Prestige 590 | Sailfish 241 CC | Greenline 40 Hybrid - 08/01/2019
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Prestige 590:
Designed with Customer Input

Prestige 590

The Prestige 590 was designed with lots of input from owners, according to the builder. She has more seating on the aft deck, and this entire area converts to a huge sun pad. When the sun gets too hot, a power awning deploys to provide shade. There’s another huge sun pad, 8’ x 8’ (2.64 m x 2.64 m), atop the trunk cabin, with mounts for carbon fiber stanchions to support a Bimini top here. There’s yet another double-wide sun pad on the flying bridge adjacent to the helm plus an outdoor kitchen and dining area. More...

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Sailfish 241 CC:
Deep, Dry Multi-Mission Center Console

Sailfish 241 CC

The Sailfish 241 CC is one of the deeper boats in class. More freeboard means spray (and green water) is more likely to stay outside the boat. It also allows for greater inner depth, a safety factor particularly for kids and pets. The Variable Deadrise Stepped (VDS) hull design has 24-degrees of deadrise at the keel area, but the vee decreases toward the chines. Sailfish says the design, which is used on all of their models, gives a smooth ride in rough water but also helps the boat remain stable at rest in beam seas and assists in quicker planing. More...

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Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider:
58.2 MPH WOT w/More Storage Space

Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider

By mounting the triple 350-hp Mercury Verado outboards on an Armstrong bracket, engineers give the Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider a clean transom area with a highly-usable swim platform. Top speed in our test runs was 58.2 mph (93.6 kph) turning 19” (48.6 cm) pitch four-blade props. The setup also keeps noise levels minimal, just 80 dBa at the helm at WOT, which is remarkable. We note this is a bit faster than the same boat with twin 430-hp sterndrive setups we have tested. And, the OB version has lots of added storage space in the unused engine box area. More...

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Greenline 40 Hybrid:
Eco-Friendly Electric or Diesel Power

Greenline 40 Hybrid

With the big storage batteries fully charged and some help from sunshine on her multiple solar panels, the Greenline 40 Hybrid can run A/C, lights and other systems for more than 48 hours straight with no need for starting the 220-hp Volvo Penta D3 diesels or the generator. She can run for nearly three hours on her electric motors at a steady 4 knots in near complete silence and with zero emissions. Going from diesel to electric is accomplished by simply turning a switch on the dash. Under diesel power, top speed was 19.2 knots. While at 10 knots, she got 1.3 nmpg for a range of about 213 NM. More...

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Aquila 32:
Twin OB-Powered Cat w/Hydraulic Swim Platform

Aquila 32

The big story on the Aquila 32, as with most power catamarans, is usable space. With a 12’8” (3.9 m) beam carried almost all the way to the bow, she has far more interior room than any monohull of similar LOA. On the 32, this translates to a large entertainment area under a hardtop that covers almost the entire deck aft of the dual consoles. She displays many up-market touches including diamond-stitched, multi-density foam upholstery, carbon fiber beverage holders, EVA foam decking in teak pattern, LED accent lighting and two sliding sunroofs with optional power operation. An unusual touch is that the hydraulic swim platform is aft of the twin outboards, making it much more useful for swimmers. More...

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2-Stroke News

Adding Oil is So Simple
A Caveman Can Do It

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How to Add Oil to Your Engine

Evinrude E-TEC G2 2-stroke engines never need to have an oil change. No mess, no trip to the dealer, no unscrewing parts on the outboard, and no oil disposal problem -- simply unclip the outboard’s lid and pour the oil in. The engine will run 50 hours or more on a single tank of oil, or longer for pontoon boats that spend 60% of their time at idle. This video shows exactly how it is done. More...

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