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Midnight Express 43 Carbon Edition

Midnight Express 43 Carbon Edition
The Midnight Express 43 Carbon Edition cuts through the water with ease.

The Midnight Express 43 Carbon Edition is built entirely of carbon fiber.

Its build allows for a reduction in weight of 2,500 pounds over comparably sized center consoles and with no loss of any of the reliable ride attributes.

The Midnight Express 43 Carbon Edition is powered by quad 627-hp Seven Marine outboard engines, making it the fastest center console in its size range by a large margin, with a top speed of 95 miles per hour. Back her down to a cruising speed of 40 mph and she’ll run 600 miles.

The Midnight Express 43 Open, with its class-leading wide beam, comes standard with a fully digital control system for ease of use, has multiple seating options available and is custom built for each customer’s style, use, and preferences.

43′ LOA, 12’6″ Beam

midnightboats.com

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Nor-Tech 340 Club Sport

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Nor-Tech 340 Club Sport

The Nor-Tech 340 Club Sport is modeled after the current 340 Sport Center Console. This model offers a new T-top design that is more open with increased visibility. The full-beam aft bench seat adds to seating capacity, as do the forward bow seating, console lounger.

There is also more than six feet of headroom inside the cabin. Elements that are included in the Club Sport’s design that’s focused to maximize user ability and comfort are preferred attributes of Nor-Tech customers.

The helm features dual Garmin 7616 multifunction displays, Mercury Zero Effort Controls and Mercury Vessel View. More standard features include the JL Audio sound system, custom-engineered specifically for Nor-Tech, that is paired with integrated Lumishore underwater LED lights for entertainment. Powered by triple Mercury Racing 400-hp engines, the new Club Sport hits a top speed of 90 mph with a 70-mph cruising speed.

34′ LOA, 10′ beam

nor-techboats.com

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Blackwater 39 SF

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The Blackwater 39 Sportfish will make any angler happy.

Each Blackwater 39 SportFish is custom-built and tailored to each owner. The boat combines the proven performance of a step-bottom hull with the dry-riding flair of a large sportfishing boat.

She boasts features that will satisfy the most demanding angler. Additionally, the Blackwater 39 is appointed with luxury options to make anyone’s day on the water comfortable. Quad 350-hp Mercury outboards power the hull to the mid-70-mph range and back down to 45 mph for better fuel economy.

The wide beam offers more interior space compared to other 39-footers, and cockpit design features include wraparound bow seating, a forward sun lounge with a full cabin and berth below and second-row seating as well as standard or oversized T-tops, a tuna tower, and two or three livewells as options.

39’11” LOA, 11’11” beam

blackwaterboats.com

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Boston Whaler 380 Outrage

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The sun never sets on a badass, and that includes the Boston Whaler 380 Outrage.

New for 2018, Boston Whaler’s 380 Outrage is designed to confidently navigate anything from offshore fishing runs to boating rendezvous.

Triple Mercury Verado engines provide reliable power and efficient performance on the Boston Whaler 380 Outrage. Additionally, the optional joystick makes piloting and docking maneuvers a breeze.

Additional desirable options include the Whaler Watch package that monitors the boat’s systems as well as its position for added security, a Seakeeper stabilizer system and a Summer Kitchen that adds an electric grill and electrically deployed sunshade in the aft cockpit.

Anglers will appreciate the 60-gallon transom livewell, well-equipped leaning post and an integrated hardtop with rod holders. An upper station on the hardtop is also available on the Boston Whaler 380 Outrage.  Ample storage for gear and the air-conditioned cabin with convertible settee add to a powerful yet simple elegance.

38′ LOA, 11’8″ beam

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Scout 235 XSF

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Scout 235 XSF

Built upon Scout’s NuV3 hull design, the  Scout 235 XSF offers a standard powder-coated T-top hardtop with LED spreader lights fore and aft and a fully integrated windshield.

The 235 XSF’s recommended 250 hp can bump up to a max 300 hp to hit a top speed in the mid-50-mph range with a cruising speed in the low 30-mph range. The cruising range at 31 mph is 348 miles using the 100-gallon fuel tank.

A notable feature: Scout did away with the splash well at the transom by extending the outboard shaft that allows for a level platform across the entire swim deck.

Options include power-assist hydraulic steering, two LED underwater lights, 15-foot outriggers, rocket launchers, Edson steering wheel, self-contained porcelain head or Porta-Potti, and a removable teak bow table that makes the 235 XSF both fishing and family friendly.

23’8″ LOA, 8’6″ beam

scoutboats.com

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