The 2017 New High-Performance Go-Fast Boat Review

Go-Fast Boat

Well! The new high-performance boats from Cigarette Racing Team, Outerlimits, Mystic, and Skater at this year’s Miami International Boat Show. There’s no bigger stage than the Miami International Boat Show when it comes to new-model debuts. No consumer event boasts a brighter spotlight and a broader audience. That applies to high-performance V-bottoms, catamarans, and center-consoles, of course. This year’s event Feb.

Reviewing the 2017 New Leopard 43 pc Power Catamaran

Leopard 43 pc/Moorings 433 Power Catamaran

Yep, power catamarans may be the boats of the future. Power catamarans like the new Leopard 43 pc are a fast-growing segment of the boating market. Combining speed, fuel-efficiency, comfort, and easy handling, there’s much to like—but I wanted proof. So, eschewing the usual single-day boat test, I chartered a Moorings 433 (a Leopard 43 pc with three cabins) for a full week in the British Virgin Islands to find out what the fuss was about.

The New High-Performance MTI 340X Catamaran Outboard-Powerboat Review

A 2017 New Pershing 5X Factor Yacht Model Review

Pershing 5X Factor

It’s a step in a bold new direction, and although the “X” in its name is borrowed from aviation (designating an aircraft that’s experimental or a prototype), this yacht seems well past being experimental. Ferretti’s in-house team and naval architect Fulvio De Simoni joined forces to create a new design aesthetic that has already proven to be so popular with the new 2017 Pershing 5X Factor that a whole series of vessels is expected to follow.

Top Boat Manufacturers Sea Ray, Beneteau, and Ranger are Changing the Game in 2017

The Ranger Reata line of pontoon boats

Top boat manufacturers Sea Ray, Beneteau, and Ranger have all announced radical changes in their line-ups. 2016 was full of surprise news from marine engine manufacturers, including Evinrude’s introduction of the 2.7-liter E-TEC G2, Yamaha’s roll-out of the WaveRunner TR-1 HO, and Honda’s showing of an all-new portable outboard line, but with announcements recently made by Sea Ray, Beneteau, and Ranger, 2017 is shaping up to be the year of the surprise boats.

The New 2017 Centurion Ri257 Review

Centurion Ri257

The new 2017 Centurion Ri257 is another amazing Centurion boat,” said Paul Singer, president of Centurion and Supreme Boats. “It offers the same world-class waves, wakes, and ride, with more room for family and friends.

Reviewing The New Two-Stroke Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O.

New Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O.

The new E-TEC 60 H.O. model adds some brawn to the Evinrude mid-size outboard range. Intended to power pontoon and heavy fishing boats, the E-TEC 60 H.O. shares its three-cylinder, 1.3-liter powerhead with the E-TEC 75 and E-TEC 90 models, and offers a whopping 50 percent more displacement than the standard Evinrude E-TEC 60, which is a 863cc twin. De-tuned on the top end to about 65 HP, the E-TEC 60 H.O.

Highly Customizable Model: The 2017 Maritimo M64

 Maritimo M64

The 2017 Maritimo M64 is a highly customizable model that fills out the skylounge line for this Australian builder. The Maritimo 440 is one of the smallest enclosed flybridge boats around, and now the Australian builder has added a fifth model, the M64, to its line of enclosed flybridge designs—which stretch all the way up to a 70-footer.

Seakeeper Refit Alternatives

seakeeper installation

By now you’ve probably heard of Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilization and how it works on a modern powerboat, but many of us love the boats we already have and don’t want to buy a new one purely to get stabilization. Luckily, we don’t have to. Though it may be a bit surprising, refitting a boat with Seakeeper long after the boat has been built is actually a fairly simple, straightforward process. It’s also significantly less expensive than you might think.

The 2017 New Fairline Squadron 48 Review

 2017 New Fairline Squadron 48

The new Squadron 48 power boat, which is based on the express cruiser Targa 48 hull, is the smallest of the flybridge offerings. UK-based luxury boat-builder Fairline Yachts has unveiled a new 48-footer that completes their four-model flybridge line. That said, there’s nothing small about its expansive deck and luxury living accommodations.

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