center console

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…
March 30, 2019
Hold the phone, wait a sec, don’t move an inch, and stop the presses, but after years of Regulator Marine building deep-V hulls and only deep-V hulls, like the Regulator 23, their all-new 26XO is “…
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…