Pardo 43 | Sea Ray SDX 250 OB | Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 - 07/27/2019
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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

Pardo 43:
Mediterranean-Style Dayboat
Welcomes Overnights

Pardo 43
Pardo 43

The Pardo 43 is a Mediterranean-style dayboat with many upscale features. She has a teak deck from the console to transom, a plus for entertaining at the dock, and safety gates are available to secure the transom area when underway. Below is a full-sized bed forward, two smaller bunks aft, a TV and standup head with a separate shower. In the cockpit, flip-back seating provides seating for six at an elegant dining table. The cockpit also includes a galley console with a refrigerator and freezer, and two added refrigerated drawers are built into the seat bases. More...

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Tuesday #1

Grand Banks 60 Skylounge:
Classic Style in a Modern Build

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Grand Banks 60 Skylounge

The Grand Banks 60 Skylounge has a profile reminiscent of some classic models from the builder, thanks to faux planking and broken sheer amidships. However, she employs modern materials, including carbon fiber to keep weight down. Her conventional bow will help keep the spray down, which is a welcome improvement. In company tests, powered by a pair of 900-hp Volvo Penta D13 diesels linked to Twin Disc MGX 5095A marine transmissions and straight conventional shafts, the boat burned only 8 gph at 10 knots for a range of over 1,700 NM. More...

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Wednesday #1

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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Thursday #1

BENETEAU Swift Trawler 47:
Practical Liveaboard w/Space-Saving Engineering

BENETEAU Swift Trawler 47
BENETEAU Swift Trawler 47

The BENETEAU Swift Trawler 47 is a practical liveaboard, right down to her cost-saving straight-shaft drives for the twin 425-hp Cummins QSBs. By adding bow and stern thrusters, combined with the large props, BENETEAU gives the owner easy control around the docks without the added expense and mechanical complexity of pod drives. Designers maximized space throughout the boat with tricks like making the helm seat a flip-up that can be moved out of the way at party time and then dropped back into place when it’s time to get underway. More...

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Friday #1

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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