Fountain 43NX | Yamaha AR190 | Outer Reef 610 - 08/08/2019
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Fountain 43NX:
Gentleman’s Center Console Sleeps 2

BOAT NAME
Fountain 43NX

The Fountain 43NX is a high-performance center console with overnight accommodations for two that is designed for entertaining lots of friends in high-speed comfort. She can also be used for the occasional fishing trip offshore. The double-stepped hull, powered with quad Mercury 400Rs turning 24” pitch Mercury Bravo 1 propellers, jumped on plane in 3.7 seconds. Top speed was 73.4 mph. She can cruise at over 40 mph, where the range exceeds 450 SM. The triple-bolstered seats with armrests at the helm will be welcome when she is running offshore. More...

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Cannes Boat Show:
Business Class Package Price
w/VIP Cocktail Parties

Cannes Boat Show
Cannes Yachting Festival –Sept. 10-15, 2019

Be one of the VIP visitors at the Cannes Yachting Festival this year where European builders unveil their new boats for the 2020 yachting season. BoatTEST has arranged for special cocktail parties for guests aboard select boats at the show along with 5-star accommodations and business class airfare with three days in Cannes and free boat show passes. The travel package dates are Sept. 12 to 16.

BoatTEST’s personnel will arrange for all participating members to have personal introductions to principals of any of our sponsor boat builders, including: Absolute, Azimut, Beneteau, Fairline, Fountain-Pajot, Jeanneau, Leopard, Monte Carlo Yachts, Ocean Alexander, Outer Reef, Prestige, Riviera/Belize, Sea Ray, and Sirena. Find out more...

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Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht:
Fine Fit-and-Finish in a Long-Range Cruiser

BOAT NAME
Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht

The Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht comes loaded with standard features that are add-ons in some of the competition. If you don’t see quite what you want in the brochure, you can order her customized pretty much any way you like -- even up to increasing the LOA a bit, which is how the 610 evolved from the 580. Like all from the company, she features a truly impressive level of fit, finish and woodworking throughout the interior areas. Check out the beautiful matched grain paneling around the helm station, extending to window frames and the watertight door to port. Floors also feature wood with inlaid accents, and note the grand style of the wheel. More...

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Yamaha AR190:
Competitively-Priced Family Jet Boat

BOAT NAME
Yamaha AR190

The Yamaha AR190 is a jet boat that’s capable of getting up to eight people out on the water for watersports fun at a price that won’t break the bank. She starts at $31,899 including a painted single-axle trailer and an aluminum tower. She has the same 1.8-liter Yamaha H.O. 4-cylinder 4-stroke that is found in the company’s pricier WaveRunners, but without the supercharger and intercooler. Time to plane was just 3.3 seconds. She also has the Articulating Keel steering system, which greatly improves tracking at speed as well as maneuverability around the docks. More...

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BENETEAU Gran Turismo 40:
Air Step Ride for Improved Speed & Efficiency

BOAT NAME
BENETEAU Gran Turismo 40

The BENETEAU Gran Turismo 40 features what the company calls its AIR STEP® 2 hull technology, incorporating a hydrodynamic forward and aft hull design that allows her to operate at planing speeds on a "cushion" of air. Air is sucked under the boat from forward vents on the chines and exits at the transom, reducing water adhesion to the hull and cutting friction, which improves efficiency. The result is reduced fuel consumption, increased maximum speed of about 1.5 knots on the same power in company tests, and more nimble handling at planing speeds. More...

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SUN TRACKER SPORTFISH 22 XP3:
Competitively Priced & Well-Equipped

BOAT NAME
SUN TRACKER SPORTFISH 22 XP3

The SUN TRACKER SPORTFISH 22 XP3 is a competitively priced tri-toon at $32,355, including a 115-hp Mercury FourStroke engine. Yet, she includes many extras like the color-keyed 9' Bimini top with the QuickLift™ deployment system, woven vinyl flooring, “Stow More” settee backs and a high-back swiveling helm bucket seat that reclines and has self-leveling armrests. Two movable fishing seats face the transom, where there’s a 16-gallon (60.56 L) livewell, rod racks, and a locking rod box. More...

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Factory Video

Hatteras Woodworking:
Modular Construction for Dependable Quality

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Hatteras Woodworking

Hatteras is known for an excellent level of fit-and-finish. Part of the reason is their modular construction of all interior areas outside the hull. The system provides better access and working conditions, allowing craftsmen to take all of the necessary steps for true quality work before each component gets fitted into the boat. All parts are computer-cut and numbered, assembled, checked, re-checked and then “flown” into position by crane and secured in their service locations. This process also cuts down on the build time. More...



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