Jeanneau Leader 10.5 | Carver C52 Command Bridge | Fountain 43NX - 08/10/2019
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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

Jeanneau Leader 10.5:
Maximized Spaces for Entertaining
& Overnighting

Jeanneau Leader 10.5

The Jeanneau Leader 10.5 packs a lot of entertaining and living space into its 34’5” (10.5 m) LOA. The cockpit has a large L-shaped settee plus two flip-down seats around a large table. There’s another sizeable table in the cabin, allowing dining for up to 10. The cockpit settee also converts into a sun lounge and the outdoor galley, with a cooktop, refrigerator and sink, is just a step away. There’s a second galley with a microwave and cooktop below, as well. She sleeps four -- two in a double berth amidships and two more in the convertible seating/dining area at the bow. More...

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Tuesday #1

Leopard 43 PC:
Quiet-Running, Long-Range Cruiser

Leopard 43 PC

With the 320-hp Yanmar 8LV320s throttled back to 1000 rpm and 6 knots, the Leopard 43 PC will travel better than 1400 NM between fuel stops. Boaters will hardly know the engines are running. We recorded just 67 dBa at this speed. How seaworthy is she? The South African builder has long made a habit of delivering these boats on their own bottom from Cape Town to the Caribbean and beyond. When the need arises, she can hustle to the next port. Top speed in our tests was 24 knots. More...

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Wednesday #1

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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Thursday #1

Fountain 43NX:
Gentleman’s Center Console Sleeps 2

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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Friday #1

Regal 26 XO:
Trailerable Day Boat Sleeps 4

Regal 26 XO

The Regal 26 XO is a dayboat because she has seating for at least eight adults in her versatile cockpit. The port companion seatback folds down to create a clever chaise lounge with the backrest on the dash. In the up position, the seat back adds to the cockpit capacity. Taken together it is a good-sized entertaining cockpit, as well as having a swim platform large enough to comfortably launch watersports. Below, she has standing headroom for most people, a private wet head with bulkhead-mounted shower, mini galley, and sleeps four. The table forward makes a cozy place to enjoy a good bottle of wine in the evening. More...

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