When it comes to catching fish, boats that have certain design features will win out every time. From towers that give the skipper a deadly line of sight, to the rumble of fish-raising diesels that run more efficiently than ever, to the all-around access of beefy center consoles, the fish just don’t stand a chance.
Surprise, surprise, Viking keeps right on truckin’, turning out new models at FLIBS like the 52 Convertible and the 42 Sports Tower. Is there any stopping these guys?
With two helms and a top speed cresting 40 knots the Beneteau Barracuda 9 is quite an enticing entry-class fish boat.
Even though the Regulator 25 is a mere 25-feet long she should be more than able to handle offshore fishing duties, if Regulator’s past performance is any indication of future success.
A unique-looking blend of an express fisherman and a center console, the brand-new SeaVee 430 Fish Around is sure to create quite a stir at the convention center.
Intrepid brings three new builds: The 375 Walkaround, the 475, and a 375 Center Console with a pair of 557-horsepower Seven Marine outboards that will surely attract a crowd.
The Everglades 255 CC is a trooper of a boat. Her monocoque hull and relatively powerful outboard setup means she’s ready for just about anything.
The Robert Ullberg-designed Bertram 54 looks to be a landmark fish boat for the venerable builder. Fully custom and ready to rock, the Garlington 49 sports plenty of fishing-fighting gear, not to mention plenty of teak.
With a rugged, hand-laid hull fortified with a uni-grid stringer system, and an enclosed helm, the Jupiter 41 is ready for the rough stuff. And she’s got outboard power too.
The fully custom Paul Mann 67 Lisa K will be Caterpillar’s demo boat thanks to her twin 1,900-horsepower CAT ACERT Tier IIIs that promise high performance and low emissions.
Custom builder Jarrett Bay will have two new builds at the show, including the 70-foot Ravaganza and the 77-foot Blank Check, the latter of which cruises at a blistering 37 knots.
For a rugged little boat with a smooth-riding hull check out the just introduced Scout 27.