New Carver C52 Command Bridge | Formula 290 Bowrider | Grady-White Freedom 215 - 08/07/2019
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Carver C52 Command Bridge:
Modern Style with 3 Staterooms

Carver C52 Command Bridge
Carver C52 Command Bridge

The Carver Yachts C52 Command Bridge is a stylish new sedan taking its design cues from the latest boats coming out of Europe. By giving her a blunt bow, the designers have maximized usable foredeck space and created an attractive entertaining venue there. Below, the forward VIP stateroom is more roomy. Her twin Cummins diesels connected through V-drives saves space aft, thus maximizing fore and aft living space in the three cabins below. The full-beam master is amidships with a private entrance and a large master head. Her fit-and-finish is well-done and should be seen. More...

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Formula 290 Bowrider:
Partying Space from Bow to Stern

BOAT NAME
Formula 290 Bowrider

The bow “playpen” in the Formula 290 Bowrider has tri-tone upholstery which can be custom selected from a wide selection of materials and colors – and, is part of Formula’s “My Way” program. Multi-density foam seating and backrests, flip-down armrests and plenty of space to seat six or more at party time, makes the bow area on the 290 a pleasant venue for entertaining. Angled backrests turn the benches on either side into chaise-type lounges. Turn the whole area into a sun pad with a filler cushion. A removable table can go here or in the cockpit as desired. More...

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Test Video

Fountaine Pajot MY 37:
3-4 Staterooms w/Economical Power

BOAT NAME
Fountaine Pajot MY 37

Three or four staterooms, two heads and two large entertainment areas -- in a hull with just 37’ (11.28 m) LOA? The designers of the Fountaine Pajot MY 37 pull it off thanks to a 16’8” (5.1 m) beam that is made possible by the catamaran hulls. She has a pair of D3 220-hp Volvo Pentas, providing adequate power for relaxed cruising. Top speed was 21.5 knots and comfortable cruising was at 15.9 knots, where she got 1.4 nmpg for a range of about 385 nm. More...

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Grady-White Freedom 215:
Family-Oriented and Offshore Capable DC

BOAT NAME
Grady-White Freedom 215

The Grady-White Freedom 215 features a Carolina flare, hard chines carried all the way to the bow and more freeboard than is found in most dual consoles, which make her both drier and safer. The SeaV2® hull has a sharp bow entry and deadrise of 19-degrees at the transom. The combination cuts waves cleanly on plane, easing the ride. She’s built to Grady-White’s durable, sea-worthy standards, made for hardcore offshore fishing and weekends with the family. See our full test here...

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Fleming Yachts 58:
Solid, Seaworthy Long-Range Cruiser

BOAT NAME
Fleming Yachts 58

The Fleming Yachts 58 has a CE Ocean A rating, which means that she is built to stand pretty much anything the world’s oceans throw at her, short of a named storm. She rides on a solid fiberglass bottom with interior egg-crate style interlocked frames, bulkheads and stringers. However, she has minimal top hamper, and lightweight-cored construction in the superstructure keeps her center of gravity low to reduce roll. The keel extends 12” (30.48 cm) below the props and is encased in an 8’ (2.4 m) stainless-steel shoe, which is a big plus when exploring shallow backwaters or entering atoll country. More...

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How to Dock with iDock

The Evinrude iDock joystick system for multi-engine installations makes harnessing as many as 1200 horses child’s play. The system allows effortless and intuitive docking by simply tilting the joystick in the direction you want the boat to move, including directly sideways. It can also be used to rotate the boat in its own length simply by twisting the joystick. It works both upwind and down while allowing easy compensation for tide or river current. See it in use here...



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