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)