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Sea Chaser 24 HFC sets Standard for Serious Fish, Play Boat

 

 
Sea Chaser 24 HFC sets Standard for Serious Fish, Play Boat

By Craig Lamb

Are you a hardcore saltwater tournament angler? Will your family spend just as much time aboard the boat as you do fishing?

Finding a center console saltwater boat rigged and ready for fish and play isn’t that hard to find. What is though is finding a boat designed for comfort, safety and all the features you need for winning a tournament and keeping smiles on faces of family.

 

The boat that fills all those needs, and in luxury, comfort, and style, is the Sea Chaser 24 HFC by Carolina Skiff. Hybrid Fish & Cruise (HFC) truly means what it stands for in a boat. The revolutionary design of the HFC 24 is built from the bottom up with devoted fishermen and active families in mind.

Whatever the activity the 24 HFC is already rigged out with the features everyone needs to enjoy a long day on the water. Head out early for a long offshore run to catch pelagic species and then cruise a secluded island for an afternoon of beachcombing. You can do it all on the same trip with this features-loaded rig.

The 24 HFC delivers safety, comfort, style, and performance like no other boat in the class. The 24 HFC has a wide 101-inch beam, length overall of 23 feet, 9 inches, and a respectable gunwale height. You get that for safety, along with a fuel tank holding up to 100 gallons for long offshore runs and overnight trips to faraway destinations. The 24 HFC is rated for a maximum of 300 horsepower, providing plenty of transom space for dual outboards.

Comfort. That word sums up the interior family-friendly features of the 24 HFC. Up front is plush U-shaped bow lounge seating with forward facing backrest. Another bench seat can be folded down flush to the console for more cockpit roaming space.

Need storage space? There is more than you can ever need for watersports and other gear. Below the bow seating is a 208-quart/52-gallon compartment. Never loose sight of your cold beverage on this boat. There are eight stainless steel LED-illuminated cup holders throughout the boat. Additional bench seating is available, and a bi-fold console door leads to a marine head with standard Porta-Potti.

Tournament pros or weekend warriors will appreciate the blue-water setup for offshore fishing. Rocket launcher-style rod holders aft of the optional T-top and gunwale storage for six rods provide plenty of space to keep outfits at the ready. Eight top-gunwale mounted holders are positioned for trolling and drifting. Twin aerated live wells, a 25-gallon live well and 25-gallon baitwell built into the leaner seat, provide plenty of capacity for a long day of fishing.

Flip the cushioned helm seat and find the built-in live well, a prep sink with fold-down faucet and cutting board lid. Up front is a triangular-shaped deck hatch that can be used as a 32-gallong fish box. There’s even a molded recess to secure a bait bucket. Land your catch and store it in the in-floor fish box with bucket storage. Capacity is 128 quarts/32 gallons.

 

The 24 HFC has a large, open cockpit for setting tolling lines, a drift, or plenty of room when you double up with a partner on a trophy catch. There is a 15-gallon storage box extending across the transom bulkhead. Stern bench seating runs from beam to beam. Remove the plush cushions, and you have a built-in casting deck. Below the bench seating is a starboard hatch that opens to the insulated box for storing drinks or fish. The center hatch provides access to batteries and other operating systems of the boat.

For easy access, there’s a built-in side entry door and telescoping swim ladder. How’s that for upping your game for scuba diving, landing fish, or just boarding the boat with safety and ease.

The 24 HFC is built on Carolina Skiff’s legendary and trustworthy 30 years of boat design. Built with 100 percent composite construction, the 24 HFC is build solid and dependable for years of rugged use in saltwater environments. A quick-lift, high-performance step-hull provides quick hole shots to get the boat on plane for a smooth, dry ride.

You have a lot of options about finding out more about the HFC 24, Sea Chaser and Carolina Skiff models. There are 60 in all from which to choose and you can get started at carolinaskiff.com. You can find a dealer, learn more about the brand legacy, and build a boat on the website.  Join the community of Carolina Skiff followers at the Carolina Skiff Facebook Page.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

 

Conservation Tournament Win-Win for Anglers, Yamaha Outboards

 

 

Conservation Tournament Win-Win for Anglers, Yamaha Outboards

By Craig Lamb

The CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha is a win-win for saltwater anglers. For 101 days this summer they have the chance to win $500,000 in prizes, including three Carolina Skiff® boats powered by Yamaha Outboards. On the flip side, marine scientists will use catch data to preserve fishing for the future.

The prizes will be awarded for catching tagged redfish. There are other prizes and categories too, making this a great excuse for going fishing in the coastal and offshore waters of Florida.

How you win the prizes is by entering STAR, which stands for State-wide Tournament Anglers Rodeo. It is a catch and photograph format tournament that began on Memorial Day and ends on Sept. 4. The tournament is open to members in good standing of the Coastal Conservation Association, or non-members can enter for $65. Entry fee for CCA members is $35. Click here to join CCA™.

STAR was a huge success last year. The 157 tagged redfish released throughout Florida coastal waters, and the 13 additional divisions, caught the attention of 5,000 registered anglers. The motivation was catching one of the first seven tagged redfish for the chance to win a new GMC Sierra®, a boat, motor, and trailer package valued at over $40,000.

Beyond that, the family-friendly tournament awarded a college scholarship and the chance to win other prizes. Those prizes can be won by entering catches in the additional divisions. Those are Open, Ladies, Fly, Kayak, Lionfish, and Professional Guides division. Eligible species are Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Sheepshead, Non-tagged Redfish, Cobia, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) & Kingfish.

The Tagged Redfish Division is by far one of the most popular for a huge reason. Click this link to find out the reasons why.

Another fun division for STAR anglers, unique to Florida, is the Conservation Division. This division is designed to reward anglers that provide the most catch data on all fish caught and released while fishing the tournament, no matter what species or size.

STAR entries provide a significant amount of catch data. The conservation community uses the information to make science-based decisions that benefit habitat management, stock assessment and more, to make fishing better all around for Florida anglers.

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Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle

 

 

Big Bass Bucket List Trip

 

Big Bass Bucket List Trip

By Craig Lamb

Is a double-digit weight largemouth bass on your bucket list? Check it off with a trip to Lake Fork, the East Texas bass fishery with more 13-pound-plus ShareLunkers caught than anywhere else in the Lone Star State.

Increase your odds of catching the trophy of a lifetime by booking a guide trip with Mark Pack Professional Lake Fork Guide Service. The longtime guide and pro angler will you more than your money’s worth on a trip. Think education, know how, and learning to be a better bass fisherman.

Pack is dually qualified for all of the above. He’s won over $500,000 on the FLW Tour. Pack also has a hand in designing lures. He’s been doing just that for over 25 years. M-Pack Lures, his company, turns out some of the most innovative baits available, including the line of Structure Guard lures.

What about those ShareLunkers? The official name of the one-of-a-kind trophy largemouth program is Toyota ShareLunker, which is managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Anglers catching a largemouth weighing 13 pounds or more can donate the healthy catch for research purposes and breeding. ShareLunker began in 1986 on Lake Fork. Since then, the lake has produced more entries, 276 and counting, than any other lake in Texas.

Lake Fork is where it all began for Pack. His guide business and lure company are located there.

“I offer full-time guide services on Lake Fork,” he said. “I have several well-qualified guides who help me out.

We fish from Skeeter Boats with all the top of the line equipment,” he continued.

Pack wouldn’t run anything but a Skeeter for a reason. Coincidentally, Skeeter Boats are made not far from Lake Fork, in nearby Kilgore, Texas. Not far from Kilgore, back in 1948, Texan Holmes Thurmond built the first Skeeter in 1948. Since then, Skeeter has been setting the standard, raising the bar, and leaving the rest of the boating industry in the wake of its innovative design, quality construction, and satisfied customers.

The reason is performance. Take a demo ride and experience the 90-degree maneuverability test. Quick hole shots, superb turning, extreme stability, and a smooth dry ride are what set Skeeter apart from the competition. Learn more about the performance features by clicking here.

 

So does Skeeter’s revolutionary transom and stringer. The Torque Transfer System and the REACT KEEL. Both are more design and performance innovations. Watch this video to learn more about the features, advantages, and benefits of the REACT KEEL. See the Torque Transfer System video here.

Combine all of the features and legendary design and construction of Skeeter, and you have the industry’s top line bass boat, the FX Series. Click here to find out more about the FX20, FX21, FX20LE and FX21LE.

Guide rates are $500 per day. Half-day rates are $350. A full day is 8 hours. Add $125 for a third person in the guided party.

The pack provides lures at no additional cost. What else you get, at no additional cost, is a wealth of knowledge from one of bass fishing’s top lure designers, pros and guides on the top trophy lake in Texas.

Ready to book a trip? Click here for more information.  Visit Skeeter Boats.com Today!

 

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

 

Go shallower, further with Carolina Skiff DLX Tunnel Series

 
Go shallower, further with Carolina Skiff DLX Tunnel Series

By Craig Lamb

A pillar of the Carolina Skiff brand is the DLX Series, tracing its roots back to the first model built in 1983. Since then the DLX has built a loyal following as one of the most durable, versatile and stable boats on the water. Plain and simple, you just can’t beat it as a runabout, commercial workboat or for just about any activity on the water.

Could the DLX get even more versatile? Yep, and the proof is in the DLX Tunnel Series. The DLX is known for shallow draft, and that gets even more of a lift with the Tunnel Series.

What gives tunnel hulls an advantage is the higher outboard motor mount. Water is dispersed from the hull into the tunnel. Undisturbed water is then funneled to the prop for better bite and less cavitation. Throttle the outboard and the boat quickly gets on plan and stays there without porpoising. What else happens with a tunnel is better performance and even fuel economy. Less hull in the water means less drag, which also means less fuel consumed.

What else is different about the Tunnel Series than the standard DLX is fuel storage. The boat has a 30-gallon belly tank instead of a traditional fuel cell mounted in the stern or beneath the console. That gives the boat a lower center of gravity and more storage throughout.

The DLX Tunnel Series has a length overall of 19’ and a beam of just 93.” Weight is just 1,590 pounds and the draft is only 4.” Maximum power is 115 horsepower.

All of the above adds up to an impressive boat for ultra-shallow water fishing. Speckled trout, spotted seatrout. No matter what you call them, there is one technique that is synonymous with the catching species. A popping cork rig and live shrimp. There are times when that staple of trout fishing is unproductive. 

A sporting, fun alternative is catching this eagerly biting saltwater fishing mainstay with a fly rod. Trout are plentiful and eager to strike flies, making the fish and tactic a great entry point for fly fishing in saltwater.

A 5- to 7-weight rod, the size you might use for freshwater trout, will work for the saltwater species. If you are casting heavier flies, an 8-weight can handle the job. Carry separate fly outfits rigged with floating and intermediate sinking lines to cover enough of the water column.

Small trout prefer shrimp but will feed on minnows as they grow. Rig up with flies mimicking both foods with hook sizes ranging from No. 6 or No. 4, or 2/0 and 3/0 for mullet imitators. A Clouser Minnow is the all-inclusive standby. A 10-pound fluorocarbon tipped at the end of a 7-foot leader will get you read for action.

Fish over grass flats and pay special attention to light, sandy bottoms or darker areas that indicate deep drops.

Armed with a basic assortment of flies and a lightweight outfit you can pursue a plentiful, easily caught saltwater gamefish on a fly outfit. Of course, you’ll need the right boat to get into the shallow water. There is no better choice than the Carolina Skiff DLX Tunnel Series.

 

 

Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

 

Yamaha powers up at ICAST

 

Yamaha powers up at ICAST

By Craig Lamb

You normally don’t associate an outboard motor manufacturer with the world’s largest trade show devoted to fishing tackle. The show is the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST. This year’s show is coming up soon, July 11-14.

ICAST is held in Orlando at the massive Orange County Convention Center. Inside, the aisles are lined with the latest in tackle, from rods and reels to line and lures.

ICAST is also an ideal setting for companies supporting recreational fishing to cross-promote their brands. Yamaha Outboards is a key player in such an effort. Promoting brand awareness is the reason why the company will be well represented at the show.

Outside the convention center, the 15,000 attendees will see boats on display powered by Yamaha. Elsewhere, you will find evidence of the strong ties that Yamaha Outboards has a saltwater conservation program.

That is the CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha, a summer-long tournament giving anglers the chance to win $500,000 in prizes, including three Yamaha-powered boats by Carolina Skiff. Marine biologists use catch information submitted by anglers to improve habitat, fish populations and make fishing better.

Yamaha’s presence inside the show is driven by the presence of Yamaha pros like Randal Tharp, the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup champion.

Tharp and his peers wear the blue and white Yamaha brand logo on tournament jerseys during competition and at promotional events like ICAST. They make non-stop appearances in booths, attend sales and marketing meetings, new product debuts at press events, and otherwise promote their sponsors.

“The fishing industry trade comes together once each year, and that happens at ICAST,” said Tharp,” said Tharp, whose FLW career winnings exceed $1 million.

“Brands like Yamaha and my other sponsors, such as Rapala, create great marketing and branding programs when they work together in a sales-driven environment like ICAST.”

Yamaha partners with Yeti and Costa in co-branding campaigns. Those leverage brand presence with key markets and demographics segments important to sales and marketing.

Another natural fit is the ICAST Cup, a bass tournament held during the show on nearby Lake Kissimmee. The event pairs professional anglers, including Yamaha pros, with media representatives and other industry professionals. The tournament supports the Keep America Fishing campaign.

ICAST, along with the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show and the new Marine Accessories Pavilion, encompasses 650,000 gross square feet in the West Building of the convention center.  Each year, 14,000 industry representatives attend the show.

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Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com 

 

The family friendly, fishing serious Carolina Skiff 24 Ultra

 

The family friendly, fishing serious Carolina Skiff 24 Ultra

by Craig Lamb

All it takes is stepping aboard the Carolina Skiff 24 Ultra to erase any doubts the center console boat is anything but a family friendly. It’s set up nicely for saltwater angling too, making this Carolina Skiff the perfect coastal fishing boat for family adventures.

 

All of the evidence is at the bow. Plush cushions create a full U-shaped sun lounge; complete with forward-facing back rests at port and starboard. Remove the cushions and anglers have a large casting deck.

You need not go far to find more family friendly/fishing comforts. Long days on the water are given for both adventures. Forward of the console is a padded bench seat that lifts to reveal a head with a portable potty and privacy shade and clothes changing station.

Much of what you find at the bow is located aft. Three cushioned jump seats, each with flip-up backrests, provide safe, comfortable seating. Like the bow, the seating can be closed to create an aft casting deck.

Stow the bow cushions, close the aft seats and get serious about fishing. The standard twin-seat leaning post has four-rod holders. A removable cooler makes loading safe and convenient. Also, aft is a LED illuminated, aerated, insulated 20-gallon baitwell for keeping bait fresh and lively all day long.

The 24 Ultra has a length overall of 23’ 9” with a beam of 96.” Draft is 9” with a transom measuring 25.” Fuel capacity is 78 gallons with a maximum rating of 250 horsepower.

The 24 Ultra is the apex of quality, versatility, and performance in an all-in-one package. Like all Carolina Skiff boats, it features 100 percent composite construction and is built on a 30-years and growing legacy of the finest boats in class.

 

Find out more about the 24 Ultra and all Carolina Skiff models at carolinaskiff.com. You can find a dealer, learn more about the brand legacy, and build a boat on the website.  Join the community of Carolina Skiff followers at the Carolina Skiff Facebook Page.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

 

Fishing the Chesapeake

 

Fishing the Chesapeake

by Craig Lamb

 

Meet Captain Shannon Pickens, a lifelong resident of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Yamaha professional angler.

“I grew up fishing here since I was a little kid and love it, just love it,” he said.

 

Pickens should indeed. Today he makes a living operating Working Girl Charters (FishTheChesapeakeBay.com). The waters are rich in tradition for guides and commercial captains like Pickens.

“We have everything here from shallow water fishing to out in the Bay and into the ocean,” he explained.

That covers all of the saltwater game fish species sought by anglers, from flounder to tuna, striped bass to marlin.

Homeport for Pickens is Tilghman Island, Md. He often fishes from the Papa John, a 27’ Contender center console powered by twin Yamaha 4.2L V6 Offshore Outboards.

“We have a number of big charter boats around here but not many center console, light tackle boats,” continued Pickens.

“It’s a 2005 Contender®, and those Yamahas have over 4,500 hours* and going,” he said.

“One day I might be fishing in 1 or 2 feet of water in the Bay and can run 70 miles the next day and chase tuna or marlin.”

Yamaha powers those competitive advantages, he believes.

“The efficiency and quietness of the outboards allows me to get into some of the shallowest water around, the rock piles and other highly productive areas inaccessible by the bigger boats.”

Pickens’ choice is Yamaha’s next generation of V6 4.2L Offshore outboards. Class leading big-bore design means the outboards have the best time-to-plane. Also leading the class is an outboard that is the lightest weight in its class with the largest displacement. Yamaha’s V6 4.2L offshore models feature up to 17% better long range fuel economy.

“What means the most to me is the reliability of my Yamahas,” he added. “I know my Yamahas will perform to the standards that I expect and that my clients expect when they get on board.”

Confidence is another factor in why Pickens relies on Yamaha.

“I know if you’ve got confidence in your equipment that lets you focus on the rest of what you’ve got going on around you,” he said.

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Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

 

Getting Started Saltwater Fishing

 

Getting Started Saltwater Fishing

By Craig Lamb

 

Stable, durable and fuel efficient. That sums up the DLX Series of flat-bottom skiffs. You can do it all from fish to work and play. And best of all the boats come with a 30-year legacy of quality design, construction and customer loyalty backed by Carolina Skiff.

The DLX Series can do it all because of it’s design. A patented hull design with bow splash guards keep passengers dry and protected from spray over the bow. A positive tracking keel on the running surface keeps the boat tracking true, even without sliding on tight turns like most flat-bottom skiffs.

This stylish workhorse is laid out to please. Up front is lockable storage and a non-skid deck for sure footing. In the back is an 18-gallon baitwell and 19-gallon fuel tank and more storage to keep gear organized.

The console features full instrumentation and a lockable access door for storing small items like smartphones, keys and other personal items. Six flush mounted rod holders keep outfits at the ready. The windshield is removable for mounting of electronics.

The DLX Series makes the perfect platform for a saltwater fishing adventure. If you are new to the sport take these tips into consideration for a shopping list.

Rods and reels

Get a balanced rod-and-reel. Many outfits are sold as matched combos, which takes the guess work out of making sure the rod and reel are balanced. Choose a lightweight and medium spinning rig for shallow fishing and a medium action casting combo for deeper fishing.

You will appreciate the beefed up drag system of the casting combo when winching aboard a deep-caught snapper or grouper. The open-spool design of a spinning reel makes lightweight lures cast farther. That is a benefit when fishing over clear, shallow flats for spooky species like spotted seatrout (or speckled trout).

Line

Standing in front of the line display at a tackle store can be intimidating. Monofilament, braid and fluorocarbon lines line the walls. For saltwater fishing a universally good choice is fluorocarbon. The line is nearly invisible in the water and stronger than monofilament, making it last longer before needing to respool the reel.

Knots

The Bimini Twist is the only knot that maintains 100 percent strength under all conditions. Use it to double the line for a strong leader connection. The improved clinch knot is the all-around knot for just about any application. Although there are sleeker and stronger knots, this one is the classic. The improved clinch works well with both monofilament and fluorocarbon when properly tied, seated and tightened. It does not test a strong as some other knots, but many pros favor it because they can ties it quickly and more consistently than other, more complicated knots.

Baiting up

You can’t beat the real thing but the high-definition detail of today’s lures closely resembles live bait. Choose an assortment of fake baits that mimic the food forage of the fish you want to catch.

Soft plastic shrimp, eels, and minnows (soft plastic jerk baits) are the basics. To make rigging easy match those plastic bodied lures to jig heads. Let depth, current, and wind be your guide for size. An assortment of 1/4-, 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-ounce weights cover most situations.

Pre-rigged live bait rigs make baiting up easier. A selection of popping cork rigs and spreader rigs cover the water column from top to bottom.

See the full line of Carolina Skiff and Sea Chaser boats at carolinaskiff.com. With 60 different options and models, you can use the Build A Boat feature. On the website, you can find a dealer, request a catalog and more. Check out the loyal following of Carolina Skiff fans and owners on Facebook.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com 

Fishing for swordfish in Louisiana? You bet

 

Fishing for swordfish in Louisiana? You bet

by Craig Lamb

The Mississippi River delta and surrounding offshore waters are without a doubt some of the richest fishing waters in the world.

Venice, Louisiana, is the hub for reaching the richest saltwater game fish waters in the U.S. Yellowfin tuna. Snapper. Grouper. Wahoo. Dolphin. Marlin. And lately, there are swordfish.

If you want to experience the latest hot trend in Louisiana saltwater fishing, then book a guide trip with Home Run Charters in Venice.

“Swordfish have gotten really popular, and recently we’ve hooked up with lots of big fish,” said Captain John Pisa, who heads up the Gulf’s most experienced and knowledgeable saltwater guides and captains.

Find out more about Capt. Pisa and the most experienced and knowledgeable guides here.

Swordfish is a migratory, pelagic species that most often are caught at night. Capt. Pisa has refined the tactics for catching them during the daytime, as well. Swordfish are predators and use their bill to swipe and disable prey before eating.

Hook up to one of these freight trains of the deep and hang on. The fight can go from a few minutes to hours. Top speeds for a swordfish is about 50-mph. Average weights are between 80 and 120 pounds. Some swordfish reach more than 500 pounds.

Home Run Charters clients are catching swordfish from 1,300 t0 1,700 feet deep. How they do that is rigging up a heavyweight bait rig and sending it to the bottom. That job is easier and more fun fighting big swordfish by using Hooker Electric reels.

You will ride and fish in luxury from 36’ Yellowfin 36 boats designed for smooth, dry rides in the blue water, and powered by a trio of fast, dependable 300-horsepower Yamaha outboards. What that means for you is a boat that skims across the water at 50 mph or more. You will be first to the best fishing, while arriving safely. You will fish from Shearwater and Skeeter boats for inshore trips. 

Click here to view more about the offshore fleet of boats.

At typical day begins at 6 a.m. and concludes at 6 p.m. Offshore rates are $1,700 plus fuel costs for up to 6 anglers. Inshore rates are $800 for up to 3 people or another $50 for a fourth angler. Fuel, artificial and dead bait is included.

Ready to book a trip? Click here for more information on rates. Got questions? Click here for the FAQs. Need more information? Call (504) 909-TUNA.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

Tidewater 230 LXF Combines Luxury, Family Friendly Features

 

Tidewater 230 LXF Combines Luxury, Family Friendly Features

By Craig Lamb

Are you looking for a family friendly, center console fishing rig in the 23-foot class? Your search is over with the 230 LXF from Tidewater Boats.

The all-new 230 LXF has a centerline of 23’ with a wide beam spanning 8’ 10.” The boat weighs 3,200 pounds and has a fuel capacity of 95 gallons for peace of mind on long trips. Best balance of performance and fuel economy is with a 250 horsepower outboard, with a maximum rating of 300 h.p.

 

Click here for the spec sheet.

This beauty is decked out from bow to stern with the luxury that defines all Tidewater models. Comfortable, plush upholstery, family friendly cushioned bow seating, and a large transom door are just a few of the luxury features.

What else makes the 230 LXF a standout in its class is the attention to detail made by the designers. When it comes time to rig up for a fishing trip, the 230 LXF delivers with many standard features, all made from high-quality materials. You get a boat with good looks and features that make moving about the cabin easier, safer and more convenient for the angler.

LED lighting in the 30-gallon aerated live wells with insulation for those and the fish box keep bait and catches cooler all day long. Vertical and recessed rod holders made of stainless steel keep rigs at the ready when it comes time to cast.

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Tidewater owners appreciate the choices of options to create the perfect boat to fit their needs. The list of options is long for the 230 LXF. For convenience, you can add a Porta Potty, pump out head, raw water washdown, ski pole and more. T-Tops, Taco Outriggers, Garmin electronics, on board 12-24 volt charging system and hydraulic steering upgrades are just a few of the fishing options.

Family friendly features also mean peace of mind in design and quality construction of all Tidewater Boats.

Top off the above features with foam floatation, all composite, no wood construction and a hand-laid fiberglass boat, and you get the most reliable, dependable boat in its class.

Tidewater Boats are designed with distinctive Carolina Flair, setting up the dry ride, to direct waves away from the hull using reverse chines. Tidewater likes to appropriately call that feature the Dry Chine Ride.

 

The 230 LXF delivers everything and more in a 23-foot class boat with a family-friendly design, luxury appointments, and peace of mind from Tidewater’s commitment to build the most dependable, reliable and safe saltwater boat available.  Visit Tidewater Boats Today for Adventure of a Lifetime

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com