Monte Carlo Yachts 105 | Jaguar J32 | 42 Cantius - 09/18/2019
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Monte Carlo Yachts 105:
Abundant Layout and Material Choices

BOAT NAME
Monte Carlo Yachts 105

The Monte Carlo Yachts 105 features full custom interiors with the buyer's choice of colors, fabrics, and designers. No detail is too small for meeting the buyer's tastes, with extensive use of marble, granite, leather, bronze, and other materials. Monocoque construction allows versatility in layout. In the version we tested, the owner's suite is forward on the main deck. The master bath includes his and her water closet compartments, separated by a large rainfall type shower, and they are all done in marble. See the details here...

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Captain's Report

Jeanneau Leader 9.0:
Michael Peters Design Overnights 4

BOAT NAME
Jeanneau Leader 9.0

The Jeanneau Leader 9.0 is an inventive Michael Peters design that substitutes a large sun pad at the bow in place of the usual bowrider seating. This provides lots more room below for overnight accommodations. Below, a salon table with banquette seating fills the entire bow area. Drop the table down, add optional filler cushions and this becomes a large playpen-bunk. Tucked underneath the cockpit is another full-sized double bunk. To starboard is an enclosed wet head. More...

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SiOnyx Aurora Night Vision Camera:
A "Must-Have" Safety Device

SiOnyx Aurora Night Vision Camera
SiOnyx Aurora Night Vision Camera

There are few things on the water that are more thrilling than boating at night. The trouble is, potential danger lurks virtually everywhere -- rocks, pilings, deadheads, unlit marks, breakwaters, even small, dark islands. But the most chilling of all is a small, unlit fishing boat in the middle of what would otherwise be an empty bay, sound or harbor. Even with a radar, often small boats aren't picked up. The two images above, taken by BoatTEST in a harbor, demonstrate the importance of using a SiOnyx Aurora monocular. More...

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Test Video

Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius:
Smartly Engineered Ergonomics, Accommodations for 4

BOAT NAME
Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius

The Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius shows considerable thought in controls and mechanicals, evidenced at the helm by the easy-to-reach controls mounted on the starboard gunwale. Digital engine controls, trim tabs, Volvo Penta joystick control for the twin IPS 500s and the remote for the glass dash systems are all within reach of the captain’s right hand, all without leaving the captain’s chair. The non-reflective gray upholstery also covers the top of the dash, preventing glare. More...

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Test Video

NITRO Z18:
Right-Sized and Right-Priced

BOAT NAME
Nitro Z18

The Nitro Z18 is right sized to take two anglers chasing bass on a weekend and she is well equipped for tournament competition. She’s priced at $29,995 with the standard 150-hp Mercury FourStroke, or $32,635 as tested with the optional 175-hp Mercury Pro XS FourStroke, which is about half the price of a fully dressed-out 20' to 21' (6 to 6.4 m) fiberglass bass rig. A 24-volt Minn Kota troller up front and a Lowrance HOOK2 5 sonar/GPS on the console are standard, rod storage is abundant, and there’s a 30-gallon (114 L) aerated livewell in the aft deck. More...

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Test Video

Jaguar J32:
Quick-Planing Catamaran w/69.8 MPH WOT

BOAT NAME
Jaguar J32

Powered with twin 250-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 H.O. outboards, the Jaguar J32 was quick out of the hole at 4.3 seconds. She hit 20 mph in 4.5 seconds, thanks to the high-tech 2-stroke engines, which make power on every turn of the crankshaft rather than every other turn like 4-strokes. The engines produced a top end speed of 69.8 mph, but the fuel-efficient direct injection systems got 1.5 mpg (0.63 kpl) at this speed, pushing the 5,800-lb. (2,630 kg) racing cat hull. More...

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Boating Tips

How to See and Be Seen

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All too many yachts are designed similar to the 43-footer’s helm seen above. The nav screen and gauge panel take up nearly 50% of the viewing area forward of the helm. The starboard mullion/roof support is thick and obscures the view of boats that have the right of way.

It is not a lot to ask. When you are out at sea, you want to be able to see around the horizon to pick out landmarks and to see other boats and ships. It is a basic requirement of seamanship. And yet, when looking at many modern motor cruisers, the view out of the pilothouse windows can leave a lot to be desired. More...



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