Experience Stingray’s New Flagship Boat: 273CC

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Stingray has a decades long reputation for always being able to bring a great performing well-built boat at a moderate price to the marketplace. […]

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College Students Build Electric Boats, Experience, and Confidence at University of Pittsburgh

The team includes more than 40 undergraduates studying 10 different disciplines of engineering as well as finance, economics, marketing, computer science, and business information systems. Left to Right: Dr. Tony Kerzmann; Kevin Gu; Clinton Connelly; Casandra Nickelson; David Marcano; Nicholas Genco; Shreyas Vivekanandan; Josh Lubin; Luke Sowinsk. Courtesy Pittsburgh Electric Propulsion Engineering students at University […]

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2023 Supra SE

AutoWake automatically manipulates the hull to create a precise wake or wave time after time. Courtesy Supra Boats Luxury and performance are the hallmarks of the Supra Boats SE model, right along with its world-class abilities as a tow boat. The largest boat in the Supra fleet, the SE provides plenty of room between its […]

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2023 Axis T235

The T235 produces riding surfaces for all styles and ability levels. Garrett Cortese With the T235, Axis launches a new model in what has become a sweet-spot size segment for watersports boat buyers. The 23-foot-5-inch T235 delivers both the signature Axis styling as well as a high-level of watersports performance.  The T235 boasts room for 16 […]

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Boating Spotlight: Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Boating recently got onboard Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and to no surprise, it did not disappoint. […]

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2023 MasterCraft NXT23

The NXT23 throws an impressive wave. Garrett Cortese With the NXT23, MasterCraft set the newest member of the budget-friendly NXT family apart with an all-new design, including the running surface and a hybrid bow. The NXT23 looks great and sports classic lines. Once on board, we found the bow shape similar to its wider NXT […]

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2023 Heyday WTSurf

Riders are treated to sizable wakesurf waves with a clean face and a pocket that provides ample push. Garrett Cortese Heyday’s WTSurf is its largest model, with room for 17 watersports-loving family and friends. Though its name implies a specialization in wakesurfing, our time aboard proved this boat is capable of much more. Deep gunwales […]

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2023 Regal LS9 Surf

When not cranking out waves, the LS9 Surf proves one sporty bowrider. Tom King At 29 feet length overall, the LS9 Surf is the largest model in Regal’s Surf series of watersports boats. Its displacement, a Yacht Certified passenger rating, and a 2,500-pound water ballast system alone virtually guarantee a sizable wave. Trim up the […]

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2023 Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV

The surf wave is incredible. Courtesy Malibu Boats Tapping in at 26 feet, 5 inches in length overall and rated to carry a total of 18 watersports fans, the Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV offers room aplenty. Its bow maintains a traditional shape, with an attractive sheerline and design contours in the hullsides that allow for […]

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2023 Centurion Fi25

Fully loaded, wakes and waves quickly reach pro level. Garrett Cortese Centurion’s position as a big-time wakesurfing player gets cemented further with the brand’s completely redesigned 2023 Fi25.  The Fi25’s new bow looks more aggressive but proves more comfortable and accommodating thanks to the higher freeboard. The increased freeboard and added comfort carry through to […]

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2023 Scarab 255 ID

A dialed-in wave means fun for all riding levels. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats Wakesurfing is not the only reason to consider the Scarab 255 ID, but it’s a good one. This do-it-all 25-foot family dayboat is always ready for tubing, lounging and cruising around the lake, but its jet propulsion, abundant power and available options […]

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2023 Sea Ray SLX 260 Surf

The deep-V hull cuts through chop. Courtesy Sea Ray Boats Sea Ray’s SLX 260 Surf serves boat buyers seeking wakesurfing thrills while delivering luxury and performance for those desiring the life aquatic.  This boat’s story begins with its performance. Our test boat sported MerCruiser’s bruising 430 hp 8.2L Mag HO with digital throttle and shift […]

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2023 Manitou Explore 26 Navigator

The Explore 26 Navigator provides handling response reminiscent of a V-hulled sportboat. Bill Doster The Explore 26 Navigator offers bold new styling and a pair of potent 300 hp Mercury Verados. Go ahead. Slam that throttle down. The Explore responds by jumping onto plane in a scant 3.5 seconds, the same amount of time it takes to […]

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2023 Harris Solstice 230

The Solstice 230 offers comfort and security while underway. Bill Doster Harris’ Solstice 230 receives a welcome refresh for 2023. It starts at the fence line, where fewer perimeter rails provide a more modern, streamlined appearance. An updated logo badge does double duty, incorporating both docking and nav lights. Redesigned furniture features attractive accent textures […]

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2023 Manitou Explore 24 Max Navigator

We noted smooth idling and living-room-quiet running from this two-stroke engine. Bill Doster There’s 38 square feet of wide-open aft deck space aboard Manitou’s Explore 24 MAX Navigator. Thank the concealed Rotax outboard for that acreage. Available in 115 and 150 hp ratings, our test boat’s 150 delivered a top speed of 35 mph. Acceleration? […]

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2023 Avalon Catalina Entertainer 2585

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Powered by a Suzuki DF250, Avalon’s Catalina Entertainer zipped from zero to 30 mph in a swift 6.8 seconds before topping out at 44 […]

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2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Barletta’s Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge features standard triple 26-inch tubes, patented dual-stage lifting strakes, and Wave Tamer spray rails on the outsides to keep […]

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Boating Spotlight: Hanover Yachts 375

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Boating took a look above and below the spacious deck of Hanover Yachts 375 during the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Watch the […]

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2023 Bennington 25 QFBA

The Yamaha 425 XTO Offshore engine makes this flagship a performance leader. Bill Doster At 28 feet long with 425 horses of Yamaha V-8 power, Bennington’s 25 QFBA proves a head-turner. This furiously accelerating beast (zero to 30 mph in just 5.1 seconds) roared to a top speed of 53.5 mph. At full gallop, it […]

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2023 Bennington 27 RX Sport Swingback

The 27 RX Sport Swingback offers a confident, surprisingly soft ride. Bill Doster Choose the right color and Bennington’s 27 RX Sport Swingback takes on an almost menacing appearance. In this case, blame—or rather credit—an abundance of deep, glossy black. It covered our test boat’s trademark fence panels in smooth cladded aluminum that gives the […]

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