Aleader in premium offshore fishing boats, Everglades Boats was founded in 1999 by renowned marine engineer and marine industry entrepreneur Robert J. (Bob) Dougherty.
Dougherty’s company brought to market its award-winning Rapid Molded Core Assembly Process for making smooth--riding, one-piece unsinkable hulls, its foam core molded separately and then bonded to the boat’s hull and deck. (Unsinkable construction is the most valued boat attribute among our survey respondents.)
Each component of an Everglades boat—including console, hardtop and wiring harness—is handmade in-house, subjected to rigorous quality-assurance testing, and only then installed to Everglades’ demanding fit and finish standards.
Distinctive Everglades touches include sliding console windshields, and adjustable helm seats that serve as either seats or comfortable leaning cushions.
Packed with creature comforts, the 395 CC has standard mezzanine seating and full-beam-width folding transom seating, finished flooring within the opulent cabin, and an interior dining area that transforms into an oversize sleeping area. Air conditioning, TV and more are standard.
At the console is Everglades’ patented hydraulic sliding windshield, with tempered glass and built-in washer/wiper; an electronics mounting area ready for 16-inch flush-mounted displays; and, a first for a production boat manufacturer, Garmin’s digital switching system with touchscreen control.
Supremely fishing-friendly, the 395 CC comes standard with a single-level cockpit; two insulated fish boxes (112-gallon in-deck, 75-gallon in transom); two pressurized livewells (40 gallons each—together exceeding expectations of 63 percent of offshore CC survey respondents); undergunwale power ports; 39 total rod holders (also overdelivering on what our survey respondents require), with forward in-gunwale lighted rod-storage compartments; and outrigger quick-cam cleats. LED courtesy, cockpit, underwater and storage lights abound.