2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge

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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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2023 Sylvan L5 DLZ Bar

Underway or at rest, the L5 DLZ Bar is a seriously fun ride. Bill Doster Sylvan’s L5 DLZ Bar brings the party to this pontoon with a stern bar, complete with four pedestal stools to seat a thirsty crew. It’s a cool feature, though not always a practical one. Floor space is valuable when boat […]

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2023 Bennington 23 SXSR Quad Bench

The 23 SXSR Quad Bench is quick and powerful enough for watersports and hauling a big crew. Bill Doster Decked out in deep Monaco blue offset with metallic white, Bennington’s 23 SXSR had a 39 mph top speed, the 150 hp Yamaha turning 5,800 rpm. Acceleration proved spirited as well, hitting 30 mph in just […]

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2023 Qwest E-Class 822 Splash Pad LTZ

.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%; } https://dailymotion.com/video/x8g6e51?autoplay=1&mute=1 The Qwest E-Class 822 Splash Pad LTZ we tested featured a Suzuki DF200. A great choice, it zipped us to 30 mph in […]

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2023 Starcraft SLS 3 Q DH

The SLS 3 Q DH easily handled wakes and windblown chop. Bill Doster Starcraft’s SLS 3 Q DH evinces high quality for a moderate price. Our test boat featured Yamaha’s 250 SHO four-stroke, a high-performance outboard that delivered a 47 mph top speed and shot us from zero to 30 mph in a leopard-quick 5.3 […]

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2023 Manitou Cruise 22 MAX Switchback

The Manitou V-Toon tritoon hull carves neat turns at speed. Bill Doster Manitou changed the shape of pontoons. The all-new Cruise 22 MAX Switchback model features the expansive MAX Deck that unlocks 38 square feet of unobstructed space for lounging, angling or toting a big tube. It’s unobstructed because the new and exclusive Rotax outboard […]

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2023 Bass Cat Jaguar

.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%; } Rick Pierce, Bass Cat president, is a fisherman at heart and an engineer who loves bass boats. Pierce and his design team continue to […]

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2023 Yamaha 222 FSH Sport E

The 222 FSH is nimble and smooth. Garrett Cortese Hybrid might be the hackneyed buzzword for the 2020s, but it aptly describes the mindset of most boaters out on the water. Yes, they want to cruise. Yes, they want to fish. Yes, they want performance. Enter Yamaha’s 222 FSH Sport E—the prototypical yes boat. This jet-powered […]

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2023 Invincible 46 Pilothouse

The Invincible 46 Pilothouse offers a steady, smooth ride in rough seas. Courtesy Invincible Boats Leave it to Invincible Boats to expand the boundaries of the catamaran fishing boat with the largest pilothouse model we’ve seen to date. In the 46, the feel of a Morrelli & Melvin hybrid asymmetrical catamaran brings the best attributes […]

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2023 Pursuit OS 445

The OS 445 offers a stable, luxurious ride. Courtesy Pursuit Boats Pursuit’s new Offshore Series flagship takes fishing, cruising and entertaining to new levels of luxury and comfort. The OS 445’s enclosed cockpit features a panoramic view thanks to the 60-inch windshield and tall side windows. An aft glass door and flip-up picture window bring […]

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2023 Solace 30 HCS

The 30 HCS provides a great ride to the fishing grounds. Courtesy Solace Solace Boats’ 30 HCS (Hybrid Center Step), the biggest hybrid boat available, measures nearly 30 feet in length overall and sports twin outboard power. It starts with advanced composite construction materials and processes, including vacuum-infused carbon fiber and epoxy laminates. The 30 […]

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2023 Scarab 165 ID

The 165 ID packs a lot of excitement. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats Looking for a little excitement? Consider the Scarab 165 ID. Though small in size, we think you’ll find it big on fun. This 15-foot-9-inch runabout can be ordered with up to 300 jet-drive horsepower, and it weighs about only 1,700 pounds with a […]

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2023 Princecraft Ventura 23 RL

.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%; } Princecraft’s Ventura 23 RL comes as close to an all-purpose boat as you can find. Built from 5025-H36 marine-grade aluminum, this deck boat is […]

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2023 Starcraft SVX 231 OB

The SVX 231 OB runs in ­spirited yet thrifty fashion. Bill Doster A family hauler and ski platform, Starcraft built the SVX 231 OB well for heavy use on populated waterways. Its deep cockpit gives a “sitting in” rather than a “sitting on” feeling. Fitted with a Yamaha SHO 250 high-performance outboard, it runs in […]

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2023 Sea-Doo Explorer Pro 170

The Explorer Pro 170 excels in the rougher conditions explorers may encounter . Bill Doster Personal watercraft buyers increasingly put their craft to more uses, riding longer and longer distances, planning and completing multiday rides, exploring new waterways, and even using their PWC to camp along shorelines en route. The Sea-Doo Explorer Pro targets those […]

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2023 Starcraft SVX 230 IO

The SVX 230 IO serves up an agile, stable and responsive ride. Bill Doster Starcraft’s SVX 230 IO defies simple characterization. In profile, it possesses sportboat sleek lines, with a windshield stripped of side wings, a graceful sheerline and crisp hullside contours. Viewed from above, a deck-boat influence becomes apparent as hullsides carry nearly all […]

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2023 Formula 270 Bowrider

.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%; } Turn the wheel of Formula’s 270 Bowrider hard over at speed, and its deep 22-degree deadrise and 8-foot-6-inch-wide hull bank like an amusement park […]

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2023 Aviara AV40

.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%; } The Aviara AV40 is the latest iteration of the Aviara “day extender” concept, resulting in a bowrider that segues seamlessly into a comfy overnighter. […]

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