New Triton 206 Allure | Pardo 43 | Schaefer Yachts 580 - 07/22/2019
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Triton 206 Allure:
A Fiberglass Multi-Specie/Family Rig

Triton 206 Allure

Triton, one of the big names in premium fiberglass bass boats, also produces dual consoles designed to troll big northern lakes, or to take the family on a day’s outing on the water. The Triton 206 Allure has considerably more freeboard forward than bass boats and she has a pair of swivel seats that can be moved around the boat to bases on the forward or aft decks as needed. Her high freeboard and high windshield will help keep mom and the kids dry. There are multiple rod holders for trolling on the transom. More...

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Features Video

Pardo 43:
Mediterranean-Style Dayboat
Welcomes Overnights

Pardo 43
Pardo 43

The Pardo 43 is a Mediterranean-style dayboat with many upscale features. She has a teak deck from the console to transom, a plus for entertaining at the dock, and safety gates are available to secure the transom area when underway. Below is a full-sized bed forward, two smaller bunks aft, a TV and standup head with a separate shower. In the cockpit, flip-back seating provides seating for six at an elegant dining table. The cockpit also includes a galley console with a refrigerator and freezer, and two added refrigerated drawers are built into the seat bases. More...

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Save Big on a New Everglades 435CC

Save Big on a New Everglades 435CC

Everglades is running a summer sale on several of its boats, including the 435CC -- a large premium bluewater machine, and the flagship of the Everglades fleet. This boat is at the top of its class in terms of rugged construction and amenities. For those who have dreamed of a premium offshore center console, this might be the right time to bite the bullet. The sale ends July 31. More...

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Test Video

Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover:
61.1 MPH WOT w/Quad Mercury 350s

Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover
Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover

Formula’s long-time design guru, John Adams, put his decades of knowledge to work in the multi-step hull of the Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover. In addition to the steps providing aeration and cutting friction, she has a very sharp forefoot, tapering to a 21-degree deadrise at the transom. Suffice it to say, owners likely will show their wakes to just about everybody in class with the quad Mercury 350 package we tested. Turning Rev 4 14-5/8” by 19” props, we reached a top speed of 61.1 mph at 6430 rpm. And this is a boat that weighs in at over 26,000 lbs. (11,793 kg) ready to run. See the full test and video here...

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Test Video

Schaefer Yachts 580:
“Look Mom, No Steering Wheel!”

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Schaefer Yachts 580 -- which has no wheel at the lower helm.

Schaefer is Brazil’s largest yacht builder, in part because of innovative ideas like the lower helm design on the Schaefer 580. She is the world’s first production yacht without a steering wheel, instead relying on a Volvo Penta joystick not only for docking but also for on-plane operation. A wheel is optional for those who prefer it and there’s a standard one on the flying bridge. The control is put into planing mode by touching a button on the base of the binnacle. A tap of the stick adjusts course by 1-degree and a twist by 5-degrees. More...

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Factory Video

Hatteras Hull Construction:
See How it's Done

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Hatteras Hull & Construction: Strong but Light Thanks to Coring, Resin Infusion

Hatteras is noted for building some of the strongest hulls in the industry. Here’s a video and report explaining the basic procedures, materials, and design of rugged Hatteras hulls. More...

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