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What's hot for 2011, Part II

The second in our two-part guide to the new boats, products and gear guaranteed to draw stares at boat shows and on the dock this spring.

Hinckley Talaria 48

The Hinckley Talaria 48 is the latest in the Maine builder’s line of yachts crafted in the style of the Down East lobster boat. Company president James McManus says Hinckley’s team drew up the boat twice before getting the distinctive Hinckley look right. ... read more


Bertram 800

This 80-footer, Miami-based Bertram Yacht’s largest sportfisherman ever, is designed to combine power and luxury. The Bertram 800 will feature anti-rolling gyro technology, which reduces rolling angle by up to 50 percent for a smoother ride. ...read more


Bertram 540

Bertram president Alton Herndon says the 540 will help restore Bertram’s reputation for building a “hardcore, kick-ass sportfishing machine.” He says Bertram has been building top-notch battlewagons all along but has not had a sportfish notable at the helm of the company to tout that reputation for a number of years. That has changed. ...read more


Floe Craft Ace 34

The Floe Craft Ace 34 has the characteristics of a pontoon boat, an express cruiser, a runabout, a pilothouse boat, and who knows what else. Floe Craft CEO Wayne Floe describes it as a “limousine on the water,” with its powered side windows and top; upholstered, electrically powered settees; and entertainment amenities.. ... read more


Rose Point NMEA 2000 Gateway

Rose Point Navigation Systems, a PC navigation software developer, offers its new NMEA 2000 Gateway, designed for ease of setup and ease of use with a direct connection to navigation software. ... read more


Tideline 19

Tideline Boats of Washington, N.C., is a new company that builds a 19-foot single-outboard cat (175 hp maximum). “We wanted to keep the cat ride but make it look more like a traditional Carolina boat,” company co-owner Michael Collins says. “So we rounded the bow off and gave it a broken sheer line and a lot of flare.” ... read more


A group of entrepreneurial scientists has introduced an additive that helps diesel fuel burn cleaner and more efficiently. Cerion Energy's nanoparticle combustion catalyst GO2 increases combustion efficiency while decreasing exhaust emissions, according to the company. ... read more



Click here for What's hot for 2011, Part I.


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