center console

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…
March 17, 2023
Parker Boats new 26CC is like a linebacker in the world of fishing boats. It has epically broad shoulders, surprising speed and agility, and the beef to plow right through difficult conditions. While…
March 9, 2023
Are you sick and tired of gentrified fishing boats with so many frou-frou features that they’re better suited for cocktail hour than casting? The gold-stitched seating, wine-chillers, and light-up…
March 1, 2023
Let’s face it, boaters: 22 foot center console boats with white hullsides, a leaning post, and a transom livewell are a dime a dozen. Except that in this scenario, the dime actually costs as much as…
February 21, 2023
The number-one trait many anglers look for in a fishing boat is versatility, because we want to fish for yellowfin tuna at the offshore grounds one day, go striper fishing in the bay the next, and…
January 30, 2023
There are predators, and then there are apex predators. In whatever environment they may prowl, the hunters at the very top of the food chain are big, fast, agile, and armed with sharp claws or teeth…
January 24, 2023
A year ago this month Formula made the rather shocking announcement that they were entering the center console market, showing a pair of scale models along with artist’s renderings at the 2022 Miami…
January 2, 2023
You wish there was a hot new center console fishing machine that pulled no punches, broke all barriers, and was so jam-packed with tech it would make a NASA engineer drool with envy? That boat…
December 25, 2022
What size center console fishing boat is ideal for you and your needs? That depends on who you are and what waters you fish in, but for a huge swath of anglers out there, a 26-footer will sit right…
December 11, 2022
Bay boats have been becoming more and more popular for Chesapeake Bay fishing in recent times, and it’s no wonder why: they’re ideal for light-tackle casting and jigging, the relatively low gunwales…
December 5, 2022
Crevalle has always been known for building hybrid bay boats ideal for activities like light tackle jigging for rockfish or casting in the shallows for speckled trout, and naturally, that’s consisted…
November 4, 2022
When Bayliner reintroduced their Trophy lineup we first focused on the T20CC, then jumped to the larger end of the model line by covering the T24CC. Each of these boats has its own advantages and you…
October 3, 2022
I’ve got a beef with many modern boatbuilders: they’ve stopped making small, simple, straightforward, inexpensive, skiff-style boats in favor of larger, more complex, more expensive boats. This is in…