For the Fleet No­table New Cen­ter Con­soles

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The 32-foot-6-inch (9.9-me­ter) 33 LX is a fish­boat with the ex­tra seat­ing and con­ve­niences one might find on a day cruiser or overnighter. There is 270-de­gree wrap­around seat­ing on the port side for­ward. “It is South­port’s an­swer to the space and so­cia­bil­ity of a dual con­sole, while still main­tain­ing the cen­ter­line op­er­a­tion, vis­i­bil­ity and func­tion­al­ity of a cen­ter con­sole,” says South­port Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Skip Robin­son. Ameni­ties in­clude re­frig­er­a­tion, a gal­ley, food and bev­er­age stowage, and prep ar­eas. The 33 LX is avail­able with twin Yamaha F350s or F300s. south­port­boats.com The 36-foot-5-inch (with bracket and en­gines) Reg­u­la­tor 31 cen­ter con­sole has a roomy lay­out. “The boat gives an­glers and day cruis­ers more room than the 28, but one per­son can still han­dle her,” says Reg­u­la­tor Pres­i­dent Joan Maxwell. The stan­dard 31 comes with a cock­pit tackle cen­ter and a fish­box. Tak­ing a cue from the Reg­u­la­tor 41, the 31 is also built with a star­board dive door and in­te­grated for­ward-seat back­rests. Pow­ered by twin Yamaha F300s, its top speed is 47 knots. The 24-foot-6-inch 248CX re­places the 245CX. This dual con­sole is de­signed to con­vert from fish­ing to wa­ter­sports to day boat­ing. It has a re­designed bow area with for­ward-fac­ing seat backs and arm­rests, as well as stowage with more in­su­la­tion than the pre­vi­ous model of­fered. The cock­pit has a tran­som-width fold­out seat that can be tucked away for ac­cess to the raised bait well. Pow­ered by a Yamaha F300, it will reach a top speed in ex­cess of 48 miles per hour. ew­boats.com The 23-foot-7-inch Fish­er­man 236 has built-in swim plat­form ex­ten­sions on the port and star­board sides of the engine that dou­ble as board­ing ar­eas. The plat­forms are de­signed to al­low swim­mers to exit and en­ter the boat far­ther away from the engine, in­creas­ing safety. A head with room to stand is in­side the con­sole. Power is a sin­gle Yamaha F250 or F300 with top speeds of 43.2 and 46.6 miles per hour, re­spec­tively. grady­white.com The 23-foot Ou­trage has stan­dard equip­ment you would find on larger cen­ter con­soles, such as a head and wrap­around for­ward seat­ing with a dinette. The boat has a bench helm seat with a back­rest that con­verts into an aft-fac­ing seat and con­ceals a flip-down work sta­tion. She is avail­able with an in­te­grated fiber­glass hard­top. boston­whaler.com

con­tem­po­rary in­te­rior by Carlo Galeazzi. She has a four-state­room lay­out with a bar area for­ward of the gal­ley. Car­bon fiber was used for the radar arch, hard­top, up­per for­ward part of the fly­bridge and fore­deck, al­low­ing an in­crease in vol­ume and en­hanced sta­bil­ity. The lower deck has a full-beam mas­ter, a VIP and two twin-berth state­rooms, one with bunk beds. Fit­ted with 1,150-horse­power Cater­pil­lar C18 ACERT diesels, she can reach 32 knots. Con­ceived to be the high­est-vol­ume yacht in the 60-foot cat­e­gory, Nu­ma­rine’s new fly­bridge, de­signed by Can Yal­man, shares the same sporty lines with the Turk­ish yard’s other boats. She has gen­er­ous deck space, three guest state­rooms and a full-beam owner’s suite. With her twin Volvo IPS950s, she has a cruis­ing speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 35 knots. Vigor, spirit and en­thu­si­asm de­fine Az­imut’s new Verve 40. She is an out­board boat with a plan­ing hull and is gov­erned by elec­tric-power-as­sisted steer­ing. Her cock­pit has a set­tee, din­ing ta­ble, wet bar, sink and bar­be­cue. She sports three er­gonomic helm seats. A hard­top is in­te­grated in a frame­less wind­shield, and an elec­tri­cal awning pro­vides sun pro­tec­tion for the cock­pit. A siz­able berth is in the bow. Pow­ered by triple 350-horse­power Mer­cury Ver­ado out­boards, she can reach 44 knots. Fort Laud­erdale has more great boats than any hu­man could pos­si­bly see in five days, so we tend to run hard. I’m happy if I can swing through the food court for an aw­ful, but supremely sat­is­fy­ing thing called chicken on a stick. It’s teriyaki-mar­i­nated chunks of dark-meat chicken on a wood skewer. You can eat it in five min­utes stand­ing up. While you’re in that area, you also can visit the relief sta­tion around the cor­ner. Ten min­utes and you’re back on the docks.

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