Pro-Line 20 Sport

The 2001 Pro-Line 20 Sport is an updated version of one of the first Pro-Lines produced, giving credence to the saying "a classic never goes out of style." After all, a good 20-foot center console is key to any fleet. A nice afternoon of fishing, a little waterskiing or a dash to a favorite restaurant are painless propositions. At the end of the day, just hit her with a hose, empty the cooler and grab the fish.

Like all Pro-Lines, the 20 Sport is built with the company's exclusive FIST system (Fiberglass Integrated Structural Technology), a method of wood-free construction. All hardware is made from 316L marine-grade stainless steel. The hull and deck are bonded with 3M 8200 marine sealant, and all hardware is through-bolted and backed with aircraft locking nuts. The external upholstery is 32-ounce UV-protected vinyl. Pro-Line is confident enough in construction that it offers a transferable 10-year warranty.

The 81-square-foot cockpit offers plenty of room to fish, and the open bow area is a good casting platform. Fishing amenities include a 35-gallon bait well, a built-in tackle box and gunwale-mounted rodholders. Lots of stowage helps keep the cockpit clutter-free. A large stowage box recessed in the forward casting deck is insulated, so it also works as a fishbox. There is also a rod rack and a lockable glove box. Pro-Line installed a porta-potti within the console.

Pro-Line offers a 24-hour toll-free hotline, free towing and dockside assistance.

Pro-Line Boats, (352) 795-4111; www.prolineboats.com