The Bertram 700 has the distinctive "Bertram Look" which signals that this boat
is ready for blue water--and lots of it. With a solid fiberglass bottom, high-density foam core construction
on the hull sides and decks, the boat is both strong and
light. She is designed from stem
to stern for big game fishing. The 700 is intended to fish Costa Rica,
Venezuela, Panama and pretty much anywhere else you want to go. Editor Jeff Hammond takes a close video look .
Cruisers Yachts 460 Express
The Cruisers Yachts brand has been growing in popularity and is now one of a handful of respected names in large express cruiser yachts. The redesigned 460 comes with a choice of two different cabin layouts allowing you to customize the stateroom for your needs.
Come aboard with Captain Ron for the complete test and video review.
The 330 Express just keeps getting better. By listening to their customers the team at Grady-White has added more features and now offers an air conditioning system in the cockpit. There’s 80 square feet of working room in the cockpit along with a patented fold-away rear seat, 254 quart aft fish box and 10’6” beam. Inside the cabin, the galley woodwork is now all teak. Sounds like a lot of fishboat, doesn’t it? See complete test and video.
Windsor Craft 36
The Windsor Craft 36 is not for everyone. And, that is one of its appeals. It is really only for someone with a keen eye for classic lines, a romantic heart that appreciates the context in which this type of day boat was conceived, and enough financial gravitas to understand that this boat is worth $600k.
The Alegria is an exceptional 45 express cruiser in our opinion and if you are in the market for this size boat you need to track one down to see what we mean. (In the meantime, watch our video.) We think the Alegria captures the romance, style, and excitement of European-designed boats, and combines that with the practical functionality of North American boats. This Canadian company does not have many dealers in the U.S., so contact the factory.
Bertram Yachts recently announced a new exclusive partnership with VideoRay LLC, makers of the most popular commercially available ROV (remotely operated vehicle). The VideoRay will be available to all Bertram owners as a pre-wired option on new Bertram yachts. Not only will ROV be able to see fish underwater, but it will also be able to check for prop damage and fouling, hull damage, bottom conditions, the anchor set and maybe even billfish approaching the bait! To find out more about this exciting Bertram innovation and to see actual underwater video taken for the first time on the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and a giant whale shark...ROV this.
5,000 miles of Pacific Ocean piles up on the continental shelf of Queensland, Australia only a mile off the Great Barrier reef and 16’ seas are not uncommon in season. But if you want the biggest Black Marlin in the world, that’s where you go. And that’s where Riviera’s boats are tested and have gained their reputation as one of the world’s top sportfishing convertible brands -- you can count them all on one hand. And the U.S. dollar is still above parity with the Australian dollar! The BoatTEST crew has taken a video look at a couple of the Riviera battlewagons. Join us and you’ll see what we mean...
One reason why the Yanmar 6LY3 engine is selected both for new boats and re-power is because it has a significant power to weight ratio over its competition. The Yanmar 480-hp 5 L diesel weighs 1411 lb. compared with 1891 lb. for the 8 L CMD 480C-E diesel, and the 2,304 lb. 7 L TAMD 75 P EDC Volvo Penta, which also develops 480 hp. Listen as Capt. Rob Smith discusses the Strike 37’s power…
These days Reggie Fountain has his hands full trying to sell go-fast boats with
fuel over $4 a gallon, and with his recent purchase of Baja Marine. We asked him
about his new 33' Lightning and about the new interior in his largest boat, a 48'
express cruiser. As always, Reggie lays it on with the silver tongue of a North
Carolina lawyer, telling us who buys his 33 and about the windshield problem inherent
in high-speed boats. Listen up-- you all...
|The new Fountain 33 Lightning is the company's "entry level" boat. Fountain says it goes 82 mph.|
|OceanLED has a lighting solution for you.|
|SunTracker Party Barge 24|
Bass Pro Shops and MarineMax have joined forces to present what they call the “Great American Boat Sale.” The two retailers tell us that they are offering “unprecedented discounts and deals” on Tracker Marine and Sea Ray boats. From now until June 15th this sale is applicable at all Tracker Marine Group and MarineMax dealerships. Visit the official website for details about the “Great American Boat Sale.” Watch the commercial.
|Tracker tests and video…|
|Sun Tracker tests and videos…|
|Nitro full tests and video…|
|Tahoe tests and video…|
|Sea Ray tests and videos…|
Princess Yachts Sold
A consortium of investors led by French billionaire Bernard Arnault, and Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton (LVMH), the luxury goods company he runs, has purchased Princess Yachts of Plymouth, England. Princess Yachts are sold in the U.S. under the brand name Viking Sport Cruisers.
To find out more about the transaction and how this may effect the future of Princess and Viking Sport Cruisers…drink this cognac.
Available for 2009
|Baja's are known for speed and on test day the 40 Outlaw reached a thrilling 76.6 mph. We can only imagine how a "Baja by Fountain" will perform.|
Fountain Powerboats recently announced that it would begin building Baja high performance boats for the 2009 model year under the name "Baja by Fountain." Brunswick, which has sold Baja to Fountain, ended production in May. To find out more about "Baja by Fountain"... hammer down here.
A midnight exit from the harbor
at Koror, Palau spelled trouble.
A 9L 260-hp CNG engine from
Shanghai Diesel Engine Co.
Ducky Award Winner
“FIRST~~Spring plowing, THEN~~We go boating.” –R. Morris
“The former Captain of the Exxon Valdez now enjoys recreational boating. “
Honorable (almost) Mention
“According to Mr. Gore, this place will be 10 feet under water in about 48 more minutes.” -- M. McKinney
"All grassed up and nowhere to go.”
- M. Baucom
Devil Duck Award
“When you said 'Land Ho' I thought you were talking about your girlfriend.” -- C. Boyd
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