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Top 50 Modern Center Consoles

A look at some of today's best center-console fishing boat models

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Today's top center consoles are products of the latest technology, design and building techniques.

Courtesy Yellowfin Boats

The best boatbuilders never rest on their laurels, they keep raising the bar, coming up with new or improved designs, incorporating innovative features and the latest marine technology, and using better building techniques that improve performance and fuel efficiency. Here are 50 of the best center console models available today in the saltwater fishing industry.

Bahama B41

Bahama B41

Bahama B41

Courtesy Bahama Boatworks

This 41-footer gets you to the fishing grounds in a hurry and offers ample storage and extensive fishing room fore and aft.

  • Length: 41’3”

  • Beam: 11’

  • Draft: 28”

  • Fuel: 580 gal.

  • Water: 65 gal.

  • Weight: 9,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,700

  • bahamaboatworks.com

Barker 26 Open

Barker 26 Open

Barker 26 Open

Courtesy Barker Boatworks

This center console draws only 14 inches and is equally at home fishing a shallow bay, jigging a nearshore wreck, or trolling the color change.

  • Length: 25’6”

  • Beam: 9’3”

  • Draft: 14”

  • Fuel: 90 gal.

  • Water: 20 gal.

  • Weight: 4,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 627

  • barkerboatworks.com

Boston Whaler 280 Outrage

Boston Whaler 280 Outrage

Boston Whaler 280 Outrage

Courtesy Boston Whaler

A great blend of style, creature comforts and hardcore-fishing features make this 28-foot Whaler a leading model in its class.

  • Length: 28’

  • Beam: 9’4”

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 186 gal.

  • Water: 26 gal.

  • Weight: 6,200 lb.

  • Max HP: 700

  • bostonwhaler.com

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

Boston Whaler 330 Outrage

Courtesy Boston Whaler

Ideal for extended family outings and offshore and nearshore fishing adventures, the 330 has a long list of angling attributes and multiple seating arrangements.

  • Length: 33’1”

  • Beam: 10’2”

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 300 gal.

  • Water: 40 gal.

  • Weight: 9,000 lb.

  • Max HP: 700

  • bostonwhaler.com

Boston Whaler 370 Outrage

Boston Whaler 370 Outrage

Boston Whaler 370 Outrage

Courtesy Boston Whaler

From a cabin settee that turns into a double berth to an optional summer kitchen, the comforts on this Outrage are as numerous as its notable fishing features.

  • Length: 37’6”

  • Beam: 11’6”

  • Draft: 23.5”

  • Fuel: 425 gal.

  • Water: 60 gal.

  • Weight: 13,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,050

  • bostonwhaler.com

Boston Whaler 420 Outrage

Boston Whaler 420 Outrage

Boston Whaler 420 Outrage

Courtesy Boston Whaler

With V-berths for 7, an extendable aft shade, a removable bow table and A/C in the cabin and at the helm, the 420 takes pleasure cruising as seriously as the fishing.

  • Length: 42’6”

  • Beam: 13’

  • Draft: 31”

  • Fuel: 600 gal.

  • Water: 60 gal.

  • Weight: 22,000 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,675

  • bostonwhaler.com

Calcutta 263

Calcutta 263

Calcutta 263

Courtesy Calcutta Boats

Quick and nimble only begin to describe this smooth-riding cat, which also boasts great fishing room and storage. The SeaGate fold-down transom is a clever touch.

  • Length: 26’3”

  • Beam: 8’6”

  • Draft: 13”

  • Fuel: 140 gal.

  • Water: N/A

  • Weight: 3,200 lb.

  • Max HP: 300

  • calcuttaboats.com

Cobia 277 CC

Cobia 277 CC

Cobia 277 CC

Courtesy Cobia Boats

This stylish 27-footer tackles big water with ease, comes tournament ready, and doesn’t forget about amenities for the rest of the family.

  • Length: 27’7”

  • Beam: 9’8”

  • Draft: 23”

  • Fuel: 189 gal.

  • Water: 25 gal.

  • Weight: 5,200 lb.

  • Max HP: 500

  • cobiaboats.com

Cobia 344CC

Cobia 344CC

Cobia 344CC

Courtesy Cobia Boats

This Cobia blends high performance, luxury and fishing smarts into a package that will impress sunset cruisers and serious tournament anglers alike.

  • Length: 34’4”

  • Beam: 11’2”

  • Draft: 24”

  • Fuel: 320 gal.

  • Water: 25 gal.

  • Weight: 8,600 lb.

  • Max HP: 900

  • cobiaboats.com

Contender 32ST

Contender 32ST

Contender 32ST

Courtesy Contender Boats

This top performer comes loaded with clever features and is tailor made for kite-fishing and light-tackle fans who want to move around the boat unencumbered.

  • Length: 32’7”

  • Beam: 9’8”

  • Draft: 20”

  • Fuel: 310 gal.

  • Weight: 5,850 lb.

  • Max HP: 800

  • contenderboats.com

Contender 35ST

Contender 35ST

Contender 35ST

Courtesy Contender Boats

Offered in a stepped-hull or traditional deep-V design, with a long list of standard and custom features, this 35-footer is a dream of a long-range fishing machine.

  • Length: 34’5”

  • Beam: 9’8”

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 400 gal.

  • Weight: 6,600 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,050

  • contenderboats.com

Edgewater 262 CC

Edgewater 262 CC

Edgewater 262 CC

Courtesy Edgewater Boats

The smooth, stable ride of its deep-V hull is just one the desirable traits of this rugged 26-footer, which also boasts generous seating and storage, and more.

  • Length: 26’5”

  • Beam: 9’3”

  • Draft: 21”

  • Fuel: 163 gal.

  • Weight: 5,000 lb.

  • Max HP: 500

  • ewboats.com

Edgewater 320 CC

Edgewater 320 CC

Edgewater 320 CC

Courtesy Edgewater Boats

Lighter, more fuel efficient than many other boats in its class, the 320 is fully equipped to tackle your favorite offshore game or your next family getaway.

  • Length: 31’10”

  • Beam: 10’ 2”

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 300 gal.

  • Weight: 6,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 700

  • ewboats.com

Everglades 273 CC

Everglades 273 CC

Everglades 273 CC

Courtesy Everglades Boats

This bigger version of the builder’s top-selling hybrid inshore/offshore model offers 27 feet of luxury, fishability, convenience and the latest in marine technology.

  • Length: 27’3”

  • Beam: 9’3”

  • Draft: 18”

  • Fuel: 157 gal.

  • Water: 20 gal.

  • Weight: 6,400 lb.

  • Max HP: 500

  • evergladesboats.com

Everglades 355 CC

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Everglades 355 CC

Courtesy Everglades Boats

Along with copious livewell, fish-box and lockable storage space, plush seating, a sun lounge and a spacious head are among this 35-footer’s many features.

  • Length: 35’4”

  • Beam: 10’8”

  • Draft: 24”

  • Fuel: 378 gal.

  • Water: 35 gal.

  • Weight: 11,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,050

  • evergladesboats.com

Grady-White Canyon 306

Grady-White Canyon 306

Grady-White Canyon 306

Courtesy Grady-White Boats

Rugged and roomy, the 306 incorporates a wide open cockpit loaded with fishing features, plus superb seating, a head enclosure and many other creature comforts.

  • Length: 30’6”

  • Beam: 10’7”

  • Draft: 21”

  • Fuel: 290 gal.

  • Water: 32 gal.

  • Weight: 6,950 lb.

  • Max HP: 700

  • gradywhite.com

Grady-White Canyon 336

Grady-White Canyon 336

Grady-White Canyon 336

Courtesy Grady-White Boats

This solid offshore performer is an outstanding fusion of functionality, convenience and luxury bound to please die-hard offshore anglers and their families.

  • Length: 33’6”

  • Beam: 11’7”

  • Draft: 25”

  • Fuel: 333 gal.

  • Water: 44 gal.

  • Weight: 9,200 lb.

  • Max HP: 900

  • gradywhite.com

Hydrasport 3400 CC

Hydrasport 3400 CC

Hydrasport 3400 CC

Courtesy Hydrasport

Rod and tackle storage abounds on the 3400, and there’s no shortage of comforts. The same technology found in U.S. Navy combat craft was used in the hull design.

  • Length: 33’5”

  • Beam: 10’4”

  • Draft: 24”

  • Fuel: 354 gal.

  • Water: 29 gal.

  • Weight: 8,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 900

  • hydrasport.com

Hydrasport 3900 Spectacle

Hydrasport 3900 Spectacle

Hydrasport 3900 Spectacle

Courtesy Hydrasport

This offshore hotrod is designed to meet the diverse requirements of anglers, with multiple seating and storage options, and unique vertical rod storage in the cabin.

  • Length: 38’11”

  • Beam: 11’6”

  • Draft: 24”

  • Fuel: 526 gal.

  • Water: 35 gal.

  • Weight: 18,000 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,400

  • hydrasport.com

Hydrasport 53 Los Sueños

Hydrasport 53 Los Sueños

Hydrasport 53 Los Sueños

Courtesy Hydrasport

Almost big enough to land a helicopter on it, this high-performance 53-footer has all the amenities, speed and range for extended trips offshore or island hopping.

  • Length: 52’11”

  • Beam: 13’

  • Draft: 24”

  • Fuel: 1,000 gal.

  • Water: 100 gal.

  • Weight: 28,323 lb.

  • Max HP: No max

  • hydrasport.com

Intrepid 327 CC

Intrepid 327 CC

Intrepid 327 CC

Courtesy Intrepid Power Boats

This hardcore-fishing machine aims to satisfy the demanding angler. The stepped hull boosts fuel efficiency and delivers top stability and handling at high speeds.

  • Length: 32’7”

  • Beam: 9’6”

  • Draft: 28”

  • Fuel: 230 gal.

  • Water: 20 gal.

  • Weight: 10,000 lb.

  • Max HP: 900

  • intrepidpowerboats.com

Invincible 36 Open Fisherman

Invincible 36 Open Fisherman

Invincible 36 Open Fisherman

Courtesy Invincible Boats

Invincible’s original model, this 36-foot workhorse is built rock solid, capable of exceeding 70 mph, and designed for the rigors of targeting offshore game.

  • Length: 36’8”

  • Beam: 10’

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 475 gal.

  • Weight: 9,200 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,200

  • invincibleboats.com

Invincible 42 Open Fisherman

Invincible 42 Open Fisherman

Invincible 42 Open Fisherman

Courtesy Invincible Boats

The extra length and beam of this 42-footer afford a true big-game boat feel, on a faster, more nimble hull with range unsurpassed by other boats in this class.

  • Length: 42’9”

  • Beam: 11’7”

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 675 gal.

  • Weight: 13,400 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,600

  • invincibleboats.com

Jupiter 32 FS

Jupiter 32 FS

Jupiter 32 FS

Courtesy Jupiter Marine

This versatile and stylish 32 incorporates a proven hull design and all the essential standard features, plus forward seating, transom door and livewell, and more.

  • Length: 33’2”

  • Beam: 9’6”

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 240 gal.

  • Water: 60 gal.

  • Weight: 8,360 lb.

  • Max HP: 600

  • jupitermarine.com

Jupiter 38 HFS

Jupiter 38 HFS

Jupiter 38 HFS

Courtesy Jupiter Marine

Built for the serious big-game angler, this 38 comes loaded with a stand-up livewell, a bait-prep center, and all you need to tackle everything from dolphin to billfish.

  • Length: 38’2”

  • Beam: 10’7”

  • Draft: 24”

  • Fuel: 320 gal.

  • Water: 50 gal.

  • Weight: 11,480 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,050

  • jupitermarine.com

Mako 284 CC

Mako 284 CC

Mako 284 CC

Courtesy Mako Boats

Aft in-deck 390-quart fish boxes to port and starboard, a fiberglass hardtop, and a leaning post with bait-rigging station are among the 284’s top appointments.

  • Length: 28’4”

  • Beam: 9’10”

  • Draft: 21”

  • Fuel: 228 gal.

  • Water: 13 gal.

  • Weight: 7,270 lb.

  • Max HP: 700

  • mako-boats.com

Mako 414 CC

Mako 414 CC

Mako 414 CC

Courtesy Mako Boats

Mako’s new flagship, its largest ever, combines the latest technology with a plethora of fishing features, cavernous storage compartments, and a high-performance hull.

  • Length: 41’

  • Beam: 11’11”

  • Draft: 24”

  • Fuel: 566 gal.

  • Water: 50 gal.

  • Weight: 16,840 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,675

  • mako-boats.com

Pursuit C 280

Pursuit C 280

Pursuit C 280

Courtesy Pursuit Boats

With features like a transom rigging station and a lighted 52-gallon livewell, the C 280 offers the ultimate in fishability and comforts rare in hardcore fishing machines.

  • Length: 28’

  • Beam: 9’6”

  • Draft: 19”

  • Fuel: 220 gal.

  • Water: 20 gal.

  • Weight: 7,510 lb.

  • Max HP: 600

  • pursuitboats.com

Pursuit S 328

Pursuit S 328

Pursuit S 328

Courtesy Pursuit Boats

An integrated hardtop, bow wraparound lounge with a removable table, and a step-down cabin with a 2-person berth complement the serious fishing capabilities of the S 328.

  • Length: 34’6”

  • Beam: 10’10”

  • Draft: 23”

  • Fuel: 300 gal.

  • Water: 30 gal.

  • Weight: 12,160 lb.

  • Max HP: 600

  • pursuitboats.com

Pursuit S 408

Pursuit S 408

Pursuit S 408

Courtesy Pursuit Boats

The big-game readiness, built-in hardtop, large, well-appointed cabin and numerous seating choices around the cockpit make the S 408 a leader in her category.

  • Length: 42’10”

  • Beam: 13’

  • Draft: 25”

  • Fuel: 470 gal.

  • Water: 60 gal.

  • Weight: 19,600 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,050

  • pursuitboats.com

Regulator 28

Regulator 28

Regulator 28

Courtesy Regulator Marine

Clean, classic lines, superb handling and big-water performance, and a wide range of fishing features and conveniences make this a top center console under 30 feet.

  • Length: 27’8”

  • Beam: 9’5”

  • Draft: 24”

  • Fuel: 219 gal.

  • Water: 33 gal.

  • Weight: 8,260 lb.

  • Max HP: 600

  • regulatormarine.com

Regulator 34

Regulator 34

Regulator 34

Courtesy Regulator Marine

This boat handles like a sport car, and it looks and rides much bigger than its size. The ergonomic design and many standard fishing features are major strong suits.

  • Length: 33’10”

  • Beam: 10’11”

  • Draft: 27”

  • Fuel: 350 gal.

  • Water: 45 gal.

  • Weight: 11,115 lb.

  • Max HP: 700

  • regulatormarine.com

Robalo R260

Robalo R260

Robalo R260

Courtesy Robalo

This seaworthy 26-footer is equipped with 3 fish boxes on hydraulic lifts, a leaning post with rocket launcher, rod lockers, coaming pads, stainless toe rails, and more.

  • Length: 26’1”

  • Beam: 9’

  • Draft: 20”

  • Fuel: 190 gal.

  • Water: 22 gal.

  • Weight: 5,820 lb.

  • Max HP: 500

  • robalo.com

Robalo R302

Robalo R302

Robalo R302

Courtesy Robalo

A Kevlar-reinforced hull, two oversized livewells, a rear flip-down bench and a transom door to boat large fish are among the many things to like about the R302.

  • Length: 29’2”

  • Beam: 10’6”

  • Draft: 21”

  • Fuel: 300 gal.

  • Water: 30 gal.

  • Weight: 8,920 lb.

  • Max HP: 700

  • robalo.com

Scout 320 LXF

Scout 320 LXF

Scout 320 LXF

Courtesy Scout Boats

This center console has the feel of a luxury SUV. Well-equipped, it easily meets the demands of most anglers, without sacrificing performance, comfort or convenience.

  • Length: 32’3”

  • Beam: 9’10”

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 262 gal.

  • Water: 20 gal.

  • Weight: 7,100 lb.

  • Max HP: 700

  • scoutboats.com

Scout 380 LXF

Scout 380 LXF

Scout 380 LXF

Courtesy Scout Boats

Touted by Scout as a perfect blend of advanced technology, luxurious styling and functionality, the 380 is loaded with standard features and innovative, award-winning options.

  • Length: 38’6”

  • Beam: 12’1”

  • Draft: 27”

  • Fuel: 404 gal.

  • Water: 51 gal.

  • Weight: 14,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,400

  • scoutboats.com

Sea Chaser 27 HFC

Sea Chaser 27 HFC

Sea Chaser 27 HFC

Courtesy Carolina Skiff

This largest Sea Chaser to date was designed with practicality in mind and comes packed with strategic fishing for anglers and enhancements for the entire family.

  • Length: 27’

  • Beam: 9’6”

  • Fuel: 181 gal.

  • Weight: 5,288 lb.

  • Max HP: 500

  • carolinaskiff.com

Sea Hunt Gamefish 27

Sea Hunt Gamefish 27

Sea Hunt Gamefish 27

Courtesy Sea Hunt Boats

This soft-riding boat includes multiple insulated fish boxes and livewells, cockpit and bow bolsters, a side entry door and recessed trim tabs, among its many frills.

  • Length: 27’2”

  • Beam: 9’4”

  • Draft: 21”

  • Fuel: 179 gal.

  • Water: 19 gal.

  • Weight: 5,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 500

  • seahuntboats.com

SeaVee 270Z

SeaVee 270Z

SeaVee 270Z

Courtesy SeaVee Boats

Offered in single- and twin-powered models, this hybrid center console is a top choice for light-tackle anglers who want the versatility to fish inshore and off.

  • Length: 27’

  • Beam: 9’1”

  • Draft: 15”

  • Fuel: 116 gal.

  • Water: 9 gal.

  • Weight: 3,000 lb.

  • Max HP: 400

  • seaveeboats.com

SeaVee 370Z

SeaVee 370Z

SeaVee 370Z

Courtesy SeaVee Boats

This smooth-riding boat sports a high-performance stepped hull, impressive deck space and storage, and a long list of conveniences and tournament-grade features.

  • Length: 37’

  • Beam: 10’6”

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 460 gal.

  • Water: 48 gal.

  • Weight: 9,300 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,200

  • seaveeboats.com

SeaVee 390Z

SeaVee 390Z

SeaVee 390Z

Courtesy SeaVee Boats

While it satisfies essential comfort needs, you won’t find many non-fishing related frills on this 39-footer, clearly built with a single focus: serious offshore angling.

  • Length: 39’

  • Beam: 11’

  • Draft: 26”

  • Fuel: 550 gal.

  • Water: 60 gal.

  • Weight: 9,670 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,600

  • seaveeboats.com

Southport 272

Southport 272

Southport 272

Courtesy Southport Boats

This striking 27-footer marries a classic hull design with virtues like a spacious cockpit and massive storage capacity, and a number of modern conveniences.

  • Length: 26’6”

  • Beam: 9’6”

  • Draft: 20”

  • Fuel: 204 gal.

  • Water: 20 gal.

  • Weight: 5,900 lb.

  • Max HP: 500

  • southportboats.com

Stamas 308 Predator

Stamas 308 Predator

Stamas 308 Predator

Courtesy Stamas

Solid 2-inch kiln-dried lumber stringers, treated and cured in the mold, give the hull unparalleled rigidity. The variety of fishing features and their placement spell serious angling.

  • Length: 30’8”

  • Beam: 10’

  • Draft: 20”

  • Fuel: 275 gal.

  • Water: 20 gal.

  • Weight: 8,250 lb.

  • Max HP: 600

  • stamas.com

Wellcraft 262 Scarab Offshore

Wellcraft 262 Scarab Offshore

Wellcraft 262 Scarab Offshore

Courtesy Wellcraft Boats

Fishing room, storage and ample seating are the protagonists on this center console. It has a cooler that slides back and forth on rails, to serve as an extra seat whenever needed.

  • Length: 26’4”

  • Beam: 9’

  • Draft: 20”

  • Fuel: 158 gal.

  • Water: 12 gal.

  • Weight: 5,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 500

  • wellcraft.com

Wellcraft 302 Scarab Offshore

Wellcraft 302 Scarab Offshore

Wellcraft 302 Scarab Offshore

Courtesy Wellcraft Boats

The 302, Wellcraft’s largest center console, expands on the features of the popular 262, and the Scarab Offshore package includes the essentials to pursue offshore game.

  • Length: 30’2”

  • Beam: 9’8”

  • Draft: 23”

  • Fuel: 268 gal.

  • Water: 13 gal.

  • Weight: 6,700 lb.

  • Max HP: 800

  • wellcraft.com

World Cat 280 CC-X

World Cat 280 CC-X

World Cat 280 CC-X

Courtesy World Cat Boats

The first X-design model in World Cat’s lineup of power cats, the 280 offers the brand’s legendary ride, plus a wealth of amenities and fishing attributes.

  • Length: 27’6”

  • Beam: 9’2”

  • Draft: 14”

  • Fuel: 220 gal.

  • Water: 17 gal.

  • Weight: 7,300 lb.

  • Max HP: 400

  • worldcat.com

World Cat 295 CC

World Cat 295 CC

World Cat 295 CC

Courtesy World Cat Boats

The smooth, stable ride, ample forward seating, the generous cockpit and storage space, sizeable livewell, and rod lockers are designed for devoted offshore anglers and their families.

  • Length: 29’1”

  • Beam: 9’6”

  • Draft: 15”

  • Fuel: 233 gal.

  • Water: 25 gal.

  • Weight: 8,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 600

  • worldcat.com

Yellowfin 26 Hybrid

Yellowfin 26 Hybrid

Yellowfin 26 Hybrid

Courtesy Yellowfin Boats

The high-performance, stepped hull jumps on plane, and floats in 16 inches of water. The layout includes large casting decks fore and aft, plus a number of specialized features.

  • Length: 26’

  • Beam: 8’8”

  • Draft: 16”

  • Fuel: 118 gal.

  • Weight: 5,000 lb.

  • Max HP: 400

  • yellowfin.com

Yellowfin 36 Offshore

Yellowfin 36 Offshore

Yellowfin 36 Offshore

Courtesy Yellowfin Boats

Whether sailfish, kingfish, tuna, wahoo or dolphin are your specialty, this loaded offshore fishing machine makes tackling big water and big fish a cinch.

  • Length: 36’8”

  • Beam: 10’

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 477 gal.

  • Weight: 9,500 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,250

  • yellowfin.com

Yellowfin 42 Offshore

Yellowfin 42 Offshore

Yellowfin 42 Offshore

Courtesy Yellowfin Boats

Fast, rangy, roomy and rigged for offshore success, no matter what King Neptune throws at you, this 42-footer is a super fishing platform and an excellent choice for island hopping or weekend cruises with the family.

  • Length: 42’

  • Beam: 12’

  • Draft: 22”

  • Fuel: 571 gal.

  • Weight: 15,000 lb.

  • Max HP: 1,650

  • yellowfin.com

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