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Top Fishing Tenders

We look at 12 tenders geared for the avid angler.

October 7, 2020
Cobia 350 CC
Cobia 350 CC Cobia Boats

Cobia 350 CC

This fishing-centric design is outfitted with dual 45-gallon livewells, two tuna-size in-sole fish boxes, a tackle station, and a rod locker belowdecks.

Power Play: How about 54.4 knots at top hop with twin 425 hp Yamaha V-8s? The 350 CC slow-cruises at 28.7 knots. Triple 300 hp outboards are available.

Notable Features: There is a chop-dicing, deep-V, twin-stepped hull form and triple helm seats for the kingfish tourney-circuit crew.

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Bertram 39CC
Bertram 39CC Bertram Yachts

Bertram 39CC

Known for its convertible sport-fish boats, Bertram enters the center-console market with its 39CC. The boat has a deep-V hull form with 22 degrees of transom deadrise and a fine entry for slicing chop. The infused hull is solid fiberglass.

Power Play: Power is either triple 300 hp (standard), 350 hp or 400 hp Mercury outboards. Fuel capacity is 500 gallons.

Notable Features: A berth and head are belowdecks. Standard angling items are two 45-gallon livewells, two 420-quart fish boxes and 20 flush-mount rod holders. Options include Garmin electronics, tuna tubes, a 45-gallon foredeck livewell, teak trim and Gemlux outriggers.

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Boston Whaler 325 Conquest
Boston Whaler 325 Conquest Boston Whaler

Boston Whaler 325 Conquest

The Boston Whaler 325 Conquest has a side door for bringing in big fish. Two 40-gallon in-deck fish boxes will hold that catch. A cabin with a V-berth, head and galley offers a place to rest and eat between bites.

Power Play: Twin 300 hp Mercury Verados are standard, with 350 hp or 400 hp Verados optional. Top speed with standard motors is reportedly 42.9 knots, and 44.6 knots with the 400s.

Notable Features: There are 12 hull colors, with names like Wasabi, Ice Blue and Jadestone. Other options include a Seakeeper, Raymarine electronics system, radial outriggers, a cockpit fridge, a 7 kW Westerbeke generator and a 12-volt bow thruster.

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Grady-White Canyon 326
Grady-White Canyon 326 Grady-White Boats

Grady-White Canyon 326

The Canyon 326 has a variable-deadrise hull form with 20 degrees of transom deadrise. Supporting the form are a hand-laid fiberglass hull and deck.

Power Play: The Canyon 326 can have twin 300 or 350 hp Yamahas.

Notable Features: Fish stowage is in a 152-quart and a 318-quart fish box, and two 180-quart boxes. A 32-gallon livewell keeps baits frisky. Nine rod holders are standard. A bow casting platform and 15-foot outriggers are optional.

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Edgewater 340CC
Edgewater 340CC Edgewater Boats

Edgewater 340CC

With a deep-V hull (23.5 degrees of transom deadrise), the Edgewater 340CC is built using a single-piece infusion process, combining composite and foam structural stringers, fiberglass and resin into a monocoque and solid structure.

Power Play: The 340CC is designed for twin Yamaha outboards to a maximum of 850 hp.

Notable Features: Anglers may opt for the 38-gallon pressurized transom livewell with a 2,000 gph pump to keep baits in place and alive. The standard livewell is 32 gallons. Also standard are 28 rod holders. Some options include a Seakeeper, Garmin electronics and Lumitec LED lighting.

Invincible 35 Cat
Invincible 35 Cat Invincible Boats

Invincible 35 Cat

The Invincible 35 Cat has a single-level deck and semi-asymmetrical hull design for a smooth ride over rough water. It reportedly handles quartering and following seas well.

Power Play: With quad 300 hp outboards, the Invincible 35 Cat can sprint at a reported top hop of 62.6 knots. Twin outboards are also available.

Notable Features: Angling options include a folding tower with a second helm, Rupp or Gemlux outriggers, six hardtop rocket launchers, spreader lights, a 70-gallon in-sole livewell, outlets for powering deep-drop electric reels or kites, gunwale and undergunwale rod holders, and a clear lid for the transom livewell.

Scout 305 LXF
Scout 305 LXF Scout Boats

Scout 305 LXF

A porpoiselike profile makes the Scout 305 LXF easily noticeable. This dayboat also has 360-degree fishability, a hand-laid fiberglass hull, and a center console with a head and berth.

Power Play: The 305 LXF can have twin outboards up to 800 hp total.

Notable Features: The 305 LXF comes with a leaning post with a livewell, four rod holders and a 65-quart Yeti cooler. Options include Garmin electronics and five hardtop rocket launchers.

Vahalla V-33
Vahalla V-33 Valhalla Boatworks

Vahalla V-33

The Valhalla Boatworks V-33 is the builder’s entry-level model and could make a good companion to a larger yacht.

Power Play: The V-33 has a maximum horsepower rating of 900, and it can be matched with Mercury or Yamaha outboards.

Notable Features: The boat has a stepped-V hull, which should make for a relatively dry ride. A joystick for close-quarters handling is available. There is a 52-gallon transom livewell, five in-sole fish boxes, and options for a second in-sole livewell and on-deck livewell. A hardtop option includes spreader lights and six rocket launchers. Telescoping outriggers, a marlin tower and a Seakeeper are also options.

Pursuit S 378
Pursuit S 378 Pursuit Boats

Pursuit S 378

Like its name implies, the Pursuit S 378 was penned for angling adventure. The boat has a wave-chopping deep-V hull form. It’s built with a hand-laid fiberglass hull and an infused fiberglass structural grid that adds backbone.

Power Play: The S 378 has triple 425 hp Yamaha outboards. Reported top speed is 52.2 knots, with a 27.8-knot cruise speed.

Notable Features: There are 10 standard rod holders to create an enticing spread. A 36-gallon livewell, four 41-gallon fish boxes, and a tackle center with four Plano trays are standard too. Angling options include a transom livewell, a fridge/freezer and 18-foot Taco outriggers.

Everglades 395CC
Everglades 395CC Everglades Boats

Everglades 395CC

With a single-level deck and 360-degree fishability, the Everglades 395CC can handle a four- to six-man crew with real estate to spare.

Power Play: The 395CC has triple 425 hp Yamaha outboards standard. Performance data was not available at press time.

Notable Features: Anglers get 39 rod holders, two fish boxes (in-sole and transom), a rigging station built into the after fish box, two 40-gallon livewells and 22-foot Gemlux outriggers.

SeaVee 450Z
SeaVee 450Z SeaVee Boats

SeaVee 450Z

The SeaVee 450Z has a twin-stepped hull form designed to grip the water for confident handling at speed. The cored fiberglass hull is vacuum-infused, helping to reduce weight.

Power Play: The 450Z is built for quad outboards. The total maximum horsepower was not available at press time.

Notable Features: The cockpit is 9½ feet long. Live-bait anglers will appreciate the four 40-gallon livewells. (A fifth is optional.) There are two 100-gallon in-deck fish boxes. A Seakeeper 5 and diesel generator are standard. Owners can add items including a tuna tower and second helm, three 22-inch helm displays and integral seating forward.

Southport 30 FE
Southport 30 FE Southport Boats

Southport 30 FE

Southport’s 30 FE has noticeable bow flare to knock down spray. A deep-V hull should cut down whitecaps with purpose. The boat’s hull, deck, console and hardtop are vacuum-infused fiberglass.

Power Play: Twin 300 hp Yamaha outboards are standard. Reported cruise speed is 29.5 knots.

Notable Features: A 30-gallon transom livewell and two in-sole macerated fish boxes flank the helm seating. Mezzanine seating is abaft the helm seats and forward seating. The builder will customize the 30 FE’s hull colors, rod-holder placement, outriggers, livewell placement and engine-paint colors.

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