Skoda Teases the 2018 Vision RS Concept Along With a Few Specifications
The Paris Motor Show has quite a few launches this year. Skoda will be throwing its hat with two cars; the Kodiaq RS and the Vision RS. While the Kodiaq RS will be unveiled in its production body, the Vision RS is a concept. A week before the reveal, Skoda decided to tease us with a few images of the Vision RS and some basic specifications.
2018 Beneteau Swift Trawler 30
The youngest member of the ’long-distance cruiser’ family, the Swift Trawler 30 is an excellent balance between style and seaworthiness. This live-aboard boat may be the smallest of the Swift Trawlers, but she is mighty. Her many innovations and strong performance make her stand out in her class.
2018 Hanse 388
The brand new 388 has huge shoes to fill, taking the place of the European Yacht of Year winning 385. Underpinned by the same hull design, the new model makes improvements through a slightly taller rig and increased stability from a new keel design.
Adding hull windows and additional light sources means the newly designed interior is a lovely light and bright space to be when spending time onboard. A brand new deck design increases cockpit space, storage and head turning looks.
As with all Hanse models the engineering and construction techniques are unsurpassed, offering you a superbly strong, safe cruising yacht.
2018 Bavaria S45
Who says dreams don’t come true! Dreams of luxury, elegant design and all the amenities you can imagine – and even choose for yourself – can and do come true in the BAVARIA S45. This is a motor yacht for people who appreciate outstanding performance as well as an upscale, unique lifestyle, with an exterior and interior that will delight you anew every day.
2018 Viking 68 Convertible
Viking continues its dominance of the sportfishing yacht industry with the introduction of the Viking 68, a four-stateroom blue-water convertible with unmatched performance, bulletproof construction, luxury interior accommodations and advanced propulsion and boat-control technologies.
“This boat is going to be a big hit,” says Viking Design Manager David Wilson. “We were able to bring some of the attributes of our larger models to the 68 while maintaining the efficiencies of a smaller sportfishing boat.”
The 68 C is designed and engineered to function equally as well as a tournament-ready offshore runner and a cruising yacht with all the conveniences and technology that you’ve come to expect from Viking.
The optional Seakeeper gyro stabilizer heightens the level of comfort during both fishing and cruising activities. Anglers do battle in a 176-square foot cockpit, while guests can watch from an air-conditioned observation mezzanine.
Running on Viking’s proven hull shape with a 12.1-degree transom deadrise, this beautiful battlewagon delivers a soft ride in rough seas, with a 35-knot cruising speed and a top end approaching 40-plus knots. An aggressively raked stem, gently sloping sheer, swept-back black-masked windshield and flying bridge brow present a powerful yet elegant picture.
2018 Sea-Doo Wake Pro 230
2018 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300
2018 Robalo 246 Cayman Sky Deck
Have you ever wished you had a bird’s‐eye view of the water beyond your boat? You don’t need wings… just the help of the Robalo 246 Cayman Sky Deck. Step aboard and you will find an expertly‐crafted second station that gives you more control than ever before, extending your vantage point and taking your angling adventure to new heights—literally. The 246 builds upon the tradition of Robalo’s go‐anywhere Caymans, a family of bay boats that are just as comfortable on offshore adventures as they are at shallow nooks and crannies by the coast. Ample deck space gives you room to welcome the whole crew on board, a perk that the addition of the Sky Deck only amplifies. Built‐in storage for everything from rods to live bait to tackle is abundant, so you’re never limited by the capacity of your ride. That convenience extends up to the second station, where stainless‐steel drink holders make it easy for you to kick back and stay perched there however long you like. On the 246 Cayman Sky Deck, you never have to rush… but when you want to, you can count on a ride that’s quick and smoother than ever.
2018 Chaparral 243 Vortex
Chaparral flagship jet boat offers performance, style, and comfort. No other jet boat compares. An enclosed fiberglass head, complete with a porta-pottie and opening portlight, allows day trips away from the dock. In the engine compartment, high output twin engine options ranging from twin 200 or 250 Rotax 4-TEC ECT will meet any need for speed. The standard Bluetooth sound system features premium sound quality and can be upgraded with an optional subwoofer, six-channel amp, and a transom remote. An optional ballast system, along with the optional award winning Aerial Surf Platform create and endless wave for wakesurfing.
2018 Malibu M235
Already the world’s premier ultra-premium wakeboarding and wake surfing boat, the new M235 is loaded with even more technology and luxury. For 2018, the M235 is equipped with the exclusive new Malibu MultiZone RGB Lighting Controller, a breakthrough in onboard illumination that allows the user to control the settings of up to three zones of RGB lights.
The 23-foot, 17-passenger M235 also delivers best-in-class luxury and performance, boasting Malibu’s most luxurious cabin, SeaDek flooring and an exclusive walk-through design. Of course, the M235 features the super-deep Wake Plus hull, the Quad Hard Tank Ballast System, the Plug ’n’ Play soft-bag system and Malibu’s exclusive Integrated Surf Platform for the most customized and extreme wave and wake-creation capabilities.
2018 Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
2018 Robalo R305
You’ve just arrived at the top of the line. Robalo’s wildly popular R305 Express Walkaround is the perfect mix of innovative cockpit design, spacious cabin appointments, and premium quality. Designed for all kinds of waterways, the R305 showcases fishing capabilities usually reserved for much larger boats. Belowdecks, all-new colors, fabrics, and maple cabinetry make the R305 a floating penthouse suite. In the cabin, you’ll enjoy stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, a fiberglass headliner, optional air conditioning and innovative Pullman style bunks. In the cockpit, Robalo’s deluxe flip up helm seat and innovative port side convertible lounge are inviting and more comfortable than rivals. Key options include a full enclosure, gas generator, underwater lights and assorted Garmin electronics. The standard hardtop features six rod holders, an electronics box, LED lights and integrated life jacket storage.
2018 Cobalt CS23 Surf
Wake surfing has become one of the most popular sports on the walter. So it’s only natural the ever populer Gateway Series CS3 evloves to a surf edition. The Cobalt CS3 Surf with the TruWave System is the center point of your endless surf wave. With the touch of a button the automated control surf system adjusts the bi-axis surf tabs to create the optimum surf wake either left or right. No need to transfer ballast load between tanks to achieve optimum surf wave.
Step inside and check out the detailed interior including the oversized sun lounge with a walk-thru transom, Cobalt-branded coaming pads, intricate colored stitching details, and digital helm instrumentation. And the Bluetooth sound system with six speakers – yes, that too may cause your audiophile guests to awe in your direction. Compliments will keep coming as your crew marvels at the innovative qualities – making you look savvy, smart. The CS3 Surf is the perfect choice appealing to those who do not wish to compromise luxury or performance to catch the perfect wave.
2018 Axis T22
The all-new 2018 Axis T22 towboat is designed to deliver an extraordinary on-the-water experience with precision handling, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled American engineering and craftsmanship. For the first time ever, the transformational Power Wedge II wake and wave generation technology is an available option for Axis customers. Customize wakes and waves for your entire crew with the push of a button! Axis’ Performance Surf Package (P.S.P.) includes Power Wedge II, Surf Gate and Surf Band for the ultimate in wake/wave creation and control. Also new this year is the multi-position Sliding Skybox Seat that gives your passengers an ideal view of the rider without sacrificing comfort. Enjoy the surf and sun in Axis style.
2018 Chaparral 310 Signature
Mix award winning styling, advanced cockpit features, dry-riding performance and a comfort-minded cabin and you’ve got the fabulous 310 Signature. Chaparral’s design excellence shines through with a standard fiberglass hard top that creates a big cruiser feel and all-weather protection. Two cockpit seating options meet every need. The standard design includes a conventional aft couch with a transom storage trunk. The optional cockpit offers boaters fore and aft bench seating that easily converts to a sun lounge.
2018 Bavaria S36
Versatile and variable, the BAVARIA S36 comes in three versions – OPEN, HARDTOP (HT) and COUPE. One thing all three share is that they are wide open to fun and relaxation. Just one example is the newly developed multifunctional seating area on the stern, which can easily be converted into a sun deck – to be enjoyed any time of day.
2018 Beneteau 7.7 SPACEdeck
2018 Robalo R227
Boats like the R227 are the reason why dual console outboards are one of the hottest sellers on the water today. In what other 22-footer can you fish at sunrise, wakeboard all day and cruise under the moonlight? As a fishing machine, the R227 includes secure rod storage, a raw water wash down, a self bailing cockpit and a 20-gallon livewell.
Up front, the bow area easily converts from a casting platform to wraparound seating. In the cockpit, the R227 features a large enclosed head and a deep in-floor ski locker with lockable rod storage.
Stainless steel hardware including flush pull latches and electro-plated thru hull fittings are what you’d expect from Robalo. Key options include a must have Bimini Top with windscreen, ski tow bar, snap-in carpet and a freshwater shower.
2018 Cobalt A36
With the all-new A36 you’ll come to understand the degree to which your new Cobalt sets you apart from any semblance of the crowd. As, soon enough, the exuberance of your first family cruise becomes the remembered moments of a lifetime on the water.
Begin with Cobalt’s legendary extended running surface and its consequent quicker planing, firm and true turns, and minimized bow rise. At high speeds feel the A36’s exceptional stability, it’s effortless corning on rails. Give your guests the softest of rides in the roughest of seas and then, on a quiet entry back to the harbour, watch the longing looks coming your way.
Special to the A-Series is the hydraulic swim platform which lowers well below the water’s surface. A perfect home base for water-borne activity, or functioning as a full-beam step for those eager kiddos jumping aboard.
From the cockpit to cabin to bow lounges, the A36 interior bespeaks an envelopment of luxury. Buttery smooth vinyls, rich textures, stainless steel accents all marry together to create this one of a kind model.
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