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The Benefits of a Bracket on Your Outboard-Powered Boat

There’s a reason plenty of new center consoles feature bracket-mounted outboards—the bracket changes the geometry of how outboards and hulls work together. And Armstrong builds an aftermarket setup that may change the way you think about your old boat. Here’s what you need to know.

Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 80

Our first look at the MCY 80. That’s amore! Sleek, handsome, and spacious, the MCY 80 is everything we’ve come to expect in a new model from this builder.

Viking 37 Billfish

You may recall that the Billfish 37 was a popular model (27 were sold) for Ocean Yachts starting in 2008; what you may not know is that With Viking’s acquisition of Ocean Yachts a few months ago, it now has the rights, and the Ocean employees, to breathe new life into the once-feared-deceased model.

Prospec INFPRV315 Stereo Receiver

Why shouldn’t your boat stereo match the level of sophistication in the rest of your marine and personal electronics? That’s where the INFPRV315 Stereo Receiver from Prospec Electronics comes in.

ICOM M93D Handheld VHF

The ICOM M93D handheld VHF rolls a bunch of features into a handy package that’s ready to go to sea. For VHF function, the M93D has 5 watts of output power, along with a built-in DSC receiver, active noise canceling, and a BTL 900-mW speaker.

Raymarine i70s Instrument

The i70s Instrument from Raymarine is a 4.1-inch LCD display with LED backlighting for improved visibility in bright conditions. The unit’s low-profile design complements the company’s eS and gS multifunction displays.

Used Boat: Prestige 60

The prestige 60 heralded some smart design elements when it was introduced in 2010. In fact you may see many features you now take for granted on new boats. Have a closer look here.

Fishing Memories

Our sportfishing columnist is no stranger to big-game battles. But he knows that fishing is much more than that, and he shares a fish story that highlights the moment, not the size of the catch. Read his take here.

Reliant 40 Commuter

Our boat test of the Reliant 40 Commuter. Many boaters will look at the blue hull and white deckhouse and think “Huh, another Down East brand to look at…” But Reliant is different: First, the 40 has a sharply raked windshield. And a narrow beam makes for efficient speed—think commuter, rather than lobster. Have a closer look here.

Vesper Marine’s Virtual Buoy System

Vesper Marine explores innovative ways to use AIS and employ the powerful warning and messaging capabilities embedded in the system. The company just launched a project to mark a no-anchor zone over some seabed power cables and we saw it in action.

Moorings 433 PC

The Moorings has been working with its partner Robertson and Caine, the South African builder of Leopard powercats that supplies its charter fleet, and together the two companies have updated the designs with an eye toward comfort and versatility.

Sealine C330

Our Boat Test of the Sealine C330. Sealine has seen a resurgence under its new ownership group and the C330 is a great example of what some smart ideas can mean for those interested in a pocket cruiser. From an asymmetrical design to some big-boat attention to detail, this build may surprise you with its versatility.

A Look at the Carver C52 Command Bridge

When one thinks of Carver Yachts, there’s no question interior volume is a big part of the equation. But it’s worthwhile to find out what a boat can do for performance, in addition to her creature comforts. As you can imagine, we did that too. Get a sneak peak at what the Carver C52 Command Bridge has to offer here.

Filippetti S55

Our first look at the Filippetti S55. Looking for a sleek express cruiser that will give you something a bit different with a top end in the mid-40s? Now that we have your attention, check out the Filippetti S55, and get a load of just what this Italian builder has in the pipeline.

How to Replace the Windows on Your Boat

Talking about windows on boats, there’s a lot to consider. Will the new ones hold up and be easy to maintain? Know the ins and outs of what’s available, and see why the crew on one project chose replacement windows from Vetus. Check out the whole project here.

Ferretti 550

Our Boat Test of the Ferretti 550. There’s one little issue with the Ferretti 550: Owners may never want to upgrade.

Simrad GO5XSE Multifunction Display

The Simrad GO5XSE is a small but powerful chartplotter and fishfinder that supports proprietary CHIRP sounder systems, such as ForwardScan forward-looking sonar and StructureScan HD photo-like imaging, in a compact 5-inch-display package.

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