Charles Plueddeman

The Outboard Expert: New F25, F75, and F90 Outboards from Yamaha

Offered in 15” and 20” lengths, there are eight variations of the new Yamaha F25 outboard.

Lighter, faster, quieter outboard motors from Yamaha include a new F25 with EFI, an F75, and an F90. And there’s Yamaha prop news, too. This article … [Read more...]

The Outboard Expert: New Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O.

When you need to move out a boat loaded down with a family reunion, the new Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O. is up to the task.

More displacement for more muscle makes this new two-stroke Evinrude an interesting match for heavy fishing boats and pontoons. This article originally … [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...]

2016 Suzuki DF6A Outboard: Lightweight Champ

Ultimate portability is what the 2016 Suzuki DF6A outboard is all about. Also new this year is its little sister, the DF4A.

Less weight and a new carry handle are just two of the updates Suzuki has made to this handy little outboard engine. This story originally appeared … [Read more...]

Mercury Racing Introduces the Verado 400R

The new Mercury Racing 400R.

Mercury's Verado engine series keeps getting revamped, refined, and more powerful. One of the latest offerings -- from Mercury Racing -- is the Verado … [Read more...]

Hurricane SunDeck 2690: Big Beam Brings Amenities

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Seems as if pontoon boats are getting a lot of headlines these days. (Well, OK, we’re giving them the headlines ourselves.) As versatile as today’s … [Read more...]

Video: Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk Boat Review

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Our Boats.com review team put Outboard Expert Charles Plueddeman to work reviewing this compact fishing rig from Crestliner. Read Charles' Crestliner … [Read more...]

Crestliner 1750 Pro Tiller Video Boat Review

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Editor's Note: The Boats.com video boat review team looks over a fishing boat that updates an old school steering approach: the tiller. Read Charles' … [Read more...]

Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk: Video Boat Review

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The review team at Boats.com climbed aboard this compact fishing rig from Crestliner. See what they thought, and then read Charles Pluddeman's detailed … [Read more...]

Crestliner VT 17: Video Boat Review

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Our video review team over at Boats.com tested out the Crestliner VT 17, and the video below has since become one of our most-viewed. VIDEO BOAT REVIEW … [Read more...]


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