The Top 10 Fishing Features that Make A Sailfish Center Console Boat
A good fishing boat must be well-built to get you to the fishing grounds and back safely. But a truly great fishing boat does that and much more. At Sailfish, we build boats that cater to the needs of anglers, because we fish too. Our boats are built to withstand the rigors of hardcore fishing and come loaded with more standard features than any other boat on the market. Rest assured, Sailfish boats will get you to the fishing grounds with speed and comfort, while providing everything you need for a successful day on the water.
Sailfish builds its boats to run smooth and dry in any sea condition. The unique Variable Degree Stepped (VDS) hull design is not like other stepped hulls. There’s a sharp deadrise at the keel and a 23° midsection creates lift which allows air under the hull for a softer ride, better performance and improved fuel economy. The final 22° pad provides the stability needed for slow trolling, drifting or at anchor. Our boats are capable of reaching higher speeds with less horsepower so you can get out to the rip first and stay out longer with better gas mileage.
2) Fishing Space
At Sailfish, we build fishing boats for all types of angling, including freshwater, saltwater, inshore and offshore. One common theme you will find on all of our boats, however, is plenty of deck space for unfettered fishing access. Our bay boats have large bow and aft casting decks. Center consoles provide ample room to fish every inch of the boat. And the dual consoles and walk-arounds marry living space with ample fishing areas. We have high gunwales with full wrap around bolsters, which gives you 360 degree fishability. You won’t get stuck in a corner when you’re battling a trophy fish on a Sailfish.
We know how much gear and bait anglers carry on a trip because we fish too. Baits will last longer in our colored, circulating baitwells with LED lighting. All fish boxes and fiberglass tubs are insulated to hold ice longer so your food, drinks and your days catch won’t spoil. Our lids have gas assist shocks to hold them open while handling your fish or digging for drinks. Console top organizers are a great spot to store electronics and phones and even have USB ports for charging. You can never have enough storage on a fishing boat and you’ll find plenty on your next Sailfish.
4) Tackle Centers
Many models offer customizable leaning posts with tackle drawers and/or refrigerated drink space as well as a work area with optional sink. Built-in tool and knife holders are a safe spot to store these items and also place them right where you’ll need them. Space under the gunwales provides additional tackle storage for things like downrigger balls, lures, trays and fishing poles.
Sailfish uses the latest composites to build a fishing boat that will last for the long haul. Our boats are built to take on whatever conditions you come across. Built using 100% composite materials and coring, our hulls are solid glass with no coring and use kevlar and carbon fiber used to reinforce high-stress areas. Helm stations are ergonomically designed so MFDs, gauges and switches are all easily reached.
We go to great lengths to design features so they are exactly where you need them, yet out of the way. For example, the raw-water washdown hookup is located in the splash well with a dedicated hanger which also holds knives and pliers. This way the hose doesn’t lay inside the boat and become a trip hazard. Other convenient features include GoPro mounts on the T-tops, pull-up freshwater showerheads in the transom, retractable boarding ladders, foldable seating and easy access to all rigging and wiring.
Simple things like fender cleats go a long way to make our boats more functional and easier to operate. Our cleats have a detachable ring that allows you to leave your fender cleats, chum bags or other items attached to your line with the ability to quickly disconnect them. Other items like our stern freshwater fill and easy access fuel ports make those chores easier as well. We also use transom doors and side hull doors on our various models to make boarding clear and easy.
8) Family Friendly
Fishing with your family is perhaps the best way to create some lifelong memories. To keep everyone safe and comfortable, Sailfish offers comfortable, stow away seats on many models. They can be stored when fishing and opened quickly for the ride in and out. Bow tables let you turn the forward seating areas into an entertainment zone and marine heads are standard on most of our models. Safety is always our first priority, and we maintain high gunwales and use a special dot-matrix non-skid that provides a firm grip and makes clean-up a breeze.
You will never have to worry about any rot or soft spots on a Sailfish Boat. Our hulls are constructed using the industry’s top composite materials. The entire stringer system is made from high-density foam flotation for added safety and rigidity. Each Sailfish comes with a 10-year hull warranty and a lifetime no rot warranty.
Built with anglers in mind, we ensure there are rod holders are in the right place when needed throughout the boat. And with plenty of hard top rod holders and gunwale rod storage you will not run out of space to store your gear. Our storage space is well thought out with things like recessed bucket holders, fold-away rod storage and insulated lids. Space is too valuable, we don’t waste any on our boats. Our helms accommodate today’s larger electronics and offer a range of seating options that will suit any situation. It’s all about being comfortable and able to take advantage of any fishing situation you find yourself in. That’s the Sailfish way.