Chaparral 287 SSX Review

Even experienced boaters moving up from smaller models could buy the 287 SSX in stock form and still want for nothing.

Overachievement abounds in Chaparral’s new 287 SSX. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Chaparral’s … [Read more...]

Boat Advertising Copy: Beware the Buzz

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There's a joke in real estate ads about certain watch words that don’t necessarily mean what the writer wants you to think they mean, but something else … [Read more...]

Super Air Nautique GS20 Review

Wakesurfing is the current king of watersports, but many tow boat owners want more watersports options—and that’s what the 2017 Super Air Nautique GS20 delivers.

The Super Air Nautique GS20 provides everything you need, in a tight little package. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted by … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Used-Boat Classifieds

Every used boat has its secrets. Detective work takes place online and on the ground.

I hate to break this to you, but every used boat has problems that its owner wishes weren't there, maybe something innocuous like a stain on the snap-in … [Read more...]

Regal 29 OBX Review

The Regal 29 OBX

Regal’s new 29 OBX is a trendsetter that capitalizes on the benefits of outboard power. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted … [Read more...]

Crownline E-29 XS Review

A pair of twin Mercury Verado 250 HP outboards gives the E-29 XS plenty of pep.

Crownline’s new E-29 XS capitalizes on outboard power in form and function. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Putting outboard … [Read more...]

MasterCraft XT23 Review

The XT23 comes standard with a ZFT4 tower, but is available with the ZFT7 “power tower.” Either is available in custom colors, with multiple board storage options.

The XT23 takes center stage in MasterCraft’s moderately-priced tow boat line, between the entry-level NXT and the top-shelf X models. This article … [Read more...]

Heyday WT-1 Review

The Heyday WT-1 started life as the Wake Tractor, the brainchild of former MasterCraft president John Dorton and his son Ben.

The Heyday WT-1 is poised to broaden the towboat market. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted by permission. Much ado … [Read more...]

What to Look for on a Sea Trial

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If you can’t afford or don't have access to a marine surveyor, you will need to rely on yourself to perform the sea trial. By the time you get to this … [Read more...]

Trailering Your Boat: Seven Items to Check Every Time

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Yes, I know, a headline like that can come across as a pedantic wet blanket. You could read it that way -- I get that, but here’s the way it was intended: … [Read more...]


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