Boston Whaler 315 Conquest | Rinker Q3 OB | Prestige 680 - 09/13/2019
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Layout & Features Video

Boston Whaler 315 Conquest:
Smart Engineering Maximizes Versatility

Boston Whaler 315 Conquest

A cockpit grill is a useful feature to have aboard, but it definitely takes up space that could be used for fishing or lounging in a multi-mission boat like the Boston Whaler 315 Conquest. The Whaler team came up with a useful bit of engineering by making the grill a slide-out from the large storage chest just abaft the port lounge seat. It’s out of the way, but ready in seconds when it’s time to grill. The cockpit sink and refrigerator are to starboard. More...

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Features Video

Prestige 680:
Master Stateroom w/Private Entry

Prestige 680

The forward master stateroom in the Prestige 680 is the definition of open and airy thanks to three large skylight windows overhead, including one which opens for ventilation, plus added hullside windows. The overhead windows can be covered with a screen or a blackout shade at the touch of a button. Entry to the master is via a private stairway just to port of the main deck helm. There’s a desk/vanity to port as well as a lounge. The master head has a double-wide sink and glass-enclosed shower as well as a walk-in closet. The yacht is available in three- or four-stateroom layouts. More...

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Captain's Report

Rinker Q3 OB:
Extra Freeboard, Seats for 12

Rinker Q3 OB

The Rinker Q3 OB has a lot of seating and lounging space for her 23’2” (7.06 m) LOA. She is rated to carry up to 12 passengers. There’s more freeboard up front than in many bowriders of this size, adding security as well as reducing spray. The portside companion seating converts to a rear-facing lounger or a seat for the tow-sport observer. Stow-n-Step seating is standard on the oversized transom walk-through -- the seat folds up and fits into a compartment. Power options up to 250-hp are available. More...

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"Summer Sales Event" on the 340DC

Everglades 340DC

The broad cockpit of the Everglades 340DC takes full advantage of the 11’1” (3.37 m) beam to provide lots of space. The cockpit galley comes standard with a stainless-steel refrigerator and a stainless-steel freshwater sink. Our test boat had the optional grill beneath a removable section of the solid surface countertop. Across to port is a lounge with a bottom cushion that can be folded into the gunwale so passengers can sit facing forward, aft or inboard. More...

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Test Video

Competitively Priced PWC w/Safety Systems

Sea-Doo Spark Trixx

This Sea-Doo has a unique “skeletal” design, thus reducing bow weight, and allowing for some distinctive tricks. The trimmable thrust bucket along with rear positioned foot pads, make it possible to literally “go vertical” with the PWC standing on her tail. The iBR intelligent brake and reverse system adds safety by allowing for responsive breaking from planing speeds, and also makes steering at low speeds and in reverse far easier. More...

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Boating Tips

How to Rig a Boat Duck Blind

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Hunting blinds for boats should have lightweight frames and be positioned properly on the boat. – Backwater Performance

Many of us have only one boat, and we need it to function well for both hunting and fishing. When it comes to rigging a boat for fishing, things are quite straightforward. Rigging a boat for hunting, however, can be a very different matter. More...

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