Commentary: Event Overlap Inevitable For July Blockbusters

<!– Commentary / Uncategorized: Commentary: Event Overlap Inevitable For July Blockbusters –> In a perfect go-fast boating world, there would be more summer weekends, preferably of the three-day kind. No sane and fun-loving person will disagree with this. A few slots remain for the spectacular 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run. Photo by Tim Sharkey copyright […]

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‘Bug Money’ Skater 28 Catamaran A Dream Come True

<!– New Products: ‘Bug Money’ Skater 28 Catamaran A Dream Come True –> There is no typo in the headline above—the name of Bryan Swinney’s new 28-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 300R outboard engines isn’t supposed to be “Big Money.” The 37-year-old, who hails from Vernon, N.J., and has been a […]

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DCB Delivers Stunning Open-Bow M37R to Randal Walker of South Carolina

DCB Performance Boats of El Cajon, CA, has just delivered an open-bow version of its popular M37R catamaran to first-time customer Randal Walker of South Carolina. The boat is powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R outboards. East Coast native Walker, who has owned a variety of go-fast boats built by West Coast builders, says he […]

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Cobia 320 CC

It’s what you can’t see that counts. by Capt. Tom Serio The newest entry to the Cobia Boats center console fleet is the 320 CC. Photos Courtesy of Cobia And it may be what you can’t see that’s most important. Cobia utilizes its Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion System (VARIS) process to layup the hull and […]

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Scout 400 LXF

The Wow factor. by Capt. Tom Serio You know the brand name Scout Boats, and now you need to know of its latest entry to the Luxury Center Console (LXF) line — the new 400 LXF. Photos Courtesy of Capt. Tom Serio With a composite carbon fiber and e-glass epoxy infused hull, Scout delivers a […]

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Blackfin 302DC

Weekend water retreat. by Alan Wendt Unless you really know somebody, or are somebody, getting your hands on a new boat has been a challenge the past three summers. Photos Courtesy of Blackfin COVID confinement and quarantine curbed traditional travel and brought an unprecedented number (39% of new boat sales) of first-time boaters into the […]

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Pursuit S 268

The sporting life. by Peter Frederiksen The Pursuit S 268 Sport merges center console fishing style and amenities with an abundance of comfort features for family cruising and entertainment. Photos Courtesy of Pursuit Smooth hustler Pursuit has a long relationship with Yamaha, and the S 268 is offered with twin Yamaha Digital F150s with Helm […]

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World Cat 260CC-X

The 260CC-X mixes a smooth ride with fishability. Courtesy World Cat The new World Cat 260CC-X mixes angling versatility with a smooth ride and cruising features. This midsize cat can handle twin Yamaha or Mercury 200 hp outboards. It has twin 90-gallon fuel tanks. Nestled in the starboard quarter is a 30-gallon livewell, and the […]

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Tactical Custom Boats’ Adventure 44

Tactical Custom Boats’ new model is called the Adventure 44. To pull off three different activities in one day, “adventure” is absolutely the imperative word. Photos by Phoenix Toomath The Perfect Trifecta Tactical Custom Boats’ new model is called the Adventure 44. To pull off three different activities in one day, “adventure” is absolutely the […]

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Targeting Wahoo Under a Summertime Full Moon

Plenty of wahoo are lost boatside, so don’t stop to admire a gaffed one until you bring it on board. Paul Doughty Anglers in South Florida are blessed to count wahoo among their potential targets year-round. But veteran offshore captains who pursue the striped torpedoes specifically know there are peak periods when the action goes […]

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Tested: Windy SR44 Blackhawk

Having previously dipped its toe into the U.S. market, Windy is now diving headfirst into North American waters thanks to a partnership with Nautical Ventures. New Kid on the Dock Having previously dipped its toe into the U.S. market, Windy is now diving headfirst into North American waters thanks to a partnership with Nautical Ventures. […]

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OXE Marine makes waves

Diesel Comes Clean Diesel outboards try to break into the mainstream. Diesel outboards have long gotten a bad rap of being smelly and smoky, but a new generation of diesel technology is aiming to leave that in the sooty past. As yacht owners and the military move to a single-source fuel concept, diesel outboards are […]

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Sharrow Marine, Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers Announce Global Distribution and Manufacturing Supply Agreement

Sharrow Propellers and Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers have entered into a supply agreement. Courtesy Sharrow Marine Sharrow Marine announced today a new supply agreement between Sharrow Marine and Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers (YPPI). The terms of the agreement allow Sharrow Marine to manufacture its award-winning propellers in YPPI’s state-of-the-art facility and foundry in Greenfield, Ind. […]

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How Many Outboard Engines Do You Really Need on a Fishing Boat?

  Modern center console fishing boats are loaded with power. Pictured, a total of 1,700 horsepower on this offshore runner. Chris Woodward Remember the good old days when a pair of 250-horsepower outboards seemed potent? That’s ancient history, because today everyone wants more power. Our mate gaffs one last mahi before we pull in the […]

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Installing an Outboard Rigging Tube

Once you have completed the installation, hook the engine up to cooling water and start it up to ensure that each of the cables, wires and hoses is connected and functioning properly. Tim Barker The bundle of cables, wires and hoses that extend from the boat to the outboard motor(s) delivers essential fuel, electrical power, […]

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