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The BIG boys

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Innovation, power, speed, a good ride and a touch of luxury define today’s state-of-the-fleet center consoles. You can run far offshore chasing your most outrageous fish dreams or turn heads cruising near-shore waters in style.

SeaHunter 4500 Tournament

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A gargantuan center console with a stepped bottom and up to 1,400 horses.

•LOA: 45 feet, 4 inches

• BEAM: 12 feet

• DRAFT: 2 feet, 11 inches

• POWER: quad Yamaha F350s

• SPEED: 60-65 mph top, 38 mph cruise

• PRICE: $600,000 to $850,000

• CONTACT: SeaHunter Boats, (800) 539-2628.

www.seahunterboats.com

Yellowfin 42

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The largest Yellowfin combines performance-boat design with a thoughtful fishing layout.

•LOA: 42 feet

• BEAM: 12 feet

• DRAFT: 1 foot, 10 inches

• POWER: triple Yamaha F350s

• SPEED: 63 mph top, 40 mph cruise

• PRICE: $388,000

• CONTACT: Yellowfin Yachts, (941)753-7828.

www.yellowfinyachts.com

Intrepid 400 Center Console I/O Diesel

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Offered with either sterndrive or outboard power, it’ll handle cocktail cruises or offshore runs.

•LOA: 40 feet, 3 inches

• BEAM: 11 feet, 1 inch

• DRAFT: 3 feet

• POWER: twin Volvo Penta D6 400-hp diesels

• SPEED: 53 mph top, 34 mph cruise

• PRICE: $475,000 to $500,000

• CONTACT: Intrepid Powerboats, (954) 922-7544.

www.intrepidboats.com

SeaVee 390

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She’s decked out with modern conveniences and offered with pod drives, outboards or inboards.

•LOA: 39 feet

• BEAM: 11 feet

• DRAFT: 3 feet, 3 inches

• POWER: quad 300-hp Mercury Verados

• SPEED: 70 mph top, 45 mph cruise

• PRICE: $290,000

• CONTACT: SeaVee Boats, (305) 759-6419.

www.seaveeboats.com

Invincible 42

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This Michael Peters stepped-hull has an open foredeck and coffin box or bow seating.

• LOA: 42 feet, 9 inches

• BEAM: 11 feet, 7 inches

• DRAFT: 1 foot, 11 inches

• POWER: triple 350-hp outboards

• SPEED: 69 mph top, 45 mph cruise

• PRICE: $345,000

• CONTACT: Invincible Boats, (305) 685-2704.

www.invincibleboats.com

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September 2013 issue