center console

March 27, 2020
Though Fountain Powerboats has been building center consoles for decades now, they were known for speed boats long before fishing boats. So when you get a peek at the sleek lines, twin-stepped hull,…
March 9, 2020
What’s up with the folks at Sportsman Boats? Did they discover an untapped well of ingenuity, determine how to manufacture sheer motivation, or get some sort of galactic energy infusion? A while back…
February 18, 2020
People, the Caymas 26 HB is now a reality and the world of center console bay boats has just changed. Radically, no BS. Earl Bentz, the guy behind such successes as Hydra-Sports, Stratos, and Triton…
February 6, 2020
For many people, 20 feet of LOA is a minimum cut-off point for a center console fishing boat. Smaller vessels just don’t have much room, they can beat you up, and they certainly don’t have any…
January 25, 2020
You want a brand-new center console fishing boat, it has to be big enough to take the entire family out casting, you want a turn-key rig right out of the box, and it has to cost under $30K including…
December 23, 2019
Crownline has built... a fishing boat?! When a builder traditionally focused on bowriders and cruisers decides to build center console boats, it can deliver mixed results. They may miss fishing…
October 25, 2019
You want to boil the water with a top-end speed pushing 50 mph, slice through the chop with a 22.5-degree deep-V hull, and arrive at the fishing grounds with a center console fishing boat armed with…
October 5, 2019
Light tackle anglers, rejoice – you can still get a cool new bay boat 100-percent rigged and ready for under $50,000. No, these won’t be the biggest nor the fanciest boats in the world. Yes, the…
September 27, 2019
There’s a certain break-over point in the 23- to 24-foot range where a center console can be reasonably fished not just on calm days, but also when it’s a bit snotty on the Bay. At that same point…
September 19, 2019
We all want a boat that fishes well, we all want a boat that makes the entire family happy, and we all want a boat that’s well-built. And when it comes to the Edgewater 320 CC we can’t begin a…
August 24, 2019
The Carolina Skiff 198 is a boat that eschews those bells and whistles that drive up cost, and instead offers up a simple, straightforward, economical, safe platform that’s equally at home both…
July 16, 2019
You want to enter the bluewater zone without ever leaving the comfort zone? You want a center console big enough to handle any reasonable sea, without being so large that it requires triple engines…
July 10, 2019
We all know there’s no such thing as the perfect boat – what’s ideal for me is not necessarily what’s ideal for you – but if I were to prototype my ideal bay boat for light-tackle jigging it would…
June 24, 2019
If you enjoy a boat with copious light-tackle casting deck space, a surprisingly smooth ride for a 21-footer, and neck-snapping acceleration and performance, then you’ll enjoy fishing from a Key West…
May 21, 2019
Take a look at this boat, drink in the all-new, completely unique, one-of-a-kind Solace 345, and there’s no mistaking this new center console fishing boat for any other boat on the planet. Which is…
May 15, 2019
There are so many center console boats on the market these days it’s hard not to mix up the posers with the serious fishing machines. That won’t be a problem, with the Cape Horn 22OS. Along with 27…
May 4, 2019
Wellcraft has undergone something of a rebirth in recent years, including new ownership and a steady stream of new models. One launched a couple years ago which just resurfaced on our radar is the…
April 16, 2019
You think you’ve seen it all when it comes to monster center console yachts and outrageous outboard power? With their new 530 LXF Scout Boats may not have surpassed the size of the HCB Custom Yachts…