center console

March 1, 2019
The Robalo R272 is, like the Cayman 246 we reviewed a few months back, a serious center console fishing machine. And one of the things we love about these Robalo Boats is the way they're built. You…
February 19, 2019
I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on the HCB Speciale, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 1400 horses hanging from the transom left me with an ear-to-ear grin that I had…
January 28, 2019
Peruse the pages of our Fishboat Reviews (or for that matter, look at boats anywhere you like) and the biggest problem with buying a hot new fishboat these days quickly becomes apparent: it costs an…
January 12, 2019
Is there anything that generates a hearty “WOO HOO” faster than nailing the throttles on 1400 raging horses strapped to the back of a center console boat? Well, sure – doing the same with 1600…
January 4, 2019
The Wellcraft 352 Fisherman has 1200 horsepower strung across the transom, the coolest livewell we’ve seen in the past decade, and enough rodholders to satisfy the most crazed and ambitious spring…
December 20, 2018
Scout Boats has announced that a 53 foot Scout 530 LXF center console yacht powered by five Yamaha F425 XTO Outboards will be on display to the public for the first time in February, and the Miami…
December 11, 2018
The Scout 235 XSF is the largest center console boat in the XSF series, and the larger models built by Scout Boats are tagged LXF, denoting “luxury” center consoles. As such, you’d think you’ll be…
September 27, 2018
There’s a sweet spot for Chesapeake Bay light-tackle anglers in the 22 to 24 foot range of center console fishing boats. Center consoles of this size are large enough to handle any reasonable…
September 11, 2018
Look at the dozens and dozens of fishboat reviews on the pages of FishTalkMag, and you’ll notice that center console boats account for the majority of them. In fact, about 70 percent of the fishing…
August 31, 2018
It's always fun to do fishboat reviews, but although this day was sunny and the winds were calm, like so many beautiful Saturday afternoons in the mouth of the Patapsco River the water was still a…
August 23, 2018
The first thing that strikes you about the Cape Horn 31T is that, unlike the slightly more genteel Cape Horn 27 XS, this model has a wide-open attitude from the bow to the stern. Every…
July 23, 2018
Why might the Twin Vee 260 SE OceanCat be of particular interest to this particular angler? A bit of background: I’m a cat fan because I have a bad back, and powercat hulls minimize impacts with the…
June 27, 2018
If you want an inexpensive little boat you have plenty to choose from (be sure to check out 10 Top Center Console Fishing Boats Under $20,000, to check out a few), but the Edgewater 170 CC is not…
June 1, 2018
Boston Whaler Montauks have been prowling the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic coastal bays since the days of 20-acre bunker schools and mile-long grassbeds, but as Whaler marked its 60th anniversary this…
May 28, 2018
I've done a lot of fishboat reviews through the years, and the first Sailfish center console I ever tested was a 26-footer way back when, maybe 20 years ago. I arrived at the boat ramp extremely…
May 23, 2018
The wind was piping down the South River when I showed up at Waterfront Marine, in Edgewater, MD, to get in a sea trial on the Robalo Cayman 246. With a southern bay-boat style design and a mere 16-…
May 7, 2018
Here's how you'll know if a HCB (Hydrasports Custom Boats) 53 Suenos rigged with quadruple Seven Marine outboards is the right center console for your needs: You say you want a center console…
April 30, 2018
I’m in the Virginia Beach convention center manning the FishTalk booth during the boat show, and no matter how hard I try to avoid doing it my head keeps swiveling to the right. There’s a sweet…