Schaefer Yachts 510 Pininfarina | Everglades 435CC | How to Abandon Ship - 08/23/2019
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Schaefer Yachts 510 Pininfarina:
Practicality, Italian Styling & 3 En Suites

Schaefer Yachts 510 Pininfarina

The Schaefer Yachts 510 Pininfarina is a Brazilian build with styling and design touches from the Italian house of Pininfarina… a name anyone familiar with the Ferrari brand will recognize. She combines practicality with her impressive level of fit-and-finish, such as hiding a full galley under high-gloss, lacquer-finished covers on the starboard side of the salon. The large windows provide lots of natural light, which can be enhanced by opening the sliding sunroof. The side windows open electrically to provide added ventilation. Belowdecks, she fits three luxurious en suites. More...

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Everglades 435CC:
1700-HP, 60.0 MPH WOT & Space for Overnights

Everglades 435CC

With 1700 horsepower hanging on the transom, the Everglades 435CC is fast, hitting 60.0 mph in our test runs. To harness all that power, the company adds a heavy aluminum plate to the all-composite transom. Despite the weight of these big V8s, she is unsinkable -- like all in the Everglades lineup. Her 25-degree transom deadrise helps make her one of the smoothest riding center consoles on the water. With a 12' (3.66 m) beam and hard chines to provide stability, she’s at home in beam seas as well. More...

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Ranger 2300LS:
Luxury Tri-Toon

Ranger 2300LS

Ranger’s 2300LS is a luxury entry into the company’s pontoon lineup. The seats are extra plush, fences are painted, rails are powder-coat, and the flooring is a soft-touch woven vinyl. There’s a touch-screen glass dash, complete with a reverse-view camera to keep swimmers and tow-sports participants in view. Powered with Mercury’s new 250-hp V8 Verado, she reached a top speed of 42.3 mph in our test runs. More...

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Fleming 55:
LRC w/More Improvements

Fleming 55

The Fleming 55 is a long-range cruiser backed by decades of improvements, not only from founder Tony Fleming himself but also from the many customers who use their yachts on a daily basis. For example, the satin-finish teak caprail is now available in a no-maintenance fiberglass version that is virtually indistinguishable from the wood. The boat deck on the most recent model has been extended 3' (.91 m), not only adding space topside for a larger dinghy, but also providing shade for the cockpit and making a full enclosure with isinglass an option. More...

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Intrepid 407 Panacea:
Custom Interior Choices, 61.5 MPH WOT

Intrepid 407 Panacea

Whether you’re dayboating, “stay-boating”, fishing, diving or just enjoying a bit of harbor-hopping, the Intrepid 407 Panacea comes fully equipped to do it all. She’ll get you there and back at a high rate of speed if you choose, thanks to the stepped high-performance hull. Powered with triple Mercury 400 R outboards, her top speed was 61.5 mph in our tests, putting her well above average in all-out performance for this genre. Interior layout is pretty much a blank canvas, allowing buyers to get things just the way they like them. Everything is built to take the rigors of high-performance operation in rough water. The hardtop supports are molded fiberglass blending seamlessly into the console -- no exposed and unsightly tubing to snag gear. More...

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Safety Article

How to Abandon Ship

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One of the worst fears of any boater is losing our beloved possession. While we all hope it never happens, we must be prepared in case it does.

Chance favors the prepared. By preparing for emergencies ahead of time, we are better able to handle situations should an emergency present itself. If we plan on being on the water, it only makes sense for us to be prepared for when something goes wrong on the water. Let’s look over some of the ways that we can be prepared when everything around us fails. More...

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