Top Selling Fishing Center Console Boats Over 30 Feet
As the popularity of center consoles has grown dramatically in recent years, the segment from 30 to 39 feet has become flush with great selling models from several prominent manufacturers. Whether traditional deep-V or stepped hull models, center consoles dominate today’s saltwater fishing boat market outselling all other boat types by a wide margin. Not surprisingly, manufacturers have responded to the demand with bigger and more sophisticated models. As a result, today’s buyers can choose from a huge selection of center consoles ranging from strictly business fishing platforms to luxury models with every conceivable amenity. Offered in all shapes, prices, and deck configurations, this article highlights ten of the most popular designs found on today’s new and used market. There may be a boat on this list that’s built for you.
- Valhalla V-33 (2020–Current)
One of the most impressive boats in this class, the Valhalla V-33 is a tournament-class sportfishing boat built to the highest industry standards. As expected in a Viking product, engineering and mechanical excellence are on display from bow to stern. Viking design traits are easily detected: a gently sloping S-shaped sheer, helm pods, raised toe rails, and mezzanine seating are just some of the V-33’s notable features. A standard 52-gallon transom live well anchors the cockpit, and five overboard-draining in-deck fish boxes from 32 to 98 gallons are strategically positioned in the deck.
Like most modern center consoles, a hull dive door is standard. A wide lounge is forward of the console, and the bow seats have full-sized backrests. Beneath the console is a well-finished head with a marine toilet, sink, Corian counter, and a pullout shower. The helm station features a wraparound Costa Clear windshield panel and the dash accommodates twin Garmin touchscreen displays. A Seakeeper 6 gyrostabilizer, bow thruster, and custom fabricated fold-down marlin tower are optional. A fast ride with twin 400hp Mercury outboards, the V-33 tops out at over 50 knots.
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- Jupiter 34 FS (2008–Current)
One of the best-looking boats on the water, the Jupiter 34 FS is a semi-custom center console combining luxury styling, exceptional performance, and unrivaled fishability in a boat that never fails to turn heads. Built on an aggressive deep-V hull with a moderate beam and a solid fiberglass bottom, a keel pad improves low-speed stability and acceleration. Standard features include an integrated dive platform, leaning post/tackle center with 45-gallon live well, fresh and raw water washdowns, foldaway transom seat, cockpit bolsters, lockable rod storage, insulated in-deck fish boxes, transom door, and gate, recessed bow rails, and standup head compartment with sink and shower. There’s plenty of tackle storage in the helm seat module, lots of rod storage including four holders across the back of the helm seat, six on the hardtop, two in each gunwale, and two more under each rail. A long list of factory options includes a transom live well and several leaning post choices. Fast and agile with razor-sharp handling, the Jupiter 34 will reach 45+ knots with twin F350 Yamahas and 55 knots with triple F300s.
- Regulator 34 (2010–Current)
Designed by naval architect Lou Codega, the Regulator 34 is a high-performance center console designed and engineered for the serious angler. Regulator Marine has been building no-nonsense boats in Edenton, NC since 1988, and the way Regulators run is no small part of their appeal. The 34’s powder-coated T-top has an electronic box overhead, LED spreader lights, outriggers, and a set of rocket launchers behind the helm seats. The console helm station has space for two large-screen displays. Fishing gear includes a 25-gallon transom live well, a leaning post/tackle center with a live well and rod holders, a transom fish box, an in-sole fish box, and fresh/raw water washdowns. Seating includes a wraparound lounge forward and a console seat with a cooler. A portside entry door leads to a head compartment beneath the console with standing headroom, marine head, and a double berth stretching forward beneath the foredeck. An Armstrong engine bracket is standard, and the transom was updated in 2014 to handle triple 350hp motors. Twin 350hp Yamahas are standard delivering a top speed of 45–50 mph. Triple Yamaha 300s top out at close to 60 mph.
- Everglades 325 (2009–17)
Called the 320 Center Console in 2009–11, the Everglades 325 is a premium offshore fishing machine built to travel to and from the canyons in comfort and security. Like all Everglade boats, the 325 is constructed using the company’s proprietary RAMCAT assembly process where the foam floatation is built separately and then fitted into the hull as an integral part of the boats’ structure. The integrated hardtop/windshield combination is unique to Everglade’s boats. From the T-top to the seats, hardware, and doors everything is built in-house to the highest standards. This attention to detail makes for an unsinkable boat with a rock-solid ride even in nasty conditions. At 131 square feet, the cockpit is big for a boat this size. Built into the transom is an 80-gallon fish box and next to that is a 34-gallon live well. There are two smaller fish boxes forward of the console. The rigging station is behind two super-plush helm seats and has eight tackle storage drawers. An electric table at the bow converts to a padded sun lounge in the down position. Inside the console is a fully enclosed head/shower with a washbasin. Twin Yamaha F300 outboards top out at close to 50 knots
- Contender 35 ST (2009–Current)
Contender is well known for producing some of the best performing center console fishing boats on the water, and the 35 ST meets those expectations and more. A serious saltwater fishing machine, the 35 ST is a semi-custom boat meaning you can have one equipped just the way you want as long as the boat’s structural integrity is not compromised. The twin step hull provides dramatic performance increases not only in speed, but also in fuel efficiency. The single-level deck provides easy access to live wells, fish storage boxes, and wide, unobstructed walkways around the console. Many used 35 STs are fitted with two 40-gallon live wells in the transom, but optional live wells—including an in-deck 50-gallon unit—are available for those who need more bait storage. The bow area can be fitted with U-shaped molded seats or a coffin box, and a removable bench seat at the stern allows the crew to relax when they are not chasing fish. The 35 ST has a step-down console with a head compartment and lockable storage. Options are many, however, K-Plane trim tabs, recessed bow rails, and a transom door are standard. Triple F300 Yamaha outboards deliver a top speed of over 60 knots.
- Valhalla V-41 (2020–Current)
Loaded with top-line features and accessories, the Valhalla V-41 delivers the goods with best-in-class fishability, speed, and range. The double-stepped hull reduces wetted surface and drag while increasing speed and stability. Underway, the centerline tunnel creates two vertical walls that act like keels—in a turn, the hull sticks to the water as if it were on rails. Live bait anglers will love the V-41. A raised live well can be integrated into the forward lounge for quick access while fishing from the bow. A huge 90-gallon live well is built into the transom, and owners can opt for another live well in the cockpit sole. The decks are filled with insulated fish boxes, and rod holders can be installed virtually anywhere.
While the V-41 is designed and built to fish, she also excels as a luxury tender or sport cruiser thanks to her diverse deck layout choices that include an aft mezzanine seating module complete with armrests and an insulated cooler (or live well) under the seat. A Seakeeper gyro stabilizer fits under the cockpit sole. Powered with quad Mercury Verado 400s, the V-41 can reach a top speed north of 60 knots.
- Invincible 36 (2007–Current)
One of the most sought-after fishing boats on the water, the semi-custom Invincible 36 is a high-tech center console built to handle the most challenging sea conditions. The one-of-a-kind hull was designed by a renowned naval architect Michael Peters; not only are there two steps, but the lightweight vacuum-bagged hull features a unique tunnel that is fed air by the steps. The tunnel is said to give the boat a better ride and increased speed over conventional stepped hulls. Quality hardware and impeccable detailing are evident throughout the boat. The single-level deck exudes fishability with wide walkways around the console, full coaming bolsters, retractable cleats, and recessed bow rails. Fishing features a 50-gallon transom live well and a 60-gallon in-sole live well, four large, insulated fish boxes (two forward, two aft), and rod holders on the hardtop, transom, leaning post, and five vertical holders on both sides of the console. The 36 Open has been the recipient of many refinements over the years including several seating options, a revised side-entry console, and an upgraded hardtop. Triple Yamaha F300 outboards reach a top speed of over 55 knots.
- Yellowfin 39 (2011–Current)
A high-performance fishing machine with serious eye appeal, the generous 11-foot, 6-inch beam of the Yellowfin 39 creates a spacious fishing platform designed for triple or quad outboards. A semi-custom boat, the 39 is available with a wide range of factory options including a coffin box, leaning post with jump seats, marlin tower, hull and trim colors, and forward seating. The helm features three-across seating with flip-up bolsters, and there are three live wells including an 80-gallon unit in the transom, a 50-gallon well under the aft cockpit sole, and a 20-gallon well behind the helm seats. A large lazarette provides access to through-hull valves, bilge pumps, and fuel filters. The 39’s tall gunwales are a plus, especially in the bow area. On the port side, a large door offers access to the stand-up head compartment with teak and holly flooring, electric head, and shower. The doublewide console seat and aft-facing cockpit seat come in handy when guests are aboard, and there are enough rod holders and in-deck storage to satisfy any angler. The 39’s hull is based on the twin-stepped hull of the Yellowfin 42, one of the top-selling big center consoles on the market. Quad 350hp Verado outboards reach a top speed of over 60 knots.
- SeaVee 320 Open (2007–Current)
Ranked with the best in her class for quality and performance, the semi-custom SeaVee 320 Open is a high-performance fishing machine for tournament anglers and commercial operations. Offered in either outboard or inboard power configuration, both are available with an open-bow layout, or with molded forward seating and additional storage space. The single-level cockpit provides a true 360-degree fish-fighting arena. The front console seat lifts for access to the head compartment, and the 320 can accommodate up to three bait wells, two in the transom and an in-floor well upfront. The console door is located on the front, allowing the sides of the console to be used for out-of-the-way rod storage. The interior houses battery switches, a breaker panel, a sink, access to electronics and batteries, and it can be outfitted with an optional marine head. The Luxury Edition (LE) offers such creature comforts as a sun pad and/or lounge-style seating. A hardtop with a second station is optional. The 320 Inboard features a single diesel power plant located under the console, creating a low center of gravity. Outboard models can handle up to 800 horsepower. Twin 300hp Verados top out at over 45 knots.
- Scout 350 LXF (2010–18)
The Scout 350 LXF (called the 345 XSF in 2010–2012) is a premium luxury-class center console whose graceful lines and flawless finish are a match for the best boats in her class. The Scout brand has always been associated with quality and 350 LXF only adds to that reputation. Built on a high-performance, double-stepped hull with a flared bow and reverse transom, the Scout’s layout is great for fishing or cruising. Features include bow seating with a teak table between that rises from the deck, console sun lounge with armrests, three-man helm position, and roomy aft cockpit with transom door and hideaway stern seat. The aft-facing bench seat behind the helm conceals a baitwell and storage drawers. Below, the Scout’s console cabin features two lounge seats forward that converts to a berth, folding table, mini-galley, and enclosed head/shower. Standard features of the 345/350 include a transom fish box, two in-deck fish boxes, a powder-coated hardtop with a curved glass enclosure, a windlass, generator, and air conditioning. Options include a hullside dive door, underwater LED lights, and a retractable awning. Triple F300 Yamaha outboards reach a top speed of 55 knots.
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