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25 Great Center-Console Boats Over 30 Feet

 

” 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. “

 

 

 

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” 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 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another yacht launch fail … this sure ruined somebody’s plans for a summer cruise . 

Turn Down For What Fail – Bikini Girls Boat Crash Remix – Original #TDFWFail

 

 

 

 

     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 .

Oeps Interview Blooper HaHaHa

 

 

 

 

Published on Apr 8, 2014

” Funny interview failure. Interview van IJsseldelta over Sail Kampen met burgemeester van Kampen gaat niet zoals gepland. Vakantie winnen? check http://www.ontdekdeijsseldelta.nl/nl/win
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HT/Newport Buzz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    SportFishingMag.com Presents A Collection Of Videos From The Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show

     

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        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 .

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Waterford PD Rescue Sinking Yacht In Waterford

     

     

     

    ” The Goshen Fire Department in Waterford along with the U.S. Coast Guard station New London responded to a sinking yacht off the shore of Harkness State Park in Waterford on Saturday evening.

    Emergency officials described the vessel as a 63′ yacht.

    The eight people on board were safely taken off the boat by a good Samaritan.

    At this hour, the fire department tells Eyewitness News that Tow Boat U.S. based out of Niantic will salvage the $1.599 million dollar boat.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ooops Wrong Lever? Sportfish Smashes Dock At Sailfish Marina

     

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    ” At Sailfish Marina Tuesday, stunned onlookers watched as a 60-foot boat careened into the dock. 
      
    We’re told the boat’s captain was backing into the dock when he lost power and had no choice but to hit the docks.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Wall Street Journal’s House Of The Day

     

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    ” The owner, John Winn, 66 years old, purchased this property on Round Lake in Charlevoix, Mich., with his wife, Zita Winn, in 1995, according to public records. Formerly the site of a marina, Mr. Winn chose this site to build his dream boat house—a roughly 8,600-square-foot space with three 80-foot-long wells to house his collection of antique boats. Attached to the boat house is the main residence, which features walls of windows overlooking the lake, as well as interior windows into the boat house.”

     

     

    Another of the dozen pictures at the link for your enjoyment …

     

     

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    ” Mr. Winn included a large game room for his children and guests in the upper level, which includes a pool table, arcade games, shuffle board, ping pong, and an ‘antique bowling machine,’ which features softball-sized balls and an electronic score board. At the center is a 16-seat bar with a model electronic train set above the counter. The couple’s children are now in their 20s and no longer live with them, which contributed to their decision to sell.” 

     

     

    See it all here , or buy it now for only $7 Million 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Take The USCG Safe Boater Quiz

     

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    HT/ Guy Harvey

     

    Continental Drifter III

     

    Jimmy Buffett’s 124′ yacht, Continental Drifter III, is now available for charter! Asking price – $65,000 per week (plus expenses)! Check out this video tour by the vessel’s owner, Capt. Jimmy:

    42′ Of Boating Bliss

     

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    ” Mercedes-AMG and the Cigarette Racing Team join forces again with the 42’ Huntress, inspired by the legendary G63 AMG. Like the G63, the Huntress is a combination of high performance and rugged durability: a luxurious deck and cabin atop a fast hull and five racing engines. It’s as serious on water as the G63 is on land. See the 42’ Huntress at the Miami International Boat Show on February 14th.”

     

     

    Fishing a little slow ? Go below and take a nap .

     

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    Maritime Rules Of The Road: A Primer For Boaters

     

     

    ” A professional mariner and U.S. Coast Guard masters license instructor explains the view from the bridge, and lays out the basics of watch-keeping and the marine pecking order for pleasure-boaters.

    To be fair, I’ll state at the beginning of this story that I spend a great deal more time than the average boater thinking about the Rules of the Road. In addition to teaching students how to pass the USCG Master’s exams from OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels)  to 100-Ton in the winter, I spend summers driving fast ferries on regularly scheduled runs in New England, and portions of my spring and fall seasons are devoted to delivering boats. What I see in the classroom and on the water has led me to an inescapable conclusion: Very few boaters have a good, working knowledge of the rules, or how to deal with other vessels in crossing, overtaking, or meeting situations.

     

     

     

    The people who know the rules best are, for the most part, professional mariners. Granted, it’s their job, and they’re paid to know the rules. Their livelihood depends upon a firm command of the rules, and if they screw up, they face large fines and possible jail time. The mantle of responsibility that comes with a USCG license is a heavy one, and nobody knows that better than the men and women who drive commercial vessels.

    On the recreational side, all bets are off. You pony up enough cash and you’re on the water. You’re required to know absolutely nothing before you get behind the helm and frankly, it shows. Tugboat operators, Coast Guardsmen, and other professional mariners dread the start of the “Silly Season” in New England: Spring, when the covers come off the boats and those boats and their owners swarm the bays and sounds. They (usually) follow the one basic rule that’s jokingly referred to as the “Tonnage Rule,” where the larger vessel has the right of way, no matter the circumstance.

    Not all boat owners fall into that category, of course. Some may have taken courses and gotten licensing, or have come from the commercial side. Some may have spent some time looking at the book that most vessels are required to carry on board — the Rules of the Road. Some may have taken Coast Guard Auxiliary classes, or watched videos or computer simulations in a wise attempt to know the rules better and be more responsible. Some may have simply spent enough years on the water to understand the importance of the rules and assimilate them.

    Sadly, all those people combined are in the minority. “

     

    HATTERAS: 100-FOOT MOTORYACHT RISING

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ” 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

    The Good That Yachting Does Do And Can Do

     

     

     

    “Ports Of Cause (POC), the brainchild of Joyce Clear of Clear Group International, is an innovative superyacht initiative designed to promote yachting and to “give back.”

    At the heart of the concept is a newly refurbished yacht, the 116-foot classic yacht Highlander, which will serves as an ambassador of the superyacht community and support worthwhile charities through events and other initiatives.

    Since coming up with the idea, Clear has worked tirelessly to find a flagship and make Ports of Cause a reality. Her hard work paid off. POC’s flagship is the renowned Highlander, a 1967-built Feadship motoryacht now owned by Victor Muller, CEO of Dutch super car manufacturer Spyker NV. Highlander was built for Malcolm Forbes, who used the yacht for business and pleasure. The yacht traveled the world, entertaining kings and queens, presidents, business moguls, movie stars and celebrities “

     

     

    40 Handpicked Sport Fishing Pics

     

     

     

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    HT/ Sport Fishing Magazine

    When White Sharks Attack

     

    24 Fabulous Photos Of One Of God’s Most Magnificent Creatures 

     

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    Just Because …

    … I Love Hatteras Boats

     

    Sport Fishing compiles some of the coolest fish-fighting videos on the Web

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    In The Market For A New Boat ?

     

     

     

    Hatteras GT Series 54

     

    Hatteras GT Series 54

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