Everglades crafts offshore center-console and dual-console boats the company describes as “engineered from pure fishing DNA for hardcore deepwater fishing,” as well as a three-model line of bay boats.
On its offshore boats, quality outrigger hardware handles rough conditions and hardtop-mounted kingfish rod holders are fabricated in-house to handle heavy hauls. Rod holders drain overboard or to the deck, not the bilge, and are placed out of traffic lanes, offset for easy livewell and fish-box access.
The biggest flagship in its 20-year history, Everglades calls its 455CC “first and foremost a hardcore, unapologetic offshore fishing machine.”
On its single-level deck are the company’s first-ever in-floor fish boxes, complementing transom-mounted boxes and livewells. Coaming pads wrap the entire boat. Gear drawers are strategically placed, and rod holders—40 in all—are conveniently arranged throughout.
Though the boat is fishing-focused, the luxurious cabin invites overnight and weekend stays with a king-size berth, galley facilities, and a separate head with an enclosed shower.
At the massive helm, three 22-inch Garmin touchscreens convey the status of control and informational systems through a proprietary system on which the two companies collaborated.
The captain and front-row companions perch on Release Marine teak ladder-back helm seats, mounted on Shox Traxs bases. A second row of forward-facing Release seats has its own pair of Garmin monitors. Three mezzanine seats face aft, toward a three-section, 12-foot-wide transom foldout bench.
Air conditioning insures comfort at the helm, mezzanine seats and in the cabin. A Seakeeper 6 is standard.
Options include a full upper station, a two-position transom rigging station, a bow thruster, electronics upgrades and SeaDek flooring.
The 455 is another example of Everglades’ commitment to making the most refined fishing boats in the world.
- Test Power: Quad Yamaha 425 hp XTO
- Test Props: 21Y 16 3/8″ XTO OS
- Test Load: 30,800 lb.
- Test Speed: 59.2 mph @ 6,000 rpm (WOT)
- Max Range: 363 mi. @ 41.1 mph, 4,500 rpm
|28,000 lb. with power
Everglades Ramcap construction runs all through its offshore line, and the 455CC is no exception, making it the largest unsinkable, level-flotation center-console on the water. The ride is smooth and the handling crisp. Adding Helm Master Ex makes the experience more exciting and easier to handle. – Randy Vance, Editor-at-Large, Boating and Fishing Group