Boat Test: 2023 Yamaha 222XD

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Brunswick releases financial results

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today reported full-year and fourth quarter results for 2022: Full year results: Fourth quarter results: “Another strong performance in the fourth quarter capped an outstanding 2022 in which Brunswick delivered record sales, operating margins, and operating earnings, with our boat business’ full-year adjusted operating margin exceeding 10 percent for the first […]

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Bay Boat vs. Hybrid

Hybrids are as at home fishing the shallow stuff as they are plying the deep drops. Courtesy Robalo Boats While there are no rules about what constitutes a bay boat or a hybrid, certain features tend to lump boats into one camp or the other. Other boats refuse to be pigeonholed, deftly straddling the line. […]

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E1 Electric Racebird

An electrifying chat with Mercury Racing’s Stuart Halley. Born to Fly Mercury’s radical electric outboard will shake up boat racing. We’ve seen a slew of radical electric boating technology over the last few years. From X-Shore’s daycruisers to Evoy-driven Axopars to hyper-efficient hydrofoils from Candela and America’s Cup Emirates Team New Zealand, it’s a fascinating […]

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Navico Fathom e-Power

Fathom serves as an integrated auxiliary power system that includes monitoring and control via a mobile app. Courtesy Navico Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Fossil-fuel marine generators have long served the AC electrical needs of boaters while away from […]

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Sea-Doo Spark Trixx vs. Yamaha JetBlaster

The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx (left) and Yamaha JetBlaster (right) both offer lightweight, economical, freestyle PWC fun. Courtesy Sea-Doo, Yamaha Sea-Doo’s Spark Trixx and Yamaha’s JetBlaster are two of the most fun, playful models in the PWC market. Though each follows a similar formula—advantageous horsepower-to-weight ratio and near-identical trio of freestyle-oriented add-ons—they retain distinct personalities on […]

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Uncharted Waters: North vs. South

Tackling the Classic U.S. Boating Debate of North Versus South. A couple weeks ago, I attended a yacht club dinner at the invitation of a friend and had a fine time, in spite of the fact that I’m about as yachty as an aluminum canoe. Toward the shank of the evening, as coffee and other […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Walkarounds

With their enclosed berths, walkarounds offer plenty of storage for tackle and gear, as well as a place to escape the elements or take a nap. Courtesy Grady-White Walkaround boats are utility vehicles, combining deep-V hulls and high freeboard to handle rough waters offshore, varying levels of interior cabin space for protection from the elements […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Catamarans

With engines set wide on each sponson, a catamaran provides exceptional maneuverability, whether fighting a fish or docking in tight quarters. Courtesy Invincible The popularity of the multihull (aka catamaran or cat) fishing boats has never been greater, as more and more boatbuilders enter this growing segment of the market. The inherent stability of the […]

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Winnebago reports Q1 2023 results

Winnebago Industries, Inc. recently reported financial results for the Company’s Fiscal 2023 first quarter. Revenues for the Fiscal 2023 first quarter ended November 26, 2022, were $952.2 million, a decrease of 17.6% compared to $1.2 billion for the Fiscal 2022 period, driven by unit volume decreases versus record year-ago comparisons, partially offset by Marine segment […]

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Johnson Outdoor releases fourth quarter results

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq:JOUT) has announced slightly lower sales and decreased earnings for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.   Fiscal 2022 sales fell 1 percent compared to the previous record-high fiscal year, while operating profit decreased 40% and net income fell 47% over the prior fiscal year. “While fiscal 2022 sales remained relatively flat compared […]

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Boating Spotlight: Solace 415CS

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Why a Bigger Boat Isn’t Always Better

Bigger is often better, but there are caveats. Courtesy HCB Yachts If you go to a boat show, it’s impossible not to fantasize about moving up to a bigger boat. The imagination takes over and your brain only envisions the good stuff, like being able to overnight at the fishing grounds or the ability to […]

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Good As Gold

Good As Gold Continued Signs of a Bullish Bias As we enter December, it is good to note that we just came off two positive, back-to-back months.  This type of action, especially in a midterm election year (of a first term President), suggests that a more profitable and positive stock market may be ahead.  Please […]

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Ned Kehde Reveals Winter Bass Tricks

A coldwater finesse Q&A with Ned Kehde, the Ned rig maestro Ladson, SC (December 6, 2022) – While you’re reading this, huddled around the warm glow of your computer screen, Ned Kehde is almost certainly on the water. So long as one of the dozen or so of his local community reservoirs near Kansas City remain […]

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New Boat: Hood 35LM

Meet Android founder Rich Miner and his low-profile, high-tech masterpiece, the striking Hood 35 LM. It’s All in the Curve Meet Android founder Rich Miner and his low-profile, high-tech masterpiece, the striking Hood 35 LM. It’s the swooping, arcing, very considered trailing edge—a graceful, subtle curve that defines the aft border of the coach roof […]

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Fish Facts: A Redfish and its Black Spot(s)

This multi-spot redfish is an oddity, sure to turn heads at the boat ramp. Some scientists believe multiple spots are advantageous for red drum in turbid water. Capt. Sonny Schindler Perhaps the single feature most associated with the red drum is its spot. That is, the one spot (on each side), on its tail. That […]

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Electric vs. Gasoline Tow Vehicles

The Ford Lightning’s power and four-wheel-drive capabilities provided outstanding performance on wet, slick launch ramps during our tow testing. Robert Brown Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. The age of electric vehicles (EVs) has arrived. As the world seeks solutions […]

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Pursuit OS 445

The Pursuit OS 445 comes standard with triple Yamaha 425 XTO Offshore V-8 outboards. Courtesy Pursuit Boats While some anglers might view anything other than a center-console as a “gentleman’s” boat, Pursuit’s OS 445 powered by triple Yamaha 425 XTO outboards is a modern take on an express sport-fisher. Its ability to enclose the bridge […]

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