Lenny Rudow

Scarab 165 Ghost: Jet Into the Limelight

Think of the 165 Ghost (or 165 G, for short) as a giant sit-inside PWC.

A jet boat like the Scarab 165 Ghost can be summed up with one word: Fun. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Zinging … [Read more...]

10 Bass Boats that Will Blow You Away: Cast Action Heroes

The Skeeter FX 20 and a Yamaha VMAX SHO: a match made in boat-building heaven.

If you’re a diehard freshwater angler looking for a new bass boat, these 10 will all be of interest—they cover the spectrum from budget-busters to … [Read more...]

Grady-White Freedom 235 Review

Without question, the greatest strength of the dual console design is versatility. You can use a boat like this for fishing one day, and family cruising the next.

No matter how well a boat sells after a few years the manufacturer generally redesigns the model to bring it up to date, and we shouldn’t expect anything … [Read more...]

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman: Flash of Brilliance

While the single engine rig we tested isn’t even close to max power, the advantages are numerous.

The all-new 2017 Wellcraft 262 Fisherman center console is proof: Wellcraft is not only back, they’re also building better boats. This article … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

What Type of Boat is Right for You? Top 10 Choices for Boaters

Is a bowrider the best bet? Could a cruiser be in your future? Or, is a trawler at the top of your list?

Whether you’re a beginner boater who’s still trying to figure out basic boat terminology or an old salt who stays in tune with the latest boat design … [Read more...]


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