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Bahama Boatworks

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    The smallest boat in the line, it’s nonetheless big on features and fishability.

    The smallest boat in the line, it’s nonetheless big on features and fishability.

Boston Whaler

  • Popular multitasker evolves into an ­inshore-offshore fishing machine

    Get to know the newest boat from Boston Whaler, the 240 Dauntless Pro.
  • Boston Whaler 380 Outrage

    The 380 Outrage performs beautifully as an offshore fishing platform

    Boston Whaler says its all-new 380 Outrage performs brilliantly as an offshore fishing platform, entertainment vessel or yacht tender — or all of the above.
  • Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro

    Step up your fishing game both inshore and offshore with the new 240 Dauntless Pro.

    Anglers looking to step up their inshore or offshore game without sacrificing any comfort are the people for whom Boston Whaler built its 240 Dauntless Pro.

Century

Cobia

  • Cobia's 320CC is a bold center console for offshore anglers and their families.

    From bottomfishing wrecks and reefs to bluewater trolling, long-range fishing trips, or coastal cruising with your spouse and kids, Cobia’s new 32-foot center console…
  • Cobia 301 CC

    It’s a bold move, replacing a proven boat like the Cobia 296, but then, the new Cobia 301 CC is a bold fishing boat.

    Cobia’s 296 CC was the country’s top-selling 30-footer, the company says; its new 301 CC is stepping into those big shoes with added features.
  • A safe, dependable boat that has proved itself credible time and time again.

    A safe, dependable boat that has proved itself credible time and time again.

Contender

  • Contender 39FA

    Big and fast, Contender’s 39FA is accommodating too.

    Big and fast, Contender’s 39FA (Fisharound) is accommodating too: It offers 360-degree fishability like a center console, plus a cozy cabin for multiday tournaments and…
  • Contender 30ST

    Contender’s 30ST is a hardcore fishing boat.

    Contender’s 30ST (Stepped Tournament) is a hardcore fishing boat: all-business console, abundant but unobtrusive storage, reliable livewells, cavernous fish boxes and…

Edgewater Boats

  • A purposeful midsize center console ready to take on all challenges

    EdgeWater offers an exceptional marriage of performance, style and comfort in a middleweight contender poised to match larger competitors blow for blow.
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    The Edgewater 210IS is a classy bay boat that’s easy on fuel.

    The Edgewater 210IS is a classy bay boat that’s easy on fuel.
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    EdgeWater's new 220IS caters to shallow-water anglers

    EdgeWater's new 220IS caters to shallow-water anglers…

Everglades

  • A premier hybrid center console gets a bigger sibling with a new bag of tricks

    Get to know the new hybrid center-console from Everglades Boats.
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    A serious fishing machine rich in features, style and comfort.

    A serious fishing machine rich in features, style and comfort.
  • Everglades 295 Pilot

    The Everglades 295 Pilot combines comfort and fishability

    The Everglades 295 Pilot combines comfort and fishability…

Grady-White

  • Grady-White Freedom 325

    The new Grady-White Freedom 325 is a versatile boat ready for offshore fishing, cruising and entertaining.

    The new Grady-White Freedom 325 is among longer offerings in the famed brand’s dual-console Freedom line, a versatile boat ready for offshore fishing, cruising and…
  • Rugged, reliable, and more comfortable than ever, this center console is ready to take on all challenges.

    Take a ride on the newest offering from Grady-White.
  • From a family perspective, boating should be easy and comfortable, and the 236 makes it just so.

    It’s no surprise, really, when a Grady-White boat emerges as a great saltwater-fishing boat. Sweeter, though, when it’s clearly family friendly too.

Hell's Bay Boatworks

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    The demands of shallow-water anglers are on a never-ending incline. The Marquesa set out to meet those demands.

    The demands of shallow-water anglers are on a never-ending incline. The Marquesa set out to meet those demands.
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    The new Glades Skiff is slightly larger than its predecessor...

    The new Glades Skiff is slightly larger than its predecessor...
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    Simply put, the Skate is a cool little boat...

    Simply put, the Skate is a cool little boat...

Hewes

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    16-foot and 18-foot boats have multiple angler-friendly updates

    16-foot and 18-foot boats have multiple angler-friendly updates…
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    The speed and range of this big flats boat opens new worlds of angling possibilities.

    The speed and range of this big flats boat opens new worlds of angling possibilities.
  • Hewes 17 368

    Designed with extreme shallow-water fishing capabilities, the Tailfisher 17 Tunnel Hull delivers Hewes quality at a remarkable price.

    Designed with extreme shallow-water fishing capabilities, the Tailfisher 17 Tunnel Hull delivers Hewes quality at a remarkable price.

Hydra-Sports

Intrepid

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    This near-custom boatbuilder has captured the hearts of those who have experienced the brand’s charm on the water.

    This near-custom boatbuilder has captured the hearts of those who have experienced the brand’s charm on the water.
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    Intrepid’s new 327 CC Tournament Edition is an instant player

    Intrepid’s new 327 CC Tournament Edition is an instant player…
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    The Intrepid 400 CC is a roomy and stable platform from which to do battle

    The Intrepid 400 CC is a roomy and stable platform from which to do battle…

Invincible

  • Invincible 40 Catamaran

    Invincible calls its all-new 40-footer “the most advanced fishing catamaran on the market.”

    Designed by the multihull naval architects at Morrelli & Melvin, composers of the modern America’s Cup yachts, Invincible calls its all-new 40-footer “the most advanced…
  • The comfort of a cabin amid the functional practicality of center console boating: That’s the win-win proposition offered by the Invincible 42 Center Cabin.

    The comfort of a cabin amid the functional practicality of center console boating: That’s the win-win proposition offered by the Invincible 42 Center Cabin.
  • This big center console with overnight accommodations provides an array of features for the hardcore angler.

    Learn all the ways this large center console appeals itself to the hardcore angler.

Jupiter

  • A comfortable long-range cruiser with big-game DNA

    A comfortable long-range cruiser with big-game DNA…
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    The 38 HFS was designed to please boaters who wanted a larger boat with the ­performance, features and comforts of the popular ­Jupiter 31 FS.

    The 38 HFS was designed to please boaters who wanted a larger boat with the ­performance, features and comforts of the popular ­Jupiter 31 FS.
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    The Jupiter 38 stands as one of the most admired fishing machines on the market today. The new Caribee edition only enhances that reputation.

    The Jupiter 38 stands as one of the most admired fishing machines on the market today. The new Caribee edition only enhances that reputation.

Mako

  • Mako 17 Pro Skiff CC

    The Pro Skiff 17 CC is one of Mako's most popular boats ever.

    Mako calls the Pro Skiff 17 CC one of its most popular boats ever, and no wonder. It’s a quick, reliable, affordable and seaworthy way to get a family or handful of…
  • A legendary brand unveils its new supersize flagship.

    The historic brand reclaims its place at the top with their largest model to date.
  • Mako in the 334 CC crafted what it calls the ultimate sport-fishing and ultimate family saltwater-fishing boat.

    Saltwater specialist Mako’s line of 16- to 28-foot fishing boats just got a big addition: a bluewater 334 center console with ring-deck design, port tuna/dive door,…

Pathfinder

  • Pathfinder 2600 TRS

    Built on the same hull as the dual-step Pathfinder 2600 HPS, the 2600 TRS boasts its own distinctive, family-friendly deck.

    Just because a boat is built with angling foremost, that doesn’t make it unfriendly to family and other pleasure boating. Proof? The new Pathfinder 2600 TRS.
  • Join SWS as we take this hot new bay boat for a test ride.

    Senior editor Alex Suescun takes you behind the scenes of the Pathfinder 2500 hybrid boat review.
  • A pioneer in the bay-boat revolution goes back to its roots.

    Pathfinder returns to what it knows best with their newest bay boat.

Pro-Line

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

    Pro-Line Boats designed its new 35 SS center console for performance…
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    With Pro-Line's Pro 24, serious anglers will be able to customize their craft from the start.

    With Pro-Line's Pro 24, serious anglers will be able to customize their craft from the start.
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    This versatile center console brings Pro-Line back to the tournament arena.

    This versatile center console brings Pro-Line back to the tournament arena.

Pursuit

  • Pursuit S 368 Sport

    The Pursuit S 368 Sport was designed with distinct bow, helm and cockpit “social zones,” each fishing-friendly and luxurious.

    The Pursuit S 368 Sport was designed with distinct bow, helm and cockpit “social zones,” each fishing-friendly and luxurious. Thoughtful design makes it easy to move…
  • Pursuit OS 325

    The smallest of Pursuit’s three Offshore boats, the OS 325 fishes big.

    The smallest of Pursuit’s three Offshore boats, the OS 325 fishes big at nearly 35 feet, from stem to stern blending fishability and luxury.
  • Chase big game and cruise in comfort without compromising.

    The new 32-foot center console boasts clean, inviting looks and performance worthy of a top-notch offshore model.

Ranger

  • Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger

    The 2510 Bay Ranger is ready for long runs beyond the breakers.

    Carolina-flare bow, steeper vee at the stem and higher freeboard help tame big water with a smooth, dry ride, and a 350 hp rating and 97-gallon fuel capacity provide…
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    A bay boat that's easy on the eyes - and wallet.

    A bay boat that's easy on the eyes - and wallet.
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    Today, Ranger offers saltwater fly-anglers 13 models of inshore boats, ranging from a beefy 24-foot bay model to a 16 1/2-foot micro skiff that weighs only 540 pounds.

    Today, Ranger offers saltwater fly-anglers 13 models of inshore boats, ranging from a beefy 24-foot bay model to a 16 1/2-foot micro skiff that weighs only 540 pounds.

Regulator

  • Regulator 34

    The redesigned Regulator 34 still rides and fishes big.

    The redesigned Regulator 34 still rides and fishes big, with new touches such as a berth design that includes sleeping accommodations (including reading lights) for two,…
  • A refined center console for serious fishermen and their families.

    A refined center console for serious fishermen and their families.
  • Style and comfort in a flagship fishing machine

    Regulator 41 brings style and comfort in a flagship fishing machine.

Sea Born

  • Sea Born is launching a pair of new LX series center console boats.

    Like the also-new LX22 CC, the LX24 CC sports higher freeboard than Sea Born’s bay boats, creating a family-friendly feeling of security and offering a bit more dry…
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    SX239 fishes big with an enhanced performance.

    SX239 fishes big with an enhanced performance.
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    Here’s another welcome addition to Sea Born’s bay-boat lineup.

    Here’s another welcome addition to Sea Born’s bay-boat lineup.

SeaVee

  • A hybrid bay boat with serious offshore capabilities.

    Get to know the new hybrid bay boat from SeaVee.
  • This new Z combines a sophisticated hull with wide-open decks.

    This new 370Z from SeaVee Boats combines a sophisticated hull with wide-open decks.
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    340Z is a twin- or triple-outboard boat ready for far-off fishing locations.

    340Z is a twin- or triple-outboard boat ready for far-off fishing locations.

Scout

  • Tomorrow’s luxury sport-fisher, today

    Take a ride on the newest offering from Scout.
  • Scout 320 LXF

    Scout’s 320 LXF is a blend of high-performance fishing boat and high-end cruiser.

    Scout’s 320 LXF is a center console offered at the midpoint of its seven-boat LXF luxury sport-fisher line, blending high-performance fishing boat and high-end cruiser.
  • Our respondents like the way Scout boats are designed and built, how they run, and how they fish.

    Scout’s new 231 XS comes in the wake of the popular 251 XS, like its big brother a “hybrid”: a hardcore fishing machine at home inshore or on the open bay.

World Cat

World Cat

  • A talented cat designed to tackle offshore game and indulge family and friends.

    With dazzling looks and the latest in marine technology, World Cat changed the way they build boats forever.
  • Big on comfort and performance without sacrificing fishability

    The World Cat 320DC may seem plush to hardcore anglers, but where it counts — in performance and features necessary for offshore sport — it has everything it needs.

Yellowfin

  • Yellowfin 42 Offshore

    The 42 Offshore is solid, fast, spacious and flexible.

    This massive outboard boat welcomes the family aboard for a safe, comfortable weekend outing, but it just as readily supports a hard-charging team’s run at the…
  • Yellowfin 21 Bay

    Think of the 21 Bay as just a smaller-version 24 CE.

    A little brother often finds he has a lot to live up to. The new 21 Bay from Yellowfin Yachts does it, meeting expectations set by the successful 24 CE, then adding some…
  • A speedy and spacious bay boat that isn’t afraid to go shallow.

    The Yellowfin 24 Bay CE is a speedy and spacious bay boat that isn’t afraid to go shallow.