While large displays have pushed the technology forward with great leaps, every boater can benefit. Here’s why: Electronics companies often push technology down market to drive loyalty in entry-level segments. So while the top-end products will always have the latest and greatest, the improvements often trickle into the starter sets as well.
Check out this photo gallery showing Senior Editor Kevin Koenig's day on the water in the Cigarette Top Gun 39. He learns the ins and outs of this high-performance speedboat with Phil Lipschutz of Lip-Ship Performance in North Miami, Florida, from the design to hands-on driving techniques. His lesson culminates in a top speed run of 86 mph‚Äîand then gets a thorough education as Lipschutz takes the wheel to hit 101 mph.
The Trident 620 from Outer Reef takes much of what this proven builder has learned from its classic line and puts that wisdom to work in a sprightly semidisplacement hull with pod propulsion and a striking profile.
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