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Ever­glades was among the first boat­builders to in­tro­duce cut­tingedge fea­tures such as a patented hy­draulic wind­shield. “There is no such thing as a per­fect boat, and as long as tech­nol­ogy can help us im­prove our prod­uct, we will con­tinue to use it,” says Shane Kwa­ter­ski, di­rec­tor of dealer de­vel­op­ment.

In its con­struc­tion, Ever­glades uses what it calls RAMCAP, build­ing its hulls around pre-molded closed­cell struc­tural foam. The cen­ter con­sole and hard­top are con­structed as a sin­gle unit, with the foot­ing for the frame an­chored to stringers be­lowdecks.

The com­pany also looms all its wiring in-house, us­ing tinned wire, Deutsch con­nec­tors, shrink tub­ing and cir­cuit pro­tec­tion. The process al­lows buy­ers to cus­tom­ize on­board sys­tems.

Ever­glades de­signed the 435’s helm to ac­com­mo­date three flush-mount 16-inch dis­plays to match yacht-style wheel­houses. The boat’s wind­shield raises and low­ers elec­tron­i­cally to al­low air­flow and elim­i­nate ear­ly­morn­ing glare.

Other de­sign de­tails speak to fur­ther cus­tomiza­tion, though they could be con­sid­ered lower-tech: trays for cell­phones be­hind the sec­ond-row helm seat­ing, a slide-out Yeti cooler be­neath the for­ward mod­ule, a tele­scop­ing SureShade canopy and an elec­tri­cally con­vert­ing in­te­rior-con­sole berth.

“Our cus­tomers wanted a boat that they could move up to, with big-boat fea­tures, but still have the con­ve­nience and ease of use of a cen­ter con­sole,” Kwa­ter­ski says. “Also, cus­tomers step­ping down from larger sport-fish boats and custom sport­fish­ers wanted the same fit and fin­ish and tech­nol­ogy as their large boats in a smaller cen­ter con­sole.”

Far left: Ever­glades patented its hy­draulic wind­shield de­sign. Left: More cus­tom­ary on sport-fish­ers, a glass-bridge elec­tron­ics suite gives the 435 a lux­ury feel.

SPECS: LOA: 45 ft. • Beam: 12 ft. • Tran­som Dead­rise: 25 deg. • Draft: 2 ft. 4 in. (hull only) Dry Weight: 16,880 lb. (w/o en­gines) • Max Power: 1,400 hp • MSRP: $791,825 (w/ quad Yamaha F300s and Helm Master)

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