All-New Boston Whaler 210 Montauk | Galeon 560 Skydeck | Sea-Doo Fish Pro - 06/17/2019
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Boston Whaler 210 Montauk:
All-New Version of a Classic Design

Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
Boston Whaler 210 Montauk

The Boston Whaler 210 Montauk is an all-new version of the classic center console design. Most important, her bottom shape has been vastly improved and she can now take choppy conditions at speed. Her seating has also been improved and is more versatile than before, as has virtually everything else about the boat. One thing has not changed: she has foam flotation and will float level if swamped. This important detail sets her apart from most boats on the market because there is no USCG rule that boats over 20' (6.1 m) float level if swamped. The bow casting deck quickly converts to a pair of chaise-type lounges with the optional removable backrests. Aft, a pair of flip-up jump seats is positioned beneath the rear casting deck. A hardtop or a canvas top, each with rocket launchers and lights, is optional. More...

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Galeon 560 Skydeck:
Hideaway Flying Bridge Creates Express Look

Galeon 560 Skydeck
Galeon 560 Skydeck

The Galeon 560 Skydeck has a fully-functioning flying bridge complete with a full helm plus electronics and seats for plenty of guests. She maintains the sleek look of a Euro-styled express cruiser thanks to the collapsible plexi windscreen and the console, which is also collapsible and conceals at the push of a button to accommodate the carbon-fiber Skydeck cover. There’s also a panoramic sunroof above the main-deck helm and salon — a rarity in a flybridge yacht. More...

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Sea-Doo FISH PRO:
Family PWC Loaded w/Fishing Features

Sea-Doo Fish Pro
Sea-Doo FISH PRO

The Sea-Doo FISH PRO is a combination of a family-sized PWC with a highly-functional shallow-water fishing boat thanks to a large extension of the aft deck where fishing accessories can be added. She includes a Garmin 6” fishfinder with an in-hull transducer plus the LinQ Quick-Latch System, which allows securing an ice chest, rod holders, tackle and tool storage and more on the aft extension. The seat saddle is comfortable facing both forward and aft, and there’s a trolling mode on the digital dash. More...

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Features Video

Formula 310 Bowrider:
Sporty Weekender w/World Class Finish

Formula 310 Bowrider
Formula 310 Bowrider

The Formula 310 Bowrider is designed to deliver a fast and sporty ride, even with all the abundant seating occupied. In the OB version, she’s rated for up to 800 horsepower, while the sterndrive model can handle up to 860 horsepower. Note how the automotive-grade paint job on the hull is matched to the Mercury 400 R outboards — a factory option. The cockpit includes a food-prep area with a sink and optional refrigerator drawer. There’s a changing room/head in the port console, complete with VacuFlush toilet and holding tank. The aft seat converts to a sun lounge. More...

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Schaefer Yachts 400:
Multi-Function Swim Platform

Schaefer Yachts 400
Schaefer Yachts 400

There’s a lot to like on the swim platform of the Schaefer Yachts 400, starting with the grill and sink facing the transom, putting cooking odors aft as well as extending the entertainment area. The platform is larger than most on yachts of this size, extending 5’8” (1.72 m) from the transom including a standard hydraulic section on the aft end, complete with brackets to hold a cradle for a PWC or dinghy. The swim ladder is under the hatch on the starboard side, and teak-planked stairs deploy from the lowered section to the upper. A hot/cold shower is tucked into the starboard bulwark. More...

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Boating Tips

Yamaha Docking:
What’s Up? Docking with Yamaha Marine

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Yamaha Docking

Docking a single-engine jet boat can be challenging. Here are some tips from Yamaha on how to do it easily and safely. Reminders include taking advantage of wind and current where possible, using the boat’s momentum for a soft and seamless landing, keeping your crew safe as you come alongside, but most important, how to handle jet propulsion. More...


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