The Cobia 261CC is a perfect combination of offshore capability and a trailerable size. Twin 150 hp outboards give you plenty of performance, the 21.5-degree deadrise flattens the seas and the huge cockpit will accommodate several anglers, a group of divers or the neighbors for an afternoon cruise.
The large center console has a step down interior for additional storage and a marine head. The dash can accept twin large MFDs for your electronics. A one piece level deck from bow to stern lets you position your angler anywhere you want for battling offshore pelagics and the self-bailing cockpit can be washed down in a snap.
The family will love the bow with its padded lounge seating and removable cocktail table. The front seat of the console rounds out the conversation pit and below the cushion is an insulated drink cooler. Step down inside the center console to find a pottie and dry storage that extends under the deck.
When your mission calls for a rugged center console that has to stand up to unforgiving offshore conditions, consider a time-tested hull design with a heavy bow flare. Three-piece construction that includes the hull and deck hand-laminated together produces an incredibly strong hull.
The stepped hull on the Contender 32 ST enhances the performance of the boat at cruising speeds and above. Combine that with a tournament minded layout and you have a boat that is ready to bring you out to deep blue water and back to the winners circle.
If you want your new boat to be more of a family cruiser that can also fish with the best of them, start up at the bow and look for wide cushions in a wraparound seating configuration. Throw in a removable picnic table and opposing seats on the front of the center console and you have a forward area set up for entertaining.
If your fishing machine has to pull double duty as a family cruiser, look for features such as built-in forward seating, aft flip-up jump seats and a step down console with a head. The Contender 24 Sport is a pure fishing machine with all the amenities your family needs for a day on the water.
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