The new R230 Center Console from Robalo is loaded with standard fishing features. The centerpiece of the cockpit is a 31-gallon dual vortex live well with LED lighting. In-floor fishboxes – one on each side of the cockpit sole – are equipped with pump-outs. A walk-through transom door leads to a transom casting deck, which features a non-skid surface and a three-step collapsible swim ladder. The cockpit also features a raw-water washdown and a handy compartment in the transom that holds the batteries and pumps. There are four stainless rod holders in the covering boards, and room to store six rods in horizontal racks.
Twin pedestal helm chairs with backrests are standard, and the helm features a weatherproof switch panel with circuit breakers and a tinted windshield with stainless grab rails. The console compartment has extra storage space, a cargo net and a porta potty. In the bow, the forward casting platform sits atop a 109-quart insulated fishbox. Robalo Boats, Nashville, GA, (229) 686-2700; www.robalo.com.
|¿ SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 24′ 6″ Beam: 8′ 6″ Weight: 4,400 lbs. Max. hp: 250 Fuel: 142 gals. Water: 8 gals. Base price w/ twin 200-hp Mercury outboards: $42,687|