New Sea Ray SDX 250 OB | Palm Beach 55 | Quicksilver Repower Options - 07/24/2019
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Sea Ray SDX 250 OB:
Ready for a Swim Party

Sea Ray SDX 250 OB
Sea Ray SDX 250 OB

The Sea Ray SDX 250 Outboard has a much broader and more useful swim platform than what is seen on a number of outboard-powered boats. Note how the rigging in the splash well is covered by the center piece and the entire deck is covered in cool-to-bare-feet non-skid material. The port seat here flips up to reveal board storage, a plus compared to having to drag the equipment through the cockpit from the typical in-deck compartment. But there is much more to this new boat. More...

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Features Video

Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht:
Multi-Mission Live-aboard Sportfisher

Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht
Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht

Most multi-mission yachts are actually strong in one suit but weak in others. The Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht has all of the bones to be a full-on long distance live-aboard cruiser, a serious bluewater sportfisher, and an entertainment platform for nights in port. With a 2,774-gallon (10,501 L) fuel capacity, she can travel over 1,400 NM at 11 knots for open sea passages. When it comes to sportfishing, she has a teak-decked 175.7 sq. ft. (16.32 sq. m) cockpit that is large enough for a full-sized fighting chair, two transom doors for getting the big one aboard, a bait freezer and two fishboxes with overboard drains. More...

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Features Video

Palm Beach 55:
Long, Low, Sleek and Downeast

Palm Beach 55
Palm Beach 55

The Palm Beach 55 is long, low, and sleek. Nevertheless, her clever builder found space to fit a 10’ 8” (3.25 m) tender with an outboard into her transom. As the hatch rises, it raises the tender with it into a launching position. The dinghy can be loaded through a separate hatch in the aft deck while the garage is closed. Like all of the models from the builder, she features an interior that's loaded with finely-finished solid Burmese teak. More...

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Captain's Report

Grady-White Canyon 456:
Fully-Loaded for Competition Fishing

Grady-White Canyon 456
Grady-White Canyon 456

The new Grady-White Canyon 456 is loaded with a list of extras that make her a match for the largest inboard diesel sportfishers -- and it doesn’t hurt that she’s considerably faster than any of them. Powered with quad Yamaha 425s turning 21” pitch props, she topped out at 58.0 mph in company tests. The cockpit includes AC/heat vents directed to those in the aft-facing center seat, allowing fishermen to stay comfortable no matter what the temperature. AC/heat and a 12 kW generator are standard, as is a Sea-Keeper gyro stabilizer. A 24" electronic display mount is on the transom so the aft-facing crew can see the fish sounder, GPS positioning and even watch fish rising to the lure if a UW camera is installed. More...

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Review Video

Quicksilver Repower Options:
Better-Than-New Complete Repower Engines

Quicksilver’s brand new 350 MPI, 3.0 L, and 496 V-8 are all available now.

Repowering is all about preserving the investment made in a boat that has provided years of family enjoyment at a fraction of the cost of buying a new boat. Quicksilver offers repowers with all newly-manufactured 3.0-liter, 350 MPI, 383 MPI, and the 496 V-8 engines. They carry a new-engine warranty of three years. These engines are fully-dressed and ready to drop into existing boats with minimal hassle and labor cost. More...

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Safety Tips

The Invisible Killer:
Carbon Monoxide

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Think you're seasick? It could be Carbon Monoxide (CO), which has symptoms similar to seasickness or alcohol intoxication.

Carbon monoxide (CO) can affect people onboard whether you're underway, moored, or anchored if an engine or generator are running. You cannot see, smell, or taste CO and it can make you sick in seconds. In high enough concentrations, even a few breaths can be fatal. Early symptoms of CO poisoning include irritated eyes, headache, nausea, weakness, and dizziness. They are often confused with seasickness or intoxication, so those affected may not receive the medical attention they need. Learn more about the invisible killer...

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