PICK the one you want…or receive both for FREE!
This hot jetboat from Yamaha is for people who want
to wind up her twin 4-stroke 1052 cc engines to 11,500 rpms, and let her rip—check
here to see test speeds and video!
Grady-White 275 Tournament
With a range of 424 miles at best cruise this new
Grady can fish most week-long tournaments on one tank of fuel. She’s also a family
See Test & Video.
Tracker Pro Team
Only $9K and you are ready to fish in this Tracker 175
(almost 18’ LOA) with a 75-hp Mercury, trailer, fish finder, trolling motor and
See Test and Video.
This new wake boat comes standard with a Hammerhead 400-hp
engine, cruise control, ballast monitoring system, tower, and much more. $69K. See
Test and Video.
Premier 231 Alante
A “changing room,” a Flexsteel 7 Star helm chair,
11’ Bimini and more are standard on the Premier 231 pontoon boat. See Test and Video.
Four Winns H180
It’s hard to beat the $17.5K MSRP price on this 18’
bowrider, complete with trailer.
The 135-hp sterndrive engine gives her a WOT
of 42 mph. See the complete Test and Video.
There’s more to a good bowrider than a snazzy
instrument panel. Eric Sorensen shows you what to look for
Mercury Marine Presents:
New Basic Boating Video Series
We urge new boaters, youngsters, spouses and
even old salts to watch these terrific basic boating videos.
First of a series--
New Boats and Great Deals At America’s Oldest Boat Show
Deep discounts, design innovations, new boats and higher
quality were all on display in the Big Apple
BoatTEST received 150+ letters in response to its December 5th article about a new
Chaparral sinking and over 4750 responses to it questionnaire “You Be The Judge.”
91% of the respondents said the company should have apologized.
In response to a subsequent article titled “Chaparral DID Apologize” 94 more letters
rolled in. The following is a sampling of those 94 letters and no one escapes scathing
reader criticism. To find out what’s on our readers’ minds…read them
Having Trouble Convincing
We’ve all been there – just when you’ve found your dream boat, your spouse wants to put a new roof on the house. He or she needs a good
dose of the “Justificator!” What’s that, you say?
It is not uncommon for
spouses, kids, or your financial planner to be on different pages when it comes
to buying a new boat. And, by the way, it is not always the female half that is the
recalcitrant one. If your nautical bliss is in danger of not being launched, then
we recommend that you click through to Larson Boat’s clever antidote to no-boatitis.
This special web page is called “The Real Men of Boating” and there you will find
four wonderful “Justificators” -- Carl, Mark, Chaz, and Anne. Read what they have
to say, then you’ll know what to do.
Check out the “Justificators”…
Larson’s 5-year “Stem-to-stern”
warranty is the best justification we can think of, and check
that out, too…
SOTA Innovations From EZ Loader
Seven new improvements to EZ Loader trailers – plus a
Capt. Smith is no stranger to trailer problems
and is impressed with EZ’s improvements.
Minn Kota’s New Trim-N-Troll Propulsion
Anglers can now stop trolling and hole-shot
with the push of a button, then trim for speed
And you thought the folks at Minn Kota were
asleep at their trolling motor pedals?
Minn Kota’s credo is “Design with No Limits” and they aren’t kidding. By thinking
out of the electric trolling motor box, their engineers have come up with a laundry
list of innovative new products, some of which you didn’t even know you needed –
until now. Be the first at your launch ramp with the Trim-N-Troll propulsion system
which allows you to fight and land fish at the bow without worrying about getting
tangled up with your trolling motor. Capt. “Cat Fish” Smith explains it all in this video…
Baja Marine Unleashes:
The Hammer X
With an optional MerCrusier 496 Mag HO this new 22-footer
can smoke big, heavy cigarillos
Baja’s new Hammer X will gain instant respect
among the goodfellows.
Can’t Make it to the Miami Boat Show?
It’s a great place to check out your next new boat – but,
if you can’t make it, let us help!
One of BoatTEST's captains will be glad to
check out your next boat. Just ask us!
Flock To New Low-Cost Cruising Boat
This limited production model appeals
to boaters who want to look cool. Hurry and get one while they last!
This new Spitzbergen 18 is an unsinkable cruiser for the whole family, or just two
guys out for an afternoon of sun bathing.
Made from a proprietary formula of hydrogen and oxygen,
this new boat comes only in white. The manufacturer says it has tried other colors
but they are hard to keep clean and their surface coat oxidizes faster. Interior
seating is made of specially designed seats made with new light-weight aluminum
alloys to meet the severe demands of the active ice boater. The bottom coat is guaranteed
to be impervious to barnacles or other marine growth. A 4-quart Igloo cooler and
an AM radio are standard. The vessel comes with a 15-hour limited warranty. When
you’re done cruising, just pack up your boat in the Igloo cooler and go home.
Guide to Powerboats--2nd Edition. The 500-page, easy-to-read, abundantly illustrated
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Power and Associates data, and a large amount of information and insights to help
people choose their next boat.
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You Be the Judge!
The boating industry is hungry for boat-owner
feedback. Here is your chance to let the brass know what you think
Your STYLE preference?
Your WARRANTY requirements?
Is boating in
BoatTEST wants to get your feedback to builders so that
they can bake your ideas and concepts into the next generation of boats. With the
advent of the Internet the consumer has never before been so influential. And now,
most builders have access to a five-axis router with CAD which means new tooling
can be made in months not years. Take a few minutes to share your thoughts with
us and we’ll get your advice into the executive offices of America’s boat
Sound off here…
Man Drowns on Christmas Day
There is no better way to commune with nature than boating
solo, but wear a kill switch lanyard and PFD
Using a kill switch lanyard and automatic
inflatable PFD are “musts”
for nature-loving solo boaters.
This is not a story we
like to report, but it illustrates the reality that veteran boaters often think
they can handle most anything afloat without using often cumbersome safety devices.
We mourn the loss of Fowler Miller Cahoon, 68, of East Lake near Albemarle Sound,
North Carolina, who drowned in a marshy area between Alligator River and Manns Harbor
on Tuesday, Dec. 25. When he did not show up for Christmas dinner, authorities were
contacted. Read the rest of the story and some solo boating safety tips…
Planning that cruise on your boat? Let our DVDs guide
you through and show you the ins and outs of your destination. The planning, safety
tips, where the tourist attractions are, and what can’t be missed at your destination.
With over 25 DVDs to choose and destinations ranging from the east coast, south,
the Caribbean, to the South Pacific, there is sure to be a destination for you.
To visit your favorite destination click
Hospitalized On New Year’s Eve
It’s fun to be boating on New Year’s Eve, but
are the other boaters sober? Are you?
What is bound to happen
when you run out of gas in the ICW channel on New Year’s Eve in South Florida?
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Room Heater- The MUST HAVE accessory for the serious boater who wants to
enjoy their boat year-round! Why spend time and money to winterize your boat and
miss out on enjoying your boat during the fall and winter months? XTREME Heaters
are small, highly efficient marine engine compartment heaters that will protect
your boat from the threat of sudden freezes for a never-ending boating season.
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Boat Covers at Discount!!
Taylor Made offers a style of boat cover to fit every boat, and each cover
is made with the finest quality fabrics and craftsmanship. Taylor Made products
offer a variety of different ways to protect your boat from the elements. Purchase your Taylor Made Boat Cover at Discount Prices.