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Everglades 455cc First Glance

Everglades’ biggest boat yet: the 455cc offshore fishing machine.

June 9, 2021
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Everglades 455cc rendering
LOA: 45 ft. (47 ft. 2 in. with engines); Beam: 13 ft. 3 in.; Weight: 28,00 lb. (w/ engines); Draft: 4 ft. 2 in. (engines down); Transom Deadrise: 25 deg.; Fuel Capacity: 683 gal.; Max HP: 1,800 hp Courtesy Everglades Boats

Everglades Boats has unveiled the largest model in the 20-year history of the brand: the 455cc. This 45-foot center console is available with quad 425 hp Yamaha XTO Offshore V-8 outboards capable of propelling the 455cc to speeds in excess of 59 mph at 6,000 rpm, according to Everglades test data.

Factory testers reached optimum cruising speed at 4,500 rpm, where the boat ran 41.1 mph and burned 70 gallons of fuel per hour (0.59 mpg), resulting in a cruising range of more than 360 miles based on 90 percent of the 683-gallon fuel capacity.

Featuring Everglades’ patented closed-molded RAMCAP construction, the deep-V hull with 25 degrees of deadrise at the transom features high-density closed-cell structural foam flotation, rendering it unsinkable. The hull carries a lifetime warranty.

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The Everglades 455cc has numerous rod holders
Twenty rod holders line the gunwales and transom of Everglades’ 455cc, and the transom sports two pressurized livewells, leaving little doubt concerning the angling mission of this big new center console. Courtesy Everglades Boats

Built to Fish

Though the 455cc comes replete with creature comforts, Everglades touts this big center console as an uncompromising fishing machine. It offers a single-level deck for unfettered access from bow to stern. A pair of pressurized 50-gallon transom livewells with latching clear-acrylic lids are served by a pump box. Two transom fish boxes (40 and 75 gallons) drain overboard; twin insulated 22-gallon macerated fish boxes lie under the aft cockpit sole, and an insulated 120-gallon macerated fish box resides under the forward deck.

Everglades placed tackle storage under the mezzanine seating and horizontal rod stowage under the gunwales. Tuna doors occupy both sides of the aft cockpit to ease landing of big fish, as well as boarding from floating docks.

The 455cc has a plush cabin
A plush air-conditioned cabin within the console features a galley, enclosed head/shower, and a dining area that converts to a king-size berth for overnighting. Courtesy Everglades Boats

Interior Layout

Two rows of richly upholstered helm seating, plus aft-facing mezzanine seating, accommodate eight crew members. The forward console features contoured loungers for three more crew, with a pair of loungers in the bow.

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Within the console resides a step-down, air-conditioned cabin with a galley, convertible dining area that converts to a king-size berth for overnighting, and an enclosed head with a shower. There’s also a 32-inch flat-screen TV and access to the 455cc’s AC/DC control panel.

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The console integrates with hardtop and boasts a windshield that slides down at the press of a button to usher in fresh air on sultry days. A motorized cockpit shade extends from within the hardtop for UV protection.

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The 455cc with an optional tower
Everglades’ 455cc is available with an optional tower that includes a second station and a secondary hardtop to provide shade for those who go aloft. Courtesy Everglades Boats

King-Size Console

With the largest helm area ever on an Everglades, the dash features integrated control of onboard system, as well as chart plotting and sonar functions, via three massive Garmin GPSMap 8622xsv multifunction displays. A standard Seakeeper 6 gyrostabilizer quells roll in lumpy seas, and Yamaha’s Helm Master system offers a host of station-keeping and low-speed docking benefits. An optional tower with an upper station includes folding helm-seat bolsters, a Garmin 8616 MFD, and a second Helm Master joystick.

The 455cc forward console with spacious seating
The forward console features three contoured lounge seats, and there are two more loungers in the bow area. Courtesy Everglades Boats

Specifications

LOA: 45 ft. (47 ft. 2 in. with engines)

Beam: 13 ft. 3 in.

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Weight: 28,00 lb. (w/ engines)

Draft: 4 ft. 2 in. (engines down)

Transom Deadrise: 25 deg.

Fuel Capacity: 683 gal.

Max HP: 1,800 hp

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