Boston Whaler 160 | Axopar 37 | Schaefer 400 - 05/18/2019
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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

Outer Reef 700:
Equipped for Long-Range Voyaging

Outer Reef 700
Outer Reef 700

From her Portuguese bridge to her heavily sound-insulated engine room with a full stand-up headroom, the Outer Reef 700 is a long-range cruiser designed to cruise the world's oceans in the hands of an experienced cruising couple. Her twin 750-hp John Deere 6135s are easy on fuel at displacement speeds, consuming just over 20 gph at 10.5 knots for a range of better than 1130 NM with her 2,400-gallon (9,085 L) fuel capacity. Drop her back to 8.4 knots and the range jumps to over 2270 NM. She's laid up with solid glass below the waterline for maximum durability with PVC coring above the water line for reduced weight and improved insulation. Although she is a production boat, full custom designing is possible for most interior layouts and all decor features. More...

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Tuesday #1

Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport:
Redesign of a Classic Skiff

Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport
Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport

The redesigned Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport skiff retains some of her notable classic attributes, with the bow still rectangular to provide added space, the side console aft as well as still being foam-filled and unsinkable, of course. The classic thwart seat aft is replaced with several seating options, including comfortable twin bucket seats with reversible backs. Gone is the cathedral hull design made famous by Ray Hunt, replaced by a better invention of Hunt’s, the V-hull form. With a 15-degree deadrise at the stern, the boat retains much of its former stability. Now, she handles better and is much more comfortable at planing speeds in a light chop. More...

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Wednesday #1

Axopar 37 Sun Top:
Innovative Stepped-Hull Dayboat Overnights 2

Axopar 37 Sun Top
Axopar 37 Sun Top

The Axopar 37 Sun Top is a versatile Polish-built dayboat designed for enjoying a leisurely day on the water and maybe cooking lunch afloat as well. With a compact cabin below, she can also be used as a weekender for two. The helm seatbacks flip and the table opens to create al fresco dining for seven. The large hardtop provides shade for the entire central seating/dining area but a sliding sunroof can open this area up when wanted. See more on this innovative double-stepped design in our test here...

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Thursday #1

Schaefer Yachts 400:
Express Cruiser Coupe w/Upscale Touches

Schaefer Yachts 400
Schaefer Yachts 400

The Schaefer Yachts 400 includes a number of upscale touches provided by the Brazilian builder, including rarely-seen real leather double-stitched upholstery on the command console. There's a grill and sink under a cover facing the swim platform and curving settees on the aft deck give the area the rounded look of a conversation pit afloat. A canopy can be deployed to shade this area. Below, she fits a full galley, dining area, bow en suite master and a guest cabin that is also en suite, which is unusual in a 40-footer (12.19 m). She can be ordered fully equipped, right down to stemware and individualized bed coverings. More...

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Friday #1

Azimut Atlantis 51:
Smart Engineering & Italian Style

Azimut Atlantis 51
Azimut Atlantis 51

The Azimut Atlantis 51's engineering and design team makes smart use of advanced materials to deliver a handsome yacht that makes efficient use of space. The expandable hi-lo table seen here is synthetic marble, lighter and much more durable than the real thing. The seat coverings are a textured material that stays cool and does not stick to skin. The stools are pull-outs that form seating on the starboard side when they’re not needed for dining. A 32" (81 cm) flat screen powers up from the bulwark behind. In the master, a TV is tucked behind a swing-out mirror and a vanity folds out from the bulkhead - smart designing throughout and it all has Italian styling. More...

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