In what may seem like a pretty saturated market, if a mid-sized Bay Boat is on your wish list you’ve got plenty to choose from. Seminole, Oklahoma based Blue Wave Boats understands this and that’s precisely why they are constantly tuning and evolving design features based upon the needs of their customers. Their RS1 represents a finely tuned deck layout on top of their “reduced surface” step hull that is a product of many years of boat building experience.

This model performed admirably running offshore in a very fast interval 2-3’ chop and easily rode over anything we ran into on the coastal bay/river water without so much as a drop of water getting above the rub rail. The boat jumped onto plane quickly and rode on the step and pad effortlessly without ever losing grip at speeds up to 50-MPH. The deck configuration is just as you’d expect on a Bay Boat designed with the serious fisherman in mind featuring a roomy forward casting deck with a large wide toe rail to keep you in the boat and abundant storage for rods, tackle, and insulated boxes for icing fish down all around. A slim footprint console really opened up the center cockpit space and despite the smaller profile manages to fit plenty of dash space, six (6) rod holders, and a 30-gallon, clear faced live well under the forward seat. Behind the helm the RS1 features a unique seating arrangement in their “Cyclone Post” helm station. Twin custom formed seats with handles that slide fore/aft, left/right, and rotate 360-degrees are very comfortable and practical to fish in the seated position facing outboard to both sides of the boat. Beneath the seats is a 100-quart performance drink cooler on a sliding track as well. The rear casting deck features a full transom design behind a larger 40-gallon release well and companion jump seats with hidden tackle tray compartments beneath. Two additional storage compartments and a large access hatch to the bilge accessories complete the rear deck.

Specifications

Length – 22’ 8”

Beam – 8’ 6”

Draft – 13”

Max HP – 300

Fuel – 60-GAL

Weight – 2100LBS

Capacity- 8 Person/1200LBS

MSRP- $78,995.00 base/$87,995.00 loaded (w/Mercury 300 Verado)

www.bluewaveboats.com

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