New Beneteau Flyer 23 SPACEdeck | Greenline 39 Solar | Everglades 340DC - 09/05/2019
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BENETEAU Flyer 23 SPACEdeck:
Trailerable Center Console Ready to Play


The BENETEAU Flyer 23 SPACEdeck has room for 10 aboard, putting her capacity into the deckboat/pontoon boat class. The aft table, surrounded by seating on all sides when the jump seats are flipped down and the helm seats are reversed, will be the social center. She also has abundant seating up front, and both fore and aft seating converts to sun pads with optional cushions. With a beam of 8’2” (2.49 m) and a weight of about 3,700 lbs. (1,685 kg) dry, she’s easily trailerable by mid-sized vehicles. Top speed with a Mercury 300 was 47.4 mph in our tests. More...

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Greenline 39 Solar:
Eco-Friendly Cruiser w/1,000 NM Range

Greenline 39 Solar

It’s not easy being green, but the Greenline 39 Solar makes it seem so. Thanks to her available hybrid diesel/electric power, jumbo storage batteries and large solar panels, this is a boat that can go low-speed cruising for weeks without visiting the fuel docks -- just as long as the sun shines regularly. The hybrid system’s electric motor functions as a generator when the boat is using diesel propulsion, charging a bank of lithium polymer batteries. More...

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Boat-Buying Tip

Best Prices as Everglades Extends
Its “Summer Sales Event” on the 340DC

Everglades 340DC

Everglades is extending its Summer Sale on new 2019 340DC models. Like all boats from this premium builder, she features level flotation when swamped -- Everglades is one of only three brands on the market to do so. The hardtop is standard as are the side windows, which means this boat can be buttoned up with isinglass for three-season operation -- one of the great advantages of a dual console over a center console. Spouses and families prefer them because the seating is much more comfortable and protected behind the windshield. More...

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Captain's Report

Sweetwater SW 2286 SFL:
2-Stroke Power for Day Cruising, Tow Sports

Sweetwater SW 2286 SFL

The Sweetwater SW 2286 SFL, powered with Evinrude’s all-new 150-hp E-TEC G2, makes a package for families that want an economical and spacious pontoon boat for day cruising that will still have the necessary hole-shot torque and speed to give the grandkids an exciting ride on the towline. The E-TEC outboard is a 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine and it is the lightest in class by as much as 89 lbs. (40 kg). She is designed to be fuel-efficient, thanks to her 3-cylinders and in-chamber fuel injection, as well as her RAVE exhaust manifold system that 4-strokes can’t match. More...

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Features Video

Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge:
Elegance in Design, Fit-and-Finish

Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge

Check out the namesake sky lounge of the Ocean Alexander 100 Skylounge. Like the rest of the yacht, it displays an elegant level of fit-and-finish throughout. Note the book-matched cabinetry, wet bar and the high-gloss table. The entry door is electrically-operated and has a safety system to prevent closing while guests are passing through. There’s a granite and marble inlay in the flooring at the door. A 50” (127 cm) flat screen TV drops out of the ceiling when desired. There’s also a day head here, discreetly tucked behind the paneling. The helm is just ahead. More...

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Boating Tips

What Your Radar Can't See

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Despite its usefulness, radar is not foolproof.

Radar is a wonderful tool and can make your navigation life a lot better, particularly when the visibility closes in and navigating becomes more of a challenge. However, the view out of the wheelhouse windows is still one of the best navigating tools you have, so make use of it to supplement the radar image. More...

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