Brett Becker

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Used-Boat Classifieds

Every used boat has its secrets. Detective work takes place online and on the ground.

I hate to break this to you, but every used boat has problems that its owner wishes weren't there, maybe something innocuous like a stain on the snap-in … [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...]

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...]


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