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  • A seamless blend of form, function and performance in a midsize center-console.

    The Pursuit S 288 Sport is an outboard-powered boat that Boating's crack crew of editors sea-trialed and evaluated so that boaters---boat buyers especially-- can learn…
  • This boat runs smooth going fast and hardly gives up any economy.

    The Intrepid 407 Panacea is an outboard-powered boat that Boating's crack crew of editors sea-trialed and evaluated so that boaters-boat buyers especially-can learn the…
  • The 223FC combines exciting features to make the boat a seriously fun fisher too.

    In pontoons, performance is luxury, but this one also provides watersports speeds with its 150 Merc.

Runabouts

  • The 305 SS is a sporty and luxurious day boat, with a high level of fit and finish.

    A comprehensive report about the Monterey 305 SS, a luxury bowrider. This article includes performance statistics as well as insightful commentary regarding the boat's…
  • Chris-Craft Launch 28 GT blends luxury materials for functional style.

    Chris-Craft may be the most recognized name in recreational boats, and one of only a few builders in existence longer than Boating Magazine, which was founded in 1957.
  • The M3800 is a luxury dayboat with a high level of performance, customization, and fit and finish.

    The M3800 is a luxury dayboat with a high level of performance, customization, and fit and finish.

Pontoon Boats

  • The 223FC combines exciting features to make the boat a seriously fun fisher too.

    In pontoons, performance is luxury, but this one also provides watersports speeds with its 150 Merc.
  • The SS230 CL proves sporty to drive and gets you across the pond in style and speed.

    Lowe's super-sport style includes triple pontoons for added buoyancy, speed and performance, as well as more comfortable “cornering” in a boat that handles more like a…
  • The 230 Grand Costa CLS will get you out on the water in comfort and style.

    The Silver Wave 230 Grand Costa CLS is one of the company’s most popular models because it’s a great base boat with an extensive options list so that you can rig it just…

Fishing Boats

  • A seamless blend of form, function and performance in a midsize center-console.

    The Pursuit S 288 Sport is an outboard-powered boat that Boating's crack crew of editors sea-trialed and evaluated so that boaters---boat buyers especially-- can learn…
  • This boat runs smooth going fast and hardly gives up any economy.

    The Intrepid 407 Panacea is an outboard-powered boat that Boating's crack crew of editors sea-trialed and evaluated so that boaters-boat buyers especially-can learn the…
  • For freshwater anglers, this boat and motor combo is the right tool for the job.

    A comprehensive report about the Alumacraft Tournament Sport 195, a fishing boat powered by an Evinrude outboard. This article includes performance statistics as well as…

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Cruising Boats

  • This new outboard-powered Four Winns cruiser offers a single-level topside layout and combines function and features well.

    The 2020 Four Winns Vista 355 is an outboard-powered boat that Boating's crack crew of editors sea-trialed and evaluated so that boaters-boat buyers especially-can learn…
  • The 400 Super Sport Crossover is sporty enough to satisfy your need for speed without sacrificing comfort and seaworthiness.

    A comprehensive report about the Formula Boats 400 SS Crossover. This article includes performance statistics as well as insightful commentary regarding the boat's…
  • The NC 33 is ­genuinely likable, well-built, quick enough to pull water toys, and fun for the entire family.

    Required reading for boat buyers seeking a cruiser. The Jeanneau NC 333 tested by the experts at Boating Magazine, the world's largest boating magazine. The NC 33 is…

Water Sports Boats

Performance Boats

  • Opulent luxury meets practical fishability and creature comforts at the corner of sexy style and hot performance.

    A comprehensive report about the Nor-Tech 390 Sport Boat, a large multi-engine center console boat. This article includes performance statistics as well as insightful…
  • P1 Announces Race Calendar

    Schedule includes APBA Offshore, P1 Superstock and P1 AquaX Racing Action

    Schedule includes APBA Offshore, P1 Superstock and P1 AquaX Racing Action…
  • For 46 of those years the company has expressed its passion and devotion to racing and performance powerboating.

    For 46 of those years the company has expressed its passion and devotion to racing and performance powerboating.

Personal Watercraft

  • This powerful PWC boasts a boatload of features that enhance the ownership experience whether you’re ripping, cruising, or hanging at the cove.

    Learn what the experts at BOATING have to say about this new PWC from Sea Doo. From performance, to comfort, to serviceability to price, former PWC competitor, Jeff…
  • The Yamaha FX Limited SVHO blends impressive performance with amazing amenities.

    The Yamaha FX Limited SVHO blends impressive performance with amazing amenities.
  • Yamaha's EXR serves up an aggressive ride and loads of standard features.

    Yamaha's EXR serves up an aggressive ride and loads of standard features.

Engines

  • Seven Marine 527 Outboard Review

    Maker of World's Largest Outboard Debuts New Model

    An insightful examination of the Seven Marine 527-hp outboard made by the maker of the world's largest outboard engines. The experienced Charles Plueddeman, a member of…
  • How much horsepower is enough for your boat?

    Choosing the correct engine is fraught with pitfalls. Less horsepower will be less expensive to buy and less expensive to operate. But, if it does not deliver the…
  • Propping Outboards

    Tips for selecting the right props for multiple engine installations.

    Selecting a propeller for single engine boats is a critical decision for performance, handling and efficiency. When three, four or more engines are in use, propeller…

Used Boats