Wellcraft 182F Center Console
Wellcraft’s new big-little center console sports 19 degrees of transom deadrise and comes with trim tabs; a $40,000 price at the show included a Yamaha 150XB outboard.
The 182 Scarab is nicely laid out beneath its T-top for walk-around fishing.
Boston Whaler 230 Outrage
Winner of the 2017 NMMA Innovation Award, the 230 Outrage is loaded with useful features, such as the leaning post backrest that flips down and becomes a work station. Wide walkways and high freeboard enhance fishing for big fish in big waters.
The 230’s T-top is a marvel of integration and design, both stylish and functional.
Ranger 2360 Bay Ranger
Rated for 300 horsepower, the 2360 Bay weighs 3,700 pounds with T-top; the hull features a foam-filled stringer system.
Behind the helm and companion seats on the 2360 Bay is a 30-gallon livewell.
The smallest of Contender’s Tournament Series of center consoles, the 25T offers 24.5 degrees of transom deadrise and is rated for up to 400 horsepower.
View from the bow of the Contender 25T, a boat designed for hardcore offshore fishermen.
Jupiter 25 Bay
The 25 combines the design of a traditional bay boat with higher gunwales and copious storage. Maxed out at 300 horsepower, the 25 should hit 55 or so at WOT.
The addition of a second station makes the 25 Bay, which draws 14 inches, a deadly fish-spotting machine for inshore waters.
Pathfinder 2500 Hybrid
The sleek new double-stepped 2500 offers Pathfinder’s first fully vacuum-infused hull, designed to be a crossover boat for inshore and offshore fishing.
The expansive front casting deck on the 2500 allows multiple anglers to fish while offering a tremendous amount of storage.
Everglades 253 Center Console
The new 253cc has been redesigned as a hybrid bay/offshore boat that features a 91-square-foot cockpit and handles up to 300 horses. It is, like all Everglades boats, unsinkable.
Foldaway stern seats on either side of insulated storage boxes fold down when not in use to create a large aft casting deck. The livewell, behind helm seating, holds 26 gallons.
Cobia 280 Dual Console
The new 280 is a dual console with dual purposes, equipped both for serious fishing but at other times, for family fun. The helm area can be transformed into a luxurious seating and lounging area. The boat is rated for up to 500 horsepower.
Bow seats, like all seating on the 280, boast standard USB outlets.
World Cat 280CC-X
World Cat designed its first X series hull to be a different breed of cat, with aggressive styling and design not typically associated with cat hulls. Its three-piece construction creates a more open, spacious deck which can accommodate up to 11 people on generous seating.
The new 302 center console is 29 feet, 2 inches LOA with a 10-foot, 6-inch beam and a transom deadrise of 21 degrees, rated to handle up to 700 horsepower.
Behind the helm seating on the 302 is one of two livewells, 20 gallons, and a sink/bait prep area. Another LED-illuminated livewell (25 gallons) is in the aft port deck.
Grady-White Canyon 306
While this stern-on view hints at a narrow center console design, the 306 is anything but, with a 10-foot, 7-inch beam. She’s rated for up to 700 horses.
The 306’s lighted 47-gallon livewell offers a full-column distribution intake and overboard drainage. Next to the livewell hides a sink under the work/prep station lid.
Wellcraft 302 Fisherman
The new 302 Fisherman carries 268 gallons of fuel.
A look forward on the 302, which has a beam of 9 feet, 8 inches.
Scout 380 LXF
The impressive newest LXF from Scout features the manufacturer’s epoxy-infused, double-stepped hull which weighs in (hull only) at 14,500 pounds and can support up to 1,400 horsepower. The boat is loaded with innovation including what this and the next two images reveal. Here, Scout president Steve Potts is about to demo a transformation of the raised, aft-facing lounge seat.
Here, with the push of a button, the seat folds up and the footrest slides in.
And up rises a Kenyon grill, sink and cutting board when it’s time for dinner. Afterwards, a push of the same button, and it’s once again comfortable cockpit seating.
Pursuit S328 Sport
Actually 34 feet, 6 inches overall, the new 328 has a beam of 10 feet, 10 inches and a transom deadrise of 20 degrees. The boat carries take 300 gallons of fuel and 700 horses on the transom.
The 328’s large helm (captain’s) seat offers fore-and-aft and vertical adjustment plus fold-out footrests with two heights.
Boston Whaler 380 Outrage
The 380 checks in at about 20,000 pounds with engines, fuel and water; pushed by triple 350 Verados, the boat should top out at better than 50 mph.
Expansive and appealing seating characterize the bow of the 380 Outrage.
Stamas 392 Tarpon
Largest of Stamas’ Tarpon center console series, the new 392 offers a 12 and 1/2-foot beam, providing a spacious cockpit, as this large group of journalists at a press conference proves. The boat is rated for up to 1,050 horsepower.
One of many clever features on the new 392 Tarpon is a hinged console, putting all wiring and switching immediately at your fingertips In addition to innovation, Stamas, manufactured in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is known for its quality: Stamas has not experienced a single hull failure in its 65 years.
Intrepid 407 Cuddy
One of those hulls that looks fast even sitting still, the new 407 combines comfort and fishing design. A large, well-appointed cabin is made bright by skylights.
A wealth of fishing features is offered as optional equipment for the 407.
Scout 530 LXF
This newest and biggest-ever Scout was introduced at Miami, sort-of, taken out of wraps and put under glass.
The 53-foot, 5-inch center console will boast a 14 and 1/2-foot beam, and is scheduled to go from CAD concept to fiberglass in the spring of 2018.