New SiOnyx Aurora | Everglades 340DC | Boat Trailering Made Simple - 07/05/2019
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New Review Video

SiOnyx Aurora Night-Vision Camera:
Safe Boating after Sundown

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SiOnyx Aurora Night-Vision Camera

The SiOnyx Aurora Night-Vision Camera can make boating at night safer, easier and more fun. It’s not only a palm-sized night vision monocular in black and white or color, it’s also a night vision camera. It allows boaters to record their night-time adventures and it avoids obstructions that may be hard to pick out with a spotlight or flashlight. It is water-resistant and includes a built-in compass, GPS, and image stabilizer. It can also be linked to smartphones with an app. See Captain Steve’s full after-dark testing here...

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Test Video

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover:
Fast Jumbo Bowrider w/Cabins Below

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover
Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover

The Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover, riding on the company’s FASTech double-stepped hull and pushed by four 400-hp Mercury Racing outboards, is predictably fast with a top speed of 64.2 mph. She’s also surprisingly quiet -- we measured just 81 dBa at the helm at WOT and 72 dBa at 1000 rpm. A single joystick reins in all of those horses, making docking easy. She has full seating forward but also manages to fit a cabin with 6’6” (1.98 m) headroom, a convertible dinette and galley below, as well as a second double bunk amidships. More...

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Test Video

Everglades 340DC:
Full-Featured Dual Console for Fishing & Dayboating

Everglades 340DC
Everglades 340DC

Infinity woven vinyl deck covering is just one of the many premium features of the Everglades 340DC. It’s cool, non-slip, and cleans up quickly with a hose. The large hardtop feature packed with lights, masts and outriggers. It also connects to the large windshield to prevent spray from coming into the cockpit and eliminates the need for a filler piece. On warmer days, the center glass slides open at the touch of a button. Or, with the optional generator, the helm can be supplied with climate control vents. Plush upholstery welcomes guests throughout the on-deck areas, while there’s a wet head in the starboard console and a cabin that can sleep two to port. More...

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Test Video

Eastward Boats Horizon 3000:
Fuel-Efficient Catamaran Package w/Evinrude 250s

Eastward Boats Horizon 3000
Eastward Boats Horizon 3000

The catamaran design of the Eastward Boats Horizon 3000 combined with the rapid wind-up and maximum torque of the twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250s allows her to plane almost instantly -- just 3.1 seconds in our tests, with practically no bow-rise. She reached 30 mph in 5.9 seconds. The boat’s 300-gallon (1,135 L) fuel capacity, coupled with the fuel-efficiency of the advanced 2-stroke outboards, gives her very long legs compared to most in class. At a full speed of 50.6 mph, her range is 326 SM. While at a cruise of 29.3 mph, she can run over 500 miles between refueling -- a huge plus for trips to the islands without having to pay island fuel prices. More...

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Test Video

Hatteras GT59:
Ultimate Battlewagon for Bluewater Gamefishing

Hatteras GT59
Hatteras GT59

If this photo doesn’t make your heart go pitter-pat, you’re not a serious bluewater angler. The new Hatteras GT59 is the ultimate battlewagon for busting offshore in any fishable weather, getting lines out early and putting fish in the boat. She is also great for extended island cruises, with three comfortable en-suites taking full advantage of her 18’9” (5.72 m) beam. Classic Pompanette ladder-backed captain’s chairs decorate the flybridge helm, and steering and “sticks” are Palm Beach style with the polished stainless throttle/shift controls separate on either side of the wheel. Like all Hatteras convertibles, she is fast with a 40.0 knot WOT thanks to twin 1900-hp CAT C32As. More...

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Features Video

Sirena Yachts 58:
Large Flybridge for Indoor/Outdoor Entertaining

Sirena Yachts 58
Sirena Yachts 58

The flying bridge of the Sirena Yachts 58 is loaded with features and it will likely be the favorite spot aboard for entertaining or cruising. Beneath the centrally-located radar mast, there is 6’7” (2.0 m) of headroom and the flybridge hardtop measures 9' by 8'5" (2.74 m x 2.57 m). There’s a rainfall-style shower here, which is an unusual touch, and to starboard there is a wet bar with an electric grill as well as a refrigerator. Forward, there’s a lounge that wraps around a large table on twin fixed pedestals. Ahead, adjacent to the helm, is a sun lounge that has space for a couple to stretch out and soak up the rays. And aft, there’s the option for similarly expansive seating or this area can be kept open as a boat deck, though the available hydraulic swim platform is also an option for stowing the dinghy. More...

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Boating Tips

Boat Trailering Made Simple

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Trailering a boat is, like most learned skills, an acquired ability that takes patience and practice to master. By taking it one step at a time, boat launching is a piece of cake.

Every body of water that is navigable for boating is unique and can present new and exciting adventures. Trailering a boat is a great way to travel to new boating destinations. However, it does require precautions and practice. The captains at BoatTEST.com have five simple tips to follow for safe boat trailering. More...


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