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...]

Boat Buying: Line Up Your Financing

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Summer is here and interest rates have ticked up. That affects all banks and the rates they charge, but the increase has been slight. As summer progresses … [Read more...]

Five Simple Habits That Make Your Boat Engine Last Longer

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Everybody is looking for ways to make things last longer, whether it’s our cars, appliances, baseball games, or yes, our boats. What if I told you there … [Read more...]

Sea Ray SLX 400 Review

With an array of seating options available in the bow and in the cockpit, the SLX 400 also includes a hardtop, retractable sunshade and sunroof.

Sea Ray’s 2017 SLX 400 is a paradigm bursting with innovation and new ideas. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted by permission. When … [Read more...]

Buying a Used Boat: Five Overlooked Things to Check

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Buying a used boat is a busy time. You’ve been scouring the ads to be able to pounce on the model you want as soon as it becomes available. There’s … [Read more...]

Cobalt 25SC Review

At the stern, the 25SC comes fitted with a wide rear bench that converts to an aft-facing sun pad and lounge.

Cobalt roils the water with a luxury runabout that runs on outboard power. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted by permission. There … [Read more...]

Used Boat Buying Quiz: Are You Ready for This?

You may locate a used boat you've been dreaming about, but take a deep breath and consider whether you're ready for the project list after you've made the purchase.

It’s probably safe to say not everyone is cut out for the rigors of used-boat ownership. Before you let your boat-buying fever get ahead of you and your … [Read more...]


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