Blue Wave RS1 First Glance

New bay boat features stepped hull and Kevlar in the build.

August 31, 2016

Blue Wave RS1

Blue Wave RS1 Bay Boat
Blue Wave RS1 22-plus-foot bay boat Courtesy of Blue Wave Boats

The new RS1 bay boat features a stepped-hull design to improve fuel efficiency and speed. Blue Wave also used lightweight Kevlar in the build to add strength.

The open deck layout includes two livewells: one 20-gallon well under the forward console seat, sporting a clear acrylic window for monitoring baits, and one 30-gallon well in the aft deck, between flip-up transom seats that hide tackle trays.

The acrylic center-console dash comes standard with a Wet Sounds Bluetooth Stealth six-speaker sound bar and stereo. These components, along with nav lights, livewells, bilge pumps and accessory lighting, are driven by C-Zone’s fully integrated digital network interface, allowing touchscreen systems control.


The foredeck features twin rod lockers, an anchor hold, and insulated storage areas that drain overboard. The step up to the platform doubles as a fish box or cooler. Standard equipment includes six stainless-steel flush-mounted rod holders and horizontal storage beneath each gunwale.

The helm comes with twin sliding chairs and a 100-quart ice chest beneath, but as an option, anglers can order one of several customized leaning posts.

SPECIFICATIONS: LOA 22 ft. 8 in.; Beam 8 ft. 6 in.; Dry Weight 2,100 lb. (w/o engine); Draft 13 in.; Transom Deadrise 16 deg.; MSRP N/A


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