Few brands hold such an iconic history as Aquasport, and finally the brand is back, with five center console models from 21 to 30 feet and a trio of bay boats from 22 to 24 feet in the mix. The next-generation Aquasports are built to hold up to the namesake with touches including a Kevlar-reinforced hull, a foam-injected stringer grid, and hand-laid glass all-composite construction. Read on for more details, but first check out this quick look at the boat on video.

For Chesapeake Bay anglers looking for a competent fishing machine that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and is easily trailered, launched, and maintained, the 2100 Center Console is likely to be a top pick. It’s also a boat that manages to pack a lot into the LOA. Not all 21-footers have seating both fore and aft, but the 2100 has a pair of jump seats at the transom and U-shaped forward seating in the bow. Leave the cushions at home and the bow seats serve as a forward casting deck, with a pair or insulated, overboard-draining fishboxes underneath. Flip up the aft seats, and under one you’ll discover an 11-gallon insulated livewell with a baby-blue interior and a standpipe. Under the other there’s additional stowage and there’s also a bow stowage compartment in the deck, a rarely seen but intelligent use of space on boats of this size.

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Aquasport is back, and the 21 Center Console is sized right for fishing the Bay.

Other fishing basics that are standard equipment include four flush-mount gunwale rodholders, under-gunwale racks, and a cooler under the forward console seat. The big surprise, however, comes at the helm. Or rather, what’s behind it and what’s over it. On the Aquasport a leaning post with four rocket launchers and a cooler is standard fare, not a cost-adding option, rather than one of those chintzy swing-back cooler seats we often see on small boats. And the T-top — including four more rocket launchers plus two spreader lights — is included as well. Other surprising big-ticket items that come stock include hydraulic tilt steering, electric trim tabs, the bow cushion package, and even a pair of blue underwater lights. The only optional features we’d call must-haves are the raw water washdown and maybe a portable MSD for the console head compartment, so on the whole this boat comes far better equipped than the majority of the 21-foot models you’ll see out there.

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Though shown here in bare form, the Aquasport 21 CC is also available with a T-top.

One other item we’ve got to call out: check that fuel capacity. At 97 gallons this boat has notably more range then average for its size and whether you rig with a 200 or the max-power 250, you won’t hesitate to zip from spot A to spot B to spot C when the bite gets tough.

Will the 2022 Aquasport line generate a new legend? We’re not fortune tellers, so check back with us in a decade if you want the answer to that question. But we do know one thing for sure: if you’re on the hunt for a new 21-footer for Chesapeake Bay fishing, the Aquasport 2100 Center Console is a boat you need to check out.

Aquasport 21 Center Console Specifications

LOA – 20’11”

Beam – 8’6”

Displacement – 3493 lbs.

Draft (min.) – 1’3”

Transom Deadrise – 20 degrees

Fuel Capacity – 97 gal.

Max. Power – 250 hp

Area Dealers – Tradewinds Marina, Middle River, MD, (410) 335-7000.