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Great, new boats — for boaters of every stripe.

Horizon's new E88 is available in enclosed bridge and open-flybridge models, and comes standard with twin 1,700-horsepower Caterpillar C32 engines, a 45-horsepower ABT hydraulic bow thruster (45-horsepower ABT stern thrusters are optional) and twin 27.5 kW Onan generators. The aft deck features a custom high-low table, a bar with sink, ice maker and refrigerator, and a 19-inch TV concealed in a folding cabinet. The "skylounge package" includes a fully-enclosed air conditioned flying bridge with a U-shaped settee and table, a high-low TV cabinet and the option of a refrigerator or an ice maker and stowage space. Aft of the skylounge, the flybridge has room for a tender and a SM2500 davit for hoisting. For more on the E88 visit www.horizonyacht.com.

Sea Ray's new 450 Sedan Bridge features a two-stateroom, two-head layout — with the optional convertible settee in the salon, she can comfortably sleep six overnight. Her twin 480-horsepower Cummins MerCruiser diesels with Zeus pod drives provide turn-on-a-dime maneuverability, and in preliminary company sea trials, propelled the 450 to a top speed just north of 30 knots. At 1500 rpm and a comfortable 8.5 knots she has a cruising range of around 400 miles. The flybridge has a U-shaped settee with a table and a refrigerator, inviting company for the helmsman while underway. A hardtop comes standard with an optional electrically activated retractable canvas roof. A lower helm station is a smart option for foul-weather cruising. For more on the 450 visit www.searay.com.

Sessa Marine's new Sport Coupe C54 was designed to replicate the power and style of the well-received C68 in a yacht in the under-60-foot range. The C54 looks to combine the performance of a "sporty open" with the comfort and elegance of a larger yacht. The salon, with a lacquered wenge finish, features an L-shaped settee, a bar (with wine stowage) and a table for six. Twin 1,100-horsepower Volvo 900 D11 engines coupled with the IPS2 system gives the C54 joystick maneuverability and a company estimated cruising speed of 35 knots. Equipment is high quality throughout: Mase generators, Racor fuel filters, Opacarme davits and gangways, Bose speakers and Side Power thruster systems. For more on the C54 visit www.sessamarine.com.

Prestige Yachts' new 500S features a large salon, with opening roof and large windows to welcome in light and air. A sliding panel aft adds to the salon's airy feel, and connects the interior living space and the galley with the cockpit, all on the same level, creating an area well suited to entertaining aboard. Sunpads on the foredeck and a forward facing settee in the cockpit accommodate guests looking to enjoy the outdoors. The Prestige 500S can carry six guests in three staterooms, with a full-beam master located amidships. For more on the 500S visit www.prestige-yachts.com.

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