31 Great Offshore Fishing Boats I Saw at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

An unusual number of new fishing boats made the 2019 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show particularly exciting. Here’s a roundup of some of those boats.

Aerial view of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
A bit of the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.Courtesy Forrest Johnson

For whatever reason, this year's fabulous Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show seemed to me to include an unprecedented number of new-boat introductions, at least in the size of the type that Sport Fishing fans would likely have an interest in. Many of the 31 boats shown here are either brand new at the show or new this year, though I couldn't help including a couple of merely recent models. Except for each opening running shot, all photos were taken at the show. As should be evident, the boats are listed alphabetically (by manufacturer).

Here’s a quick-reference list of the boats you’ll find in the gallery:

Blackfin 332CC
Boston Whaler 405 Conquest
Boston Whaler 325 Conquest
Cabo 41
Cape Horn 32XS
Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra Elite
Carolina Skiff 21 LS
Cobia 350 CC
Contender 44FA
Contender 39ST
Contender 35ST
Grady-White Canyon 336
Grady-White Canyon 326
Grady-White Freedom 285
Intrepid 407 Nomad FE
Intrepid 345 Nomad FE
Invincible 35 Catamaran
Pursuit DC 326
Regulator 26XO
Scout 330 LXF
Scout 277 LXF
Sea Chaser 35HFC Blue Water
Sea Chaser 30HFC Blue Water
Sea Chaser 30HFC DC Blue Water
Sea Fox 368 Commander
SeaVee 322Z
Solace 345
Stamas 33T Aventure
Wellcraft 402F
Worldcat 325CC
Yellowfin 26 Hybrid

Blackfin 332CC

Blackfin 332CC running shot
Promising the smoothest, most enjoyable ride in its class by the manufacturer, the 332CC topped out at 61.3 mph in a Sport Fishing review, pushed by twin Yamaha 425s. Best mpg (1.3) occurred at 40.4 mph (5,000 rpm).Blackfin
Blackfin 332CC in the convention center
The stepped hull of the 332 offers 23 degrees of deadrise at the transom and is rated for up to 900 horses.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Blackfin 332CC leaning post livewell
The boat bristles with amenities and innovations (and copped an Innovation Award at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show).Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Blackfin 332CC forward seating
Beneath the inviting forward-facing lounger forward of the console is a large dry-storage area. The U-shaped seating wrapping around the bow offers stowable backrest cushions. For more information, visit Blackfin, and read the Sport Fishing online review of the Blackfin 332CC.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Boston Whaler 405 Conquest

Boston Whaler 405 Conquest running shot
Whaler markets its new 405 — the biggest Conquest yet, debuting in Fort Lauderdale — as “the SUV of the sea,” designed for long-distance cruising, comfortable overnighting and chasing bluewater gamefish. Designed for up to 1,600 hp, the 405 holds 600 gallons of fuel.Boston Whaler
Boston Whaler 405 Conquest cockpit
A crowd of eight at the show seems small aboard the capacious 405. The broad aft deck offers abundant open space for fishing.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Boston Whaler 405 Conquest convertible seating
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Boston Whaler 405 Conquest portside lounge
To this. The 405’s unique portside companion lounge with hidden table (clearly raised, hydraulically, into position in preceding image) elevates and descends with the touch of a button into multiple positions.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Boston Whaler 405 Conquest head
The exquisite attention to detail and quality of finish is evident throughout the 405, including the tall head with vanity, skylight of frosted glass and enclosed shower with rain head and hand-held sprayer. For more information, visit Whaler.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Boston Whaler 325 Conquest

Boston Whaler 325 Conquest running shot
Also new at Fort Lauderdale, Whaler’s 325 Conquest, offers many of the same features as the 405 in a smaller package, with a 32-foot, 3-inch LOA, a 10-foot, 8-inch beam and a 20-degree deadrise. It’s rated for up to 800 horses.Boston Whaler
Boston Whaler 325 Conquest console options
Behind the console, options include a refrigerator under a Corian countertop with fauceted sink.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Boston Whaler 325 Conquest helm
At the starboard-side helm, under the flush electronics panel, is a bank of easily reached toggle switches.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Boston Whaler 325 Conquest
The galley offers a microwave, Kenyon cooktop and sink with faucet. A skylight overhead brightens the day. For more information, visit Whaler.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Cabo 41

Cabo 41
Cabo is back and now part of the Hatteras family, good news for fans of the Cabo brand from its heyday in earlier years. The 42-foot, 10-inch LOA hull achieved a top speed of just over 40 mph in a May 2019 Sport Fishing online review by Jim Hendricks, powered by twin 725 hp Volvo Penta D11 turbo diesels.Cabo
Cabo 41 bridge deck
The bridge deck offers L-shaped portside seating with an aft-facing padded mezzanine bench seat with footrest just behind it, a centerline captain’s chair and companion chair to starboard.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Cabo 41 main cabin
An elegant convertible settee occupies the main cabin to starboard; to port is a full and well-equipped galley and flat-screen TV.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Cabo 41
The main helm of the Cabo 41 is wide enough to accommodate three 22-inch Garmin multifunction displays. The entire bridge is protected by a wraparound tempered-glass windshield. For more information, visit Cabo, and read the Sport Fishing online review of the Cabo 41.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Cape Horn 32XS

Cape Horn 32XS running shot
The 32XS is based on a complete redesign of the original 32, which was previewed by Sport Fishing online in September 2017. The hull sports a deadrise of 23 degrees at the transom, weighs in at 5,400 pounds, and offers a horsepower maximum of 800. With only 600 horses, the boat topped out at 61.5 mph in factory testing.Cape Horn
Cape Horn 32XS in the convention center
Sporting an unusual “creature” skin, this 32 from the Boat Kings caught the attention of many who strolled the aisles of the Broward County Convention Center during the show.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Cape Horn 32XS bow seating
Beneath wide padded coaming, blue lighting accents the 32XS interior. A generous belowdecks fishbox is just forward of the console.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Cape Horn 32XS
At least as unusual as the “creature” wrap on the 32XS at the boat show was unique open-heart design on the Suzuki 350 cowlings. For more information, visit Cape Horn, and read the Sport Fishing online preview of the 32 XS.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra Elite

Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra Elite running shot
The 23 Ultra Elite is designed for use inshore and in bays as well as offshore.Carolina Skiff
Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra Elite bow deck
Forward of comfortable bench seating, the bow deck makes a good casting platform in calm conditions. Heavy coaming pads line gunwales from the front of the console to the transom.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra Elite
Molded hardtop is optional.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Carolina Skiff 23 Ultra Elite
The 23 Ultra Elite is rated for up to 250 hp. It weighs a modest 2,800 pounds and draws just 7 inches of water. For more information, visit Carolina Skiff.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Carolina Skiff 21 LS

Carolina Skiff 21 LS running shot
“LS” designates Carolina Skiff’s new liner series in which all components on the deck are molded into the design; the hull is bonded with the deck for a stiffer, stronger one-piece boat with a self-bailing deck. The 21 LS is rated for up to 150 hp.Carolina Skiff
Carolina Skiff 21 LS
The 21 LS offers storage under the console and under the 70-quart cooler forward of the console.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Carolina Skiff 21 LS casting deck
A broad raised casting deck with removable cushions will prove a real asset for sight-casters.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Carolina Skiff 21 LS gunwales
Coaming pads line the gunwales from just aft of the casting deck to the transom jump seats. For more information, visit Carolina Skiff.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Cobia 350 CC

Cobia 350 CC running shot
The new 350 works hard to combine hardcore fishing with comfortable cruising. Rated for up to 900 hp, the 350 has an 11-foot, 2-inch beam and plenty of open fishing space fore and aft.Cobia Boats
Cobia 350 CC hull
The hull’s performance is assisted with two steps, visible here.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Cobia 350 CC bait-prep area
Behind the cockpit, the 350 features a large bait-prep area with a sink, an optional refrigerator and tackle drawers. On either side are huge in-floor fishboxes.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Cobia 350 CC helm
A wide helm panel places all electronics and controls at the captain’s fingertips. For more information, visit Cobia.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Contender 44FA

Contender 44FA in the ocean
Though the 44FA — built on the same hull as the popular 44ST — has amenities for great weekend cruising with a family, ultimately it’s designed by and for hardcore offshore anglers who want to get to the fishing grounds fast.Contender
Contender 44FA bow seating
The 44FA offers abundant foredeck and bow seating, storage and fishing space, along with padded coaming bolsters throughout. Exact configuration will vary with buyers’ preferences, since each Contender is built to order, with many options to choose from.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Contender 44FA helm seating
One helm seating option offers three individual seats (pilot center) and a second row of padded bench seating for up to three more adults just behind.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Contender 44FA electronics
Next to the helm with oversized electronics panel is the sliding cabin door, allowing access while underway at speed. For more information, visit Contender.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Contender 39ST

Contender 39ST running shot
"39 feet of adrenaline-pumping, wave-jumping, heart-pounding, chest-thumping center console" — that's how the manufacturer describes its "offshore sport fishing machine," the 39ST. Redesigned for 2020, the 39 is built for speed, range and serious fishing.Contender
Contender 39ST in the convention center
The double-stepped hull looks fast sitting still. The steps generate lift, decreasing resistance, lowering the bow angle and improving efficiency. All Contender hulls are hand built in Homestead, Florida.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Contender 39ST engines
The 39ST sports a beam of 10 feet, 10 inches and a sharp transom deadrise of 24.5 degrees. It’s capable of carrying up to 1,600 horses on the transom.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Contender 39ST tackle station
This boat offers a truly wide-open deck layout; however, each boat is built to the buyers’ needs and options abound, including the option of a tower with a second-station. For more information, visit Contender.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Contender 35ST

Contender 35ST running shot
With triple Yamaha 350s, the the newly redesigned 35ST exceeded 70 mph in testing by the manufacturer. Its 400-gallon fuel capacity ensures long-range capability.Contender
Contender 35ST console
Behind the helm are a pilot and companion seat.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Contender 35ST coffin box
A 208-gallon insulated forward coffin box opens for access under padded cushions from either side.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Contender 35ST rod holders
Rod holders along the console; as with any Contender, anglers will never lock for a place to put a rod. For more information, visit Contender.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Grady-White Canyon 336

Grady-White Canyon 336 running shot
With its maximum 900-hp rating, the new 336 tops out at over 55 mph, but slowing to about 30 mph offers a very fuel-efficient cruise of 1.37 mpg. Like all Grady Whites, it handles most seas easily and efficiently.Grady-White
Grady-White Canyon 336 fishbox
Behind the huge padded foldaway transom bench seat is a 291-quart insulated fishbox.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Grady-White Canyon 336 helm
Grady’s signature electronics module on rams affords enough space to mount large displays, and the helm and windshield are designed to provide exceptional visibility.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Grady-White Canyon 336 cabin
The lockable head provides vertical storage for six rods, a standup shower, VacuFlush head and a variety of storage. For more information, visit Grady-White and read Sport Fishing online’s First Glance Review.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Grady-White Canyon 326

Grady-White Canyon 326 running shot
Grady packs a surprising number of built-in features, innovative design and comfort into its new midsized center console, as well as an outstanding ride and precise handling, with its center-positioned helm.Grady-White
Grady-White Canyon 326 console
The beamy hull provides plenty of space for three-across seating under the hardtop and behind the full windshield. Aft of the console rod holders is a rigging station with freshwater-fauceted sink.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Grady-White Canyon 326 engines
The 326 is rated for a maximum of 700 horses, though 600 will push it to nearly 50 mph and offer fuel-efficient cruising at 30.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Grady-White Canyon 326 console
The boat incorporates Grady’s integrated, full-height windshield to provide an expansive view forward. For more information, visit Grady-White and read Sport Fishing’s First Glance Review.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Grady-White Freedom 285

Grady-White Freedom 285 running shot
The name and hull might be familiar, but a closer look will reveal a major redesign of a popular model. The new 285 does rely on a proven platform, with a 9 ½-foot beam amidships and its patented SeaV2 hull ending in a transom deadrise of 19 degrees.Grady-White
Grady-White Freedom 285 seating
Helm bench seat and companion seats feature electromechanically extendable lounges. A foldaway transom bench seat offers still more seating options.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Grady-White Freedom 285 bow seating
The fiberglass bow table can be replaced with filler cushions for lounging when fishing’s not a priority.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Grady-White Freedom 285 console
The lockable console head compartment offers indirect lighting and a sink with pull-out faucet, as well as extended storage. For more information, visit Grady-White.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Intrepid 407 Nomad FE

Intrepid 407 Nomad FE running shot
The 407 Nomad FE (forward entry). Nomad works directly with buyers to learn what each customer wants before building his or her boat.Intrepid
Intrepid 407 Nomad FE workstation
Behind helm seating is a workstation module; beneath the hinged lid is a freshwater sink and storage drawers plus a slide-out cooler.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Intrepid 407 Nomad FE fishbox
Aft the large pedestal bow table, under a hinged padded lounger, is a vast fishbox.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Intrepid 407 Nomad FE livewells
Optional lighted livewells occupy the starboard and port transom corners on the show model.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Intrepid 477 Evolution illustration

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The show offered a sneak preview of a model to come, the 477 Evolution. For more information, visit Intrepid.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Intrepid 345 Nomad FE

Intrepid 345 Nomad FE running shots
With a single emphatic step, Intrepid’s hull is built for speed and efficiency. It features non-woven quad and uni-directional infused/hand-laid fibers and PVC foam-core construction.Intrepid
Intrepid 345 Nomad FE helm seating
Generously padded pilot and companion bench seats offer comfort, while the ergonomically designed helm enhances the piloting experience.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Intrepid 345 Nomad FE console
Behind the helm seats are rod/cup holders, a generous grab rail and space for a cooler.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Intrepid 345 Nomad FE head
Capacious step-down head compartment in the large console. For more information, visit Intrepid.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Invincible 35 Catamaran

Invincible 35 Catamaran running shot
This brand-new Invincible 35 cat, unveiled in Fort Lauderdale, was designed, like other Invincible models, by renowned naval architects at Morrelli & Melvin. The boat is rated for up to 1,200 hp.Invincible
Invincible 35 Catamaran in the convention center
The striking hull design of the 35 is also functional. The manufacturer says “the use of computational fluid dynamics gave birth to our patent-pending Hybrid Semi-Asymmetrical Multihull” design, which incorporates two steps.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Invincible 35 Catamaran engines
A variety of power configurations can be selected, including twins, as here, or quads (two per side).Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Invincible 35 Catamaran rod holders
Large insulated coffin box hides beneath a heavily padded lounger forward of the console. If you look hard, you can find a rod holder or two! For more information, visit Invincible, and read the Sport Fishing review of the Invincible 37 Cat online.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Pursuit DC 326

Pursuit DC 326 running shot
Family fun with a fishing option in style could sum up Pursuit’s new dual console. With twin 300s (maximum horsepower), the 326 topped out at just under 50 mph in factory testing.Pursuit
Pursuit DC 326 cockpit
The fully integrated fiberglass hardtop includes a tempered-glass windshield. Behind the helm seat is a molded entertainment center with hinged lid, sink, fresh-water faucet, stainless fridge and storage. A lighted 28-gallon livewell occupies the starboard transom corner.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Pursuit DC 326 bow seating
Wrap-around seating makes the 326’s bow an appealing spot.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Pursuit DC 326 bow
A 10-foot, 10-inch beam gives the DC 326 generous space for seating.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Pursuit FLIBS display
A hint of the shape of things to come at Pursuit was on display as well. For more information, visit Pursuit.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Regulator 26XO

Regulator 26XO running shot
In a recent online review, Sport Fishing's Chris Woodward said the Regulator 26XO is indeed an all-new crossover design with elements of bay boat and deep-V offshore boat, giving it nearly unrivaled fishing variety, plenty of family comforts and some surprising big-boat features.Regulator
Regulator 26XO console
The standard hardtop (vacuum-infused to be lightweight but strong) features a full windshield. Aft of the leaning post is a 32-gallon livewell.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Regulator 26XO helm
The helm can handle a single 16-inch or two 12-inch multifunction displays.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Regulator 26XO in the water
The sleek hull, with a deadrise of 17 degrees at the transom, can handle up to 300 hp. In testing, Sport Fishing achieved 44.3 mph, with an optimal 2.4-mpg cruise at 33 mph. For more information, visit Regulator, and read Sport Fishing’s review of the 26XO online.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Scout 330 LXF

Scout 330 LXF running shot
The new Scout 330 LXF is designed to be just as at home entertaining guests as with fishing with enthusiasts.Scout Boats
Scout 330 LXF cockpit
The powder-coated T-top is standard issue, with a full windshield and six rod holders.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Scout 330 LXF helm
The helm has plenty of room for two large Garmin displays. SeaStar Solutions’ Optimus 360 joystick vessel control is a useful option.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Scout 330 LXF leaning post
The leaning post offers three tackle drawers on the port side, a 65-quart Yeti slide-out cooler, portside sink and a mini-fridge. For more information, visit Scout.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Scout 277 LXF

Scout 277 LXF running shot
Scout rates its new 277 LXF at 450 horsepower, maximum. The boat has a 9-foot beam, weighs 5,650 pounds (without engines), and sports 22 degrees of deadrise at the transom.Scout Boats
Scout 277 LXF forward seating
Forward seating options include a padded seat in the console front, and port and starboard lounge seats with removable backrests. Heavily padded coaming bolsters line the gunwales.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Scout 277 LXF leaning post
The deluxe fiberglass leaning post serves as a bait-prep station with cutting countertop, sink, stainless-steel tackle drawers, plus rod and drink holders. An optional grill is also availableDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Scout 277 LXF helm
A Garmin 942XS Display is standard equipment for the 277’s helm, as is hydraulic steering, trim tabs and a Fusion Bluetooth stereo with four JL Audio speakers. For more information, visit Scout.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Sea Chaser 35HFC CC Blue Water

Sea Chaser 35HFC CC Blue Water running shot
The new Sea Chaser 35HFC (Hybrid Fish ‘n Cruise) center console is rated for up to 900 hp. It has a 10 ½-foot beam and a 20-degree transom deadrise. Sea Chaser’s Bluewater Series is designed for serious offshore use.Sea Chaser
Sea Chaser 35HFC CC Blue Water bow
The hull is 100-percent composite and offers a five-year transferable warranty. Powder-coated T-top is standard. Inside the large console, via side door is access, resides a head compartment with Corian countertop and sink/shower combo.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Sea Chaser 35HFC CC Blue Water fishbox
Distinctive coaming pads line the gunwales. In the bow, U-shaped seating includes removable cushions. A large in-deck fishbox with macerator pump lies between the seats.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Sea Chaser 35HFC CC Blue Water storage
Latched doors provide access to large storage areas port and starboard in the bow. For more information, visit Sea Chaser.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Sea Chaser 30HFC CC Blue Water

Sea Chaser 30HFC CC Blue Water running shot
The 30-foot HFC, another in Sea Chaser’s Bluewater Series, is considered a hybrid “fish ‘n cruise” design. Its beam is 9 ½ feet and transom deadrise is 20 degrees. The “quick-lift, high-performance” stepped hull is rated for up to 700 hp.Sea Chaser
Sea Chaser 30HFC CC Blue Water cockpit
Along with the T-top, standard features include the 30-gallon lighted livewell seen here in the port corner, behind the side-entry door, plus two foldaway rear bench seats and a starboard-side cabinet with storage for tackle and more.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Sea Chaser 30HFC CC Blue Water walkway
This 30-footer boasts wide, unencumbered walkways and coaming pads from bow to stern.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Sea Chaser 30HFC CC Blue Water leaning post
The leaning post incorporates a 40-gallon livewell, plus tackle trays and rod holders. For more information, visit Sea Chaser.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Sea Chaser 30HFC DC Blue Water

Sea Chaser 30HFC DC Blue Water running shot
The 30DC is clearly intended to be a multipurpose family boat; it has features designed for fishing while emphasizing cruising and playing on the water. Families will appreciate the portside console with electric flushable head, freshwater shower, cabinets, Corian countertop, and storage. The T-top is standard.Sea Chaser
Sea Chaser 30HFC DC Blue Water entertainment module
A module aft of the large helm chair offers a countertop work area, an electric grill, refrigerator and storage.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Sea Chaser 30HFC DC Blue Water engines
In form and number, seating options on the 30 DC are considerable, with seating for two or more in the bow, two plus captain amidships and, in the aft deck, at least three on separate foldaway bench seats.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Sea Chaser 30HFC DC Blue Water bow seating
Comfortable U-shaped seating at the bow offers removable cushions and storage beneath, plus a removable table. For more information, visit Sea Chaser.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Sea Fox 368 Commander

Sea Fox 368 Commander running shot
The all-new flagship of South Carolina-based Sea Fox shows its sharp bow entry which leads to a transom deadrise of 23 degrees. The hull is made with infused lamination, and has an oversized foam-filled stringer with massive bonding points. The hull offers a limited lifetime warranty.Sea Fox
Sea Fox 368 Commander on a trailer
The 368 sports an impressive Carolina-flared bow. Standard is the Ultima hard top with full glass enclosure and electric actuating air vent.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Sea Fox 368 Commander livewell
In each corner of the cockpit are 45-gallon aquarium-type livewells that are pressurized for 100 percent water and no air.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Sea Fox 368 Commander cabin
The cabin offers a 5-inch innerspring mattress 6 ½ feet long, ceramic bowl sink with faucet and porthole window. For more information, visit Sea Fox.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

SeaVee 322Z

SeaVee 322Z running shot
A new layout for the 322 offers more aft cockpit space and twin transom livewells at each corner. Capable of carrying 900 hp, even 600 horses pushed the 322 to 57 mph in factory tests.SeaVee
SeaVee 322Z in the convention center
The twin-stepped, cross-ventilated hull features SeaVee’s patented SpeedRail technology: Multiple lifting bodies with unique geometry offer a fixed trim angle throughout a wider range of speeds. The redesigned bow offers greater flare and new reverse chines, combining to keep the ride dry.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
SeaVee 322Z cockpit
With the transom bench seat folded away, the cockpit offers open space for fishing behind the aft-facing lounge chair with integrated cooler below the seat. The two 40-gallon corner livewells keep baits visible and within easy reach.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
SeaVee 322Z coffin box
An optional 48-inch bow coffin box offers 210 quarts of insulated fishbox or dry storage — but leaves plenty of space on either side to walk or fish, or to access the 51-gallon stowage in-deck lockers on each side. A hydraulic lift tilts the entire box to starboard to access a 129-gallon insole, insulated fish locker. For more information, visit SeaVee, and read Sport Fishing’s online review of the 322Z.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Solace 345

Solace 345 running shot
There’s not much ordinary about the new Solace 345. In a Sport Fishing review (September 2019), Jim Hendricks describes it as “one of today’s most advanced center-console boat designs.” Including the unique FishThru transom, the 345’s LOA is 38 feet, though it has 34 feet of running surface. It’s rated for up to 900 hp; in SF testing, the boat topped out at 55 with twin Yamaha 425 XTOs.Solace Boats
Solace 345 in the water
Although not shown here, a fully outfitted second station is an option, as is a Seakeeper 3 gyro stabilizer. Twin bow loungers and padded seats atop the forward console promise comfortable seating for four upfront.Solace Boats
Solace 345 livewells
Even the livewells are remarkable in appearance and features. The 45-gallon livewells are pressurized and include a separate tuna tube.Solace Boats
Solace 345 transom
Perhaps the boat’s most striking innovation is the FishThru transom that extends between and beyond the outboards, above the waterline, putting anglers out in the open to hook or land fish.Solace Boats
Solace 345 workstation
Aft of the helm seating is an impressive workstation, featuring Corian countertop, cutting board, dual-basin sink with freshwater faucet and shower hose, electric grill, heavy-duty stainless-steel drawers and fridge/freezer.Solace Boats
Solace 345 lounge seat
But wait: there’s more. At the touch of a button that workstation morphs into a large, well-padded aft-facing lounge seat.Solace Boats
Solace 345 head
The head compartment, which offers 77 inches of headroom, is accessed by a side door with a hinge befitting a battleship. Inside is dark wood cabinetry, vanity, illuminated glass vessel sink, microwave, 6,000 BTU A/C, a settee that converts into a berth, and as seen here a huge window with one-way glass. For more information, visit Solace, and read Sport Fishing’s online First Glance review of the 345.Solace Boats

Stamas 33T Aventura

Stamas 33T Aventura
Stamas' new 33T Aventura, with its flared bow and a full 24 degrees of transom deadrise, is clearly intended to go offshore. And go far — with twin Suzuki 350s, at 31 mph, expect a range of 450 miles or so. At 6,000 rpm, in a Sport Fishing review, the boat ran slightly over 50 mph.Stamas
Stamas 33T Aventura in the water
The 33T offer seating for four forward. The integral hardtop is standard.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Stamas 33T Aventura engines
The boat is rated for 850 hp, maximum. It has an 11-foot, 2-inch beam and a dry weight of 9,800 pounds. Within the workstation, aft of the helm seats, is an aquarium-style livewell.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Stamas 33T Aventura
A surprisingly expansive space inside the console reveals a settee and triangular dining table (lowered, it becomes a forward berth), small galley with faux-marble countertop, electric cooktop, sink and freshwater faucet and fridge, flat-screen TV, plus an enclosed head/shower, and large windows port and starboard. For more information, visit Stamas, and read Sport Fishing’s online review of the 33T Aventura.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Wellcraft 402F

Wellcraft 402F in the convention center
The Wellcraft 402F shown at Fort Lauderdale was designated as a prototype, and no information was available as this gallery was written. But the photos here offer some idea of what will be a very impressive flagship for Wellcraft.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Wellcraft 402F aft
Wellcraft 402FDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Wellcraft 402F console
Wellcraft 402FDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Wellcraft 402F helm seating
Wellcraft 402FDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Wellcraft 402F livewell
Wellcraft 402FDoug Olander / Sport Fishing

Worldcat 325CC

Worldcat 325CC in the convention center
Worldcat’s new 325CC is rated for up to twin 300s, which will push the boat to more than 50 mph, but slowing to just under 20 mph will yield an impressive economy of 2.2 mpg.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Worldcat 325CC cockpit
The cockpit makes use of two 65-quart coolers for padded corner seating. In all, the boat boasts more than 1,300 gallons of insulated storage.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Worldcat 325CC helm seating
Padded captain’s helm chairs offer flip-up bolsters with storage drawers/cabinet beneath. Around the back of the fiberglass leaning post is a tackle center with sink, 45-gallon insulated raw-water livewell with 1,100-gph magnetic drive pump and overboard drain.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Worldcat 325CC helm
The helm console has adequate space for two 16-inch multifunction displays. For more information, visit Worldcat.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Yellowfin 26 Hybrid

Yellowfin 26 Hybrid convention center display
The 26 Hybrid might be "the most versatile boat Yellowfin builds," says the manufacturer of the model designed to incorporate the best of Yellowfin's legendary offshore center consoles with its line of bay boats. With a moderate draft of 16 degrees, the Hybrid planes quickly and with 400 hP (the max), achieved nearly 60 mph in previous Sport Fishing testing.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Yellowfin 26 Hybrid bow seating
Buyers have the option to add forward seating to their 26, which includes removable backrests.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Yellowfin 26 Hybrid leaning post
The optional second station gives a skipper a real advantage for spotting fish.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Yellowfin 26 Hybrid transom
A raised platform just forward of the transom can be used for casting or cushioned for seating while underway. The removable padded backrest fits into transom rod holders.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
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