New Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht | Cruisers Yachts 338 OB | 10 Ways to be Safer on the Water - 07/02/2019
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Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht:
Long Range Cruiser w/Ease of Operation

Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht
Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht

The Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht is designed for the owner/operator who plans on extended cruises or maybe even retiring aboard. She is fully-equipped to make things easy on the owner with redundant systems throughout and dual helm stations that go beyond the professional level. Power comes from fuel-efficient twin 750-hp John Deer 6135s, which give her a range of over 800 NM at just under 10 knots. More...

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Test Video

BENETEAU Antares 23:
Family Cruising at a Competitive Price

BENETEAU Antares 23
BENETEAU Antares 23

The outboard-powered BENETEAU Antares 23 is equipped to take the small family cruising at a competitive price. Her broad hull carries its volume far forward for more onboard space, but her forefoot is sharp below the spray rails for a more comfortable ride. The bow thruster is optional, but it’s a plus in any single-engine boat when it comes to ease of handling at the docks. A convertible dinette in the salon plus a double in the forward cabin allows her to sleep four. Sliding side windows and a sliding sunroof bring plenty of ventilation into the salon when desired. Or, this area can be closed up and heated or cooled via an optional heater, A/C and generator for three-season operation. More...

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Test Video

Cruisers Yachts 338 OB:
Sporty Styling, Performance to Match

Cruisers Yachts 338 OB
Cruisers Yachts 338 OB

The Cruisers Yachts 338 OB is the company’s first outboard-powered cruiser. She’s a real eye-catcher as well as a great performer. The test boat had plush diamond-stitched Ochre upholstery from bow to stern. Combined with the gleaming black gelcoat and the black Mercury 350 Verados, she cut a striking image speeding across the water and certainly pulling into the dock. She retains the utility of the large swim platform with a cutout to fit the outboards. What is normally the engine box in the sterndrive models becomes a large storage and mechanical area. Performance was brisk -- she planed in 4.0 seconds and top speed was 53.8 mph. More...

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Boat-Buying Tip

Everglades 435CC:
Summer Savings Sales Event

Everglades 435CC
Everglades 435CC

We often give sales advice on when to buy, and we have just that today relative to the Everglades 435CC -- a premium boat in her class. The builder is running a summer sales event from now until July 31st on this boat, and several other models. The opportunity to save tens of thousands of dollars is available from local Everglades dealers. In our opinion, the 435 is one of the best boats built in class. With her large aft cockpit, she makes an ideal boat for a bluewater angler moving down from an expensive battlewagon, or for an owner of a lessor brand moving up in both size and quality. More...

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Wellcraft 182 Fisherman:
Ready for Inshore or Off

Wellcraft 182 Fisherman
Wellcraft 182 Fisherman

The Wellcraft 182 Fisherman has a 19-degree deadrise at the transom, which is one of the sharper vees we’ve seen in a center console of this LOA. This promises a good ride at speed in choppy waters. With her 34” (86.36 cm) high freeboard at the bow and the sharp chines reaching well forward, she knocked down spray and threw water well off to the sides, providing a drier ride than some others we’ve tested. Her 29” (73.66 cm) interior depth amidships promises added security for all aboard. She is a boat that would be at home well off the beach in good weather, as well as crossing large coastal bays. More...

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Imtra Wipers:
How to Find the Right Marine Wiper System

Imtra Wipers
Imtra Wipers

When operating a boat in conditions where spray and rain reduce visibility, the last thing needed is a windshield you can’t see through. Windshield wipers can clear up the problem -- but getting the right wipers for any boat takes a bit of planning. The experts from Imtra walk through the process of sizing the proper wiper length and motor power, control systems, washer options and more in this helpful feature...

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Boating Tips

Playing it Safe:
10 Ways to Be Safer on the Water

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Every day someone gets injured or dies on a boat because of something that could have been avoided. However, playing it safe does not mean not having fun.

Boating adventures are meant to be fun and exciting. However, every time someone goes for a boat ride, there is the chance that someone will get hurt. Simple things you can do before, and during, a boat outing can be the difference of having fun or having problems. BoatTEST.com strongly encourages you to take the following steps to improve safety on the water and help make sure that a day of boating starts and ends well. More...


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