A custom Carolina builder launches a fetching center console with looks inspired by her larger siblings.

Many of us know Winter Custom Yachts via its custom convertibles and express vessels up to 65 feet. But the builder has also launched several stunning center consoles.

The Winter 37 Center Console inherits the fine looks of the bloodline. “We wanted to build the prettiest, widest [at 12 feet, 2 inches she’s among the beamiest in her size range], most functional 37 in the market,” company founder Tim Winter tells me, adding that he and his client agreed the market didn’t offer a center console they felt was “unbelievably sexy.”

The 37’s design language speaks loudly to the boatbuilding heritage born along The Tar Heel State’s coast, most notably in the sharp entry and her Carolina flared bow. A sleek, unbroken sheerline suits her perfectly, highlighting the tumblehome of her hull. And there’s teak everywhere, including an all-teak deck, toerail and helm pod that plays off the bolstered, teak-backed Custom Release Marine bench seats.

Triple 350-hp Mercury Verados hang aft of her reverse transom. She’s reportedly good for 52 knots at top end, fully loaded. At a 39-knot cruise, she’ll burn 29 gph of her 800-gallon fuel capacity.

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Winter says Hull No. 1 of the outboard series is set up as an “all around diving and fishing yacht tender,” with copious stowage in her console and under the forward jump seat for snorkeling and diving gear, including an air compressor to refill scuba tanks. The next few in the series (already spoken for) will be fish-rigged, South Florida tournament boats with more accommodations in the console. All signs point to Winter continuing to make a big splash in the outboard segment.

This article originally appeared in the premier issue of Outboard magazine.

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