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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...]

Four Top Towboats for 2017

The Moomba Helix serves up performance, luxury, and fun at a reasonable price. Moomba photo.

As the sun’s beams grow more direct and intense each day, local waters are warming, and the 2017 boating season is getting underway. Among the itchiest … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Albin, Nordic Tug, Eagle

1988 Eagle 32 Pilothouse Trawler

Good things really do come in small packages, especially when it comes to pocket cruisers. These pint-sized, passage-making powerboats subscribe to the … [Read more...]

Qwest Luxury Series 818: Small Pontoon Boat with a Big Attitude

Small? Yes. Stripped? Oh, heck no—the Qwest Luxury Series 818 is anything but.

The Qwest Luxury Series 818 may be just 18’4” long, but it offers the perks and pleasures of much larger—and more expensive—pontoon boats. This … [Read more...]

Chris-Craft Calypso 30: First Look Video

The Chris-Craft Calypso 30.

The 2017 Chris-Craft Calypso continues this builder’s tradition of turning out boats that offer excellent performance and even better looks. This … [Read more...]

Scarab 165 Ghost: Jet Into the Limelight

Think of the 165 Ghost (or 165 G, for short) as a giant sit-inside PWC.

A jet boat like the Scarab 165 Ghost can be summed up with one word: Fun. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Zinging … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Boston Whaler, Twin Vee, Mako

1968 Boston Whaler 17 Eastport

We’re celebrating center-consoles this month for our Expert’s Choice installment, having pored over many dozens of listings to find a couple of true … [Read more...]

Five Fabulous Runabouts for 2017

The Glastron GT 180 is simple, versatile, and priced right. Glastron photo.

A runabout is a boat with such a wide definition that it’s a challenge to decide whether to include certain boats inside that definition or exclude them. … [Read more...]

10 Bass Boats that Will Blow You Away: Cast Action Heroes

The Skeeter FX 20 and a Yamaha VMAX SHO: a match made in boat-building heaven.

If you’re a diehard freshwater angler looking for a new bass boat, these 10 will all be of interest—they cover the spectrum from budget-busters to … [Read more...]

Grady-White Freedom 235 Review

Without question, the greatest strength of the dual console design is versatility. You can use a boat like this for fishing one day, and family cruising the next.

No matter how well a boat sells after a few years the manufacturer generally redesigns the model to bring it up to date, and we shouldn’t expect anything … [Read more...]


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