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Stingray 236cc
Stingray 236cc
Thoughtful amenities and eye-opening performance make Stingray’s newest center console an appealing choice for active families.
01-Nov-2017

There’s no question that center consoles have completely dominated North American boat sales in recent years, and it’s easy to understand why.

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Jeanneau NC 895
Jeanneau NC 895
Confident, comfortable family cruiser.
01-Oct-2017

Sitting on the L-shaped bench in the cockpit of the new NC 895 — a modern and stylish family cruiser from French boatbuilder Jeanneau — I could not ignore the sudden increase in rpm and boat speed that pressed me back into the cushion.

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Absolute 40 STL
Absolute 40 STL
Outer space. Inner light.
01-Oct-2017

If you select a company name like Absolute, you better be prepared to live up to it.

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Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius
Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius
A welcome addition to the family.
01-Sep-2017

Welcoming. Airy. Accommodating. These were the first words that went through my mind as I stepped aboard the new 50 Cantius built by Cruisers Yachts in Oconto, Wisconsin.

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Blackfin 272CC
Blackfin 272CC
A legendary quest.
01-Sep-2017

Tinkering with a legendary name like Blackfin is like walking a delicate tightrope.

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Four Winns HD 220 OB
Four Winns HD 220 OB
A touch of class.
01-Aug-2017

I wish airlines would pay as much attention to seating as Four Winns has on its new HD 220 Outboard model.

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Tiara Yachts F44 Flybridge
Tiara Yachts F44 Flybridge
A destination unto itself.
01-Aug-2017

In boating, there’s a saying that infers, “It’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey,” of which I can attest. But what if the journey can be inclusive of a destination?

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Carver Yachts C52 Command Bridge
Carver Yachts C52 Command Bridge
Back in the day, and today.
01-Jul-2017

I hear people, both young and old, use the phrase “Back in the day…” in reference to how things were many years ago but that may not be true today.

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Scout 380 LXF
Scout 380 LXF
The L defines luxury.
01-Jun-2017

There aren’t many boatbuilders left where the founder is still hard at work designing new models.

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Ranger Tugs R-23
Ranger Tugs R-23
Big trawler comfort blends with runabout performance in an attractive, easily-trailerable package.
01-Jun-2017

With generous interior space, a comfortable seaworthy ride and unmatched overall livability, it’s no surprise that trawlers have long been the favorite of cruising boaters.

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Paul Gauguin Cruises
Cruiser Yachts