Outer Reef 610 | Monterey 335 SY | SiriusXM Weather - 06/06/2019
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Outer Reef 610:
Long Ranger Tested in Snotty Weather

Outer Reef 610
Outer Reef 610

The Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht is a classic long-ranger designed for ocean crossings and extended life aboard. On test day, the seas were so rough that we couldn’t get acceptable video from our photo boats, so our cameraman had to go aboard to shoot. It was just as well because we found out what we really wanted to know – she can handle rough seas with aplomb. She’s powered with fuel-efficient twin 750-hp John Deere 6135 diesels – which, combined with her 1,200-gallon (4,921 L) fuel tankage, give her very long legs. More...

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Monterey 335 SY:
Sporty Express Welcomes Entertaining

Monterey 335 SY
Monterey 335 SY

The cockpit of the Monterey 335 SY welcomes gathering with the family for lunch or with friends for a sundown cocktail with plenty of seating, a dinette, a sink, food prep area, and an optional refrigerator or icemaker. The transom lounge adjusts to become an aft-facing chaise or a full sun pad and the entire assembly lifts to provide engine access at the touch of a button. The fiberglass hardtop is standard and the arch is optional. Monterey includes their MVP (Most Valuable Protection) plan, a lifetime warranty on the hull and the deck, which is transferrable for up to 10 years. More...

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SiriusXM Weather:
SiriusXM Marine Weather on a Garmin Display

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SiriusXM Weather

Boaters who spend a lot of time away from the docks or beyond cell phone range have a need for dependable, easily accessed weather information. Check out this video as Captain Steve walks through the functions and operations of SiriusXM Marine Weather on a Garmin display that’s simple and intuitive to use. Quick access to localized weather, wind, wave height, marine zone reports, and lots more are essential to all serious mariners. For offshore anglers, the sea surface temperature function is also a must. More...

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Boston Whaler 380 Realm:
Fully-Protected Helm w/AC

Boston Whaler 380 Realm
Boston Whaler 380 Realm

With a hardtop, side windows for spray and wind protection, plus a high windshield that reaches the hardtop, the helm of the Boston Whaler 380 Realm is fully protected and has two AC vents just above the wheel. This means that the boat can be operated comfortably in nearly any condition. With the addition of a cruising canvas, the 380 Realm becomes a three-season boat. She’s also the only Boston Whaler with a sliding sunroof. Access to the large bow seating area is via a flip-up windshield and an air dam on the port side. Note the console has plenty of space for the triple 16” (40.6 cm) display option. More...

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Prestige 520:
Large Flybridge For Entertaining

Prestige 520
Prestige 520

The Prestige 520 is a revision of the company's popular 500 model, with many improvements suggested by owners as well as the design team. The hardtop on the flybridge allows for comfortable entertaining and relaxation spaces while underway on a sunny day. In addition, it allows the aft deck below to be enclosed in isinglass for three-season use. To starboard, J-shaped seating wraps around a solid wood pedestal table. The forward section is a two-across seat that has a reversible seatback, allowing occupants to sit either aft-facing or forward-facing. To port is a mini galley with a stainless-steel sink and electric grill, plus an optional refrigerator. Note the forward sun pad adjacent to the helm, protected from wind and spray by the wraparound windshield. More...

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Time Travel in Tonga:
A Sailing Adventure in the South Pacific

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Time Travel in Tonga: A Sailing Adventure in the South Pacific

Check out this fascinating account of a sailing adventure among the islands of Tonga - some 1,900 miles east of Australia, where charter-cruisers get a look back into time and cultures. The lightly-populated archipelago provides endless private anchorages, hidden beaches and remote coves, including a few that might test your sailing skills. Just be sure to take your own olive oil. More...

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