How to Drive at Night | Tahoe 550 TS | Cruisers Yachts 39 - 07/26/2019
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Boat-Buying Tip

Sale on Everglades 340 Dual Consoles

BOAT NAME
Everglades 340DC

Our guess is that mom will like the 340DC because it has everything that she wants -- a companion seat (not a leaning post) that is wide enough for two, a toilet with a sink, and wet head shower plus a settee that converts into a bunk below. There are plenty of seats for gracious entertaining of friends with side-mounted tables for cocktails, a high windshield to break the wind and spray, and a hardtop to stay out of the rain. Call it a belated Mother’s Day present at a handsome five-digit savings. Everglades has three other models in its summer sale which ends July 31. More...

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Test Video

Cruisers Yachts 39 Express Coupe:
Innovative Express Dayboat/Cruiser

BOAT NAME
Cruisers Yachts 39 Express Coupe

With no side windows, the Cruisers Yachts 39 Express Coupe provides plenty of air flow to all aboard and excellent visibility for both the captain and passengers. The large sunroof can be rolled back to add even more breeze and sunshine. She has a 10” (25.4 cm) wide walkway to the bow lounging area on either side. The bow lounges include flip-up chaise-type backrests. The aft cockpit seats slide outward to provide a center passage to the swim platform, or inward to form a large bench for dinner parties. More...

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Captain's Report

Hatteras GT65 Carolina:
Fine Finishes in a World-Class Sportfisher

Hatteras GT65 Carolina
Hatteras GT65 Carolina

Like all Hatteras sportfishing boats, the GT65 Carolina makes use of high-gloss teak throughout the interior, including the salon, dining area and galley seen here. Below decks are the en suite master amidships, en suite VIP at the bow, and two bunk rooms. The 194 sq. ft. (18.02 sq. m) cockpit is overlooked by mezzanine seats with optional integrated seatback air conditioning for all-day comfort. She does not lack power -- twin CAT 32As at 1600-hp each provide plenty of muscle to get her to the fish fast. Her 1,900-gallon (7,192 L) fuel capacity should give her plenty of range. More...

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Test Video

TAHOE 550 TS:
Excellent WOT Speed w/150-hp Mercury

BOAT NAME
TAHOE 550 TS

The TAHOE 550 TS rides on the company’s POWERGLIDE hull with reversed chine and Hydro-Step strakes, designed to produce maximum performance with moderate horsepower. Note how much of the boat rides out of the water in this photo, reducing wetted surface and improving performance with the optional 150-hp Mercury XL FourStroke engine. She ran 48.8 mph in our tests and delivered sporty handling that is ideal for tow sports or simply enjoying a ride down the lake. At 24 mph, she burned 3.9 gph for a range of better than 180 SM. More...

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Captain's Report

The Classic Yawl Whitehawk:
Classic All-Wood Sailing Yacht

BOAT NAME
Bruce King Designed Whitehawk. Yes, the fireplace works.

There’s not much to be said but “wow!” on the first look at the interior of the Bruce King Designed Whitehawk, a classic sailing yacht built in 1978 of cold-molded, triple-planked wood covered in epoxy. The technique is noted for producing strong hulls that weigh less than most, require less inner bracing and open up more interior design possibilities -- and the Whitehawk clearly takes advantage. In one of her recent refits, her hull was covered in Alexseal, a premium polyurethane topcoat technology that employs UV absorbers. The result is a glass-like finish with high gloss. More...

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Boating Tips

How to Navigate at Night

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How to Navigate at Night

Navigation is a lot easier when you can see what is going on around you. At night, the familiar scene of land, buoys, and other navigation marks disappears to be replaced by fixed and flashing lights -- and lots of black. We love boating at night, but you must be extra careful. Here's how to do it safely...



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