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Affordable Great Loop Boats

Let’s face it. New boats are expensive, and not everyone can afford a “second mortgage” style purchase on a transient boat. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable options out there that will keep your balance sheet in…well…balance. During the 80’s and 90’s heydays of boat building and boat buying, quite a few brands produced some […] Read More

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

The Year in Preview: New Boats for 2018

Bayliner F21 Based on the E21 deckboat that debuted this year, the new F21 center console utilizes the same M-hull design and clean, open layout. Substantial sponsons provide stability for anglers, plus a slightly deeper V entry than smaller fishing boats for improved handling. The helm has plenty of space for optional electronics, and the […] Read More

MasterCraft XT21

The new XT21 is the third model in MasterCraft’s multi-purpose XT water sports series, but it’s the first with a traditional monohull bow. That traditional styling might appeal to owners who don’t love the pickle-fork look — and it adds peace of mind in choppy conditions, where there’s less chance of rollers dumping over the […] Read More

Chaparral 287 SSX

Chaparral, a builder of quality family boats since 1965, went to great lengths to create a luxury bowrider with both style and substance in its new 287 SSX. With an impressive 29-foot length and 9-foot beam, this model has the size and ability to handle big lakes and coastal waters — along with more freeboard […] Read More

Princecraft Xpedition 200

Princecraft’s goal is to give each fishing fan the boat of their dreams. This means it either needs to make a lot of different models, or design one that allows the owner to set it up exactly how they want. The Canadian aluminum boat builder took the latter approach and this year transformed its Xpedition […] Read More

Monterey M-65

The resurgence of outboard motors — they’re more powerful, economical and cleaner than ever before — continues to spread ripples throughout the recreational boating industry. Case in point: The M-65 from Monterey joins a new generation of runabouts that benefit from quieter, stronger performance as well as increased deck space that once belonged to an […] Read More

Tested: Tiara F44

The Slikkers family, founders and owners of Tiara Yachts based in Holland, Mich., looked at the marketplace and saw a gap in their line. They had a comprehensive variety of sedans but no contribution to the substantial and growing flybridge cruiser market. With the new F44, problem solved. Coastal boaters can sometimes harbor a mistrust […] Read More

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Lund Launches Pontoon Line

For 2017, Lund Boats is introducing the LX Series of pontoon boats, a complete family of watercraft with high-value standard features and configurations designed for recreational use, fishing and multi-purpose enjoyment. The all-new series will be offered in a choice of three lengths — 20, 22 and 24 feet — with five distinct floor plans […] Read More