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  • Sea Ray's SLX 400 is a great mix of entertainment options, luxury amenities and performance.
  • Rinker's QX29 BR is packed full of amazing standard features.

    Rinker's QX29 BR is packed full of amazing standard features. Find out why it's perfect for experienced boaters who know what they really need.
  • The Pursuit S 328 Sport is an all-purpose center console that mixes fishability with luxury amenities.

    The Pursuit S 328 Sport is an all-purpose center console that mixes fishability with luxury amenities. Find out how it performed as we put it to the test.
  • The Tiara Yachts F44 features smooth performance and opulent accommodations.

    Smooth performance, intuitive glass-cockpit controls and opulent accommodations set the stage for a great cruise on the Tiara Yachts F44.

Runabouts

  • Crownline's E23 XS offers aggressive handling with the looks to match.

    Crownline's E23 XS offers aggressive handling with the looks to match. Check out the results from our performance testing.
  • Rinker's QX29 BR is packed full of amazing standard features.

    Rinker's QX29 BR is packed full of amazing standard features. Find out why it's perfect for experienced boaters who know what they really need.
  • The 255 Impulse Wake Edition is a family-friendly watersports platform.

    Scarab's 255 Impulse Wake Edition is a family-friendly watersports platform that's full of luxury amenities.

Pontoon Boats

  • Five fast pontoon boats with serious ponies on the transom.

    Pontoon boats offer a great platform for entertaining on the water. Yet, that's not all they can do. Many probably think they're only good for leisurely cruises, but…
  • Ranger's Reata 223F is a cruising, tube-towing, fish-catching pontoon.

    Convenient operation, long-lasting good looks, and state-of-the-art construction techniques make the Reata 223F a cruising, tube-towing, fish-catching pontoon for your…
  • Great Boats Under $35,000

    Boating on a budget is easy with this collection of great boats available for under $35,000.

    Boating on a budget? It's easy to do with this collection of great boats available for under $35,000. Whether you're a first-time boat buyer or looking to hit the water…

Fishing Boats

  • The Pursuit S 328 Sport is an all-purpose center console that mixes fishability with luxury amenities.

    The Pursuit S 328 Sport is an all-purpose center console that mixes fishability with luxury amenities. Find out how it performed as we put it to the test.
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  • Blackfin's 272 CC offers rugged fishability beautifully blended with top shelf style and creature comforts.

    This was Blackfin’s first sea trial and a pretty solid “get to know you” by all of us. Our test clearly revealed the 272 CC as a solid competitor in the sport-fishing…

Cruising Boats

  • The Tiara Yachts F44 features smooth performance and opulent accommodations.

    Smooth performance, intuitive glass-cockpit controls and opulent accommodations set the stage for a great cruise on the Tiara Yachts F44.
  • Sea Ray's SLX 400 is a great mix of entertainment options, luxury amenities and performance.

    Sea Ray's SLX 400 offers an enclosed head, good tunes, lots of seating, easy water access, enough speed to zoom around, a place to eat, and a place to sleep. Check out…
  • Cutwater's 242 Sport Coupe offers all the benefits of home, and it’s trailerable.

    Cutwater's 242 Sport Coupe offers all the benefits of home, and it’s trailerable. Check out our certified test results of this versatile cruiser.

Water Sports Boats

  • Formula 270 XS

    Volvo Penta Forward Drive enables more tow-sports possibilities.

    Volvo Penta Forward Drive enables more tow-sports possibilities.
  • Malibu's Wakesetter 24 MXZ packs an innovative ­layout, and the ability to throw massive wakes and waves.

    Malibu's Wakesetter 24 MXZ packs an innovative ­layout, and the ability to throw massive wakes and waves.
  • Learn how to find the right boat for your favorite watersport.

    Which boat makes the right wake for your chosen tow sport? We examine how to get the exact wake you need to excel.

Performance Boats

Personal Watercraft

  • The GTR-X 230 offers solid handling and great looks at an affordable price.

    The Sea-Doo GTR-X 230's styling is comparable to a flagship craft, but the price and handling suits the more casual PWC crowd.
  • Yamaha's EX Sport provides a spirited ride at an affordable price.

    Yamaha's EX Sport provides a spirited ride at an affordable price.
  • The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx offers a plethora of freestyle characteristics.

    The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx offers a plethora of freestyle characteristics.

Engines

Used Boats

Boat Shows

  • The 2017 Miami Boat Show provided boaters with an opportunity to see some of the most amazing boats up close.

    The 2017 Miami Boat Show provided boaters with an opportunity to see some of the most amazing boats up close.
  • Get a sneak peek at some of the cutting-edge electronics on display at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show.

    Get a sneak peek at some of the cutting-edge electronics on display at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show.
  • Indmar Miami Boat Show 2017

    Impressive new engines are on display at the 2017 Miami Boat Show.

    Impressive new engines are on display at the 2017 Miami Boat Show.