New Grady-White Canyon 326 | Fleming 78 | Four Winns Horizon 350 OB - 09/16/2019
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Grady-White Canyon 326:
New Canyon-Runner w/50 MPH WOT

BOAT NAME
Grady-White Canyon 326

With a 10’9” (3.28 m) beam, the Grady-White Canyon 326 has plenty of room in the cockpit for fishing features, while up front her casting deck can readily be converted to a day-cruiser complete with a large sun lounge for entertaining. A console head and stainless-steel sink are standard. The windshield connects to the T-top to keep spray, wind and rain away from those in the three bolstered seats behind the console in upwind runs. She ran just under 50 mph in company tests with twin 300 Yamahas on the always smooth SeaV2® hull. She can go even faster with the optional twin 350s. More...

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Fleming 78:
Oceanic Range Cruiser w/Fine Fit-and-Finish

BOAT NAME
Fleming 78

The “California Deck” of the Fleming 78 provides guests with full shade from the standard hardtop as well as giving wind protection due to the raised helm deck. It has a wet bar, icemaker and refrigerated drawer plus a large amount of seating space. The grill is just aft to port. The water-tight doorway forward to starboard goes down into the fully enclosed pilothouse, which also includes a dinette and L-shaped lounge as well as a day head, all in satin-finished teak. More...

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SUN TRACKER BASS BUGGY 18 DLX:
Family Fishing & Tubing on a Budget

BOAT NAME
Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 18 DLX

At $18,395 including the 40-hp Mercury FourStroke, this Sun Tracker is an economical way to get the family out on the water. She can carry up to eight and has three swiveling fishing seats that can be moved to the bow or stern when the bite is on. There are aerated livewells bow and stern as well as rod and tool racks. The optional Fishing Package ($1,015) adds a Lowrance HOOK2 4x fishfinder and Minn Kota PowerDrive 55-lb. (24.95 kg) thrust, foot-control trolling motor, which fits through the front gate when in the stowed position. The trailer shown here is not included. More...

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Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht:
Easy Engine Access for the Captain

BOAT NAME
Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht

Getting at the engines for the daily checks can be somewhat of a challenge in yachts with a small hatch in the aft deck, but designers of the Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht solved the problem with a power hatch almost the full width of the deck, which lifts not only the cockpit table but also the stern seating. The hatch and the interior of the engine compartment are heavily insulated to keep noise down. It works -- at a 25.4 knot cruising speed, we recorded just 81 dBA. More...

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Four Winns Horizon 350 OB:
Lots of Storage, Seating for 16

BOAT NAME
Four Winns Horizon 350 OB

The large swim platform on the Four Winns Horizon 350 OB is an unusual but useful feature in an outboard-powered bowrider, providing easy, uncluttered access to the water for tow sports and swimming. Since this boat is also available as a stern drive, the OB version has a large storage area under the aft seat, which converts to an aft-facing lounge or folds flat to become a large sun pad. She has seating for up to 16 guests. More...

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Croatia:
Where Eastern Europe
Meets the Mediterranean

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The view from Trogir Castle is worth the climb for great view of the harbor.

Croatia’s long, languid coast that stretches between Split and Dubrovnik along the Blue Adriatic has the whitewashed laidback vibe of the Mediterranean mixed with the brash demeanor of Balkan Eastern Europe. For those who like a good dose of history with their sailing, this part of the world makes for terrific chartering. More...



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