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June/July 2021

Boating is the world's foremost magazine for boating enthusiasts. Written by experts for those who love the sport, the editorial covers the waterfront -- from runabouts to sportfish convertibles to luxury showpieces, and everything in between.

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United States
Bonnier Corporation
R 56,95
R 213,97
10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
regulator 37

Boasting triple Yamaha 425 XTO outboards, Helm Master EX and a 507-gallon fuel capacity, the new Regulator Marine 37 serves as a smooth-riding and well-equipped off shore fishing machine. Regulator’s MyHelm interface connects functions in one application, with a wireless key fob to turn on batteries and lighting, activate pumps and more. New seating and a tackle center showcase Regulator’s craftsmanship. “Every new model we introduce marks a new opportunity to give our customers more of what they are asking for as we stay true to our heritage and deliver the ultimate Regulator ride,” says Joan Maxwell, president and co-founder of Regulator Marine. Beneath the aft-facing bench seat is a pump room with access to fuel tanks, an optional Seakeeper 5 and other systems. A queen berth, galley and head are inside…

1 min
stingray 273cc

We gleaned this rendering and some details about the Stingray Boats 273CC. One reason we’re hot to sea-trial the 273CC is that it represents another opportunity to run Stingray’s exclusive Z-Plane hull. Simply put, the Z-Plane hull design creates three separate deadrise-angle zones: steepest between the keel and first strake; a bit less angle between the strakes; and even less angle between the outboard strake and chine. In years of testing Stingrays, the result has always been an easy-planing, efficient boat with excellent handling. This boat will also boast a high-tech build. For example, it is a fully resininfused hull, which minimizes weight and maximizes stiffness. It offers a carbon-fiber-reinforced deck, and it is a composite boat. The Coosa transom and composite main stringer grid provide rot-free strength and rigidity. With a…

2 min
watersports flotation

FLOTATION BELT O’BRIEN HYDROSLIDE FLOTATION BELT WHY: Some old-school water-skiers still prefer the foam flotation belts because they are the least restrictive to wear on the slalom course and, of course, old habits die hard. They’re easy to put on and take off, and give the rider some buoyancy on a deepwater start without being too restrictive. WHY NOT: These are not Coast Guard-approved, and if you get injured or knocked out, you will float butt up. The Hydroslide’s suggested use is for water exercises, snorkeling, or taking a relaxing float in a lake or pool. PRICE: $19.99; obrien.com US COAST GUARDAPPROVED LIFE JACKET HYPERLITE DOMAIN WHY: Approved as a TypeIII life jacket, the Domain can be worn for watersports, and also for protection while on the boat or riding on a personal watercraft. This lightweight PFD features…

3 min
moomba mojo

Moomba’s craftsmanship really shines in the Mojo. Hitting the Goldilocks size in the middle of the fleet, the Mojo is not too big to tow or difficult to maneuver, nor is it too small to bring a few extra friends. At 23 feet, the Mojo creates a crisp, clean wake and wave. By default, the shape of the wake sits comfortably between vert and ramp, making it user-friendly for all levels right out of the box. It can also be customized and programmed to keep things consistent for an ideal learning environment. The strategically designed interior of the Mojo maximizes comfort and functionality without adding any extra cost to the consumer. This is evident in the thoughtful distribution of the cup holders, phone holders and USB charging ports, the nonskid GatorStep on…

4 min
adding a multibank battery charger

Marine battery charging systems represent must-have items aboard many recreational boats today. Far more sophisticated than old-school bench chargers with battery clips, marine chargers from brands such as Battery Tender, Guest, Minn Kota, Noco and ProMariner feature sophisticated electronics that monitor the state of batteries and charge accordingly. Waterproof and corrosion-resistant, such permanently installed systems offer convenience. Once the boat is tied up at the dock or at home on a trailer, just connect the charger to shore power or a household receptacle. Charging profiles replenish the juice in multiple stages and keep batteries topped off and ready to go without overcharging, overheating or causing damage, even when the system is plugged into 120 volts AC continuously between trips. Such automatic systems, designed for recreational boats up to about 30 feet in…

6 min
#3241 cobalt r8 surf

Disclosure: I’m a fallen-away California surfer with chops from Steamer Lane to K69 in Mexico, and I used to pity those who lived far from an ocean because they could never surf—wrong! With the new Cobalt R8 Surf, you can surf any lake, river or large puddle. Even better, you can create perfect curls to your taste. Sure, you can also use the boat for family outings, water-skiing and whatever else. But Cobalt drew from Malibu, its corporate owner, to create an amazing wave-maker. You can load a water-ski boat with people and water-ballast bladders, but it can’t dial in a wave at the touch of a button like the R8 Surf. This is one rad-looking boat, from the huge speakers hanging on the tower like engines on a 747, to the racks…