About Center Console Boats
The beauty of a center console boat, especially for avid anglers, is that they allow for a lot of maneuverability. When chasing down that whopper who has been tormenting you for years on your favorite lake, bay, or cove, you can move about your fishing boat easily, making things harder for the fish to get away. Center console fishing boats vary in size from 15 feet to 34 feet or more. These boats all have a similar look, with all the electronics and steering occurring in the center console, with some covered by T-tops. The seats are usually bench-style leaning post seats or captain's chair seats, although some can be cooler seats that offer additional cold storage. There are usually cooler seats in front of the console, too. There is usually a fair amount of stainless steel on these fishing boats, such as the railings and cleats, so some boating wax is good to keep on hand. Many boats are white, often with deep V hulls, with fiberglass bodies coated in gel coat, and either single or twin outboard engines. A large inventory of boats, including used center console boats, is available on eBay. So, when the urge to reel in the big one strikes you, let your center console fishing boat take you to the middle of the action.