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.)
The remarkable helm on this boat is a study in blue, with ridiculously comfortable three-across seating behind the expansive helm.
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.
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.
Goin’ in style: Seven Marine created a unique custom look for these outboards, with blue lighting and carbon-fiber trim.
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.
With the table now part of the foredeck, the bow area is unobstructed.
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.
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.
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.
Shower with a Rod Rack
The shower floor doubles as a rack to let rinsed rods dry.
Bathed in Blue
Another view of helm seating and gracefully curving pipe work supporting the T-top.
No Squinting at Screens Here
The helm is integrated with triple Garmin Series 8000 monitors.
Twin Tuna Doors
The cockpit offers a side-entry walk-through tuna door on both port and starboard.