Everglades Boats has entered the “family fishing boat” market with its new 230 Dual Console. Like all of its Everglades sisters, this boat is built with the company’s unsinkable and virtually indestructible RAMCAP structural foam-filled system, with the hull shape designed and weight distribution engineered to balance a family-friendly layout that also meets the needs of serious anglers.
As such, the boat has an open bow with insulated fishboxes under the cushioned seats and a long storage compartment down the centerline that can hold rods, skis and wakeboards. The port console contains a portable head with pumpout, though the entrance is tight.
A storage box to port opposite the helm carries a pivoting bolster seat that can face forward for running or face aft to watch skiers and tubers. Aft of the helm seat is a bait-prep center with sink. At the transom, twin jump seats flank a 27-gallon live well.
All fittings are heavy-duty, in keeping with the Everglades tradition. A special feature is the powder-coated arch that holds a sturdy Bimini top, rod holders, outrigger mounts and a stout hitch for tow sports. The best engine match for the 230 DC’s intended uses is Yamaha’s 300-hp, 4.2-liter Offshore Four-Stroke, which offers plenty of power for towing, efficient cruising speeds in the 20s and 30s, and top speed in the upper 40s.
- LOA: 23’ 7”
- Beam: 8’ 6”
- Draft: 15”
- Weight: 4,861 lbs. (dry)
- Max power: 300 hp
- Fuel: 112 gals.
- Water: 9 gals.
- Base price w/ Yamaha 300-hp, 4.2-liter Offshore 4-Stroke: $104,875
Video: 2012 Everglades Models