Pacific Powerboat Magazine – March/April 2016

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Cover – The new Elite 20m Highlander. See page 44.

Some of the featured articles in this issue:

50. SAFETY ESSENTIALS – PART 3 In part 3 (the final) we look at the many and various safety devices that are suitable to have aboard your boat.

66. BUYERS GUIDE TO SEDAN CRUISERS
One of the fastest growing designs in recent years has been the sedan cruisers. We look at some of your options.

84. THE RISE & FALL OF AN OUTBOARD GIANT
Just over fifteen years ago, Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC), filed for bankruptcy. Danny Casey looks at the reasons for their demise.

98. ALLOY BOAT TRIO
New boats from the pages of Alloy Boat Magazine Issue #7 – DNA 570 XHT, FC 535 CC and Ramco Fishmaster 6250

106 TECHNICAL – DIGITAL SWITCHING
Digital switching provides the solutions that can be easily integrated with most networked systems.

110 DESIGN ELEGANCE – BEDS & BEDDING
There’s more to bedding than simply tossing a duvet over a mattress says Judy Bell-Davis.

116 REFIT OF COLONSAY
Our DIY project gets a new suite of electronics.

122 COMPANY PROFILE – ELANDRA YACHTS
The decision to start from scratch building luxury cruisers in Australia was a bold move, but it seems to have paid off. Barry Thompson talks to the guys who have made it work.

Boat Reviews:

44. HIGHLANDER – ELITE 20M
58. ULTIMATE 21 HT
78. RIVIERA 43 FB
92. GRADY – WHITE EXPRESS 330
102. SEAFORCE 530 SKIPA

Regulars:

 

6. DESIGN FOCUS
Iguana 29.

8. LEADING COMMENT
Sedan Boats Rule.

10. PUBLISHERS COMMENT
Congenial Autumn boating.

12. GUEST COMMENT
The changing face of trailer boats by David Larson, MD of Rayglass Boats.

14. SEEN & ADMIRED
Monterey 217 Blackfin & 19m Hill cat ‘Bajaca’.

18. NEWS
News, new products, boats and events.

36. POWER ON
Latest products from the world of power, including Enertia ECO props, Volvo Penta Action service and Minn Kota Ulterra.

38. ELECTRONICS NEWS
New releases from some of the world’s leading brands.

40. RACING NEWS
Reports from jetsprint worlds, offshore Trans Tasman Series and Masport Cup.

42. LEGASEA
Restoring fisheries is hard work.

124. CRUISING MATTERS
Long term cruising – what do you do all day?

136. FROM THE GALLEY
Derek the Chef prepares Crayfish chilli and herb crust.

127. BROKERAGE
Some of the best pre-loved big boats on the market.

 

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