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The Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat in the World

See what a couple of million dollars will buy you, with this HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme — just might be time to trade up from that car-topper.

What will a lousy $2 million, give or take, buy these days in the way of a center console fishing boat? The answer: This HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme — built for EG Vodka (organic vodka made in the United States) — with a list of features far longer than I want to try to replicate here. But it includes a 52-foot, 11-inch, 23-degree-transom-deadrise, custom-painted hull made of performance-based composite materials, four 627-hp Seven Marine outboards (with custom paint, graphics and carbon-fiber trim) that can push this monsters to a 65- to 70-mph top end, custom flooring, three freezers, two refrigerators, Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilizer, room for 1,000 gallons of fuel, 45 speakers for nine power amps pumping out 16,000 watts of power, and -- well, you get the idea. This custom boat is a still more “extreme” version of an already extreme boat, and it looks the part.

(These photos were taken through the ultra-wide lens of a GoPro Hero5; the scope of this 53 would make fitting into a normal lens quite a challenge.)

Spaceship

The remarkable helm on this boat is a study in blue, with ridiculously comfortable three-across seating behind the expansive helm.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — helm

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Sleek Beast of a Boat

Built for the owner of EG (Enlightened Grain Spirits) Vodka, the massive center console boat takes up a good bit of the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center floor. The long, sleek hull is belied here by the wide-angle lens.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — side view

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

2.500 Horses Fit Easily Across a Huge Transom

With a beam of 13 feet, the huge transom has more than enough room for a quad of massive Seven Marine 627s. Those 2,500 horses can push the boat to well past the 60 mph mark. The tackle, not surprisingly, is all custom as well. The two 60-gallon livewells are designed to be large enough to drop a cast net into them, thus obviating the need to try to dump netted fish into a 5-gallon bucket first.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — transom

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Otherworldly Outboards

Goin’ in style: Seven Marine created a unique custom look for these outboards, with blue lighting and carbon-fiber trim.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — four 627-hp outboards

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Disappearing Table

The bow, with its padded custom flooring and seating can host a crowd. Note the table, being hydraulically lowered from its uppermost position, flush with the seating.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — bow/foredeck

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Wide-Open Bow

With the table now part of the foredeck, the bow area is unobstructed.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — bow/foredeck with table down

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

More than 80 rod holders and speakers, combined

This 53 boasts 40 rod holders and even more individual speakers around the boat. Safeguard your eardrums if someone hollers, “Turn it up!” The massive prep/work area features two freshwater sinks.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — cockpit/work area

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

A Long Walk Back

Helloooo back there! Looking down the port gunwale from a bit forward of amidships offers some idea of the size of a 53-foot center console.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — portside passageway

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Cabin with Custom Tackle Locker

Part of the cabin under the console shows the fit-and-finish detail, as well as a custom tackle locker the owner requested.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — cabin

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Shower with a Rod Rack

The shower floor doubles as a rack to let rinsed rods dry.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — cabin shower

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Bathed in Blue

Another view of helm seating and gracefully curving pipe work supporting the T-top.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — helm seating

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

No Squinting at Screens Here

The helm is integrated with triple Garmin Series 8000 monitors.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — helm electronics

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Twin Tuna Doors

The cockpit offers a side-entry walk-through tuna door on both port and starboard.

World's Most Expensive Center Console Fishing Boat — side-entry tuna door

HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme

Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Also see Sport Fishing's comprehensive report on the 53 Sueños both from the factory and onboard in sea trials.

See Sport Fishing's comprehensive report on the Suenos 53

See this report in its entirety.

Photo courtesy HydraSports Custom

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