The midsize fleet

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Here are a few of the midsize center consoles being offered this year

Eastern 248

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A simple Down East-style center console with a sweeping sheer, fine entry and an efficient hull.

• LOA: 24 feet

• BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches

• DRAFT: 1 foot, 3 inches

• POWER:Yamaha F150

• SPEED: 40 mph top, 26 mph cruise

• PRICE: $57,875

• CONTACT: Eastern Boats, (603) 652-9213.

www.easternboats.com

Regulator 25

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A high-end deep-vee offshore fishing and cruising boat that replaces the legendary 26 center console.

• LOA: 25 feet, 2 inches

• BEAM: 8 feet, 10 inches

• DRAFT: 2 feet

• POWER: twin Yamaha F200s

• SPEED: 51 mph top, 31 mph cruise

• PRICE: $130,395

• CONTACT: Regulator Marine, (252) 482-3837.

www.regulatormarine.com

Scout 275 LXF

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Loads of innovative features, comfortable seating and a patented deep-vee hull.

•LOA: 27 feet, 6 inches

• BEAM: 9 feet

• DRAFT: 1 foot, 4 inches

• POWER: twin Yamaha F200s

• SPEED: 54 mph top, 29 mph cruise

• PRICE: $151,286

• CONTACT: Scout Boats, (843) 821-0068.

www.scoutboats.com

Sea Born FX25

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A crossover center console that excels inshore with its shallow draft and offshore with its large cockpit for fishing.

•LOA: 24 feet, 11 inches

• BEAM: 8 feet, 9 inches

• DRAFT: 11 inches

• POWER: Yamaha F300

• SPEED: 60-plus mph top, 30 mph cruise

• PRICE: $61,953

• CONTACT: Composite Research, (912) 449-0033.

www.sundanceboats.com

Pathfinder 2600 HPS

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A versatile bay boat with a stepped hull, large casting decks and offshore fishing equipment.

•LOA: 26 feet, 2 inches

• BEAM: 8 feet, 10 inches

• DRAFT: 1 foot, 3 inches

• POWER: Yamaha F300

• SPEED: 59.4 mph top, 29.3 mph cruise

• PRICE: $78,472

• CONTACT: Pathfinder Boat Co., (772) 465-0631.

www.pathfinderboats.com

Southport 29 FE

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With a new deck design, this high-end center console aims to please the family and the fisherman.

• LOA: 28 feet, 6 inches

• BEAM: 10 feet, 6 inches

• DRAFT: 1 foot, 9 inches

• POWER: twin Yamaha F300s

• SPEED: 52.5 mph top, 36 mph cruise

• PRICE: $215,000

• CONTACT: Southport Boats, (866) 796-4874.

www.southportboats.com

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- Crossovers

- The BIG boys

September 2013 issue