center console

October 5, 2020
If you can afford a new car you can probably afford a new Sportsman 212, which MSRPs for less than $45,000. comes well-equipped in the low $50s, and is one heck of a lot more fun to drive than any…
September 5, 2020
Bayliner hasn’t built Trophy models in years, and instead has been focusing its fishing efforts on the Element line with its “M” hull, like the Element F21. But this year, that becomes history — the…
August 30, 2020
There’s a sweet spot for anglers focused on Chesapeake Bay fishing, right around 21 feet of LOA. That’s the point at which a boat’s small enough for just about anyone to handle, trailer, and afford,…
June 30, 2020
What’s worse than breaking off a huge fish next to the boat? Landing it, then discovering that you don’t have a fishbox large enough to ice it down in. Well okay, maybe that’s not really worse, but…
June 7, 2020
There’s a new queen of the Cobia Boats fleet, and she’s a serious fish-killing machine. The biggest eyebrow-raising feature of this biggest Cobia yet? Performance. With a pair of Yamaha F425 XTO…
May 20, 2020
What’s the very worst thing about reading fishing boat reviews and shopping for a new boat in this day and age? Sticker shock. There are so many boats out there that cost as much as a new house, many…
May 11, 2020
Last fall in Solace 345: Breaking New Ground we gave you FishTalk readers the scoop on this new and completely unique fishing boat, and we promised we’d be back with more intel as it became available…
May 7, 2020
I’m shoving down the throttles on the new Caymas 341 CC, igniting 900 raging Verado horses in an explosive internal combustion experiment that sends triple 13.8” x 21” stainless-steel Enertia Eco…
April 12, 2020
You can find cheap fishing boats, you can find center console yachts like the Grady-White Canyon 456, and you can find everything in-between, but truth be told there is no such thing as the “perfect…
April 4, 2020
Sure you know the name Sea Fox Boats, but toss out any preconceived notions you may have about the line right now, because when we found some of the latest Sea Foxes at the Baltimore Boat Show, what…
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…