360-degrees of padded coamings wrap around the gunwale for a safe and comfortable experience as you track your prey across this walk-around, self-draining deck, while dozens of flush stainless steel rod-holders peppered throughout the deck mean there’s always somewhere to place your line. Head into the foredeck to find a lavish two-person sofa with padded backrests, ideal for lying back and enjoying the view out across the bow, as well as a pair of optional side sofas. Lift up the cushion, however, to discover a vast ice-box that complements an in-sole 98-gallon fish box up here.
The vast cockpit is even more impressive, with a port-side dive-door and tumblehome bulwarks to aft allowing for easy access to dock or water. A wash-down hose and optional teak-effect surfaces with a non-slip finish are joined by a slide-out cooler, a bait and tackle center, a Hooker 2500 sea-chest and an array of hidden fish-boxes, but the star of the show has to be the 52 gallon transom livewell, lined in Aristo Blue to keep bait alive longer. Also on offer back here are mounted rocket launchers affixed to the hard-top, Gemlux outrigger bases and a pair of GG Schmitt fold-out transom seats with a plush diamond-stitched finish.
A trio of cushioned seats with arm-rests face a helm station positioned beneath a T-top and behind transparent glazing for a dry and sheltered ride as you grapple with the waves. On this modern dashboard you can expect to find two 17-inch Garmin touch-screen devices, an Ongaro power-assisted steering wheel, Mercury joystick handling, Kiekhaefer trim-tab switches, a teak helm pod, bow thruster controls, a high-speed compass, hand-held VHF radio and optional Seakeeper SK2 gyro-stabilizer controls for extra balance as you fish. Hidden within the helm console itself is a head compartment with a sink, a Dometic toilet, granite-effect surfaces, extra storage space for your gear and even a small space to grab some rest.
Powered by twin Mercury Verado 450HP outboard engines, you can expect top speeds to surpass 53 knots in favorable waters, while at a steady 28 knot cruising speed you are likely to enjoy a cruising range of around 383 nautical miles. Thanks to a 327 gallon fuel tank this vessel is optimized for long-haul fishing trips, and a double-step hull with vertical strakes and a 24-degree transom deadrise accentuates speed and agility in bluewater conditions. Available in a range of custom paint-jobs and lined with classy teak brightwork, this isn’t just the most practical option for serious fishers, but the most sophisticated, too.