2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64

2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
Maritime Madness is an annual tournament that chooses the best boats of the year as voted on by friends and fans of Boating. Boats competing in Maritime Madness are the same as those selected for published review by Boating's editorial staff during the year. The "hull truth" is, more new boat models debut in any given year than we can test and review. So we cherry-pick the new models to bring you what we deem to be the very best of new boats every year, every month in Boating and at boatingmag.com. So a boat included in the Maritime Madness tournament voting has already been through rigorous scrutiny by the world's foremost powerboat experts: the editors of Boating.
2014 Maritime Madness
Congratulations to the Formula 350 CBR for winning Boating's inaugural Maritime Madness tournament! The Maritime Madness tournament charted a course that helped determine your picks for the best boats of 2013-2014. Scroll through the gallery for a closer look at all of the boats that participated.
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#1 Cruisers Sport Series 328 vs #16 Regulator 34 CC The Cruisers Sport Series 328 secured the No. 1 overall seed by virute of winning Boating's Boat of the Year award for 2013. It offers a killer layout and loads of amenities. Full Review: Cruisers Sport Series 328 Hard-core anglers will appreciate the Regulator 34 CC's layout and soft ride, but there are enough amenities to keep the family happy too. Full Review: Regulator 34 CC
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#8 Yamaha SX192 vs #9 Boston Whaler 230 Vantage Yamaha's SX192 offers upscale enhancements and nimble handling. Full Review: Yamaha SX192 Boston Whaler's 230 Vantage is a sport-utility boat full of luxury, safety and fun. Full Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#5 World Cat 290DC vs #12 Formula 353 FAS3Tech World Cat's 290DC features a family-friendly layout that recalls its fish-boat roots. Full Review: World Cat 290DC Formula's 353 FAS3Tech is a driver's boat that offers an exciting, high-speed ride. Full Review: Formula 353 FAS3Tech
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#4 Baja 30 Outlaw GT vs #13 Monterey 214SS Baja's 30 Outlaw GT offers deep-V performance chops and a 75 mph top end. Full Review: Baja 30 Outlaw GT Monterey's 214SS combines trailerable luxury and performance. Full Review: Monterey 214SS
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#6 Silverton 36 C vs #11 Calcutta 360 Silverton's 36 C is a quiet cruiser with excellent close-quarters maneuverability. Full Review: Silverton 36 C The Calcutta 360 is full of features that offshore anglers and families will appreciate. Full Review: Calcutta 360
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#3 Cobalt 336 vs #14 AquaQuad CLX Cobalt's 336 is a big sporty bowrider with a ton of creature comforts. Full Review: Cobalt 336 The AquaQuad CLX provides a portable angling and adventure platform. Full Review: AquaQuad CLX
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#7 Nautique Super Air Nautique 230 E vs #10 Premier 290 Grand View 10 Wide The Super Air Nautique 230 E is an electric boat full of wake-sports-friendly amenities. Full Review: Super Air Nautique 230 E The Premier 290 Grand View 10 Wide rates as one of the coolest and most innovative ­pontoons on the market. Full Review: Premier 290 Grand View 10 Wide
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#2 Pursuit SC 365i vs #15 Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra Elite Pursuit's SC 365i is a state-of-the-art sport yacht that's sleek and rugged. Full Review: Pursuit SC 365i Carolina Skiff's 21 Ultra Elite is solid and durable with a high-quality fit and finish. Full Review: Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra Elite
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#1 Chris-Craft Launch 32 vs #16 Princecraft Vogue 25 XT Chris-Craft's Launch 32 is an instant classic with day-boat chops to match its distinct lines. Full Review: Chris-Craft Launch 32 Princecraft's Vogue 25 XT hits 45.1 mph, and tracks as though on the proverbial rail. Full Review: Princecraft Vogue 25 XT
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#8 Chaparral 257 SSX vs #9 Starcraft SCX 201 OB Chaparral's 257 SSX is a luxury bowrider with precision handling. Full Review: Chaparral 257 SSX Starcraft's SCX 201 OB is a spacious outboard runabout with plenty of stowage. Full Review: Starcraft SCX 201 OB
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**#5 Bayliner Element vs #12 Sun Tracker Regency 254
** The Bayliner Element is an affordable entertainment platform that's fun for the whole family. Full Review: Bayliner Element Sun Tracker's Regency 254 offers luxury fitting and sporty performance. Full Review: Sun Tracker Regency 254
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#4 Cobalt 26SD WSS vs #13 Rinker 186 OB Cobalt's 26SD WSS is a luxury sterndrive that's water-sports-ready. Full Review: Cobalt 26SD WSS Rinker's 186 OB is an affordable runabout with efficient performance. Full Review: Rinker 186 OB
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#6 Sealine SC42 vs #11 Belzona 325 Center Console Sealine's SC42 offers a bold, innovative design and impeccable craftsmanship. Full Review: Sealine SC42 Belzona's 325 Center Console is rugged, versatile and unique. Full Review: Belzona 325 Center Console
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#3 Monterey 288SS vs #14 Sylvan 8525 Mandalay Bar Monterey's 288SS is a luxury bowrider with amped-up amenities. Full Review: Monterey 288SS Sylvan's 8525 Mandalay Bar takes entertaining to the extreme. Full Review: Sylvan 8525 Mandalay Bar
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#7 Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 vs #10 Stingray 204LR Sea Hunt's Gamefish 27 provides a confident ride and numerous fishing amenities. Full Review: Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 Stingray's 204LR is an agile bowrider that offers spirited handling. Full Review: Stingray 204LR
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#2 Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius vs #15 RiversEdge 200FX The Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius marries the best elements of a sedan to those of an express. Full Review: Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius The RiversEdge 200 FX is great for skinny-water anglers seeking a cushioned ride. Full Review: RiversEdge 200 FX
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#1 Chaparral 277 SSX vs #16 Hurricane SunDeck 2400 OB Chaparral's 277 SSX features loads of storage, innovative bow seating and a great running attitude. Full Review: Chaparral 277 SSX The Hurricane SunDeck 2400 OB offers sporty handling and spacious accommodations. Full Review: Hurricane SunDeck 2400 OB
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#8 Stingray 198LX vs #9 Bayliner 215 Deck Boat Stingray's 198LX offers confident handling and outstanding performance. Full Review: Stingray 198LX Bayliner's 215 Deck Boat offers solid handling and a wealth of space. Full Review: Bayliner 215 Deck Boat
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#5 Grady-White Freedom 285 vs #12 SouthWind 212 SD Grady-White's Freedom 285 is a versatile dual console with tremendous family crossover appeal and fishability. Full Review: Grady-White Freedom 285 SouthWind's 212 SD is an easy-to-maintain deck boat that offers fun for the whole family. Full Review: SouthWind 212 SD
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#4 Sea Ray 510 Sundancer vs #13 Cobalt R5 The Sea Ray 510 Sundancer is a big, beautiful express with an abundance of livable space. Full Review: Sea Ray 510 Sundancer Cobalt's R5 combines luxurious interior appointments with smooth handling. Full Review: Cobalt R5
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#6 Monterey 234SS vs #11 Dusky 33 Open Fisherman Monterey's 234SS features brisk acceleration, sound handling and stylish looks. Full Review: Monterey 234SS Dusky's 33 Open Fisherman is a great mix of features, performance and price. Full Review: Dusky 33 Open Fisherman
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#3 Boston Whaler 270 Vantage vs #14 Alumacraft Trophy 175 Boston Whaler's 270 Vantage is the perfect boat for the fisherman who likes to do more than just fish. Full Review: Boston Whaler 270 Vantage The Alumacraft Trophy 175 is a rugged fishing machine that offers family water-sports fun. Full Review: Alumacraft Trophy 175
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#7 Beneteau Barracuda 9 vs #10 Four Winns Horizon 230 Beneteau's Barracuda 9 offers comfortable seating and efficient performance. Full Review: Beneteau Barracuda 9 The Four Winns Horizon 230 is a terrific blend of style and performance. Full Review: Four Winns Horizon 230
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#2 Regal 3200 Bowrider vs #16 Sea-Doo Spark The Regal 3200 Bowrider is a true "day boat" that maximizes deck space. Full Review: Regal 3200 Bowrider Sea-Doo's Spark offers a snappy, efficient ride at an affordable price. Full Preview: Sea-Doo Spark
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#1 Formula 350 CBR vs #16 Bennington 2575 RCW I/O Sport Tower Formula's 350 CBR is a soft-riding performer with a robust build. Full Review: Formula 350 CBR Bennington's 2575 RCW I/O Sport Tower gives fiberglass runabouts a run for their money. Full Review: Bennington 2575 RCW I/O Sport Tower
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#8 Cruisers Sport Series 278 vs #9 Pioneer 222 Sportfish The Cruisers Sport Series 278 is a versatile boat with premium components. Full Review: Cruisers Sport Series 278 Pioneer's 222 Sportfish is a top-quality center console that's easy to trailer. Full Review: Pioneer 222 Sportfish
2014 Maritime Madness: Round of 64
#5 MasterCraft X-Star vs #12 ArrowCat Express 30 The MasterCraft X-Star is an innovative towboat with a state-of-the-art interior. Full Review: MasterCraft X-Star The ArrowCat Express 30 features a blend of cruising comforts and performance. Full Review: ArrowCat Express 30
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#4 EdgeWater 280CX vs #13 Invincible 33 Open Fisherman EdgeWater's 280CX mates a tough-as-nails build with many family amenities. Full Review: EdgeWater 280CX Invincible's 33 Open Fisherman combines speed and a solid build for a smooth ride. Full Review: Invincible 33 Open Fisherman
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#6 Rinker Captiva 276 BR RLS vs #11 Cobalt 24SD WSS Rinker's 276 BR RLS is packed full of amenties that make for a fun day on the water. Full Review: Rinker Captiva 276 BR RLS The Cobalt 24SD WSS blends tow boat features with family amenities. Full Review: Cobalt 24SD WSS
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#3 Carver C34 vs #14 Starcraft SCX 240 I/O Carver's C34 is an efficiently designed command-bridge cruiser that maximizes space. Full Review: Carver C34 The Starcraft SCX 240 I/O offers big, deep seating areas fore and aft coupled with spirited performance. Full Review: Starcraft SCX 240 I/O
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#7 Harris FloteBote Solstice 240 vs #10 Sportsman Masters 227 The Harris FloteBote Solstice 240 is a highly customizable pontoon with a plush ride. Full Review: Harris FloteBote Solstice 240 The Sportsman Masters 227 is a full-featured, versatile boat. Full Review: Sportsman Masters 227
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#2 Four Winns H260 vs #15 Monterey 197FS The Four Winns H260 is a hard-core bowrider, designed to eke out extra space. Full Review: Four Winns H260 Monterey's 197FS rates as one of the best outboard runabouts. Full Review: Monterey 197FS