New Sea Ray SLX 350 | Night Boating Made Safe | Sailfish 220 CC - 08/12/2019
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Sea Ray SLX 350:
Style & Substance in a Redesigned Bowrider

BOAT NAME
Sea Ray SLX 350

The redesigned Sea Ray SLX 350 has a new look and some major design changes -- starting at the transom, where the center section of the swim platform can be adjusted to multiple positions to form an easy-access swim-out when the boat is at anchor. There are also tie-downs for water toys here, while just ahead a cover flips up to reveal a large aft-facing “rumble seat” complete with tiltable back and leg rests to make it into a double-wide chaise. A Fusion stereo remote is in the center of this seat, with speakers to both sides as well as forward in the cockpit and bow seating areas. Underway, she backs up her sporty looks with performance thanks to the optional twin 380-hp MerCruiser 8.2L MAG SeaCore engines, which pushed our test boat to a top speed of 50.8 mph. More...

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Sirena Yachts 64:
Avant-Garde Style, Easy Control for the Owner/Operator

BOAT NAME
Sirena Yachts 64

The lower helm area of the Sirena Yachts 64 includes a companion seat, allowing guests to join the operator while underway. The flip-up table mounted on the starboard side bulwark can be used as a navigation table, work station, or place for the off-watch captain to have lunch. Helm controls include a bow thruster and ZF Marine joystick, ensuring easy docking, and the window to port slides open to provide ventilation as needed. More...

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TRACKER Pro Team 195 TXW:
Well-Equipped Aluminum Bass Rig

BOAT NAME
TRACKER Pro Team 195 TXW

The TRACKER Pro Team 195 TXW is the company’s largest aluminum bass rig, and has all of the features bass anglers want for weekend fishing as well as tournament action. Her base price of $24,695 is with the standard 115 Mercury FourStroke engine, single-axle trailer, 24-volt Minn Kota trolling motor and Lowrance HOOK 5 sonar/GPS at both the bow and the console. We tested her with the optional 150 Mercury FourStroke and she produced 3.3 second hole shots with a top speed of 57.9 mph. More...

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Prestige 460 Fly:
Full-Beam Master Stateroom

BOAT NAME
Prestige 460 Fly

The Prestige 460 Fly, designed by Garroni Design and engineered by JP Concepts, has a large amount of space below deck, including the amidships master stateroom that takes advantage of the 14’1” (4.29 m) beam. On the port side is a chest of drawers built into the bulkhead, with the top center drawer doubling as a vanity with a flip-up mirror and compartmentalized storage underneath. More...

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Sailfish 220 CC:
Versatile Packages Suited to the Mission

BOAT NAME
Sailfish 220 CC

Here’s a look at the bow of the Sailfish 220 CC with the optional comfort package, including plush two-tone snap-in upholstery and swing-out chaise backrests to turn the area into a lounging spot. The table seen here is part of the optional entertainment package, which also includes a ski pylon aft, Fusion stereo and speakers, and LED underwater lighting. For anglers, a lot of features are standard, including an aerated transom livewell, tackle storage, a measuring board, rod racks and rod holders. The optional offshore tournament package adds a T-top with rocket launchers, more rod holders, pull-up cleats and navigation lights, and more. More...

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Boating Safety

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Prepare for It

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Boaters need to consider several important factors when operating their vessels at night.

Enjoying a great day of boating can often be shortened by the setting sun. Many boaters fear that extending their experience into the night may bring unknown risk to them and others. Unfortunately, avoiding night operations may significantly reduce the flexibility and freedom that we enjoy as boaters. Plus, rushing to beat darkness can bring undo risk in itself. With just a little additional planning and preparation, nighttime boating can be done safely and effectively. More...


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