Fountain 43NX | Malibu M235 | Four Winns Vista 255 - 07/20/2019
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Most Popular Boats of the Week

Most Popular Boats of the Week
Every week BoatTEST publishes news items on about 25 boats. Readers have asked which ones are the more popular each day, so below you can find the answer – by day.
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Monday #1

BENETEAU Flyer 23 SPACEdeck:
Social Zones Meets Superb Handling

BENETEAU Flyer 23 SPACEdeck
The BENETEAU Flyer 23 SPACEdeck brings a new realm to day-boating fun.

Probably the most notable feature that we came away with during our recent test of the Flyer 23 SPACEdeck is the impressive running surface of the AirStep hull. She has handling characteristics that took us by surprise as this was such a comfortable and easy driving boat. As for her exterior layout, some might say “Spacious” … we say smart. Smart in design, and social in seating. With available horsepower from 300 to 350, she has gentle handling qualities, but she can still head offshore with the big boys. Our full test is coming soon but until then, take a look at our sneak peek here...

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Tuesday #1

Sweetwater SW 2286 SFL:
New 3-Cylinder Evinrude Engine
For Pontoon Boat Power

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Sweetwater SW 2286 SFL

We tested a Sweetwater SW 2286 SFL pontoon with a 150-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2, the all-new lightweight 3-cylinder 2-stroke from Evinrude. Its prodigious torque is produced because it is 2-stroke and has the Rotax Adjustable Valve Exhaust (RAVE) system. This proven technology essentially supercharges the combustion chamber with air expelled from the cylinder and bounces it back into the combustion chamber. See how the boat performs with this new engine. More...

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Wednesday #1

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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Thursday #1

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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Friday #1

Four Winns Vista 255:
Trailerable Weekender w/Extra Headroom

Four Winns Vista 255
Four Winns Vista 255

Note the depth and volume of the hull on the Four Winns Vista 255. Her high freeboard and arched sheer allow increased space in the cabin, making her more comfortable for weekending than some in class. The cabin is illuminated by a total of seven windows, including those in the folding companionway hatch. She has bunks for four. There’s a compact galley with a microwave below as well as a dining area for four, plus a standup head and shower. The wet bar in the cockpit can be optioned with a cooktop and refrigerator to keep cooking odors outside in good weather. More...

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