Florida is the de facto home of the modern day center console fishing machine. With center consoles now surpassing 50 feet in length there’s virtually no day in Florida you can’t fish comfortably offshore. Choosing the right boat for you is going to be more difficult than choosing the days you can fish. The key to making the right decision lays in choosing the best boat to fit your needs.  For long runs in blue water deadrise is more important, for bottom fishing it’s less important.  If you have a family, you’ll want forward seating. And finally choose a boat company that most likely will be around to service your boat after you buy it, like the ones featured here.

Florida Sportsman Featured Center Consoles

Cobia Boats
18- to 29-foot center console boats

For over 50 years Cobia has been envolving, with improvements that turned it into the ultimate family recreation boat. When Maverick Boat Company, manufacturers of Maverick, Hewes and Pathfinder, the nation’s most respected builder of light tackle fishing boats acquired Cobia, we set out to do more than just maintain that history. We wanted Cobia to become a true fishing boat. So what started out as an evolution of a brand has become a true revolution in boat building. This has resulted in dramatically improved Cobias from stern to stern, with a combination of fishing features and creature comforts that will set the standard for years to come.

Most Recent FS Boat Review

17- to 33-foot center console boats

Dusky has been building FACTORY DIRECT custom building sport fishing boats since 1966. Every DUSKY is constructed with more hand laid fiberglass than any other boat in its class. Every design is engineered for the sea – handling kindly under demanding conditions. Every boat hull is individually produced by hand to exacting specification. Every DUSKY is manufactured for safety, durability and performance. Dusky’s one-to-one client/builder relationship has created a new, extended family of satisfied owners and skippers ’round the world.


Other Center Consoles


Albemarle Boats
Edenton, NC
Ameracat Catamarans
Ft. Pierce, FL
Angler Boats
Opa Locka, FL
Bahama Boatworks
Mangonia, FL
Blue Wave Boats
Seminole, OK
Bluewater Sportsfishing Boats
Ft Pierce, FL
Boston Whaler
Edgewater, FL
Calyber Boatworks
Edenton, NC
Carolina Classic Boats INC
Edenton, NC
Carolina Skiff
Waycross, GA
Concept Boats
Opa-Locka, FL
Contender Boats INC
Homestead, FL
Deep Impact Power Boats
Miami, FL
Dorado Marine
Holiday, FL
Dania, FL
Edgewater Powerboats
Edgewater, FL
Everglades Boats
Edgewater, FL
Freeman Cat Boats
Mt Pleasant, SC
Gause Built 3
Tarpon Springs, FL
Glassstream Boats
Panama City, FL
Hydra Sports
Tampa, FL
Intrepid Powerboats Inc
Largo, FL
Invincible Boats
Miami, FL
Jupiter Marine Int’l Inc
Palmetto, FL
Kencraft Manufacturing
Wilson, NC
Marlago Sportfisherman
Jeffersonville, IN
Nautic Star Boat
Amory, MS
North Rip Boats
Warren, RI
Ocean Master
West Palm Beach, FL
Onslowbay Boatworks
Hampstead, NC
Panga Marine
Sarasota, FL
Pursuit Boats
Ft. Pierce, FL
Regulator Marine Inc
Edenton, NC
Rivolta Marine
Sarasota, FL
Sailfish Boats
Cairo, GA
Scout Boats
Summerville, SC
Sea Fox Boats
Moncks Corner, SC
Sea Hunt Boats
Lexington, SC
Sea Vee Boats
Miami, FL
Sheaffer Boats INC
Tampa, FL
Shearline Boatworks
Morehead City, NC
Shearwater Boats
Groveland, FL
Skeeter Boats
Kilgore, TX
Tarpon Springs, FL
Stott Craft Boats
Macintosh, FL
Striper Boats Mktg
Little Falls, MN
Sundance Boats
Blackshear, GA
Tides 27
Bradenton, FL
Tidewater Boats
Irmo, SC
Triumph Boat Company
Durham, NC
Twin Vee Catamarans
Ft Pierce, FL
World Cat Boats
Tarboro, NC
Yellowfin Yachts
Sarasota, FL


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