New Evinrude Digital Tiller | Tahoe T16 | Fountain 43NX - 07/18/2019
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Evinrude Digital Tiller:
New Tiller w/Smartphone Readout

Evinrude Digital Tiller

A tiller outboard with smartphone readout for engine diagnostics? Unheard of . . . until now with Evinrude’s new 115-hp Digital Tiller. Built on the new 2-stroke 1.9-liter, 3-cylinder powerhead, the outboard has an array of controls that should fit the preferences of any helmsman. The tiller can be mounted on either side of center -- 20-degrees one way or the other -- to suit the favored seated or standing position of the operator. Both shift and throttle are digital, activated by wire rather than mechanical connections. The engine includes the iTrim automatic trim system for maximum efficiency at any engine rpm. Add the optional Evinrude E-Link and monitor the outboard on your phone. More...

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Test Video

Entry-Level Bowrider For a Young Family


At a base price of just $15,995 including a fuel-sipping 60-hp Mercury FourStroke and a single-axle trailer, the TAHOE T16 is an easy boat to own. The package weight of 2,200 lbs. (998 kg) means she can be easily towed by most vehicles -- yet she has seating for up to six. A draft of just 12.5” (31.75 cm) means she can slide up on the beach easily for a swim or a shore lunch. More...

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Features Video

Prestige 520:
Maxing Entertainment Space

Prestige 520

The Prestige 520 design connects the interior and exterior spaces with a triple-wide sliding glass door at the salon entry, creating one large, inviting space from the transom seating all the way forward to the helm. The galley up-and-aft layout puts the chef in the middle of the social hour and provides easy access both to al fresco dining on the aft deck and to the dining table just forward to port. More...

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Test Video

Hatteras M90 Panacera:
State-of-the-Art Engine Room

Hatteras M90
Hatteras M90 Panacera

The clean, well-lighted and spacious engine room of the Hatteras M90 Panacera is just a step away from the crew quarters and provides a level of access that both professional mariners and the experienced owner/operator will appreciate. All systems are clearly labeled and easily reached, and large fans and de-misters provide fresh air to the compartment. There are oversized mufflers with soot scrubbers, eliminating the potential for blowback in following seas at slow speeds. A separate compartment provides access to the bilge and all the plumbing for the heads and the 45-hp bow thruster. More...

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Test Video

Fountain 43NX:
Fast Premium Day Cruiser w/Angling Extras

Fountain 43NX
Fountain 43NX

The Fountain 43NX is a luxury sport day cruiser that was designed to go very fast. With quad Mercury 400Rs, her top speed was 73.4 mph in our test runs. Despite a test weight over 17,000 lbs. (7,842 kg), she got on plane in 3.7 seconds. She has the basics for offshore fishing, including lots of rod holders and an option for a bait station and livewell behind the helm seating -- it was an outdoor galley in the test model. She also fits another galley, wet head and a queen berth below. A generator makes overnighting in the islands a possibility. Her fit-and-finish would make Reggie proud. More...

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Dealer Spotlight

Burr Yacht Sales:
Full-Service Dealership for Fleming Yachts

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Burr Yacht Sales: Full-Service Dealership for Fleming Yachts

Fans of Fleming Yachts know that Burr Yacht Sales is their only dealer east of the Mississippi. Located in Edgewater, Maryland -- with an additional marina in Stuart, Florida -- Burr Yacht Sales is the exclusive Fleming distributor for the U.S. East Coast, Great Lakes, Bahamas, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. They are the only authorized service centers in their areas of operation. More...

Boating News

Cobalt Boats:
Made in America

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President Donald J. Trump, Shane Stanfill (president, Cobalt Boats) and Pack St. Clair (Cobalt founder) on the White House lawn.

Cobalt Boats founder Pack St. Clair and president Shane Stanfill met President Trump on the White House lawn on Monday. The Cobalt team represented the state of Kansas in President Trump’s third annual "Made in America" Product Showcase. The event, which displayed American-made products from all 50 states, included Cobalt’s R5 Surf model.

“Cobalt has been in business for 52 years and is very fortunate to have 800 wonderful people that make all this possible,” said St. Clair. “We are honored and proud to be recognized by the President of the United States in the third annual "Made in America" Product Showcase Event.”

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