Top 10 Pontoon Boats of 2016

COBALT MARKER ONE

This year pontoon boats from the likes of Bennington, Lowe, Premier, Sun Tracker, and more, have set new standards.

Pontoon boats were once a curious breed of boat, but these days, we expect them to perform as well as a V-hull, look as sharp as a speed boat, and offer the luxury of a megayacht. And on these counts, new pontoons for 2016 deliver. Here are our top 10 picks for the year.

Reviewing The Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius Fly: Breath of Fresh Air

The Cantius 54 Fly Boat

Cruisers Yachts adds versatility with a new flybridge version in the Cantius series, for 2017. Fast on the heels of last spring’s introduction of the Cruisers Yachts 54 Cantius comes the 2017 54 Fly, a model that puts the emphasis on outdoor living. We hopped aboard for the vessel’s world debut at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Reviewing The Supreme S202: Watersports Boats Value Leader

Supreme S202

You know how much you can spend on a new towboat if you’ve been paying any attention to the world of watersports over the last several years, Often it’s the kind of money that can get you a nice house in a midwestern state. If you haven’t been paying attention, yes, new towboats can be that pricey. The good news is they don’t have to be. With its new S202, Supreme delivers a wakeboarding and wakesurfing machine that offers the style, function and wakes today’s buyers demand at a price that’s downright reasonable.

XO 360 Review

XO 360 Boat

An uber-tough all-weather rocketship, the XO 360 will transport you anywhere in any weather

 

Tips for Choosing The Best Marine Diesel Engine

marine diesel engine

Whether you’re considering a new boat or planning to repower an old one, here are guidelines for thinking about which marine diesel engine is best for you.

Introducing The BassCat Puma FTD Bass Boat

BassCat Puma FTD

Bass boats like the BassCat Puma FTD are designed for neck-snapping acceleration, eye-watering top-end, and—like many of the boats we featured in 10 Bass Boats that will Blow You Away: Cast Action Heroes—performance that lets you compete on the bass circuit like a pro.

Marine Diesel Fuel -What You Need To Know

Modern marine

Compared to gasoline, diesel fuel has some advantages in the boating world, but it needs careful attention too. There’s been a lot written in recent years about the effects of ethanol-laced gasoline in the boating world, and all of the issues—both real and perceived—relat

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The BRIG Eagle 780 Review

The BRIG Eagle 780 Boat

Running at 40-plus mph in a short, 2-foot chop isn’t usually comfortable, but BRIG’s Eagle 780 RIB did so with amazing ease. Its 7.8-meter length (25 feet 9 inches) bridged three to four waves at once, while its deep-V hull (23-degree deadrise at transom, flowing to 38 degrees forward) cleaves them open. And this RIB’s 2-foot diameter Hypalon tubes absorb whatever impact there is when the hull comes down while also knocking down spray. At speeds in the 20s, our test boat rode through the chowder like a Bentley.

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