2012 Fishing-Boat Preview

A glimpse of new boats from flats skiffs to flashy sport-fishers

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Key to Specifications

LOA: The technical definition of LOA (length overall) includes bow pulpits, outboard engines and swim platforms. Many builders play fast and loose with this figure. We list the LOA that each manufacturer supplies to us. BEAM: The manufacturer takes this measurement at the boat’s widest point, which might or might not be amidships. Longer boats have greater beams. More beam (relative to length) usually means more stability at rest, as well as more interior space. On planing hulls, a wider beam sometimes means a rougher ride in a head sea. DRAFT: Draft measures a vessel’s depth below the water’s surface. Draft for outboard-powered boats is generally measured with the engine tilted. Manufacturers measure inboard boats to the bottom of the running gear. DEADRISE AT TRANSOM: This is the hull’s angle in degrees, as measured at the aft-most portion of the vessel. It is also one indicator of how smoothly a boat rides in a head sea: Greater deadrise can mean a better ride, though other factors also influence ride quality. As the deadrise angle increases, however, the hull tends to become less stable at rest. WEIGHT: (Displacement) Weights quoted for inboard boats include the engine(s). For outboard boats, we listed dryhull weights — no engines, fuel or equipment. When calculating trailering weight, don’t forget to add engines, trailer, oil, fuel and all your gear. FUEL: We list standard-equipment fuel capacity only. Many companies offer larger or additional tanks as options. MAXIMUM POWER: The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the U. S. Coast Guard determine what the maximum horsepower should be on a small boat. MSRP: We have included a base-hull price for most of the boats listed. But, in a number of cases, boats come prerigged from the factory with power and trailers. We have noted those exceptions in the chart.
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Flats Skiffs

Hell’s Bay Biscayne LOA: 16 ft. 4 in.
BEAM: 5 ft. 10 in.
DRAFT: 7 in.
DEADRISE: 12 deg.
WEIGHT: 595 lb.
FUEL: 23 gal.
MAX POWER: 80 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $45,500
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Bay Skiffs

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** Ranger 220 SunBurst LOA: 21 ft. 5 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 5 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft.
DEADRISE: 12.4 deg.
WEIGHT: 2,015 lb.
FUEL: 54 gal.
MAX POWER: 150 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $36,953
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Bay Skiffs

Pathfinder 2400 TRS LOA: 23 ft. 11 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft.
DEADRISE: 15 deg.
WEIGHT: 2,400 lb.
FUEL: 80 gal.
MAX POWER: 300 hp OB
MSRP: $38,096
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Bay Skiffs

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EdgeWater 240 IS** LOA: 24 ft.
BEAM: 8 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 1 in.
DEADRISE: 14.5 deg.
WEIGHT: 2,700 lb.
FUEL: 77 gal.
MAX POWER: 350 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $71,542
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Center Consoles

Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra Elite LOA: 20 ft. 11 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 1 in.
DRAFT: 9 in. to 12 in.
DEADRISE: 15 deg.
WEIGHT: 2,500 lb.
FUEL: 52 gal.
MAX POWER: 150 hp OB
MSRP: $26,233
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Center Consoles

Cobia 217 LOA: 21 ft. 6 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 3 in.
DEADRISE: 20 deg.
WEIGHT: 2,800 lb.
FUEL: 100 gal.
MAX POWER: 225 hp OB
MSRP: $24,727
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Center Consoles

Scout 225 XSF LOA: 22 ft. 2 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 2 in.
DEADRISE: 20 deg.
WEIGHT: 2,200 lb.
FUEL: 100 gal.
MAX POWER: 250 hp OB
MSRP: $38,979
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Center Consoles

Sea Fox 226 Center LOA: 22 ft. 4 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 2 in.
DEADRISE: 19 deg.
WEIGHT: 2,700 lb.
FUEL: 101 gal.
MAX POWER: 250 hp OB
MSRP: $28,820
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Center Consoles

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Trophy 2203 CC** LOA: 22 ft. 6 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 2 ft. 1 in.
DEADRISE: 20 deg.
WEIGHT: N/A
FUEL: 104 gal.
MAX POWER: 250 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $44,658
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Center Consoles

Sundance NX 23 LOA: 23 ft.
BEAM: 8 ft. 3 in.
DRAFT: 9 in.
DEADRISE: 7 deg.
WEIGHT: 2,475 lb.
FUEL: 72 gal.
MAX POWER: 250 hp OB
MSRP: $25,575
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Center Consoles

Mako 234 LOA: 23 ft. 4 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 6 in.
DEADRISE: 21 deg.
WEIGHT: 4,100 lb.
FUEL: 150 gal.
MAX POWER: 300 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only:
starting at $53,995
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Center Consoles

Jupiter Marine 26 LOA: 26 ft. 5 in.
BEAM: 8 ft. 8 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 8 in.
DEADRISE: 22 deg.
WEIGHT: 6,300 lb.
FUEL: 160 gal.
MAX POWER: T 250 hp OB
MSRP: $119,990
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Center Consoles

Onslow Bay 27 XS LOA: 26 ft. 11 in.
BEAM: 9 ft. 5 in.
DRAFT: 2 ft.
DEADRISE: 24 deg.
WEIGHT: 5,200 lb.
FUEL: 208 gal.
MAX POWER: T 300 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $100,800
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Center Consoles

Southport 29 CC LOA: 28 ft. 6 in.
BEAM: 10 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 9 in.
DEADRISE: 22 deg.
WEIGHT: 5,800 lb.
FUEL: 232 gal.
MAX POWER: 600 hp OB
MSRP: $121,475
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Center Consoles

Contender 30ST LOA: 29 ft. 8 in.
BEAM: 9 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 6 in.
DEADRISE: 24.5 deg.
WEIGHT: 5,450 lb.
FUEL: 265 gal.
MAX POWER: 600 hp OB
MSRP: $113,702
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Center Consoles

Everglades 325 CC LOA: 32 ft. 4 in.
BEAM: 10 ft. 8 in.
DRAFT: 2 ft.
DEADRISE: 25 deg.
WEIGHT: 9,000 lb.
FUEL: 327 gal.
MAX POWER: 700 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $306,831
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Center Consoles

SeaVee 340 LE LOA: 34 ft. 9 in.
BEAM: 10 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 8 in.
DEADRISE: 23.5 deg.
WEIGHT: 6,500 lb.
FUEL: 350 gal.
MAX POWER: 1,200 hp OB
MSRP: $128,000
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Center Consoles

Bahama 37 LOA: 38 ft. 1 in.
BEAM: 11 ft.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 11 in.
DEADRISE: 24 deg.
WEIGHT: 8,900 lb.
FUEL: 525 gal.
MAX POWER: 1,200 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $319,900
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Center Consoles

Intrepid 400 TE LOA: 40 ft. 3 in.
BEAM: 11 ft. 1 in.
DRAFT: 2 ft. 5 in.
DEADRISE: 22.5 deg.
WEIGHT: 16,000 lb.
FUEL: 525 gal.
MAX POWER: 1,050 hp OB
MSRP: $380,000
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Catamarans

Glacier Bay 2770 Cabin LOA: 27 ft.
BEAM: 8 ft. 9 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 8 in.
DEADRISE: CAT
WEIGHT: N/A
FUEL: 180 gal.
MAX POWER: 300 hp OB
MSRP: $158,226
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Catamarans

Calcutta 360 LOA: 36 ft. 2 in.
BEAM: 14 ft.
DRAFT: 3 ft. 3 in.
DEADRISE: CAT
WEIGHT: 15,000 lb.
FUEL: 300 gal.
MAX POWER: T 350 hp diesel IB
MSRP: $329,000
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Walkarounds

Boston Whaler 285 Conquest LOA: 27 ft. 10 in.
BEAM: 9 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 1 ft. 8 in.
DEADRISE: 20 deg.
WEIGHT: 7,300 lb.
FUEL: 200 gal.
MAX POWER: 500 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $183,552
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Walkarounds

Invincible 42 LOA: 42 ft. 9 in.
BEAM: 11 ft. 7 in.
DRAFT: 2 ft. 11 in.
DEADRISE: 22 deg.
WEIGHT: 15,500 lb.
FUEL: 600 gal.
MAX POWER: (4) 350 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $326,000
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Expresses

Cabo 36 Express LOA: 38 ft. 6 in.
BEAM: 14 ft. 2 in.
DRAFT: 3 ft. 1 in.
DEADRISE: 17.5 deg.
WEIGHT: 27,750 lb.
FUEL: 425 gal.
MAX POWER: T 461 hp diesel w/ ZF pods
MSRP: $594,800
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Expresses

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Pursuit OS 385** LOA: 39 ft. 5 in.
BEAM: 13 ft.
DRAFT: 2 ft. 1 in.
DEADRISE: 18 deg.
WEIGHT: 18,422 lb.
FUEL: 370 gal.
MAX POWER: (3) 350 hp OB
MSRP: Packages only: starting at $529,540
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Expresses

Albemarle 410 Express Fisherman LOA: 41 ft.
BEAM: 15 ft. 9 in.
DRAFT: 4 ft.
DEADRISE: 15 deg.
WEIGHT: 35,000 lb.
FUEL: 500 gal.
MAX POWER: T 660 hp diesel IB
MSRP: $495,000
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Convertibles

**Henriques 50 SF
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LOA: 55 ft.
BEAM: 16 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 4 ft. 8 in.
DEADRISE: 12 deg.
WEIGHT: 50,000 lb.
FUEL: 1,000 gal.
MAX POWER: 1,100 hp diesel IB
MSRP: $1,500,000