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Center Console views

Plan view

1. With a huge wraparound settee, there’s plenty of room for guests. Beneath the port and starboard sides is lockable rod storage, and a 368-quart compartment on centerline can be used for storage.

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2. The console includes a head,

two-person berth and a small galley.

3. The console face provides a huge area for flush-mounted electronics.

4. The two-person helm seat can be moved fore and aft. Both seats have bolsters that can be dropped down, providing a leaning-post setup. A live well is housed in aft section.

5. Hardware is flush-mounted to avoid snagging fishing lines.

6. Toekick space along the gunwales and in the cockpit gives anglers and

passengers better balance and safety.

7. A 272-quart insulated fishbox stretches from the port side to the transom door. A two-person seat folds away into the transom.

8. Twin Yamaha F350 4-strokes push the boat to a top speed of 59 mph and a cruise of 31 mph.

Profile view

1. Sharp bow entry (48-degree deadrise) slices waves.

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2. Two strakes push water outboard

for a drier ride. They also reduce

water resistance.

3. Reversed forward chines improve bow lift and help to push water away from the hull when getting up on plane.

4. Chines flatten to provide consistent running surface.

5. An air space below the engine bracket reduces drag and improves water flow before it reaches the props. A full transom keeps water out of the boat — and you in.

6. Hardtop provides a home for antennas, outriggers and rod holders. Radiused edges contribute to the boat’s

yacht-like appearance.

7. Hand-holds built into the leaning post for crew standing abaft the seat.

See realted articles:

- The ever-changing center console

- Center console evolution

This article originally appeared in the October 2009 issue.