Fairline Targa 65 GT | Quicksilver Long Block and Crate Engines | How to Boat Safely - 07/08/2019
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Sneak Peek

Fairline Targa 65 GT:
The Pride of the Targa Line

Fairline Targa 65 GT
When sporty styling meets luxury accommodations, the result is the Fairline 65 GT -- the flagship of the Targa lineup.

With the sophisticated design and styling of Alberto Mancini, the Fairline Targa 65 GT is a classic example of beauty and poise on the water. With an open layout and roomy social zones, this graceful yacht can be enclosed for climate control or opened up to seamlessly blend the inside with the outside. Either way, the sheer amount of glass makes it feel as if it’s all outside. She has an optional four-cabin layout and power ranging from twin 1150-hp CAT C18 motors with a total of 2300-hp. We’ll be testing this boat-full of luxury soon, but in the meantime, take a look at what’s coming. More...

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Test Video

Greenline 48 Fly:
Eco-Friendly Hybrid w/Dual Power Options

Greenline 48 Fly
Greenline 48 Fly

The Greenline 48 Fly combines twin fuel-efficient Volvo Penta D3 220s with 14-kilowatt Mahle electric motors including an integrated 10-kilowatt generator to provide dual power options. This allows the yacht to ease along on near-silent electric power at 4 to 5 knots for several hours when desired, or fire up the twin diesels and proceed at up to 17 knots. In Greenline company tests, best cruise was at 3600 rpm where she reportedly traveled at 14.9 knots and burned 19.02 gph for a range of 279 NM. Photovoltaic panels on the top are an alternative power source not only for the electric motors but also for all of the ship’s electrical grid. Solar power is stored in three lithium-polymer battery packs that are located in the engine room. Each battery pack carries up to 11.5-kilowatt hours and has an estimated 10 years of life expectancy. More...

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Test Video

MAKO 334 CC:
High-Speed Offshore Fishing Machine

MAKO 334 CC
MAKO 334 CC

MAKO’s line of offshore CCs is noted for being fast and the 334 CC does not disappoint. With triple Mercury 350 Verados, she reached a top speed of 64.4 mph -- which should put her at the front of just about every tournament during the morning run to the canyons or oil rigs. This is for a boat with a 9’10” (2.99 m) beam and a loaded weight of over 6 tons. Dialed down, she also does well on fuel. At 29.8 mph, her range exceeds 400 SM with the 306-gallon (1,158 L) fuel capacity. The Sportfish Edition, which we tested, includes an outrigger-ready fiberglass hardtop with an upper helm station plus every necessary fishing amenity. More...

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Captain's Report

Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht:
Full-Featured Aft Deck w/Wet Bar

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Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht

The Ocean Alexander 85 Motoryacht’s aft deck is accessed through large sliding glass doors from the salon, or via curved staircases to both port and starboard from the flying bridge. The area is fully shaded by the overhead and includes a granite-topped wet bar as well as a dining and lounging area for up to eight. The whole aft deck can be enclosed in isinglass to create a cozy sun room in cool weather. Note the flip-down 32” (81.28 cm) flat screen extending from the overhead. She sleeps eight guests below in four en-suites. Though she could be handled by an experienced owner/operator, there are full quarters for two crew members aft. More...

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Repower Tips

Quicksilver Long Block and Crate Engines:
Low-Cost Repowering Keeps You Boating

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A Quicksilver Long Block is brand new and is the lowest-cost repower solution.

Older boats without a well-functioning engine, or perhaps one that doesn’t work at all, means the value of that boat has gone to zero. The solution to protecting that investment -- and fun for the whole family -- is to repower the boat. Unfortunately, virtually all sterndrive and inboard engines built from 1985 until 2014 that have been marinized by Mercury, Volvo Penta, Crusader, Indmar, and all the rest are no longer available. Happily, Quicksilver, which is a division of Mercury Marine, has what is the best solution for most boat owners. It has blueprinted the old engines with 3D technology, has recreated the 3.0 L, 5.7 L, and the 8.1 L engines, and is now building them new. More...

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Boating Tips

How Do I Boat Safely?

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How Do I Boat Safely?

This video from Tracker Marine guides beginner boaters through a day on the water, from filing a float plan to getting aboard at the docks to casting off and pulling away. It also details getting on plane for the first time in an outboard-powered boat. There are tips on trim, high-speed operation, crossing rough water, the basics of the coastal aids to navigation, watersports safety, and coming back to the dock safe and sound. More...



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