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Everglades 235 CC: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The 235 CC combines unsinkable construction with numerous fishing features.

December 14, 2020
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Unsinkable construction is one of the first things people ask for in an offshore center-console fishing boat. It’s at the core—pun intended—of an Everglades boat.

When Everglades came to market in 2001, with it came an award-winning Rapid Molded Core Assembly Process for crafting unsinkable one-piece, smooth-riding hulls.

Everglades 235 CC running at daybreak
The 235 CC is ready for deepwater adventure. Courtesy Everglades Boats

Instead of filling hull voids with foam, Everglades molds its extremely dense, structural foam core first, and then bonds it to hull and deck. That, the company says, produces unexcelled safety and flotation and hull lines true to their engineering specs. Next come other components made in-house—console, hardtop, wiring harness—installed to yachtlike fit-and-finish.

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Setting Everglades apart further are its hydraulic sliding tempered glass windshield and rotating leaning post—a comfortable helm seat facing forward, its back a secure leaning post when reversed.

Everglades 235 CC

Everglades refers to its new 235 Center Console as an “entry level” CC but proves that entry level, for fishing or cruising, can be at a high level indeed. With its RAMCAP hull and standard 300 hp Yamaha, the new 235 CC is ready for deepwater adventures well beyond shallow bays and intercostal waters.

Bow console seating is larger, more-contoured and richly detailed, with underseat insulated cooler storage—40 percent of center-console survey respondents call forward seating moderately or very important, and virtually everyone wants all the storage they can get. Twin seats with armrests are at the front of the console. Full beam retractable transom seating will please the 44 percent who require it.

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Everglades 235 CC helm seating
The 235 CC features a patented 360 degree swivel helm/mezzanine seating. Courtesy Everglades Boats

The fiberglass hardtop has an integrated aluminum powder-coated support with molded handholds, LED and spreader lights, electronics box, four rod holders and a ski pylon. The head is enlarged.

Come fishing time, the 235 CC features a rigging station with tackle and tool storage and four rod holders. Six gunwale-mounted rod holders meet or exceed 68 percent of demands, with six more at the transom and four in the top. A standard portside door welcomes people and big fish.

Within the transom is a standard 17-gallon starboard circulating livewell—meeting 69 percent of respondents’ wishes—with a clear acrylic lid.

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Survey Says: On Target

  • Unsinkable, durable RAMCAP construction
  • Structural foam is cast and then bonded to hull and deck
  • Rod and tackle storage exceeds expectations for any boat in its class
  • Rotating dual helm-seat swivel aft for mezzanine seating, also providing a leaning post for skipper

Owners Say

  • Like the seating configuration at the helm and forward of the console
  • Favorite feature: everything

Brand Says

  • No compromise in materials or processes
  • The timeless and true design leader in the “unsinkable” category

Reader Response

  • “Great ride”

Specs

LOA: 24′

Beam: 8′6″

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Fuel Capacity: 105 gal.

Dry Weight: 5,600 lb. plus power

Max HP: 300

Certifications: NMMA

More Info

evergladesboats.com

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