Boat Review: Starcraft SLS 3

Boat Review: Starcraft SLS 3

Gone are the days of the one-trick “party barge” that shakes, rattles and rolls its way across the lake. The Starcraft SLS 3 possesses a Transformer-like adaptability and construction you can count on for increased strength and endurance — and a much...

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Boat Review: Sea-Doo RXT-X 300

In the arms race for fastest personal watercraft on the planet, the RXT-X 300 has few rivals. The secret is a new hull and deck design that enhances wave penetration, shaves weight and lowers the center of gravity, making it more stable but also lighter....

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Boat Review: Pursuit S 328

It’s hard to be a center console these days. The utilitarian nature of the design demands that you should be able to do anything your owner wants at any time, whether it be bottom-fishing for big channel cats, sling-shotting the kids on a tube, hosting a...

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Boat Review: Pursuit S 328

It’s hard to be a center console these days. The utilitarian nature of the design demands that you should be able to do anything your owner wants at any time, whether it be bottom-fishing for big channel cats, sling-shotting the kids on a tube, hosting a...

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Boat Review: PlayCraft 2700 Powertoon X-Treme

You’ve seen stock pontoon boats topping 50, even 60 mph at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Now boost your own Lake-cred with this jaw-droppingly powerful, amazingly stylish tri-toon that can be packed with all the features you like. The 2700 Powertoon...

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Boat Review: Eliminator 28 Speedster

There’s nothing quite like the rumble and roar of a speedboat — fire up the ignition, push the throttles forward and savor the sonic rush. The Eliminator 28 is a thunder god in watercraft form, built for flashy performance and style. Svelte catamaran lines...

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Boat Review: Deep Impact 399 Sport

We’d take our Deep Impact 399 Sport with shimmering bright-blue hull paint and have the seats done up in contrasting, diamond-stitched saddle brown. From there, we’d select the flush-mounted blender/juicer, the cabin air conditioning and the FLIR...

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Boat Review: Sunsation 32CCX

It’s not all about speed. OK, mostly it is, but hot looks and performance aside, the Sunsation 32CCX also excels as a family platform thanks to its versatile seating and nap-worthy cabin. The builder tapped powerboat racer and consultant Tres Martin to...

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Boat Review: MTI-V 42

This long, lean performance boat can be tailored to suit any taste or activity, from exterior graphics to interior seating to state-of-the-art electronics. But even more exciting is what lies below the surface: the build is primarily E-glass and Kevlar,...

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Boat Review: Chaparral 347 SSX

 You’re looking at the boat that created the bowrider/cruiser hybrid class. The Chaparral 347 SSX seats six up front and sleeps two in a full-beam cabin that comes with a head/shower compartment and can be outfitted with a flatscreen TV, microwave and air...

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Boat Review: Bentley 243 Navigator

This nicely sized pontoon boat was already established as a high-value family vessel with lots of interior space, cushy seating and three entry points for ease at the dock, beach or swimming hole. The updated 243 Navigator increases the style...

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Boat Review: Afina 3960

Don’t let the Afina’s pontoon-mated-with-an-express coupe looks fool you. With the ability to go completely exposed or protected — the pilothouse doors, side windows and roof all open — this intentionally undefined craft offers all-season versatility and...

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Boat Review: Cruisers 50 Cantius

You can take the shoreside mansion with you when you have the 50 Cantius. The Wisconsin-built express coupe has all the luxuries of home, if your home includes resort-like daytime entertaining features and refined overnight accommodations for four (two...

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Boat Review: Fountain 39 NX

The “NX” in the Fountain 39 NX could stand for “new crossover.” The brand has a long history of producing world-champion raceboats as well as top-performing offshore fishing machines. Check both boxes on this center console mashup that features an...

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Boat Review: Cypress Cay Seabreeze 253

Talk about countless possibilities. The Seabreeze 253 provides easy entry into the pontoon life with an affordable (but still expertly designed) option offering all sorts of features and upgrades to make it your own. Choose from multiple floorplans and...

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Boat Review: MasterCraft X24

Surfing normally requires an ocean. Unless, that is, you have access to the new MasterCraft X24. Wave-making science is front and center on this pickle-fork playmaker, starting with a purpose-built hull that, when paired with up to 4,300 pounds of...

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Boat Review: Formula 400 SSC

Over the past few years, this Indiana builder has defined the “crossover” segment with five models that pair open layouts and comfortable cruising elements — and perform like heat-seeking missiles. (Hey, we’re talking Formula here.) The 400 SSC is the...

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