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Boat Review - OBX 32CC

The Outer Banks craftsmen of North Carolina have made one of the biggest marks on the world of sport fishing boat design through the classic styling made famous by so many back yard built charter boats. The high foredeck, broken sheer line and of course, legendary "Carolina Flare" are easily recognizable at countless fishing destinations up and down the east coast today. What started as a practical, no frills design built to stand up to the harsh conditions faced by Outer Banks charter vessels has evolved into a multimillion-dollar custom boat industry involving mostly larger inboard vessels. The demand for the boater who is attracted to the style of this classic design, yet in need of a smaller, faster, outboard powered rig is exceeded by OBX Boatworks with their OBX 32CC.

Going further into the future, the OBX 32 is constructed of infused carbon fiber Kevlar materials resulting in a lighter, stronger, and faster hull. She features classic styling in a modern package which proved on our test days to be very nimble and responsive both underway and in tight quarters. She was also exceptionally fast with twin 300-HP Yamaha four strokes and delivered the sea keeping ability you'd expect from the proven Carolina design. The 32CC is fully customizable and offered with forward seating for the cruising enthusiasts as well as an open foredeck for more serious fishermen. Cockpit deck options are flexible as well to include three (3) insulated fish boxes and a transom configured with a live well and traditional Carolina charter boat style Fish Box, or two large individual live wells. The low profile hard top on the model we tested was very sporty looking and offered a well shaded, unobstructed view to the helmsman. Multiple helm seating/tackle center configurations are available to suit the buyer's needs. Natural teak decks as well as synthetic teak options are also available to add to the classic sport fish look.

The generous sized inner console with over 6-feet of headroom features a marine head, electronics access, built in storage, and is trimmed out very stylishly with the craftsmanship associated with the furniture builders in High Point, NC where the OBX shop is located. This boat proved to be a very sea worthy, fish friendly, and attractive ride that turned lots of heads at the marina and on the water.

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OBX 32CC Specifications:

Length: 31 feet 5 inches

Length including engines: 34 feet 1 inch

Beam: 10 feet

Draft: 24 inches

Dry weight (w/power): 7000 pounds

Power: 2-300HP

Retail: $257,277.00

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