windshield, side windows, and aft glass enclosure provide the lower helm with views in all directions. The side windows lower fully at the touch of a button. Standard pantographic wipers get rid of rain and spray on the windshield. The inset diagram at the helm of the Galeon 420 Fly on the lower left has indicator lights that illuminate to show which navigation lights are operating. All rocker switches are neatly labeled and the dash has plenty of real estate to fit added electronics in addition to the 12" (30.48 cm) Raymarine screen shown here. More...

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Safety Basics

“Pre-Flight” Vessel Inspection

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The engine compartment or mechanical aspects of your boat are not something to take for granted – inspect them before each cruise.

Just like the pilots of general or commercial aviation, the person in command of a vessel should check out the basic operating aspects of a boat before leaving the dock. This means making sure that everything is in proper working order. The details are different for every boat, so make sure you have your own “pre-flight” checklist. More...


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