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 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 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 Reprinted by permission. Much ado … [Read more...]

What to Look for on a Sea Trial

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

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

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

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 Reprinted by permission. When … [Read more...]