” This is the age of the super-sized center console. Based on big, beamy hulls and boasting plenty of power – usually in the form of multiple V-6 or V-8 outboards – these offshore fishing machines are suitable for a wide range of angling pursuits – from sailfish to swordfish, kingfish to cobia, tuna to tarpon and more.
What defines a big center-console fishing boat? We think 30-something-plus feet LOA (length overall) serves as the benchmark, though today you’ll certainly find multiple boats over 40 feet in this genre. And there are some spectacular models – not just because of their size, but also because of their great designs, features and style.
We’ve scoured the market to find today’s top models, great center-console boats that have earned the respect of serious offshore anglers. So if you are looking for a new blue-water boat, start your search here with 25 Great Center-Console Boats Over 30 Feet. (Listed alphabetically by manufacturer.)
Check out our other galleries on great saltwater fishing boats, including 25 of the Top Inshore Center Consoles, 25 of the Decade’s Top Boats, and 25 Dream Boats. “
” The EdgeWater 318CC continues to be a favorite among saltwater anglers. This center-console boat’s 10-foot, 2-inch beam offers plenty of fishing space for you and your crew without feeling crowded. The unsinkable design of EdgeWater’s SPI (Single Piece Infusion) all-composite construction enables a safer, stronger and well-performing hull.
The outboard-powered 318CC features a 28-gallon livewell and two fish lockers – one forward and one aft that can double as a livewell. It also offers tackle storage in the leaning post and rod holders aplenty. Rated for 700 hp and boasting 300-gallon fuel capacity, the 318CC has the power and range to fish far offshore and return you safely.”
See the others including entries from Contender , Hydra-Sports , Everglades , Intrepid and much more …
Another yacht launch fail … this sure ruined somebody’s plans for a summer cruise .
How not to operate a speed boat . These morons are lucky to be alive . If anyone deserves to be kicked out of the gene pool , these dopes fit the bill .
Above is a video of the new Pursuit 26 C for your enjoyment . In addition to this one , the link will take you to a host of other videos about new boats , electronics and other boating accessories . Included in the boating videos are ones for World Cat , Regulator , Yellowfin , Invincible , Edgewater , Grady-White and more . If you couldn’t attend the show then this is the next best thing to being there . Enjoy .
” A recent visit to New Bern, NC, home of Pepsi and Hatteras, allowed us to catch up on the construction of its new flagship: the Hatteras 100 RPH.
At one point or another, all companies face this challenge when introducing a new model: How do you strike the right balance between innovation and tradition without losing loyal customers? Hatteras Yachts, which recently designed its flagship and is well into the build of Hull No. One of its new 100-foot raised pilothouse motoryacht, seems to be on the right track.
When we visited in early August, there was much to see of the new flagship, including the elegant composite hull, fresh out of the mold, and a full-size mockup of the lower, main and upper decks, spread out in a rented commercial space close to the shipyard.
Every component of the interior, from the beds to the helm console, coffee tables and lounge chairs on the sun deck, were built to scale in cardboard and plywood. The mockup had the dual purpose of helping the Hatteras design team—under the guidance of Hatteras’ manager of product design, David Brown—come up with the best spatial arrangements and also affords owners the opportunity to give their input while getting a feel for the new motoryacht. “
LOA: 102ft. (31.09m)
Beam: 22ft. 6in. (6.86m)
Draft: 5ft.11in. (1.8m)
Hull construction: fiberglass
Engines (standard): 2 x CAT C32 Acerts @ 1,900bhp or 2 x MTU 16V 2000 @ 2,600 bhp
Speed (max.): 25 to 29 knots
Speed (cruising): 19 to 24 knots
Fuel capacity: 4,700 gal. (17,791L)
Freshwater capacity: 870 gal. (3,293L)
Propellers: 2 x NiBral high-performance propellers
Exterior design: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi
Overall design direction & interior layout: Hatteras Yachts
Interior decor: A La Mer
Staterooms: Four or Five (with optional ondeck master)
Crew cabins: Two
Builder: Hatteras Yachts
Delivery: Fall 2013
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