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Cruisers and Trawlers

2013 Grand Banks 43 Heritage EU

When you consider how thoroughly modern many of the features onboard Grand Banks’s newest model are, it really is pretty ironic that she is part of the company’s “Heritage” series. After all, precision joystick controls…
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2019 Grand Banks 60 Skylounge

Because I’d sea trialed the Grand Banks 60 out in Australia some while back, I was quite interested in taking a look at the new Skylounge version of the boat—the 60SL—at the Ft. Lauderdale boat…
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2019 Grand Banks 54 Coming This Fall

Construction is underway at Grand Banks Yachts’ Malaysian factory of its third new model in as many years, the Grand Banks 54. It will join the 60 and 60 Skylounge in the builder’s revitalized line.…
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Under 40'

2016 Boston Whaler 280 Outrage is on target

With more flare at the bow, increased freeboard and a deeper cockpit, the new Boston Whaler 280 Outrage better fulfills its mission as an offshore center console, says sales and marketing vice president Jeff Vaughn.…
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Boston Whaler launches 2017 24-foot Bay Boat

Boston Whaler’s 240 Dauntless Pro is aimed at anglers who might consider a bay boat as their next fishing boat purchase. With dual casting decks, rod holders, a live well and a distinctive standard angler’s…
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40' - 80'

2020 Grand Banks 54

It was easy to spot the Grand Banks 54 in a crowded marina in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The latest addition to the builder’s Family Series was one of the few new boats on the dock,…
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2019 Grand Banks 60 Skylounge

Because I’d sea trialed the Grand Banks 60 out in Australia some while back, I was quite interested in taking a look at the new Skylounge version of the boat—the 60SL—at the Ft. Lauderdale boat…
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Sea Rays next 2016 Sundancer

The 450 Sundancer, the third model among Sea Ray’s next-generation coupe-style sport yachts, is a foot longer and beamier than its predecessor, launched in 2009. “With today’s boaters, it’s all about interior volume and space…
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Over 80'

Drawing Board: 2020 Grand Banks 85

If Mark Richards comes even close to the predictions he’s making concerning his latest and greatest—the Grand Banks 85—this big bruiser of a cruiser is going to be a true, Aussie-designed, Malaysian-built mind-boggler. But maybe…
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2014 Ocean Alexander 112

Ocean Alexander has never shied away from seemingly unorthodox collaborations in pursuit of building safe and beautiful boats. This sense of cooperation extends back to the very beginning of the company, when the unlikely duo…
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2011 Ocean Alexander 90

The 30-year-old boatbuilder Ocean Alexander is introducing a 90-footer that looks and feels like a much larger yacht. A wide 22-foot beam produces an airy feel throughout the vessel, particularly in her main saloon where…
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Outboard Boats

2011 Boston Whaler 285 Conquest

As much as any other manufacturer in the boatbuilding game, Boston Whaler has staked its reputation on building rugged and seakindly boats. In particular, the company sets itself apart with the bold proclamation that their…
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Sea Rays big bowrider gets outboards: 2016

This fall Sea Ray debuts an outboard version of the sterndrive-powered SLX 350, its largest bowrider. The SLX 350 Outboard will be powered with triple 300-hp Mercury Verado 4-strokes, with its Joystick Piloting as standard…
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Tested: 2019 Ocean Alexander 45 Divergence

Symphony in Blue Ocean Alexander 45 Divergence A sporty run to a world-renowned reef aboard the Ocean Alexander 45 Divergence reveals what can happen when science and boaters work in harmony. My toes curl over…
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Inboard Boats

2009 Ocean Alexander 60

I’m a reasonably social guy, meaning I either host or attend my fair share of civic events, dinner parties, and other lubberly hoorahs. But when it comes to long-distance cruising, I prefer traveling with a…
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2015 Grand Banks 60

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next. Newly appointed Grand Banks CEO Mark Richards gave me a ring recently to talk about the Grand Banks 60, a design that…
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2013 Grand Banks 43 Heritage EU

When you consider how thoroughly modern many of the features onboard Grand Banks’s newest model are, it really is pretty ironic that she is part of the company’s “Heritage” series. After all, precision joystick controls…
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Center Consoles

2016 Boston Whaler 280 Outrage is on target

With more flare at the bow, increased freeboard and a deeper cockpit, the new Boston Whaler 280 Outrage better fulfills its mission as an offshore center console, says sales and marketing vice president Jeff Vaughn.…
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2016 Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

Sure, everybody knows Boston Whaler can build a hearty tender; older 13 Montauks are still a prized runabout by many. But can the brand hang with the growing (in size and competitiveness) center console market?…
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Fishing Boats

Tested: 2021 Valhalla V46

From the stern, the Valhalla V46 doesn’t sit like your average center console. The smooth curve of the sheerline, from the point of the bow sloping down to the tumblehome aft, gives the boat a…
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2016 Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

Sure, everybody knows Boston Whaler can build a hearty tender; older 13 Montauks are still a prized runabout by many. But can the brand hang with the growing (in size and competitiveness) center console market?…
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Catamarans

Tested: 2019 Fountiane Pajot 40

Form and Function Fountaine Pajot’s newest power cat stops over in Portugal on its journey to the Med and shows the author how a smart use of space, in an interesting setting, can be a…
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