Fleming 55 | Scarab 255 Open ID | Build the Perfect Fillet - 07/10/2019
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Fleming 55:
Long-Range Cruiser Welcoming Liveaboards

BOAT NAME
Fleming 55

The Fleming 55 is the archetypal long-range cruiser -- with an upswept bow, Portuguese bridge, ample bulwarks forward and a sharp forward entry to deliver a buttery-smooth ride at the typical off-plane cruising speed. There are no chines forward to create annoying wave-slap at night and the flying bridge has plenty of space for the ship’s boat and a davit to get it aboard. Her sheathed keel extends well below the props, a big plus when exploring coastal waters. She is designed for seasoned cruising couples who might just want to take that long hop to Hawaii. At 7.4 knots, we project she has a range of 2,788 nautical miles. But, her twin Cummins QSC 500s allow her to get on plane to outrun a storm. Top speed was 18.2 knots. It doesn’t hurt that she’s also beautifully-finished. More...

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Test Video

Scarab 255 Open ID:
Spirited Twin Jet Performance, Transom Tailgate

Scarab 255 Open ID
Scarab 255 Open ID

The transom “tailgate” is one of the most unusual aspects of the Scarab 255 Open ID. The transom folds down to become a swim platform or a private beach, adding considerable space. Yet, when the gate is folded up, it reduces the LOA for garaging. The aft seating is also inventive -- four seats across have reversible backs so they can face forward or aft, plus they can be completely removed to make the area into a sun pad. There’s a beach reboarding ladder on the bow and, because she’s a jet, putting her up on the beach is no problem -- she draws just 15” (38 cm) including the jet nozzles. Performance was predictably spirited -- with the twin 300-hp Rotax PT/ST 1.7L engines with jet drives powering our test boat, she got on plane in 3.7 seconds. We reached a top speed of 53.5 mph at 7500 rpm. See more here...

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Design and Styling Video

BENETEAU Monte Carlo 5:
Something Different Offshore

BENETEAU Monte Carlo 5
BENETEAU Monte Carlo 5

The BENETEAU Monte Carlo 5 was designed for those who don’t follow the hoard. She’s distinctive and is made for those who have an eye for something practical, but edgy. It’s all about entertainment and enjoying food and drink with friends aboard the Monte Carlo 5. She has al fresco grills on the flying bridge as well as on the aft deck, plus a full galley between the forward salon and the double-wide doors opening to the cockpit. Nuvolari & Lenard designed the distinctive exterior styling as well as the whole interior layout, along with designer Pierangelo Andreani, who also worked on the layout and interiors. More...

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Boat-Buying Tip

Everglades 253CC:
Summer Sale

Everglades 253 CC
Everglades 253CC

The Everglades 253CC is a "hybrid" bay and offshore boat. She is a premium vessel ruggedly constructed with everything done right, and is intended for the owner that wants one of the very best boats in class. The builder's summer sales, with serious discounts, presents a good investment opportunity for anglers who want a versatile boat for the long haul. There are three other models that are also included in this sale -- which ends July 31. More...

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Shurhold Dual Action Polisher:
Get $10 Off w/Bonus Pack Thru the End of July

Shurhold Dual Action Polisher
Shurhold Dual Action Polisher

A rotary polisher is a great way to bring out that like-new shine on your boat. But traditional rotary polishers have a larger wheel spinning at a high rpm, which means the operator's technique is important to avoid burns and swirls. The Shurhold polisher's dual-action, 6” (15.24 cm) oscillating head eliminates these issues and allows anyone to get the same great finish. Quick-change pads with Velcro backing make it easier to use, and the 20’ (6.01 m) cord that’s included means you may not need an extension. From now through the end of July, buyers get $10 off including the bonus pack with a polishing pad, a 16-ounce bottle of Pro Polish Wax and a microfiber towel. More...

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How-to Video

Building the Perfect Fillet

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Building the Perfect Fillet

Here’s a quick and easy way to trim out boneless, skinless fillets that are ready for baking, frying or broiling with minimal mess from Yamaha Marine pro Danny Hampson. All you need is a sharp fillet knife… and a tasty fish. More...



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