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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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This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle

 

 

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 

Have the Perfect Fishing Vacation with Home Run Charters

 

Have the Perfect Fishing Vacation with Home Run Charters

By Craig Lamb

Are you looking for a picture perfect, bucket list trip to fulfill your ultimate fishing fantasy?

Run these scenes through your mind.

The rod bent double as you fight a 100-pound yellowfin tuna in the offshore waters of Louisiana. The drag screaming on your spinning reel as a bull redfish makes a freight train run in the coastal marsh. Hooked up as a school of iridescent blue, green and yellow bull dolphin follows as you bring your catch back to the boat.

Walk out of your luxury condo that is just steps away from a fast boat. A boat with 300 horses that get you to the fish before anyone else. A boat rigged out with the latest electronic fish finding bling. Fantastic food. Lifetime memories.

All of the above is realty with a trip to Venice, Louisiana, at Home Run Fishing Charters and Lodge. Experience it once, and you’ll return again and again, just like the regular customers who filled bucket list trips only to come back for more.

Service is what sets Home Run Charters apart. Fish with the most knowledgeable captains, stay in the most all-inclusive luxurious accommodations in Venice, and experience the tastiest food around.

What else sets us Home Run Charters apart is the fleet. You will get to the best fishing areas first in boats designed for speed, safety, and comfort. Home Run Charters operates two 36′ Yellowfin 36 center console boats that are powered by 300-horsepower Yamaha outboards. The fish can’t hide, either. The boats are rigged with the latest GPS mapping and sonar devices available.

Leading the fleet is Captain John Pisa. He brings two decades of South Louisiana fishing experience to the helm. That says a lot, considering the undeniable fact the area defines the state’s nickname of Sportsman’s Paradise.

Fast boats, world class fishing and knowledge you gain that makes you and even better angler the next time out. What could be better?

After a long day on the water, you find out upon returning to the dock. Home Run Lodges is no ordinary Venice end-of-the-road fish camp. Stylish Tommy Bahama furnishings set over rich hardwood floors. Separate living and dining rooms with a bar and kitchen.

Choose from non-inclusive or all-inclusive. With that, you get a decadent five-course meal, breakfast, and lunch to take on the boat.

Eat, sleep, fish. Repeat.

The perfect fishing vacation is waiting for you at Home Run Charters & Lodge.

Got questions? Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Ready to book a trip. Go for it by clicking here. Got more questions? Call (504) 982-8862, or (504) 909-TUNA.

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifesyle.com

Never Strike Out with Home Run Charters

 

Never Strike Out with Home Run Charters

By Craig Lamb

“We had our limit of red snapper in about 15 minutes.”

“We were headed back to the dock by lunch time with about 700 pounds of fish.”

“Woody and Reece had us limiting out in no time.”

“The accommodations were outstanding.”

Actual customers at Home Run Fishing Charters & Lodge made all of the above comments in TripAdviser. The reason why these satisfied customers keep coming back is the fastest, best-equipped boats whose captains know more about the Venice area than anyone else. Top it off with the most luxurious lodging just steps away from the boat slips, great food, and hospitality, and you have it all at Home Run Charters & Lodge. 

Wahoo, marlin, dolphin and tuna. Redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, and tripletail. Inshore or offshore. Venice, Louisiana, is one of few places in the world where you can go from fishing skinny water to blue water in the same trip. Every month is great for inshore fishing.

If going deep is more your style, you can do that, too. That’s what makes rig fishing off the shores of Venice, Louisiana so exciting. In addition to targeting shallow-water reef fish, Home Run Charters can also take you out to the deep end of the Gulf to go after some truly unique creatures.

Click here for more about the offshore fishing offered by Home Run Charters.

A specialty charters for yellowfin tuna, one of the most sporting and tasty fish in the sea. Yellowfin congregate in massive schools, so when you hook into one, there are many more of the big fish. Click here for more about the yellowfin charters.

If you want to hook up with a fish that will make the reel scream as line peels away, then a wahoo charter can please you. Wahoo is the fastest species of mackerel and provides more of a sporting challenge and reward than most fish that swim. Click here

Another sporting fish is the dolphin, or mahi mahi. The fish travel in large schools, so when you catch one, others oftentimes follow it back to the boat. Toss in a bait rig and hang on. Repeat until cooler is filled. You get the idea. Click here for more about the charters for one of the most sporting—and tastiest—fish in the sea.

For a bucket list offshore trip the marlin charters are a good bet. The Marlin is a smart, pelagic predator and one of the most prized saltwater fish in the world. Sheer power, acrobatics and a long fight are the rewards. Find out more by clicking here.

Louisiana’s marshes and inland waters are among the most productive in the world. And especially so for redfish and speckled trout. Take in the beauty of coastal Louisiana while fishing for some of the gamiest fish that swim. Click here for redfish and find out more about speckled trout charters here.

No matter the choice you will do it in style. Home Run Charters runs two 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.

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

The boats are rigged with the latest navigation and fish finding electronics. Hook a big tuna near an offshore petroleum rig in 1,000 feet of water? No problem. For deep dropping the Yellowfins are equipped with electric reels. You provide the cooler, and Home Run provides the expertise. 

Meet that expertise. The team of captains is among the most experienced in the business. Click here to meet the team. 

What sets Home Run Charters apart is the Home Run Lodges. The lodges are located within the very same marina where you will meet your captain and board their boat. You can have a tasty breakfast and be out the door and into the boat within minutes.

This is no ordinary Venice fish camp. Call it a luxurious lodging experience. From the stylish Tommy Bahamas furniture to the ornate fixtures and rich, hardwood floors, our accommodations offer a more refined way to relax after an exciting day of inshore or offshore fishing. The lodges can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people at one time, which makes our property the perfect venue for corporate gatherings, bachelor parties, and other special events.

Luxury living means the same experience for dining at the Lodge. The all-inclusive plan includes a decadent five-course meal, breakfast, and a to-go lunch for the fishing day. Check out details about the lodge and dining here.

Got questions? Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Ready to book a trip. Go for it by clicking here. Got more questions? Call (504) 982-8862, or (504) 909-TUNA.

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com 

Win a Carolina Skiff, support conservation

 

Win a Carolina Skiff, support conservation

By Craig Lamb

The CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha is a win-win proposition for saltwater anglers. For 101 days this summer they have the chance to win $500,000 in prizes, including three boats by Carolina Skiff, 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 begins on Memorial Day, May 27, 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 release 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. Even more, reason to enter that division are the three Carolina Skiffs to be awarded.

Those are the all-new Carolina Skiff 21 Fish & Ski and two Carolina Skiff 16 JVX CC models.

The JVX Series is designed and rigged with fishing in mind. With the JVX, getting in the shallow creeks and rivers will not be an issue. The lightweight hull with the modified V-hull design gives you a boat that will carry more weight further and faster with less horsepower, while delivering outstanding performance.

The STAR Youth Scholarship Division presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors offers New Tide member’s free entry into STAR and the opportunity to win one of twelve scholarships totaling $100,000.

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.

Here’s the win-win proposition for anglers entering STAR. All 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.

The newest addition to Florida STAR is the Trash Division. Participants who gather trash while on the water and submit a photo entry of at least a 5-gallon bucket full of trash with the 2017 official measuring device in their entry will be eligible for a random drawing at the end of the 101 days of STAR for 1st thru 3rd place.

Participants must use a digital camera or a digital camera phone to photograph their tournament fish. Catch entries will be made via the STAR Smart device application or the STAR website.  It is not necessary to have a smart phone in order to participate.  A digital camera and the ability to enter your catch via the website will work just as well. To find a dealer click the Find a Dealer link here.

Visit Carolina Skiff Today. 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com 

Skeeter SX210

 

Skeeter SX210

By Craig Lamb

After buying a bay boat, why spend more time and money getting it rigged out for your needs?

With the Skeeter SX210, you get a boat already factory rigged with the standard accessories and features serious anglers want in a bay boat. Best of all, you get the extras, dependability, and durability that make it a Skeeter for an affordable price.

Affordable doesn’t mean any corners were cut. That’s not the Skeeter way. The SX210 even looks bigger than its size. The spacious interior provides plenty of room to move around, cast baits to surface feeders, and set rigs for trolling.

The SX210 has an overall length of 21’ 6” with a wide beam spanning 98”. Interior depth at the console is 18.5”, providing plenty of depth needed for functionality and safety. The SX210 weighs 2,300 pounds with a draft of 10” for shallow water accessibility and is powered by the most dependable saltwater outboard available. You can choose between the Yamaha F150, VF150, F175 or F200.

Check out these standard features that put you into the action with the first trip.

  • Yamaha multifunction gauges
  • Horizontal rod storage
  • Removable windshield
  • Seastar® hydraulic steering
  • 25-gallon rear live well
  • Vertical rod holders (14)
  • Retractable boarding ladder

Shopping for a bay boat usually means also shopping for a trailer. Not with the SX210, which comes standard with a trailer equipped with these standard features.

  • I-Tube Aluminum Trailer with tandem axle
  • Swing-away tongue
  • Fulton® jack stand and winch
  • Tuff Coat fenders
  • Spare tire and carrier

Also standard is a Lowrance® HDS-9 Gen3 Touch with internal GPS, Structure Scan®, and temperature gauges. The dash-mounted unit is factory installed by skilled technicians for dependable, worry-free operation.

From stem to stern the SX210 is rigged and ready to make a long run to the bay or into shallow flats. For that task, the SX210 comes standard with 8-foot Pro-Series II Power Pole®, the best available shallow water anchoring system. An anchor box, front deck storage, bait wells and more round out the fishing features.

The SX210 is designed and made with Skeeter’s Torque Transfer Transom and Stringer System. This unique system transfers the vertical torque and energy from the engine to the stringer system in the bottom of the boat, virtually eliminating stress on the transom, deck and hull sides, while providing lift along the entire keel of the boat.

Learn more at skeeterboats.com. You can request a brochure or download a catalog, build your dream rig, and get Skeeter Team merchandise to wear to the shows.  Got a question? They’ve got answers at the Skeeter factory in Kilgore, Texas. Call (903) 984-0541, or find the nearest dealer here.

This document contains many of Skeeter’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

New Tidewater 220 LXF Stands for Luxury, Functionality

 

New Tidewater 220 LXF Stands for Luxury, Functionality

By Craig Lamb

Luxury and functionality are unique in a center console fishing boat, and you get both with the Tidewater 220 LXF. A boat designed for fishing with ultra comfort features for cruising and family outings.

 

Find luxury from stem to stern in this boat with a centerline of 22’ 2” and a ultra-wide beam of 8′ 10.” With a transom height of 25” and 18-degree deadrise the 220 LXF is built for performance with a smooth, dry ride.

A fuel capacity of 71 gallons provides the perfect balance between weight and practicality for making long runs offshore without sacrificing performance. The 220 LXF has a draft of approximately 14 inches with an overall weight of 2,700 pounds, making it ideal for inshore and offshore angling.

 

Tidewater Boats engineers succeeded in a designing a boat with comfortable, spacious family seating, abundant storage and all the features serious anglers seek in an offshore center console rig. Best of all, the design is family friendly when it comes time to welcome aboard passengers for a cruise.  

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Fish or play, the 220 LXF is designed to please everyone. Passengers get ultimate comfort with full-length transom seating. Bolsters at port and starboard rails add comfort and stability when fighting fish. Boarding is safe and easy with a transom door, new for this year. Wrapped inside the bow is full-length seating with hinged backrests. Seating up front is comfortable and spacious without limiting storage space underneath. Unsnap the bow cushions and get a solid casting deck when it’s fishing time.

Luxury meets functionality at the helm. A newly designed console has catchall trays for small items, and a footrest provides solid footing and comfort on choppy runs. The console design allows flush mounting of large screen electronics with ease of reading gauges for safer handling.

LED lighting is the hot trend and in high demand for offshore boats, and the 220 LXF offers abundance for style, convenience, and safety. That includes bright red and green bow lights integrated into the rail at the bow. Optional underwater lights and illuminated overhead lighting is available with T-Tops.

Center console owners like variety in optional features to rig a boat that suits their needs. The 220 LXF delivers with a long list. T-Tops are fitted with spreader lights and have overhead storage for electronics. A Porta Potti can be added, along with a pump out head, raw water wash down and fresh water shower. Other popular options are leaning post with backrest, Garmin electronics, and 12/24 volt charging system.

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Tidewater Boats are designed with distinctive Carolina Flair, the most in class, that provides a softer transition between chop and big waves. That sets 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 smooth ride comes from the wave-shock absorbency of the Corrugated Grid Stringer Vertebra. Filled with foam to reduce noise and vibration, the stringer system works like a human skeleton to create a rigid, unified construction that tightly secures all of the internal parts. Those include fuel tanks, consoles, seating and storage compartments that are fastened to the stringer system. To ensure a solid, tight fit, every stringer system is customized for each Tidewater model.

 

Another defining Tidewater feature is the Spray Relief Point. That is the point of impact on the hull deflecting water away from the boat. Multiple SRP areas enhance the characteristic dry ride of the Tidewater.

By taking extra steps not found in most brands, Tidewater has the confidence in providing owners a 10-year, transferable warranty that covers the hull.

 

Tidewater stays close to it’s saltwater roots with the manufacturing facility located in Lexington, S.C. Find out more about the complete lineup of models, and find a Tidewater dealer at tidewaterboats.com. Visit the growing community of Tidewater owners on Facebook at Tidewater Boats LLC.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com 

 

From New England to the Lone Star State Tidewater Dealers Serve You!

 

From New England to the Lone Star State Tidewater Dealers Serve You!

By Amy Lignor

Whether it be for fishing or a day of recreation with the family; whether you’re looking for versatility, durability, speed, or reliability out there on the water – Tidewater has the boat that will meet every single one of your needs and wishes.

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But it’s not just the stunning models Tidewater provides that customers truly crave, it’s also the type of invaluable service they receive from the dealer when they choose to add a Tidewater boat to their lives.

It’s a fact in this nation that customer service and satisfaction is a huge percentage of why companies thrive, and why customers go back to the same manufacturer every single time they want to update, upgrade, or simply buy more. Those who “jump in” with this particular company will quickly learn that the outstanding dealer network at Tidewater is literally the key when it comes to driving Tidewater to manufacture more boat models each and every year. The product is outstanding because the network of dealers is extraordinary. Those men and women who know the Tidewater lines, from bow to stern, aid every customer through the selection, purchase, and answer any and all questions you may have.

“Tidewater is blessed to have an outstanding dealer network that continues to drive us to manufacturer more boats than the previous year.  We build a great product but it is because of such an extraordinary dealer network that we continue to have over 20% increase in sales year to year.”  Jai Couture, Marketing Manager

As the product states, “You Can’t Buy Happiness.” Of course not. But you can get the happiness you desire from buying a boat from one of the supremely efficient and intelligent Tidewater dealers. 

 

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In the Tidewater catalog, you will see model after model – from the Bay Max to the LXF to the Adventure lines and more. You’ll see the mega-capabilities that come with a boat that’s paired with Yamaha fuel efficient 4-stroke outboards—creations that bring to you the most pleasure and the highest reliability. With the perfect recipe of Tidewater boats and Yamaha engines, the pleasure craft you choose will never let you down.

 

As a customer, however, you not only want 100% satisfaction in the product you purchase, but you also want that same high quality to come from your dealer. The Tidewater dealer network extending from the New England states all the way to Texas is made up of the exact category of people who believe a client’s needs come way above anything else. When thinking about that old saying, “Expect More,” you should know upfront that Tidewater dealers take that adage even further. If you expect more, they give you far more than just that!

 

So remember, as you head to the Tidewater website and check out all there is to know about the great models and to find one of their reliable dealers near you, that you will come away with not only confidence in your new craft, but also 100% confidence in the exceptional person you’ll be working with.

 

Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

 

 

 

Tidewater 220 CC Adventure tops in the class of 22-footers

 

Tidewater 220 CC Adventure tops in the class of 22-footers

 

By Craig Lamb

 

A smooth, dry ride aboard a boat built on an innovative performance hull. Built with the best materials. Uncompromised quality construction. A 22-footer designed for coastal waters with more unique features than boats in the class.

 

You get all of that and more with the Tidewater 220 CC Adventure. Tidewater Boats is in the business of providing owners with boats packed with features, from stem to stern, and this rig delivers it all.

Step aboard the 220 CC Adventure to find everything a coastal angler needs for a day of fishing. Yet this boat is more than a fishing rig. The clever design combines fishing features with luxury and functionality for family-friendly recreational fun. From cruising to watersports, and of course, fishing, the boat has something for everyone.

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Within the 220 CC Adventure’s wide beam spanning 8’ 10” is a roomy cabin that gives anglers plenty of room to work, and families ample space to spread out. The boat has a transom height of 25 inches and draft of 14 inches.

Here are just two of the many unique features. Boaters will appreciate the Easy Pump Access for quick access to livewell and wash-down pumps. The compartment is located behind the optional leaning post for easy access to inspect and maintain the pumps. Ahead of the console is a large storage compartment for gear that can accept a Porta Potty.

Tidewater’s focus on ample, comfortable and quality seating in its boats is evident in the 220 CC Adventure. Snap in cushions on the port and starboard forward bench seats are surrounded by plush back rests for comfort and style. Remove the cushions for a smooth, solid casting platform. With attention to the details, there’s little chance of snagging lures on the deck, thanks to recessed handrails and cleats. You can stand on it for making pinpoint casts to visual targets. Also up front is an additional bench seat located forward of the console and storage compartment.

Anglers will like the 25-gallon blue gel-coated livewell to keep bait calm. High-speed aerator pumps maintain bait health by keeping fresh water circulating through the well. The well has a clear lid for instant inspection of the bait.

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On some coastal rigs rod storage is an afterthought. It’s a priority for Tidewater, which realizes today’s quality rods and reels are valuable investments to anglers. Combos are secure and ready for quick access using the exclusive Rod Protection System. You get six storage racks integrated solidly into the gunwale to keep rods firmly in place and out of harm’s way.

When it comes time for a dive, swim or wakeboard adventure the 220 CC Adventure delivers the features needed for safe, convenient fun. At the stern is a walk-through transom door and boarding ladder. Adequate gear storage helps keep deck space clean and safe.

What is appealing about customizing the 220 CC Adventure to fit individual needs is the list of optional equipment. Best of all, it will be factory installed by skilled riggers at the Tidewater factory in Lexington, S.C.

You can add a 70-quart K2 Cooler below the leaning post, a Bimini Top, ski pole, freshwater shower, fold-down rear seat and upgraded sound system. Popular options for anglers include an on-board charging system, Garmin electronics, integrated tackle box, Taco 270 outriggers, and underwater lights.

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.

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The smooth ride comes from the wave-shock absorbency of the Corrugated Grid Stringer Vertebra. Filled with foam to reduce noise and vibration, the stringer system works like a human skeleton to create a rigid, unified construction that tightly secures all of the internal parts. Those include fuel tanks, consoles, seating and storage compartments that are fastened to the stringer system. To ensure a solid, tight fit every stringer system is customized for each Tidewater model.

Another defining Tidewater feature is the Spray Relief Point. That is the point of impact on the hull deflecting water away from the boat. Multiple SRP areas enhance the characteristic dry ride of the Tidewater.

Composite construction, foam filled hulls, cored decks and gunwales plus much more quality design, materials and construction are extras that come with the price of a Tidewater.

By taking extra steps not found in most brands, Tidewater has the confidence in providing owners a 10-year, transferable warranty that covers the hull.

 

Tidewater stays close to it’s saltwater roots with the manufacturing facility located in Lexington, S.C. Find out more about the complete lineup of models, view the brand catalog, watch product videos and find a Tidewater dealer at tidewaterboats.com. Visit the growing community of Tidewater owners on Facebook at Tidewater Boats LLC.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com

Tidewater 210 LXF family, fishing friendly

 

Tidewater 210 LXF family, fishing friendly

By Craig Lamb

Tidewater Boats set out to conquer a challenging task. That was to make family friendly a center console boat traditionally designed for hardcore saltwater angling. The design engineers succeeded in uniting the two better worlds in the Tidewater 210 LXF.

 

LXF stands for Luxury/Family, and to the point, you get lots of it in this boat. The boat meets the needs of discriminating anglers while providing welcoming, family features combining luxury and comfort.

What could be better than a morning fishing trip for the guys, followed by a family outing in the afternoon, and all of it in the same boat? The answers are spread out from bow to stern in the 210 LXF.

The 210 LXF has an LOA of 20’ 10” and a wide 8’ 6” beam. It has a draft of 13” and dry weight of 2,300 pounds. Fuel capacity is 56 gallons, and the standard power is a 150-horespower Yamaha outboard. The boat is rated for eight passengers or 1,200 pounds of total weight.

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A standout feature of this boat, and again making it family friendly, is the spacious and comfortable seating from stem to stern. Available bow bolsters turn to port and starboard benches into lounge-style seating for added comfort. A center bench ahead of the console adds more seating up front. The seating has snap on cushions that can be removed when the time comes to change the boat into fishing mode. Remove the cushions, and you get raised casting platforms at the bow.

What really stands out at the rear is the full-length, rear seat with snap on cushion and padded backs for true comfort. Standard are twin captain chairs at the helm, although most owners opt for the cushioned bench seat and padded leaning post.

There are many more family friendly features, and worthy of calling out are the bolsters lining the gunwales. A stereo system is standard, and you can add a Porta-Potti, freshwater shower and towing pylon for watersports. T-Tops can be added with spreader lights. 

Fishermen will like the spacious, insulated storage compartments, recessed and vertical rod holders and LED-lighted 30-gallon aerated livewell. You can trick out the rig with worry-free, factory-installed options like Garmin electronics, onboard 12/24V charging system and outriggers for trolling.

What sets this boat apart from other brands in the category is a hull designed for a smooth, dry ride. That gets a nod from anglers and likely greater kudos from a boat filled with a family.

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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 smooth ride comes from the wave-shock absorbency of the Corrugated Grid Stringer Vertebra. Filled with foam to reduce noise and vibration, the stringer system works like a human skeleton to create a rigid, unified construction that tightly secures all of the internal parts. Those include fuel tanks, consoles, seating and storage compartments that are fastened to the stringer system. To ensure a solid, tight fit, every stringer system is customized for each Tidewater model.

Another defining Tidewater feature is the Spray Relief Point. That is the point of impact on the hull deflecting water away from the boat. Multiple SRP areas enhance the characteristic dry ride of the Tidewater.

By taking extra steps not found in most brands, Tidewater has the confidence in providing owners a 10-year, transferable warranty that covers the hull.

 

Tidewater stays close to it’s saltwater roots with the manufacturing facility located in Lexington, S.C. Find out more about the complete lineup of models, view the brand catalog, watch product videos and find a Tidewater dealer at tidewaterboats.com. Visit the growing community of Tidewater owners on Facebook at Tidewater Boats LLC.

 

Original Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle.com