New Four Winns Horizon 290 OB | Center Console Survey | Ride Control for Boats - 09/24/2019
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Four Winns Horizon 290 OB:
57.8 MPH w/2x 300 Hi-Tech Evinrudes

BOAT NAME
Four Winns Horizon 290 OB

The full beam swim platform of the Four Winns Horizon 290 OB is an extension of the hull, forming the integrated mounting bracket for the twin 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards. Note how the single-tube runs under the platform, with no external steering piston and hydraulic hoses in the way. The reason is because the Evinrude G2s have internal hydraulic steering with available power steering. Evinrude also provides standard iTrim automatic trimming, with a joystick upgrade at the lowest up-charge in the industry. White engines come standard. More...

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Fountaine Pajot MY 44:
Spacious Catamaran w/Layout Options

BOAT NAME
Fountaine Pajot MY 44

The Fountaine Pajot MY 44 has three en suite staterooms below, including the large master in the port hull with queen bed athwartships. Optional layouts include four-stateroom versions, impressive accommodations for a 44-footer (13.4 m). The 21’7” (6.6 m) beam is equivalent to some yachts twice her length, providing a huge amount of living/entertaining space on all three deck levels. Her range is impressive at displacement speeds. Powered with twin Volvo Penta IPS 600s, she’ll travel better than 1600 NM at 7 knots between fuel stops. Top speed was 23.8 knots and range was at WOT 257 NM. See all of the features here...

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Ocean Alexander 70E:
Ready for Topside Entertaining

BOAT NAME
Ocean Alexander 70E

The Ocean Alexander 70E is equipped with a hydraulic swim platform with a 1,000-lb. (454 kg) lift capacity to stow and launch the tender. This allows the entire flying bridge, including the aft section often reserved as the boat deck, to be designed for entertainment. The wrap-around couch seating aft provides a second large al fresco dining area topside. The grill, bar and refrigerator are just steps away. More...

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Triton 20 TrX:
Premium Tournament Bass Boat
w/73.0 MPH WOT

BOAT NAME
Triton 20 TrX

The Triton 20 TrX is a premium-grade tournament-ready bass fishing boat in the most popular size range for pro bass anglers. Her LOA is 20’5” (6.22 m), giving the right combination of fishing space and features with minimal weight and maximum performance. She’s fast, as a tournament boat has to be. With the 250-hp Mercuy ProXS 4-stroke turning a 24” Mercury Fury prop, she planed in 3.4 seconds and had a top speed of 73.0 mph. The 45-gallon (170 L) fuel capacity gives her a 130-mile range at WOT, more than enough on most tournament venues. More...

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Features Video

BENETEAU Swift Trawler 50:
Trawler w/21.3 KT WOT

BOAT NAME
Beneteau Swift Trawler 50

The Swift Trawler 50 has the lines of a classic trawler, right down to the hullside port holes. She has a dumbwaiter from the galley to the flying bridge, an exterior door for trash removal, and sinks in both the head compartment and the shower compartment of the master. Power is two Volvo Penta IPS 600s, giving a top speed of 21.3 knots. While at a 7-knot displacement speed, her range exceeds 1300 NM. More...

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Center consoles are the most popular fiberglass open boats on the planet, and increasingly, most builders have evolved them from being for meat-fishing into vessels that are “family-friendly.” Please tell us which boat you would like to call your own, if price were no object. We’ll have a drawing from all of today’s survey entrants, and the winner will receive a coveted BoatTEST hat signed by none other than Capt. Steve. The survey starts here...

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Boating Tips

7 Ways to Stop Rock and Roll

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Even veteran crew on commercial vessels want a more comfortable ride. This vessel has an extremely deep forefoot intended to reduce pitching.

Engineers all over the world are working on making the ride on large yachts more comfortable than ever before. The result is some interesting new products as well as improvements of the old systems. As riding comfort replaces the need for ever more speed among the new generation of boaters, we’ll all be hearing more about these systems. Here is a look at state-of-the-art equipment. More...


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