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Evinrude Digital Tiller:
Digital Control for Tiller Outboards

Evinrude Digital Tiller

The Evinrude Digital Tiller kit for the all-new 3-cylinder Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards from 115 to 150 horsepower includes several highly useful features that have never been available before in tiller-control outboards. Shift and throttle are fly-by-wire, and both have tension adjustments to suit the operator. The push-button starter is in the handle, and an integrated ignition switch adds security. The throttle handle can be fixed at many angles to suit sitting or standing operators. It also adjusts 20 degrees port and starboard for right-hand or left-hand operation. Trolling speed can be dialed in exactly at the touch of a button. The engine can be linked not only to an Evinrude digital monitor but also to smartphones and tablets. See all of the features here...

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Everglades 273CC:
Up-Market CC with Many Accessories

Everglades 273CC

The helm of the Everglades 273CC would do credit to a 60-footer (18.2 m) battlewagon, with optional twin 16" (40.64 cm) Garmin GPSMap 7616xsv dual multifunction displays with push-button style accessory switches neatly labeled in a row across the top. To starboard are the digital controls with trim tab buttons just ahead. Adjacent to the trim switches is the Optimus joystick. The large windshield (with wiper) can be lowered for full ventilation at the touch of a button. The hardtop supports are integrated into the console. More...

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Features Video

Cruisers Yachts 60 Fly:
Flying Bridge Welcomes Company

Cruisers Yachts 60 Fly

Three chaise-type lounges adjacent to the flying bridge helm of the Cruisers Yachts 60 Fly will likely be among the most popular spots on the yacht for riding while underway, giving the captain company in this sometimes-isolated command station. Just aft of the lounges are a sink and built-in cooler (starboard and port, respectively), both hidden under latched lids. Aft of the helm seat is a grill underneath another latched lid with a drawer refrigerator just underneath. There's seating for six at the dining table here, all under the hardtop shade. More...

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Yamaha SX210:
Easy Handling at Speed & At the Dock

Yamaha SX210

The fun in the Yamaha SX210 is in her acceleration, thanks to the twin Yamaha 1049 CC TR-1 High Output Yamaha jet systems and her amazing maneuverability at speed, thanks to the company's "Articulating Keel." But that steerability is also very important at off-plane speeds, where early generation jet systems could be tricky. The articulating keel acts as a rudder, allowing steering at idle speeds. Top speed was 43.8 mph. More...

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Captain's Report

Riviera 525 SUV:
An All-Sports Cruiser

Riviera 525 SUV

With the aft deck blending seamlessly (and without steps) into the swim platform, the Riviera 525 SUV welcomes fishing, diving and water sports. She has the sleek lines of an express cruiser but all the comforts and interior space of a harbor-hopping yacht in this LOA. Removable stainless rails can be added to the sides or aft edge of the swim platform for additional security. The cockpit includes mezzanine seating, an open-air "barbie" with an icemaker, sink and a transom couch. An added joystick for ease of docking is mounted here on the starboard side. More...

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Malibu M235:
Fully-Loaded Wakeboat w/Seats for 17

Malibu M235

The Malibu M235, which is in the $200,000 price range, is one of the most expensive dedicated wakeboats in class, but she delivers pretty much every imaginable option as part of the standard package. The standard Monsoon 6.0L supercharged engine produces up to 555 lb.-ft. of torque, needed to carry the full load of 17 rated passengers plus 1,500 lbs. (680 kg) of ballast water. The Power Wedge III, a hydraulically-actuated hydrofoil, brings added bow lift, giving the effect of an additional 1,500 lbs. (680 kg) of ballast but without the weight. The Surf Band wearable remote allows the rider to control the wake and wave-generating systems as well as the sound and boat speed. More...

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