Reviews

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...]

Pursuit S 328 Sport Review

Is the Pursuit S 328 Sport really a fishing boat, or a social platform? Yes!

The Pursuit S 328 Sport promises to blend fishing features with social grace. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted by permission. While … [Read more...]

Mako 414 CC Review

The 2018 Mako 414 CC has more than mere mass.

The 2018 414 CC is one apex predator of a fishing boat, the largest ever built by Mako Marine. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted … [Read more...]

Four Great Outboard-Powered Bowriders for 2017

The Sea Ray 310 SLX OB

If you’ve been paying attention to current trends in the U.S. boat market you’ve likely noticed that boat builders are putting outboards on just about … [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...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Grand Banks, Monk, Kadey-Krogen

1981 Kadey-Krogen 42

If you’ve got a bad case of nautical wanderlust... well, we’ve got a potential cure for you. It’s trawler-time in this installment of Expert’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...]

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...]


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