VIDEO: HydraSports Custom Factory — Rolling Out the 53

Multiple workers, miles of wiring, state-of-the-art design go into largest outboard-powered center console

Sport Fishing Editor Chris Woodward visited the HydraSports Custom factory in Vonore, Tennessee, in late August, to see how the company builds its new 53 Sueños — currently the largest outboard-powered center console in the world. The 53 was introduced this year, for the first time, at the Miami International Boat Show.

In late August, HydraSports production had just moved to a new facility, so the company was temporarily building on just two assembly lines. Two of the boats in process were 53s; the one in the video was nearly finished. Workers were installing electronics and an extensive audio system.

Read about the unique design that made this yachtlike vessel possible in Sport Fishing's November/December issue, on stands in late October.