Sea Hunt GameFish 27 (pictured at top)
Sea Hunt debuted a new-for-2015 coffin-box version of its GameFish 27 at the end of last year. The new model is the latest in a series of boats the company says it designed for serious fishing. The new 27 comes ready to head offshore with multiple insulated fish boxes, two livewells (30-gallon transom well and 40-gallon leaning-post tank), tackle organizers and drawers, side-entry and transom doors, high-speed pickups, LED underwater lights, an anchor windlass and, of course, a coffin box — all standard.
While the GameFish 27 appeals to anglers, it also features family comforts such as a cushion that turns the coffin-box top into a lounge, aft-facing seats behind the helm, and options like a rear bench seat and side-entry-door ladder.
Yamaha testing on the original 27 shows that the 4,500-pound vessel (dry weight) with twin F250s and a fairly light load tops out at 61.1 mph, achieving 1.24 mpg. It reaches 30 mph in a brisk 4.76 seconds. At a cruising speed of 30.8 mph, it burns 12.5 gallons per hour for 2.46 mpg.
LOA 27 ft. 2 in.
BEAM 9 ft. 4 in.
TRANSOM DEADRISE 21 deg.
FUEL 179 gal.
Aegis 34CC (pictured below)
The largest model in the Aegis Unsinkable Boats lineup — which includes center- and dual-consoles (starting at 17 feet), expresses and pilot-house vessels — the 34CC’s hull incorporates a 12-foot delta (triangular) pad along the aft 12 feet of its running surface. The integrated transom bracket can accommodate twin or triple outboards.
The 7,000-pound hull can handle as much as 900 horsepower. Its 300-gallon fuel capacity gives it ample range.
Fishing amenities include two transom livewells and an expansive console. The vessel also comes with a sun pad ahead of the console and a 6-by-4-foot cabin beneath, with a berth. Forward seating is an option.
This North Carolina builder says it’s obsessed with producing the safest boats in the world. The 34CC features heavy-duty, pressure-foam-filled unsinkable construction; all Aegis models are three-piece boats, and come standard with dual batteries, and voltage-sensing relays that keep batteries charged and maintain critical systems.
Aegis also adds SPOT HUG satellite security systems as a standard amenity, although it notes that its semicustom boats can be tailored to an angler’s exact needs.
LOA 34 ft.
BEAM 9 ft. 11 in.
TRANSOM DEADRISE 24½ deg.
FUEL 300 gal.
*(with triple Mercury Verado 300s)