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February 10, 2011

Pro-Line 35 Super Sport

Pro-Line Boats designed its new 35 SS center console for performance

Pro-Line 35 Super SportThe 35 also features impressive construction and workmanship. The integrated pan system stringers come filled with foam and get glassed in by hand. The vacuum-bagged transom provides additional strength and offers integrated powder-coated brackets to handle the weight of the bigger outboards and the rigors of offshore operation. The insulated fish boxes all drain overboard. The hatches have collapsible hinges that won't bind or crack. Heat-shrink wiring harnesses, 316L stainless-steel hardware and through-bolted backing plates give even more examples of attention to detail and durability.

As you'd expect on a serious fishing machine, the spacious console has good sightlines and plenty of room to mount all the necessary electronics, and a Taylor Made Systems glass windshield comes as standard equipment. Pro-Line offers several factory electronics packages with Garmin and Icom components. A port entry gives access to the finished head compartment with a sink and porta-potty. The helm includes a flip-back, bolster-style leaning post that snugly holds you in place when the going gets rough, and hydraulic tilt steering, trim tabs and a windlass with rope and chain all come standard. A fiberglass T-top with a storage box and rocket launcher is one of those can't-miss options. Trollers will probably want to add the outrigger package too.

The level cockpit deck and helm give way to the easy to transition raised forward casting deck in the bow. The sole contains three large macerated fish boxes. Just beyond the forward console seat, a shallow deck box provides a perfect spot to stow mooring lines. You can never have enough dedicated storage on a fish boat.

On the transom centerline, a large round livewell underneath the stern seat will hold lots of bait, but serious live-bait enthusiasts can add another well to the leaning post. Pumps are accessible in the service compartment, and both raw-water and freshwater washdowns are within easy reach for cleaning up after rigging or gaffing duties. Horizontal racks below for six rods augment the pair of rod holders in the gunwales. Thick, padded wraparound bolsters give comfort during long fights, while toe rails keep anglers firmly grounded.

It's great to see an industry stalwart like Pro-Line back, especially with a splash like the 35 Super Sport. If you're in the market for a sleek ride, take one out for a spin. Trust me, this is no butter knife: It's a finely honed stiletto.


Pro-Line Boats 35 SS

LOA......33'4"  
Beam......9'2"  
Draft......2'11"  
Deadrise......22 degrees
Weight......8,000 lbs.  
Fuel......305 gals.
Max hp......900  
Price......$167,908

Pro-Line Boats / 352-795-4111 / www.prolineboats.com