Reviews

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...]

Boston Whaler 320 Vantage Review

Are they going fishing? Cruising? Entertaining? Yes, yes, and yes.

The 2017 Boston Whaler 320 Vantage is the largest dual console model Whaler builds—and after spending a day on one, we think it might be their best dual … [Read more...]

Chris-Craft Catalina 30 Pilothouse Review

Despite the name the 30 Pilothouse does not have what we commonly would call a true “pilothouse,” but is a center console with more extensive protection than Catalina models have traditionally provided.

 The new 30 Pilothouse version of the Catalina will turn heads. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted by permission. Chris-Craft … [Read more...]

Grady-White Freedom 307: My Favorite Dual-Console

The Grady-White Freedom 307 is currently in production, but this model has been around for close to 10 years (originally launched with the name Tournament 307) so there are both new and used options on the market.

Similar in basic layout to the Grady-White Freedom 307, the first “real” boat I ever owned was a dual-console. It was much smaller than the Freedom … [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...]

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...]

Sportsman Open 282 Tournament Edition Review

Twin Yamaha F200s launch the Sportsman Open 282 to a top-end of nearly 60 MPH.

The new 2017 Open 282 TE center console provides an abundance of deck space to accommodate serious anglers. This article originally appeared on boats.com. … [Read more...]


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