There are flush-mounted holders for eight rods, and horizontal racks cradle six more. Large in-floor fish boxes, a telltale sign of a hardcore offshore fishing machine, parallel the gunwales — two 455-quart boxes at midship and two 511-quart boxes (with macerators and overboard discharge) in the cockpit, their dimensions well-suited for icing down trophy-size pelagics. Strategically located on the transom corners, identical 50-gallon livewells with blue interiors, clear lids, and steady water flow from a four-pump sea-chest setup are further evidence that input from experienced anglers played a major role in the design of this center console.
Although the big Mako is undeniably built for serious fishing, it doesn’t lack creature comforts. For starters, seating goes well beyond the functional. Cushions and removable backrests turn twin compartments at the bow into comfortable loungers. A removable table between them converts the front of the boat into a social zone, or a filler panel bridges the gap to form a full sun pad instead. Jump seats pull down from the port and starboard gunwales, then fold up flush so they won’t impede foot traffic. Wider versions of the jump seats hide in the rear bulkhead, accommodating six crew members on the way to and from the fishing grounds, and stow away when it’s time to set out lines.