How to Trim | Margaritaville for Sale | Boston Whaler 160 SS - 07/31/2019
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Margaritaville Luxury Residences:
One Particular Harbour,
Nassau, Bahamas

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Shown here is a CAD image of the Margaritaville Beach Resort at the Pointe in Nassau, Bahamas that is just a couple of blocks from Nassau’s famous Bay St.

Every once in a while, an opportunity comes across our desk that shouts out to be investigated. Such is the case for the new $250 million, 7-acre Margaritaville resort complex in Nassau, Bahamas -- just a couple of blocks from Bay St. Its luxury residences are currently being finished, and a 150-room Margaritaville Beach Resort will be right next door with all of the amenities available to the residents. There are a limited number of residences available, as well as 45 deep water slips right on the harbor. The company is holding a two-hour meet-and-greet where the Margaritaville Residences, the marina slips, Nassau real estate advantages, and rental opportunities will be explained. The date is August 7, 2019, at the W New York Hotel in Times Square, New York City from 6 pm to 8 pm. For more information...

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Intrepid 345 Nomad:
Delivering on Style and Performance

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Intrepid 345 Nomad

The Intrepid 345 Nomad has one of the smoothest integrations of the center console helm, seating, and rigging station we’ve seen on an open boat -- with the supports for the hardtop built right into the molding for the helm and for the rigging station/open air galley. There’s a head in the console and the full windshield option includes a power vent at the top. The stepped hull, powered by twin 425-hp Yamaha XTO Offshore outboards, delivered the well-known Intrepid performance with a top speed of 62.9 mph. More...

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Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly:
Easy Maintenance for the Owner/Operator

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Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly

Owner/operators who hate the cramped engine rooms found on some yachts under 60' (18.28 m) will appreciate the 6’2” (1.88 m) headroom found in the Cruisers Yachts 54 Fly, as well as the 3’4” (1.01 m) walkway between the twin Volvo Penta IPS950s. All systems are easily accessed here, and heavy soundproofing, with heat reflectors, keeps noise and heat isolated from the living and entertainment areas. The boat is designed to be user-friendly for both dayboat entertaining and longer cruises with family and friends. More...

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Renaissance Prowler 42:
Quad 300 Evinrude E-TEC G2s, 66.7 MPH WOT

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Renaissance Prowler 42

For those who want to get to the fish fast, no matter the sea conditions, the Renaissance Prowler 42 is more than up for the job. Equipped with four 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2s, she ran 66.7 mph (107.3 kph) in Evinrude tests. The fast windup of the 2-stroke outboards put the 8,400-lb. (3,810 kg) package on plane in just 4.5 seconds. Dialed back to 3000 rpm, she ran 28.8 mph (46.3 kph) and burned about 31.3 gph (118.4 lph), according to Evinrude, which gave her a range of better than 370 miles (595.4 km) with the 450-gallon (1,703 L) fuel capacity. More...

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Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport:
A Good Choice for Messing About

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Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport

The Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport continues the tradition of boats just made for summers at the shore, gunk-holing, visits to secret beaches, a bit of shelling, snorkeling and fishing -- messing about in boats. She is built to last through several generations of use with the unsinkable Uni-bond construction. With a sharp forward entry and a 15-degree deadrise at the transom, she delivers a softer ride than the first versions of this boat. We tested the 160 Super Sport with both a 90-hp and a 75-hp Mercury FourStroke. We found that both produced top speeds around 37 mph (59.5 kph) -- due to equipment variations and more windage on the 90-hp powered boat -- and best fuel economy exceeded 6 mpg (2.5 kpl), which is an economical number. See the test runs here...

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Outer Reef 700:
Finely-Finished for Long Range Cruising

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Outer Reef 700

The entryway shown here leads not to the main owner’s accommodations below on the Outer Reef 700 but to the crew's quarters. The level of fit-and-finish of the teak here is just a hint of the quality woodworking seen throughout this long-range cruiser design. Power in the engine room is a pair of 750-hp John Deere 6135s with ZF transmissions, fuel sippers at an 8-knot cruise. We project she can travel some 2,200 NM between fuel stops, but much further if necessary, at lower speeds. More...

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Boating Tips

How to Keep Your Boat Trimmed Right

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Getting the boat on trim improves speed, fuel consumption and ride comfort.

Most powerboat drivers just open the throttle and go when they get out to sea. But, one of the most important things to work on is getting the trim of the boat right if you want to get the best out of your boat. Getting it right can have a considerable effect of the speed of the boat, the fuel consumption and possibly most important of all, the ride comfort. More...


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