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  • Sea Ray's SLX 400 is a great mix of entertainment options, luxury amenities and performance.
  • Scout's 175 Sport Dorado features loads of cockpit space and numerous big boat amenities.

    Scout's 175 Sport Dorado features loads of cockpit space and numerous big boat amenities.
  • The Leopard 43 PowerCat offers palatial accommodations and a smooth, efficient ride.

    The Leopard 43 PowerCat offers palatial accommodations and a smooth, efficient ride.
  • Kawasaki's Jet Ski SX-R offers aggressive handling and instant acceleration.

    Kawasaki's Jet Ski SX-R offers aggressive handling and instant acceleration.

Runabouts

  • Sea Ray's SLX 400 delivers performance and attention to ­detail above the rest.

    Sea Ray's SLX 400 delivers performance and attention to ­detail above the rest.
  • Hanging the power off the transom affords the SLX 350 an abundance of cockpit space to lounge and entertain.

    Hanging the power off the transom affords the SLX 350 an abundance of cockpit space to lounge and entertain. The SLX 350 Outboard also features the new Sea Ray Dynamic…
  • 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.

Pontoon Boats

  • Princecraft's Vogue 29 XT offers loads of space for entertaining and lots of performance.

    Princecraft's Vogue 29 XT offers loads of space for entertaining and lots of performance thanks to the Mercury Racing 400R outboard.
  • 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…

Fishing Boats

  • Scout's 175 Sport Dorado features loads of cockpit space and numerous big boat amenities.

    Scout's 175 Sport Dorado features loads of cockpit space and numerous big boat amenities.
  • Tom Schlichter's Ultimate Jon Boat
    Check out this battle-ready fishboat that the author customized.
  • Robalo's 317 DC can cross the Gulf Stream, chase pelagics and pamper your crew all at once.

    This seaworthy dual console can cross the Gulf Stream, chase pelagics and pamper your crew all at once. Check out how the Robalo 317 DC fared in our performance…

Cruising Boats

  • With bow-to-stern family and cruising amenities, Carver fills the C34 Coupe with a live-it-up let’s-go-boating-now attitude.

    With bow-to-stern family and cruising amenities, Carver fills the C34 Coupe with a live-it-up let’s-go-boating-now attitude.
  • The Leopard 43 PowerCat offers palatial accommodations and a smooth, efficient ride.

    The Leopard 43 PowerCat offers palatial accommodations and a smooth, efficient ride.
  • Jeanneau's NC 795 combines a new dynamic profile with multiple innovations to improve onboard comfort.

    Offering loads of light, the NC 795 combines a new dynamic profile with multiple innovations to improve onboard comfort.

Water Sports Boats

  • MasterCraft's XT23 proves itself worthy of surf, wake and ski duty.

    MasterCraft's XT23 proves itself worthy of surf, wake and ski duty.
  • 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.

Performance Boats

Personal Watercraft

  • Kawasaki's Jet Ski SX-R offers aggressive handling and instant acceleration.

    Kawasaki's Jet Ski SX-R offers aggressive handling and instant acceleration.
  • Sea-Doo racers have now won a record seven consecutive Pro Open IJSBA World Championships.

    Sea-Doo racers have now won a record seven consecutive Pro Open IJSBA World Championships.
  • 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.

Engines

  • We pit outboard versus inboard to examine the strengths and weaknesses of each powerplant.

    Purists cringe when outboards power a classic boat. Should they? We pit outboard versus inboard to find out how they compare, and examine the strengths and weaknesses of…
  • Arneson Surface Drives

    Programmable MasterTrim control system automatically achieves maximum efficiency and performance.

    Programmable MasterTrim control system automatically achieves maximum efficiency and performance.
  • Mercury Racing SB4

    Mercury Racing partners with Roadster Shop to distribute 750 hp SB4 7.0 engine for custom automotive applications.

    Mercury Racing partners with Roadster Shop to distribute 750 hp SB4 7.0 engine for custom automotive applications.

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