Reviews

Regal 29 OBX: An Outboard Powered Regal Bowrider?

The Regal 29 OBX represents a serious departure from the norm for this builder, which is known for stern-drive boats and has been around since 1969.

Outboard engines are extending their appeal to different genres of boats, and with the 29 OBX Regal introduces their second outboard-powered boat. This … [Read more...]

Crestliner 1850 Raptor SC: Freshwater Fish Hawk

The 1850 Raptor SC strikes a pose somewhere between bass boat and multi-species boat, with the ability to fulfill the missions of both genres.

This freshwater fishing bird of prey puts you in position to strike. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Some … [Read more...]

Larson LXH 190 I/O: A New Kind of Crossover

In stern-drive form, the LXH 190 I/O still looks sporty yet has the room of a deckboat.

Larson's LXH 190 I/O blurs the line between runabout and deckboat, and does it beautifully. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished … [Read more...]

Yamaha WaveRunner EX: New PWC Series Debuts

The TR-1 powerplant in the EX line is Yamaha’s latest.

Yamaha delivers a full dose of WaveRunner DNA in its new entry-priced EX series personal watercraft. This article originally appeared on boats.com. … [Read more...]

Skeeter FX21 LE: Big-Time Bling in a Bass Boat

If you like radical looks in a bass boat, the Skeeter FX21 LE should get your blood pumping.

Virtually every "option" is a standard feature on the Skeeter FX21 LE, including a look no other bass boat can match. This article originally appeared … [Read more...]

Key West 219FS: Fishing for the Details

We got lucky with the Key West 219, and managed to spend many hours on numerous fishing trips aboard one before bringing you this review.

We test a 2016 Key West 219FS. Again, and again, and again. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Watch … [Read more...]

Six Great New Boats Under 25 Feet from the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Four Winns HD220 is a deck boat unlike many other deck boats. And you can get it in inboard or outboard-powered flavors. Photo courtesy of Four Winns.

With literally thousands of boats on display in several locations both on land and in the water at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, picking … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Premier, Parker, Scarab

2014 Scarab 195 HO

Winter is coming, but while some folks are busy shuffling their boats away safely for the cold season, others know that late fall and winter represent … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Pathfinder, MJM, Sun Tracker

2011 Sun Tracker 25 XP3

Like it or not, the 2016 summer boating season will soon fade into memory, at least for most of us folks above 32º north latitude. Still, don’t be depressed; … [Read more...]

Ranger RP 190: Bold New Aluminum Bay Boat

Zippy? Youbetcha—with 115 SHO horses on the transom, we were cooking across the river just as fast as many high-dollar bay boats with twice the horsepower.

The all-new Ranger RP 190 may be made of aluminum, but it’s ready to serve as a heavy-duty saltwater fishing boat. This article originally appeared … [Read more...]


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