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Center-Consoles are the most popular and common types of boats on the water today due to their versatility. Typically anywhere from 13 to 30 feet, owners will use their boat in a variety of ways from fresh and saltwater fishing to cruising to anchoring at a sandbar, and sometimes all of them in the same trip. Center-Consoles are typically very fuel efficient boats that are easily maneuverable, not too costly with service, and can be trailered to different destinations. 1 or 2 outboard engines are typically used on center-consoles for these same reasons, as statistical data shows outboards now make up over 60% of the boating market.

For the last 25 years, center-consoles have continued to grow in size, capabilities, and price. 5 outboard engines can now be found on massive 60-foot plus luxury center-console yachts that exceed a $1 million price tag. From the Gulfstream Yachts 66 to the HCB 65 Estrella, custom center-console manufacturers seem to be pushing the barriers of what it means to be in this class of boats. Even traditional, production manufacturers like Boston Whaler and Grady-White have come out with 40-foot plus center-consoles that come with luxurious interiors with cabins, televisions, galleys, and more. 

 

Written by: Peter Schmidt; Also Edited: Boating and Yachting Safety Resources

Resources: Safety Check, Guide to Boating Safety, Navigational Aid

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photo of 54' Maori Open 2021

54' Maori Open 2021

New York and Miami, New York, United States

photo of 53' HCB 2019

53' HCB 2019

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, United States

photo of 53' Chesapeake 53 Center Console Deadrise 2017

CHESAPEAKE 53

53' Chesapeake 53 Center Console Deadrise 2017

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

photo of 53' HCB Suenos 2020

53' HCB Suenos 2020

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

photo of 53' HCB Suenos 2020

53' HCB Suenos 2020

FL, Florida, United States

photo of 53' HCB Suenos 2019

53' HCB Suenos 2019

Jupiter, Florida, United States

United Listing
photo of 52' Gulfstream Yachts Tournament Edition 2022

52' Gulfstream Yachts Tournament Edition 2022

Tampa, Florida, United States

photo of 50' Nor-Tech 5000V Diesel 2010

50' Nor-Tech 5000V Diesel 2010

Athens, Greece

photo of 50' Maori Open 2017

50' Maori Open 2017

New York, New York, United States

photo of 47' Intrepid 475 Panacea 2015

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47' Intrepid 475 Panacea 2015

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

United Listing
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M.A.S.

47' Intrepid 475 Panacea 2015

North Miami, Florida, United States

photo of 47' Intrepid 475 Sport Yacht 2019

47' Intrepid 475 Sport Yacht 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

photo of 45' SeaHunter Center Console 2018

45 SEAHUNTER 2018

45' SeaHunter Center Console 2018

Stuart, Florida, United States

photo of 45' SeaHunter 45 2015

45' SeaHunter 45 2015

Duck Key, Florida, United States

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43' Everglades 2019

Dunedin, Florida, United States

Another trend in center-console construction  is to use a foam core and advanced composite materials in the hull. The result is a lighter, more durable boat that becomes unsinkable due to the foam core. Brands like Everglades Boats use a closed molded construction process with high-quality vinyl-ester laminates to make the unsinkable hull. Both Boston Whaler and Grady-White build their center-consoles in a very similar way. And with these lighter, stronger boats also comes more and more power. It's not uncommon to see big center-consoles with 4 or 5 350HP outboards that push the boat to speeds of more than 60 knots. Owners look the freedom of captaining their own boat and outfitting their center-console with the power, electronics, and amenities they want. You can now even get a Seakeeper Gyro for stabilization inside the larger center-console models.

Center-console brands like Yellowfin, Intrepid, and Contender have specifically targeted the hardcore angler by loading their boats with tons of cutting-edge fishing options. These tournament fishing boats are still good for cruising, but owners can run hundreds of miles into the gulf stream on these boats to chase big fish. Massive live-wells, an abundance of rod holders, and oversized fish-boxes are just a few of the selling features on these brands.

United Yacht Sales offers thousands of boats on our website through our MLS services, many of which are center-consoles. We have the expertise on staff to help answer all of your questions about your search for the perfect center-console boat and can assist with financing, coast guard documentation, and more. If you currently own a boat or yacht, we can help with that as well. Visit our Why List With United page for more information.