Advertisement

Best Center Console Boats

A look at today’s best center console boats for saltwater fishing.

Updated:

July 12, 2021
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Top center consoles
Top center consoles Staff

Be it deep-V mono-hulls or multi-hulls, offshore, bay boat, or hybrid models, outboard-powered center console fishing boats have clearly become the most popular among saltwater anglers, outselling all other boat types by a wide margin.

Boat manufacturers around the country have responded to the demand, and today you can find hundreds of outstanding center consoles, ranging from 20 to more than 50 feet in length. In this list, we divided it by the best center consoles under 30 feet and over 30 feet, complete with each model’s specifications and top features.

You’ll find a good mix of inshore and offshore center consoles, as well as a variety of boats that can be categorized as affordable or luxury. No matter your style of fishing or budget, there is a boat on this list that’s built for you.

Advertisement

Best Center Consoles Under 30 Feet

Versatility leads the way in the best center console fishing boats under 30 feet. Larger models in the category offer seaworthiness to handle offshore demands; smaller and midsized hulls are scaled for comfort and efficiency on inshore fishing grounds.

Barker 26 heading out to fish
Barker 26 Open Courtesy Barker Boatworks

Barker 26 Open

The 26 Open from Barker features a Michael Peters-designed and patented Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel hull that has the lowest drag coefficient of any monohull, according to Barker. This helps optimize speed, handing and fuel efficiency. It helps this center console hybrid bay boat ride smoothly in rough water as well. The Barker 26 Open features a deep cockpit with a relatively abbreviated aft casting deck.  There’s a 45-gallon livewell in the leaning post, a 15-gallon transom-well and another 15-gallon livewell in the bow. You can opt for a tower with a second station for spotting cobia, redfish, birds or weedlines.

  • Length: 25′6″
  • Beam: 9′2″
  • Fuel: 90 gal. 120 optional
  • Draft: 1′2″
  • Weight: 4,500 lb.
  • Max. HP: 627
Blue Wave 2800 Makaira running inshore
Blue Wave 2800 Makaira Courtesy Blue Wave

Blue Wave 2800 Makaira

The 2800 Makaira from Blue Wave is capable of offshore fishing, but with a shallow draft for those days when you want to stay nearshore. Noteworthy standards include: Garmin electronics, deluxe captain’s seats on a tackle station, three-sided tempered glass windshield, freshwater washdown, swim platform/boarding ladder, and a T-top with a finished edge. The no-splashwell layout maximizes cockpit space. Wrap-around seating up front transforms into a casting platform, and lockable rod storage built into both gunwales accommodates up to ten 8-foot rods. The entire aft jump seat lifts for easy access to the bilge, and all pumps are conveniently labeled for service or replacement.

Advertisement
  • Length: 27′ 10″
  • Beam: 9′ 2″
  • Fuel: 135 gal.
  • Draft: 17″
  • Weight: 4,150 lb.
  • Max. HP: 600
Boston Whaler 280 Outrage out in the ocean
Boston Whaler 280 Outrage Courtesy Boston Whaler

Boston Whaler 280 Outrage

The 280 Outrage from Boston Whaler offers loads of features and the legendary, unsinkable design for serious saltwater angling and safety. Twin helm seats, a three-sided tempered glass windshield and integral hardtop offer superb comfort. A lounge on the forward console conceals voluminous stowage underneath. A transom bench seat folds down for fishing, and bow seating converts to a forward casting platform. A pair of livewells hold plenty of bait for a day of fishing. You can power this boat with up to 800 hp for the speed to get to the fish in a hurry on a smooth-riding hull.

  • Length: 28′
  • Beam: 9′ 4″
  • Fuel: 186 gal.
  • Draft: 22″
  • Weight: 6,200 lb.
  • Max. HP: 800
Cobia 280 CC in clear blue water
Cobia 280 CC Courtesy Cobia Boats

Cobia 280 CC

A mainstay at the top of the best center console category, the vacuum-infused 280 CC from Cobia offers superb running performance, tournament inspired fishing features, and a long list of family friendly amenities. Smartly laid out, with touches like a front entry head and an electric hideaway bow table, seen mostly on larger boats, the Cobia appeals to the serious angler with a large tackle station, twin in-floor fish boxes, tons of rod storage, and a 42-gallon livewell. Optional features include forward-facing backrests at the bow, a fully enclosed windshield below a color-matched hardtop, and a full array of electronics. Whether on the fishing grounds or at the sandbar, the 280 CC delivers with style, comfort, and performance.

  • Length: 27′7″
  • Beam: 9′8″
  • Fuel: 189 gal.
  • Draft: 22″
  • Weight: 6,610 lb. (w/ power)
  • Max. HP: 500
Contender 25 Bay running fast
Contender 25 Bay Courtesy Contender Boats

Contender 25 Bay

The 25 Bay from Contender offers true offshore capability in a fast, fuel-efficient and family friendly package. Whether stalking fish in shallow water or making a run offshore, this boat is ready for action, with 340 quarts of dry storage, a 180-quart insulated fish box, 40-gallon livewell and 12-gallon baitwell. There’s also a 70-quart cooler in the forward console seat, forward seating with three storage compartments below, two rear jump seats, and a 10-inch jack plate and custom Lenco trim tabs also come standard. Additional custom options are available for tops, consoles, leaning posts, and electronics. Other fishing features include outlets for electric reel, trolling motors, shallow-water anchors, forward casting platforms, and more.

Advertisement
  • Length: 25′4″
  • Beam: 8′6″
  • Fuel: 186 gal.
  • Draft: 22″
  • Weight: 4,200 lb. (ready to fish)
  • Max. HP: 400
Everglades 273cc running at sunset
Everglades 273cc Courtesy Everglades Boats

Everglades 273cc

The 273cc from Everglades Boats has long been regarded as a premier hybrid model designed for both inshore and offshore duties. The 27-footer boasts an innovative upper-station tower configuration with a helm aloft, plus trim-tab indicators, integrated forward rod holders, and a folding foot platform. Back on deck, the low-profile, powder-coated bow rails and pop-up cleats combine with the casting platform/bow seating to make cast-netting live bait a breeze. The stainless-steel rod holders flush-mounted on the gunwales are bedded and through-bolted. There are also under-gunwale rod racks, a lighted 31-gallon livewell, and more than 82 gallons of fish box space.

  • Length: 27′3″
  • Beam: 9′3″
  • Fuel: 157 gal.
  • Draft: 18″
  • Weight: 6,400 lb.
  • Max. HP: 600
Grady-White Canyon 271 slicing through the waves
Grady-White Canyon 271 Courtesy Grady-White

Grady-White Canyon 271

The Canyon 271 from Grady-White features Grady’s exclusive SeaV2 hull design for a super smooth ride. Combined with a true self-bailing cockpit, offshore runs are comfortable and safe. This center console is packed with fishing features, including recessed, low bow rails, lockable rod storage, deluxe lean bar with rigging station, tackle drawers, and a sizable livewell. Cushioned bow seating showcases the patented foldaway backrests, and includes 85-quart insulated storage boxes underneath. An optional casting platform insert doubles as a cushioned sun pad and can also convert to a table. Boasting a protective full-height windshield in the T-top, and a ventilated stand-up head, the 271 is perfect for fishing, snorkeling, towing water toys, or just cruising.

  • Length: 26′10″
  • Beam: 9′6″
  • Fuel: 186 gal.
  • Draft: 23″
  • Weight: 5,914 lb.
  • Max. HP: 600
Parker 23 SE riding over the waves
Parker 23 SE Courtesy Parker Boats

Parker 23 SE

Common sense, time-tested, and a straightforward approach, combined with dedication to the highest quality construction practices, has earned the 23 Special Edition (SE) from Parker the reputation of strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. This center console features a leaning post with rocket-launcher rod holders and a 30-gallon livewell, hydraulic steering, stern jump seats, transom platform with boarding ladder, self-bailing cockpit, and all stainless-steel hardware. A 98-gallon fuel capacity offers the range needed to fish far and wide. Simply put, it’s one of the best center console boats under 25 feet.

Advertisement
  • Length: 23′0″
  • Beam: 8′6″
  • Fuel: 98 gal.
  • Draft: 10″
  • Weight: 2,750 lb.
  • Max. HP: 300
Pursuit S 268 riding smoothly
Pursuit S 268 Courtesy Pursuit Boats

Pursuit S 268

The S268 from Pursuit combines the traits of a sport boat with serious fishability of an offshore center console. The S 268 features Pursuit’s timeless styling, luxurious finishes and modern amenities. Foldaway seating in the cockpit quickly transforms the area from a social to a fishing-ready zone complete with port and starboard fish boxes, 28-gallon livewell, and more than enough room for the crew and plenty of gear. A three-sided tempered glass windshield and integral hardtop, combined with the superbly designed helm, make the S 268 a pleasure to run. With an overall length of 27 feet 4 inches, twin Yamaha outboards, and 139-gallon fuel capacity, this boat is designed to venture far offshore in quest of your favorite quarry.

  • Length: 27′4″
  • Beam: 8′9″
  • Fuel: 139 gal.
  • Draft: 1′10″ (motors up)
  • Weight: 6,770 lb. (w/ power)
  • Max. HP: 400
Regulator 23 moving over reefs
Regulator 23 Courtesy Regulator Marine

Regulator 23

Whether you are ready for an offshore run or a casual day closer to shore, the 23 from Regulator has you covered, offering stability and comfort in true Regulator style. Powered by a single Yamaha 300 or optional twin Yamaha F150s, the Regulator 23 incorporates big-game fishing features, including a transom tuna door, 46-gallon fish box/livewell, and 350-quart in-deck fish box, along with a convenient rigging station and plenty of storage. Other big boat features, including a T-top with integrated wraparound windshield for added protection at the helm, and the factory-installed Garmin marine electronics also come standard. In addition, there’s abundant seating and built-in coolers. Options include an in-stem bow anchor chute/roller with windlass, and a head with electric tank pump-out inside the console.

  • Length: 27′6″ (w/ bracket and power)
  • Beam: 8′6″
  • Fuel: 149 gal.
  • Draft: 20″
  • Weight: 6,720 lb. (w/ single outboard)
  • Max. HP: 300
Robalo R272 running nearshore
Robalo R272 Courtesy Robalo

Robalo R272

The R272 from Robalo features an integral hardtop with a three-sided tempered glass windshield for outstanding protection from wind and cool temperatures at the helm. Twin helm seats, an aft-facing seat, fold-out transom bench, bow seating and a perch on the forward console offer plenty of places for the crew to take a load off. A 20-gallon transom livewell resides in the port quarter. A 100-gallon insulated fish box is nestled under the cockpit sole, and there’s a pair of 25-gallon insulated fish boxes under the fore deck. With 23 degrees of deadrise at the transom, this center console is designed to ride smoothly through rough seas, while the 180-gallon fuel capacity offers the range to comfortably fish well offshore.

  • Length: 27′4″
  • Beam: 9′6″
  • Fuel: 180 gal.
  • Draft: 21″
  • Weight: 7,000 lb. (w/power)
  • Max. HP: 500
Scout 277 LXF running towards the horizon
Scout 277 LXF Courtesy Scout Boats

Scout 277 LXF

The new 277 LXF from Scout is loaded with standard features, such as a fully-walkable transom swim platform, a port-side swing-in door, forward seating with removable backrests and storage underneath, a powder-coated hardtop with integrated, frameless windshield and rocket launchers, and a private head with locking door. Notable options include your choice of upgraded upholstery, color packages, underwater lights, outriggers, teak removable bow table, and engine flush kit. Scout’s classic styling and flaring bow garner admiring looks, while the deep-V hull helps cleave mean offshore seas for a smooth ride.

  • Length: 27′6″
  • Beam: 9′0″
  • Fuel: 164 gal.
  • Draft: 19″
  • Weight: 5,650 lb.
  • Max. HP: 450
SeaVee 290B near downtown
SeaVee 290B Courtesy SeaVee Boats

SeaVee 290B

The 290B from SeaVee is a versatile and easy to trailer fishing machine—just the right size to comfortably travel to the best fishing spots and compete in the hottest fishing tournaments. Powered by up to twin 800 hp outboards, the resin-infused, composite-cored hull with 25 degrees of transom deadrise and a sharp angle of entry at the bow makes quick work of harsh offshore conditions, enabling passengers to enjoy the smooth, dry ride with surprising stability not often found in boats of similar size. Offered with a variety of seating arrangements and an extensive list of options, the 290B can be customized to match your personality, lifestyle and favorite types of fishing.

  • Length: 29′6″
  • Beam: 9′0″
  • Fuel: 234 gal.
  • Draft: 20″
  • Weight: 6,400 lb.
  • Max. HP: 800
Yellowfin 26 Hybrid just off the beach
Yellowfin 26 Hybrid Courtesy Yellowfin

Yellowfin 26 Hybrid

The Yellowfin 26 Hybrid is one of the builder’s most versatile models. It does many things well, including shallow-water fishing in bays and estuaries, and offshore trips far from the sight of land. Whatever your chosen mission, the 26 Hybrid has you covered. Available with single or twin outboards, and several livewell configurations, this boat is designed for maximum fishing efficiency. Forward seating and numerous T-top and tower options make it a breeze to build just the right 26-foot center console for family fun, hardcore fishing expeditions, or both.

  • Length: 26′
  • Beam: 8′8″
  • Fuel: 118 gal.
  • Draft: 16″
  • Weight: 5,000 lb.
  • Max. HP: 500

Best Center Consoles Over 30 Feet

When the blue water beckons, the best offshore center console fishing boats over 30 feet get you there fast and efficiently, with a margin of seaworthiness and safety that takes unpredictable weather and rough water in stride, along with the features and amenities to maximize your days offshore.

Barker 40 HPFC running through the sea
Barker 40 HPFC Courtesy Barker Boatworks

Barker 40 HPFC

The 40 HPFC (High Performance Fishing Catamaran) from Barker boats a Michael Peters-designed double-stepped multihull. Standard power includes quad Mercury 300 hp Verado V-8 outboards with an Optimus 360 joystick control system. This center console fishing cat features 100 percent vinylester resin and composite coring.  Features include two 55-gallon livewells (one in the transom and another in the deck) There’s helm seating for three abreast, and an optional second row of seating. The console incorporates a three-sided tempered glass windshield and a forward lounge seat. Power upgrades include quad Mercury 450R V-8 or quad Verado 600 V-12 outboards.

  • Length: 40′4″
  • Beam: 11′10″
  • Fuel: 670 gal
  • Draft: 2′2″
  • Weight: 15,000 lb.
  • Max. HP: 1,800
Blackfin 302CC running to the fishing grounds
Blackfin 302CC Courtesy Blackfin

Blackfin 302CC

The Blackfin 302CC features a double stepped-hull for a smooth and efficient ride. U-shaped bow seating/loungers, and forward console seating come standard. A head compartment resides in the console, and there’s a dive door on the port side. The helm features a digital engine monitoring system, lighted weatherproof switches, power-assisted steering, helm seats with flip-up bolsters and an elevated helm platform. The 302CC also comes with two in-floor 54-gallon fish boxes with macerated pump outs and a 30-gallon transom insulated baitwell as well as fresh- and raw-water wash downs. A bow thruster is also standard.

  • Length: 30′2″
  • Beam: 10′
  • Fuel: 240 gal.
  • Draft: 20″
  • Weight: 9,000 lb.
  • Max. HP: 800
Boston Whaler 380 Outrage fishing offshore
Boston Whaler 380 Outrage Courtesy Boston Whaler

Boston Whaler 380 Outrage

The 380 Outrage from Boston Whaler delivers as an offshore fishing platform, an entertaining vessel, a yacht tender, or all of the above. Powered by triple or quad Mercury outboards, the 380 features a roomy bow with expansive seating and storage, and a cockpit with a new aft-facing couch with optional removable table and an optional summer kitchen. A lounger with stowage below resides on the forward console, and three-across helm seating is protected by the integral three-side tempered glass windshield and hardtop. Roomy fish lockers flank the aft deck, and there’s a 60-gallon livewell on the transom. The console houses a spacious, enclosed head compartment.

  • Length: 38′
  • Beam: 11′8″
  • Fuel: 445 gal.
  • Draft: 23.5″
  • Weight: 14,500 lb.
  • Max. HP: 1,800
Cape Horn 34xs anchored
Cape Horn 34xs Courtesy Cape Horn

Cape Horn 34xs

The Cape Horn 34xs (“xs” stands for extra seating and extra storage) offers a towable center console fishing package that makes a big impression. From bow to stern, every detail is engineered and tournament tested for one purpose—to fish! The deep-V hull with 23 degrees of deadrise at the transom is designed to tame bumpy seas, and the huge floor plan provides an uncluttered workstation when the bite is on. Twin livewells afford a combined bait capacity of 110 gallons, and the 273-gallon fuel capacity offers great range. Power-assisted steering with a tilt-and-lock wheel is also among the many standard features.

  • Length: 31′10″
  • Beam: 10′3″
  • Fuel: 273 gal.
  • Draft: 22″
  • Weight: 5,400 lb.
  • Max. HP: 800
Cobia 320 CC running nicely in the ocean
Cobia 320 CC Courtesy Cobia Boats

Cobia 320 CC

Cobia’s 320 CC combines a big-water hull capable of long-range offshore trips and tournament-ready fishing layout with a spacious interior, and the elegance, comfort and style of a family boat. And this center console can also be comfortably trailered. Fishing amenities include a large, unobstructed cockpit, tackle center with sink and bait-prep area, and twin livewells with a combined 70-gallon capacity. The boat also boasts seating throughout, electric bow table, inward-opening side door, and spacious walk-down head with 6 feet, 2 inches of headroom.

  • Length: 32′
  • Beam: 9′1″
  • Fuel: 275 gal.
  • Draft: 1′11″
  • Weight: 9,260 lb. (w/ power)
  • Max. HP: 850
Contender 44CB running on smooth water
Contender 44CB Courtesy Contender Boats

Contender 44CB

The 44CB (Canyon Berth) from Contender combines the unparalleled fishability of the 44ST with cabin accommodations to escape the elements. Equipped with a center console berth, the 44CB provides both the comfort and functionality needed for long runs and overnight trips. With a maximum power rating of 2000 hp, the 44CB will get you to the grounds quickly and comfortably. Powered with triple or quad engine configurations, the boat offers outstanding speed, performance and reliability. Each CB is equipped with a freshwater sink, slide-away marine toilet, 70-gallon fresh water capacity, 400-quart under berth storage and optional a12-volt air conditioning system. Additional features include two 110-gallon aft insulated fish boxes, two 55-gallon transom livewells, a 340-gallon insulated forward fish box, and two 10-foot forward rod lockers.

  • Length: 43′10″
  • Beam: 12′
  • Fuel: 600 gal.
  • Draft: 27″
  • Weight: 19,600 lb. (ready to fish)
  • Max. HP: 2,000
Everglades 455cc rendering
Everglades 455cc Courtesy Everglades Boats

Everglades 455cc

The Everglades 455cc is the builder’s new flagship, and boasts the brand’s largest command center to date, featuring three massive Garmin touchscreen displays to monitor and control a full array of onboard systems. Strategically placed gear drawers and rod holders, large, in-floor fish boxes and livewells are just some of the features that make the 455cc a hardcore offshore fishing machine. There are numerous touches of elegance and luxury, like leather-like upholstery, above- and below-deck climate controls, rich-looking wood accents, and two rows of supportive triple Release Marine helm seats. And within the console is a king-sized convertible berth, along with galley space, and separate head and shower.

  • Length: 45′
  • Beam: 13′3″
  • Fuel: 683 gal.
  • Draft: 50″ (engines down)
  • Weight: 28,000 lb. (w/ power)
  • Max. HP: 1,800
Grady-White Canyon 456 cruising out in the ocean
Grady-White Canyon 456 Courtesy Grady-White

Grady-White Canyon 456

The Canyon 456, Grady-White’s flagship, combines innovation, technology and luxury with the legacy of Grady’s superior SeaV hull performance, quality, and safety. The wide beam offers ample fishing room, and fishability is enhanced by two large recirculating livewells, huge fish boxes, abundant rod storage, and access for fish and people through port and starboard cockpit side doors. The unsinkable SeaV2 hull with true self-bailing cockpit, foam floatation, and overboard draining boxes offers unrivaled confidence when heading offshore. With quad Yamaha XTO 425s, the 456 Canyon has sportscar-like handling, and a yacht-like feel. An elegant, well appointed cabin, C-Zone controls, Seakeeper 6 and Zipwake system contribute to the ultimate boating experience.

  • Length: 45′
  • Beam: 14′
  • Fuel: 616 gal.
  • Draft: 30″
  • Weight: 28,00 lb. (w/ power)
  • Max. HP: 1,200
Invincible 46 Cat running between bridges
Invincible 46 Cat Courtesy Invincible Boats

Invincible 46 Cat

Invincible is one of the few major boat builders to offer a wide selection of both mono-hull and multi-hull center console fishing boats. The 46 Catamaran is both the largest of the multi-hull line and the brand’s flagship, and is built on a hybrid semi-asymmetrical catamaran hull developed by Morrelli & Melvin. With a 12-foot beam, it boasts sportfisher-level size and fishability, along with superb performance and horizon-crossing range. Top features include two rows of helm seats to accommodate a crew of six, lounge seating on the forward console, vertical rod stowage on both sides of the console, a massive transom livewell, plus two in-deck wells below the cockpit sole. Power comes in the form of quad outboards up to 1,800 hp total.

  • Length: 45′11″
  • Beam: 12′0″
  • Fuel: 1,000 gal.
  • Draft: N/A
  • Weight: 20,000 lb. (w/ power)
  • Max. HP: 1,800
Pursuit S 428 going fishing offshore
Pursuit S 428 Courtesy Pursuit Boats

Pursuit S 428

The Pursuit S 428 is not only the largest member of the builder’s Sport Boat series, it’s also the largest, most spacious and powerful Pursuit ever built, offering owners just about everything necessary to fish, cruise and entertain in comfort. Quad Yamaha 425 XTO engines provide abundant pep, and with the largest aft cockpit in its class and side doors on both sides, there is plenty of room to fish and haul aboard a big tuna or swordfish. An integral hardtop and three-side tempered glass windshield afford plenty of weather protection. Three-across helm seats let you cruise in comfort, while a contoured lounger on the forward console accommodates two, and a posh, full-featured cabin inside the console invites overnight stays.

  • Length: 43′9″
  • Beam: 13′
  • Fuel: 547 gal.
  • Draft: 34″
  • Weight: 23,600 lb. (w/ power)
  • Max. HP: 1,700
Regulator 31 from overhead
Regulator 31 Courtesy Regulator Marine

Regulator 31

The Regulator 31 is the model in the Regulator fleet – reaching top speeds of 64 mph with twin Yamaha 425 XTO outboards. Also available with twin Yamaha F300s, this center console is available with the Yamaha Helm Master EX option for the flexibility to handle in any waters. A Seakeeper 2 adds an element of stability when fishing offshore. The massive cockpit, oversized tackle center, fish box, livewell, optional Taco Grand Slam 390 outriggers with 20-foot carbon fiber telescoping poles, and transom rod holders keep you well equipped for a serious day of fishing. The starboard boarding and dive door is a standard feature on the Regulator 31.

  • Length: 36′5″ (w/ bracket and engines)
  • Beam: 10′4″
  • Fuel: 300 gal.
  • Draft: 23″ (twin F300 motors up)
  • Weight: 10,800 lb. (w/ twin F300s)
  • Max. HP: 850
Robalo R360 crossing the channel
Robalo R360 Courtesy Robalo

Robalo R360

With an overall length of 36 ½ feet and a beam of nearly 11 ½ feet, the R360 from Robalo is the brand’s biggest model to hit the water. Available with triple or twin outboards, this center console offers a 365-gallon fuel capacity, twin 100-gallon fish boxes, a pair of 30-gallon stern livewells, an integral hardtop with three-side tempered-glass windshield, three-across helm seating, aft-facing seating, fold-up transom bench, two boarding side doors, bow seating, lounge on the forward console, and in-console cabin.

  • Length: 36′6″
  • Beam: 11′4″
  • Fuel: 365 gal.
  • Draft: 35″
  • Weight: 14,000 lb. (w/ power)
  • Max. HP: 1,200
Scout 530 LXF S-Class just off the coast
Scout 530 LXF S-Class Courtesy Scout Boats

Scout 530 LXF S-Class

The 530 LXF S-Class flagship from Scout is designed for the luxury sportfishing center console category, and reflects Scout’s classic styling and aesthetics, while incorporating advanced marine technology, available quintuple outboard setup, and a cabin within the console that can rightly be described as posh. This big center console is built on Scout’s fuel efficient, epoxy-infused, double-stepped hull using the company’s carbon and E-glass building process, a technique frequently employed in the aerospace industry, to reduce the boat’s overall weight, countering the long-held premise that a larger boat must be heavy to perform. The wide beam extends to an even wider 17½ feet when the dual electronically-actuated beach platforms are deployed to port and starboard.

  • Length: 53′5″
  • Beam: 14′8″
  • Fuel: 875 gal.
  • Draft: 31″
  • Weight: 26,500 lb.
  • Max. HP: 2,250
SeaVee 370Z running at sunset
SeaVee 370Z Courtesy SeaVee Boats

SeaVee 370Z

The 370z from SeaVee represents the next level of thinking for center console boat design. The result is a resin-infused cored hull featuring twin steps for maximum speed and efficiency, and 20 percent greater deck space and storage capacity than any other boat in its class. Capable of planing at low speeds, the 370z cruises comfortably through the roughest seas, and glides across tightly spaced waves at high speed. Designed for twin outboards, this center console fishing boat can be equipped with an extensive list of fishing features, including multiple baitwells (two 40-gallon corner wells are standard) and fish boxes, a tackle station, tower, and much more. A custom-ordered fishing machine, each 370z is built to meet the customer’s wishes.

  • Length: 32′9″
  • Beam: 9′6″
  • Fuel: 312 gal.
  • Draft: 20″
  • Weight: 6,900 lb.
  • Max. HP: 900
Valhalla V-46 shot from overhead
Valhalla V-46 Courtesy Valhalla

Valhalla V-46

The V-46 from Valhalla is considered one of the finest center consoles in its class. While a fairly new addition to the offshore center console ranks, it earns its cred for luxury, performance and fishability from Viking Yachts, its parent company. Built on a patented double-stepped hull designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, the V-46 can be powered with quad Mercury’s Verado 400s or V-8 450Rs, as well as triple or quad Verado V-12 600 hp outboards. The V-46 thrives as a tournament fishing boat, a sporty day cruiser or a mothership tender. With nearly 700 gallons of fuel capacity, two rows of air-conditioned seating, and a pair of 50-gallon livewells, the big Valhalla has the range, bait capacity and comfort for long trips to the canyons or extended cruising in the islands.

  • Length: 47′7″
  • Beam: 13′4″
  • Fuel: 694 gal.
  • Draft: 30″
  • Weight: 29,731 lb. (ready to fish)
  • Max. HP: 2,400
Yellowfin 42 Offshore cruising near the shore
Yellowfin 42 Offshore Courtesy Yellowfin

Yellowfin 42 Offshore

As the second largest boat in the Yellowfin fleet, the 42 Offshore offers world-class bluewater fishing capabilities. Available with triple or quad outboard power options up to 2,000 hp, this center console offers exceptional speed. The proprietary stepped-hull design also provides optimal fuel efficiency and a dry, smooth ride. A roomy cabin within the console enables comfortable overnighting, with an available generator providing the power for air conditioning on sultry days and nights. The 42 goes toe-to-toe with comparably sized inboard sportfishers, but will outrun and outmaneuver them all. Like all Yellowfins, numerous customization options let you build the perfect 42 for your needs.

  • Length: 42′
  • Beam: 12′
  • Fuel: 571 gal.
  • Draft: N/A
  • Weight: 15,000 lb.
  • Max. HP: 2,000
Advertisement

More Boats

Advertisement