Spotlights

Formula 290 BR FX
Formula 290 BR FX
The right formula for family fun.
01-Jan-2016

Formula Boats knows a thing or two about boating, as evident by the 30 models they offer. And the Formula 290 Bowrider is right up there, delivering a boating experience focused on function and fun.

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Zodiac Pro Open 850 Optimum NEO
Zodiac Pro Open 850 Optimum NEO
Fast and furious.
01-Oct-2015

Zodiac is to inflatables as Kleenex is to tissues — folks assume that any generic rigid inflatable boat (RIB) is a Zodiac. But the well-known French inflatable company’s new Zodiac Pro Open 850 Optimum NEO isn’t any ordinary inflatable.

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Yellowfin Hybrid 26
Yellowfin Hybrid 26
Not what you’re thinking.
01-Oct-2015

First let me clear something up: the Yellowfin Hybrid 26 isn’t your run-of-the-mill Toyota Prius; there’s no electric propulsion aboard. In the Yellowfin Hybrid 26’s case, the “hybrid” refers to this center console’s unique mix of bay boat and offshore fishing machine qualities.

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Monte Carlo MC6
Monte Carlo MC6
On a roll
01-Oct-2015

Five years ago, if you were to tell someone that Beneteau Group would be marketing and selling a premier line of luxury performance flybridge motor yachts in the U.S., well, you might’ve gotten some strange looks.

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Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX
Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX
Downeast delight.
01-Oct-2015

Grand Banks is expanding its Downeast Eastbay lineup, and, considering how impressive its existing 46-, 50-, and 55-foot models are, there’s reason for celebration. Scheduled to launch this fall at the Newport Boat Show, the new 44 Eastbay SX is the smallest member of the Eastbay family. But don’t assume that this newcomer is small on luxury, performance, or styling — that’s just not the Eastbay way.

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Vanquish 26 DCE
Vanquish 26 DCE
Classic styling with a twist.
01-Sep-2015

Vanquish Boats makes a sporty, open bow, day boat in their 26-foot dual console platform. Proven in the past with a gas outboard, the Vanquish team is stepping it up by being environmentally conscience and reducing the carbon footprint with their new offering: the Vanquish 26 DCE.

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Sealegs 7.1M RIB
Sealegs 7.1M RIB
No water? No problem.
01-Sep-2015

From the “Why didn’t I think of that?” files comes the Sealegs 7.1M rigid inflatable boat (RIB), which also just happens to be amphibious. Propelled through the water at nearly 50 mph, the 7.1M also has three hydraulically driven legs that raise and lower like an aircraft’s landing gear, powering the craft over land at up to 6 mph.

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Jeanneau NC 14
Jeanneau NC 14
Creating a new concept.
01-Sep-2015

It’s not a new concept for a yacht builder to create an open layout yacht. But Jeanneau seems to have cornered the market, and created an aptly named line of yachts, including the NC (New Concept) 14.

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Buddy Davis 28
Buddy Davis 28
Center console with flare.
01-Sep-2015

Start a discussion about Carolina sport fishing boats and, nine times out of 10, the name Buddy Davis will come up. Davis’ name is legendary when it comes to sport fishing craft built to ply the rough-and-tumble waters.

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Azimut 50
Azimut 50
Super fly bridge.
01-Sep-2015

It’s no secret that Azimut virtually wrote the book on high-performance luxury flybridge motor yachts. Don’t believe me? Just look at the Italian boat builder’s lineup, which has 14 different flybridge models to choose from, ranging in length from 43 to 100 feet. Right around the middle of that lineup is the Azimut 50.

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Cruiser Yachts