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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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