Photos courtesy Everglades Boats
Everglades’ new flagship 455cc is packed with fishing and luxury features and includes some notable design elements.
The length overall, including engines, is 47 feet, 2 inches, with a 13-foot, 3-inch beam and a draft of 4 feet, 2 inches with the outboards down. Dry weight with engines is 28,000 pounds. The deep-vee hull has 25 degrees of transom deadrise for a soft ride offshore, and rolling motion is negated by a Seakeeper 6 gyrostabilizer. Generous bow flare and chines help create a dry ride. The boat is rated for quad outboards and a maximum of 1,800 hp to bring you to the fishing grounds and back in a hurry. Top end with four 425-hp Yamaha XTOs is 59.2 mph. The boat cruises between 30 and 40 mph.
A 683-gallon fuel capacity gives the 435cc plenty of range for multiday island trips and long runs to the canyons. With 100 gallons of fresh water on board, you can wash down the boat on the way in and have enough left for showers.
Beneath the console is a cabin that provides accommodations for overnighting and weekending. A convertible seating/dining area converts to a king-size berth, and a nicely appointed galley and separate standalone head and shower provide some of the comforts of home.
While big center consoles often have six captain’s chairs under an expansive hardtop, Everglades raised the bar with two rows of three Release Marine ladder-back chairs mounted on Shox rotating bases with impact dampeners. Mezzanine seating backs those up and provides a commanding view of the trolling spread. Forward of the console is a three-person lounge, paired with two forward-facing lounges in the bow.
The cockpit is laid out with bait-prep stations, twin 50-gallon transom live wells and 335 gallons of fishboxes, as well as a stand-up rod holder station, tackle drawer stowage, under-gunwale rod stowage and port and starboard dive doors.
The 455cc is a testament to the research and development work done by the Everglades design team, which gave the boat yacht-like appeal while keeping fishing foremost in the equation. A great example of this is the second-row, hardtop-mounted MFDs so every angler has a clear view of the fishfinder and chart plotter.
The tower is another standout design element. The pipework flows from the sun-blocking top down to the hardtop support structure and windshield, and there is seating for three at the upper helm. A raised electronics panel provides fingertip access to all systems through a proprietary Garmin/Everglades command-control system.
Everglades also teamed with Garmin engineers to develop the lower helm, which has three 22-inch 8622xsv touchscreen MFDs that control all vessel functions through simple on-screen menus.
In the ever-expanding fleet of big center consoles, the Everglades 455cc deserves attention. Check it out at evergladesboats.com.