The Predator 35 Express looks fast just sitting in her slip, and her looks are not deceiving. Her deep-V hull has a deadrise of 20 degrees, and 450 hp Caterpillars reportedly push this express fisherman to a 30-knot cruise and a 36.5-knot top speed. Egg Harbor Yachts purchased Predator last fall and builds the 35 in its New Jersey facility. The boat is solid from the waterline down, with a handlaid hull and Divinycell coring in the hull sides and deck. The interior includes rich woods and a custom décor package. Two cabin layouts are available. Fishing amenities include fresh- and raw-water washdowns, a sink and coolers with overboard drains, gunwale-mounted rodholders and an aluminum plate for mounting a fighting chair. A lift-out fishbox in the 63-square-foot cockpit is macerated for easy cleaning. Access to the engine space is forward of the cockpit on the bridge deck. Bench seats flank the custom console, with stowage beneath.
Egg Harbor Yacht Co., (609) 965-2300; www.eggharboryacht.com.