Malibu M235 | Quick Boat Launching | Palm Beach 50 Fly - 07/17/2019
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Malibu M235:
Remote Control to Build the Perfect Wake

Malibu M235
Malibu M235

The Malibu M235 is a premium class wake surfing platform loaded with specialized features for building the perfect wake, allowing the surfer to tune the boat exactly to their preferences while in the water. The Surf Band wearable wrist band remotely controls the wake and wave generating systems as well as the sound and boat speed. Quad Hard Tank Ballast and the Plug’n’Play soft-bag systems add more weight to create steep and heavy wakes and waves. She also includes the Power Wedge III, which is a hydraulically-actuated hydrofoil with an extra 5-degrees of lift over the previous Power Wedge II, adding up to 1,500 lbs. (680 kg) of simulated ballast. More...

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Everglades 355CC
Available at Big Savings

Everglades 355CC
Everglades 355CC

For those who have been thinking about getting a center console they can be proud of, Everglades’ summer sale is an opportunity to do that and save thousands. She is an ideal size for bluewater fishing, entertaining a crowd or cruising to the islands. She has plenty of family-friendly features and is one of the very few boats in her size range that will float level if swamped. Three other Everglades models are also on sale, which ends July 31. More...

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Features Videos

Palm Beach 50 Fly:
Gentleman’s Cruiser w/Long Legs

Palm Beach 50 Fly

The Palm Beach 50 Fly combines the eye appeal of a Downeaster and a classic Palm Beach flybridge sportfisher in what might be described as a “gentleman’s cruiser” -- complete with levels of fit-and-finish and woodworking rarely seen on production yachts. She’s a Grand Banks build, so it's not surprising that she’s trimmed in flawless solid Burmese teak throughout. Even the cover for the toilet is teak, as are both wheels and the console trim on the lower helm. More...

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Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC:
Engineered for the Owner/Operator

Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC

The Hampton Yachts Endurance 720 Skylounge LRC is on the large side of what most would consider an owner/operator design, but she’s engineered for easy handling and basic maintenance. She has numerous redundant systems, a big plus for long cruises in remote areas where parts and knowledgeable mechanics may be tough to come by. The engine room is well lighted, roomy and logically laid out. She can be crewed, of course, and has crew quarters for two, a split head and modest galley. More...

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REGENCY 254 LE3 Sport:
Lux Tri-Toon w/48.7 MPH WOT

Regency Boats 254 LE3 Sport
REGENCY 254 LE3 Sport

The 254 LE3 Sport is the biggest pontoon Regency makes and she is loaded with features. We tested her with the optional 350-hp Mercury Verado Pro FourStroke and she delivered. She went from 0 to 30 mph in 7.1 seconds and top speed was 48.7 mph. At 4500 rpm, she runs 29.6 mph and got 2.1 mpg. More...

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Boating Tips

Launching & Loading Made Easy

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Launching & Loading Made Easy

Lots of anglers enjoy fishing solo, but getting your boat launched and reloaded on your own can take some doing. Here’s a clever way to launch your boat without any help. See the video from Salt Strong here...

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