Lately I seem to be using the words hybrid, crossover and multiuse to describe a growing number of outboard boats that excel for fishing and day boating. SeaVee has come up with another type of hybrid, one that mixes the center console and express fishing boat styles.
Has the midsize inboard convertible met its match? The folks at SeaHunter Boats believe so. The Pompano Beach, Fla., builder has introduced the Tournament 45, a battlewagon of a center console that can run more than 600 miles on a tank of gas.
When Morgan Huntley started talking with designer Doug Zurn about developing the next boat in his Vanquish fleet, he told Zurn, “We have to take a bowrider and make it classy.” The result is a 26-foot outboard-powered dual console.
Sea Ray has six new sportboats, including two jetboats. “We want to marry a true sportboat experience with jetboat propulsion,” says Matt Guilford, vice president of marketing for the Brunswick Boat Group.
The lineup ranges from 21 to 24 feet and includes the 21 and 24 Jet, and the 220 and 240 Sundeck in outboard and sterndrive models.
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