Surviving a Storm | Jeanneau NC 37 | Robalo 206 Cayman S - 06/10/2019
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Jeanneau NC 37:
Roomy Home Afloat or a Weekender for 8

Jeanneau NC 37
Jeanneau NC 37

The sleek lines of the Jeanneau NC 37 disguise the fact that she’s a very roomy home afloat - the 11'9" (3.35 m) beam is a foot wider than many monohulls in class. This allows space for up to three staterooms below, including an en suite master with a separate shower plus a separate day head. The dinette in the salon also converts to a bunk and full curtains are included, allowing up to eight to spend a weekend aboard. Power options up to twin Volvo Penta D4 260s are available and a bow thruster is standard. More...

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Robalo 206 Cayman S:
Family-Friendly Bay and Flats CC

Robalo 206 Cayman S
Robalo 206 Cayman S

As expected of anything under the company logo, the Robalo 206 Cayman S is ready for serious fishing - but check out the two-tone seating available up front. Two chaise-type removable seatbacks make the bow a great place for relaxing and sunbathing when the family is aboard, yet the casting platform on the bow is still wide-open for swinging a rod. Under the seats, there’s locking rod storage with tubes to port, a 45-gallon (170 L) insulated fishbox to starboard, and gear storage in the center. The bow is prewired for a trolling motor, an option most who buy this boat for angling will want. More...

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REGENCY 210 DL3:
Upscale Tri-Toon Seats 10

Regency 210 DL3
REGENCY 210 DL3

Check out the luxury-grade seating in the bow of the REGENCY 210 DL3. Multiple textures and colors, double stitched seams and thick, multi-density foam make these lounges far more appealing and comfortable than on economy pontoons. She rides on black powder-coated pontoons, adding eye appeal as well as preventing corrosion. The large center tube allows her to roll slightly into the corners, rather than giving passengers that sliding-off-the-skillet feel that’s common in two-pontoon boats. She’s rated to carry 10. With the optional 200-hp Mercury Pro XS turning a 14” prop, she went 0 to 20 mph in 5.1 seconds and had a top speed of 39.4 mph, plenty fast enough for watersports. More...

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Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge:
A Study in Elegant Finishes

Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge
Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge

The Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge is a study in elegant interior finishes, starting with the skylounge itself, where combinations of inlaid granite and marble provide accents not only on the countertops but also on the floor. Note the book-matched woodworking on the satin-finish cabinetry and the high-gloss cocktail table. The level of finish is maintained even in rarely-seen areas, including the ceiling compartment from which the flip-down 50” (127 cm) flatscreen unfolds. More...

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Scarab 255 G:
Deckboat Space, Jet Boat Agility

Scarab 255 G
Scarab 255 G

Jet boats are generally distinguished for being agile, sporty . . . and small. That’s not the case with the Scarab 255 G, a 25’ (7.6 m) twin-jet in deckboat style, ready to party with up to 13 aboard. She’s powered with twin fuel-injected Rotax 150s, which jumped her on plane in 3.3 seconds. With a running draft of just 15” (38 cm), she’s completely at home sliding up on a beach or visiting shallow coves and creeks. Closed loop cooling means there are no corrosion concerns when she makes a visit to coastal waters. The Rotax “Lateral Thrust” steering bucket makes handling around the docks easy. More...

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Boating Tips

Surviving a Storm

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Building seas, high winds, and blinding rain all contribute to the intense danger faced by those caught in a sudden storm.

Even with today’s weather monitoring and forecasting technologies, storms can and do catch recreational boaters by surprise. How an operator responds to a storm that overtakes the boat can truly become a life-or-death experience. Learn how one captain dealt with a harrowing experience when his boat and crew were surprised by a sudden storm plus the actions that they took that allowed them to return to port virtually unscathed. More...



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