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Center Console Boats

This boat has multiple functions, you can use it for family outings as well as for fishing

A center console fishing boat is a versatile way to go fishing, spend a day on the water, or simply take a sunset ride. When you are considering making an investment in a center console boat, there are many things to think about before you commit. Here are some reasons to buy a center console boat that will help you to make a good decision about your purchase.

Center Console Boats Details

Average Length: 18 to 28 ft. 
Capacity: 7 
Propulsion Type: Outboard engine 
Trailerable: Yes 
Hull Type: Vee, cathedral, tunnel, various  

Activities You Can Do with Your Family on a Center Console Boat

Center consoles are just one type of fishing boat, though they offer way more than just the ability to go fishing for the day. In addition to being ideal for fishing, their powerful outboard engines mean that tubing and water skiing can create a day of family fun. You can explore with a center console boat as well as they offer the ability to go through narrow channels. If you do love to fish, a center console boat can take on game fishing on heavier. The type of boat hull they offer is the key to their versatility.

Advantages of Center Console Boats

Center console boats are designed with family fun and fishing in mind. Coolers, lockers, livewells – these are all features to consider with a small center console boat. Remember that when you go out for a day of fishing, you will need areas to put your rods, tackle, food, drinks and supplies, not to mention the fish that you will (hopefully!) catch and bring back. These options also make the boat an amazing option for a day spent on the water or out for a sunset cruise.

Advice from Experts

Experts suggest that you look for designs that keep most of the features within the central area of the boat. Center console designs allow for free movement around the edge of the boat for great fishing. Any obstructions to that flow can make it harder to fish as well as cause the boat to be slightly off-kilter. Keeping the center console as the main design feature, other than the outboard engines, means that the boat will have great balance and will perform ideally, whether it is on the river or out on the ocean in big water.

Why Buy a Center Console Boat

The newest designs in center console boats mean that, even with a small boat, you can still get the best center console for the money, with ample features. These features can include everything from custom engines to specialized storage. With a high degree of versatility, you can not only enjoy fishing small and large game, but you can enjoy watersports and just being out on the water.

Don’t forget to register your boat, check your state boating rules and regulations before you leave the dock. Learn more about Closed Bow Runabouts in our next section.