Center Console Boats 38-Feet Plus at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

A look at 10 gorgeous 2017 fishing boats — mostly center consoles — from 38 to 45 feet

Contender 39 Fisharound

Matching aesthetics with function, the sleek new 39, with tower, is the “culmination of tournament fishing comfort and knowledge,” according to Contender. The hull sports a 24.5 degree transom deadrise and a beam of 10 feet, 8 inches. It’s rated for up to 1,400 horses; the manufacturer says with triple 350 Yammies, she’ll beat 70 mph.

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Fishability topside; comfort below — the 39’s cabin offers a spacious bed and a microwave, TV, frig and freshwater sink.

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Everglades 435 Center Console

Everglades lists this largest center console in its lineup of unsinkable hulls at 45 feet LOA. Its transom can take up to four 350s. A full 12 feet of beam provides a cockpit with vast space for fishing and, in the cabin, room for a queen bed converted from L-shaped seating. Its 25-degree deadrise is designed to slice through an offshore headsea.

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Hydrasports 38 Especial

HydraSports new Especiale comes in an inch shy of 39 feet in actual LOA. It features many of the same design features seen on its highly touted predecessor, the 53 Suenos. The manufacturer estimates a top end of 65 to 67 mph with a quad of 300s.

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Invincible 42 Open Fisherman

The 42’s high-performance stepped-vee ventilated tunnel hull creates the lowest drag coefficient of any mono hull in the world, claims Invincible. The vacuum-bagged/cored hull used 100-percent vinylester resins. The 42’s transom deadrise is 22 degrees. The whole deck is a single level.

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Aft-facing seats behind the helm of the Invincible 42 offer comfort while watching lures and baits in a trolling spread.

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Jupiter 41 EX Sport Bridge

This graceful outboard express aims to fully realize that dual role of serious sport fisher and luxurious cruiser. The 41’s hull features a 12-foot, 8-inch beam and a transom deadrise of 18 degrees. It’s rated for up to 1,200 horses. Finish and appointments in the mezzanine and salon (which sleeps up to five) are impeccable.

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Pursuit S 408 Sport

Pursuit’s largest hull is loaded with amenities and its 13-foot beam offers room galore for fishing friends, family or both. In testing, a full loaded 408 topped out at 51 mph pushed by three 350 Yamahas.

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Regulator 41

The first Regulator to break the 40-foot barrier, the 41 has the classic lines which mark Regulator hulls. With four Yamaha 350s on its stern, the boat scooted along at 63.5 mph, per performance testing. Behind triple helm seating is mezzanine seating. A fiberglass-lined console offers a double berth, galley and enclosed head with shower.

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Scout 420 LXF

Scout’s flagship, a monster luxury center console with a 13-foot, 1-inch beam, 22-degree deadrise and a whopping 1,675-hp rating. Equipped with a quad of Merc 400s, the 15,800-pound hull (without power) running at red line scooted the boat along at 71.3 mph. The vacuum-bagged epoxy-infused hull is double stepped.

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One of the options offered by Scout for its 420 is a Sea Keeper Gyro Stabilizer System.

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SeaVee 430FA Fish-Around

Largest in the SeaVee line, the new 430 is described by the manufacturer as part express and part center console. In addition to the power option of triple or quad outboards (up to 1,600 horses), the 430’s also available with inboard diesels turning tunneled props or with Volvo’s IPS pod propulsion system. A variety of towers and upper-station choices are offered.

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Yellowfin Carbon 39

For this center console, it's all about fishing. And about getting there: with four 350 Verados pushing its 10,600 pounds (almost 3,000 lighter than the fiberglass model), in Sport Fishing's recent Fish Trial, the boat hit 74-plus mph; it's run faster for yellowfin. Hard to imagine what it would do with the max-rated 1,650 horses behind it.

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Yellowfin's 39 features an 80-gallon transom livewell.

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