center console

February 25, 2024
We're psyched for our favorite regional festival of fiberglass fun, the Bay Bridge Boat Show (April 12 to 14 in Stevensville, MD). As we head for the docks we’ve received word of a slew of hot new…
January 22, 2024
We’re shooting out of the Severn River aboard a Caymas 34 CT powercat at 55 mph when one of the Naval Academy yard boats goes by and… waves? What waves? Then we pass a big cruiser and… waves? What…
December 26, 2023
Spoiler alert: the Sea Pro 172 Bay isn’t an all-new model. Nor is it big and fancy, nor is it a status symbol of a boat. It is, however, a solidly built fishing machine that will get you out on the…
December 4, 2023
There are plenty of center console fishing boats out there that offer family features, but not many center consoles designed specifically as family boats that offer fishing features. If you put your…
November 24, 2023
You say you want a boat that’s just at home casting for striped bass in the Chesapeake as it is trolling for yellowfin tuna in the open Atlantic? One that’s roomy enough for an oversized crew, yet…
October 27, 2023
You and your family love watersports almost as much as you love Chesapeake Bay fishing? You and your family love bowriders almost as much as you love center consoles? You and your family love the…
October 21, 2023
Historically, Contender Boats have been well known for their wave-slicing abilities, comprehensive fishing armaments, and rock-solid build. What they haven’t always been so well known for is their…
October 2, 2023
When Bayliner brought back the Trophy series of center console fishing boats in 2020 it generated plenty of interest but had only two models, a 20-footer and a 22. The company keeps expanding the…
September 25, 2023
Which center console bay boat is the king of them all? That’s debatable, but we can all agree that it’ll have to be safer than most, bigger than most, faster than most, more comfortable than most,…
September 3, 2023
One year ago this month I swapped out my trusty, dusty, old, very slow Glacier Bay 22 for a new ride, and got a Caymas 26 HB powered by a Suzuki DF300AP: the FishTalker. I said then that after a year…
August 22, 2023
Some center console fishing boats are well engineered but poorly built, some are poorly engineered but well built, and some boats just plain take your breath away. You think you can find a single…
August 5, 2023
We ran across the Parker 2900CC at the Miami International Boat Show this winter, where it was on display at Yamaha’s dock sporting a pair of F300s. And it’s no wonder Yamaha wanted the boat there.…
July 21, 2023
Pop Quiz: How do you get the entire family excited about getting the bay- and ocean-capable center console fishing boat you’ve always wanted? The answer is simple: take them to see a Cobia 301 CC.…
July 3, 2023
What’s the ideal size center console fishing boat for plying the Chesapeake’s waters? Many would argue a 26-footer is perfect. It has room for plenty of anglers and the heft to handle choppy seas,…
June 20, 2023
Scout Boats has a new hybrid bay boat to their lineup, and the 281 XXS is not only their newest in this lineup it’s the largest as well. Par for the course for this builder, it’s also jam-packed with…
April 30, 2023
For 2023 Grady-White expands its Coastal Explorer line with their biggest bay boat yet, the all-new 281 CE. This model line is aptly named. You want to explore the back-bays and creeks? With a…
April 22, 2023
World Cat has been on a steady march updating their line to the CC-X models, and the latest to get the update is the all-new 260. The number-one stand-out feature of the boat is, of course, the fact…
April 2, 2023
When you get a 25-foot center console boat with twin engines it seems reasonable to expect to be able to haul down to the beach and fish the ocean when the weather allows. And sure, you can do so on…