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What Are the Advantages of a Center Console Boat?
If you’re anything like us, thoughts of summer include the open water and a great boat to enjoy it with. You’ll want to choose a craft that’ll maximize your boating experience to the fullest. A boat that is preferred by many water enthusiasts is the center console boat. The best part is that we carry a wide selection of these boats for you to choose from.
Visit FastBoats Marine Group at one of our locations in Pompano Beach, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, or Aventura, Florida to start shopping today! We also proudly serve Miami, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, and Coral Springs.
What Is a Center Console Boat?
Most boats are defined by their size but that isn’t the case with center console boats. As a matter of fact, these boats can range anywhere from 13’ to 53’. The characteristic that sets these models apart is their name: the controls are located in the center of the craft including the steering, ignition, control panel, and all other electronic devices and handling needs.
Some center consoles come with a hard or soft top that’ll protect you from the elements and offer more storage, such as a place to mount a rod rack. You also have the option of choosing a model without a cover so you’ll have more room to cast a line. These boats may come with an outboard motor as well.
Why Choose a Center Console Boat?
One of the biggest advantages of center console boats is their accessibility. Having the controls in the center of the boat allows you to stand on any side to cast your line so you can get as close as you need to when it’s time to haul in your catch. In other models, you might need to crawl over the control panel in order to reach the front or the back of the boat and this can severely limit water accessibility.
Choosing the Right Center Console Boat?
As we mentioned, center console boats come in a variety of sizes. This can be handy depending on the types of water your frequent. If you spend most of your time fishing for trout and walleye in freshwater areas then you probably won’t need anything too fancy. These waterways tend to be fairly smooth so you’ll want something unobtrusive that’s easy to maneuver. On the other hand, if you’re more inclined to deep ocean fishing, then you’ll probably look for a larger center console boat. These options often come with more amenities like a cabin with overnight comfort and additional storage space.
There’s so much to love about center console models, and we’ve barely skimmed the surface! To learn more or start browsing boats, stop by FastBoats Marine Group at one of our locations in Pompano Beach, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, or Aventura, Florida today! We also proudly serve Miami, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, and Coral Springs.
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