center console

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…
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…