Maritimo X50 | Riviera 525 SUV | Regal 33 SAV - 09/29/2019
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Most Popular Boats of the Week

Most Popular Boats of the Week
Every week BoatTEST publishes news items on about 25 boats. Readers have asked which ones are the more popular each day, so below you can find the answer – by day.
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Monday #1

Maritimo X50:
Designed for Entertaining & Performance

Maritimo X50

The Maritimo X50 is engineered with more of her weight forward than we often see in yachts in this class, with the twin Volvo Penta D11 670-hp engines and the fuel tanks located near amidships to balance the hull and minimize shaft angle. This results in increased efficiency from the 5-blade Nibral propellers. It also allows her to plane more quickly and stay on plane at lower rpm. She planed in just 6.2 seconds in our tests and had a best cruise of 28.7 knots, at which her range exceeds 360 NM. This arrangement also leaves space aft, where an added en suite stateroom or a tender garage are options. Her aft stateroom/beach club spa is a must see. More...

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Tuesday #1

Four Winns Horizon 290 OB:
57.8 MPH w/2x 300 Hi-Tech Evinrudes

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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Wednesday #1

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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Thursday #1

Schaefer Yachts 580:
Designed for Entertaining Friends & Family

Schaefer Yachts 580

The Schaefer 580 is a strongly-built boat that is intended as a fast entertainment platform for day boating as well as for overnight cruising, with accommodations for six. With a 30-knot WOT potential, she appeals to boaters interested in day boating with room for up to 17 aboard. More...

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Friday #1

Regal 33 SAV:
One Boat that Does It All

Regal 33 SAV

The Regal 33 SAV (Sports Activity Vessel) is well designed for fishing, diving, comfortable and casual dayboating as well as overnights for up to four. The console has near-pilothouse level of wind and spray protection due to the large side panels, while a top windshield vent opens to provide ventilation when needed. The supports for the hardtop are integrated into the console and seating assemblies, and vertical grabrails are integrated. The swim platform is full beam, improving use for watersports, and there’s a dive door on the port side of the cockpit. She’s fully equipped for fishing with rod holders combined into the stainless-steel cup holders and positioning the stern rod holders on the back of the transom. See Captain Steve’s intro to this new model here...

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