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Blue Wave RS1 First Glance

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

August 31, 2016
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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.

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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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