Waterway Sportsters: Center Console Roundup

A boat is a magic carpet, taking you to places those chained to the shore will never know exist. A center console model is the all-around choice for family fun, fishing, diving, or just cruising
BY Bill Lindsey TIMEJune 25, 2022 PRINT

A center console boat is the Jeep of the water, built for fun and adventure—ranging from trophy fishing trips and diving expeditions to island explorations and casual evening cocktail cruises. 

Boston Whaler
(Courtesy of Boston Whaler)

Unsinkable Fun

Boston Whaler 420 Outrage

Priced from $599,000

Since 1958, Boston Whaler has been making practical boats that are truly unsinkable, which is a good thing in a boat. This model blends practicality with luxurious comforts, making it a great choice for a day on the ocean, bay, lake, or river.

(Courtesy of Scout)

A Compact Yacht

Scout 255 LXF

Priced from $114,000

This runabout is the ideal size to be stored at home and towed to the water when you want to go for a ride. Thoughtful standard equipment such as an integrated cooler and cupholders, a sound system, a toilet, and an easy-access swim platform keep everyone comfortable and coddled.

(Courtesy of Intrepid)

Luxuriously Reliable

Intrepid Powerboats 475 Panacea

Priced from $725,000

Intrepids are the first choice for police departments because they shrug off extreme conditions, making them a great choice for personal use, too. This model is ideal for those seeking a boat for all-day use, complete with a toilet and enclosed seating below.

(Courtesy of Freeman Yachts)

This Cat Loves Water

Freeman 43

Call for Pricing

Two hulls deliver extreme stability even in choppy waters, as well as the largest deck available on any center console boat. Four outboard engines fed by an 805-gallon fuel tank make this a perfect choice for long crossings and cruises, with seating for six, protected from the elements by the expansive T-top.

(Courtesy of Cobia)

The Multitool of Boats

Cobia 320 CC

Priced from $245,578

This model has all the features and room to guarantee family and friends are comfortable on the water. Twin outboards linked to a 275-gallon fuel tank allow you to stay out all day, while ample seating, a large T-top, toilet, and cooler keep everyone happy and having fun.


Bill Lindsey
Bill Lindsey is an award-winning writer based in South Florida. He covers real estate, automobiles, timepieces, boats, and travel topics.
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