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The Editors Discuss Bertram's Push Into Center Consoles

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The iconic builder has placed a considerable amount of chips into building out an outboard-powered portfolio, starting with a 40-foot center console. We break down what this means for the brand's future.

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Center Console boats have come a long way from their lean and mean roots, and we’re learning that anglers are grateful for the change.

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Regulator 24XO

The 24XO was introduced at the Miami International Boat show in February, and it’s the second model in a new line that combines the shallow-water capability of a bay boat with a deep-vee hull capable of heading offshore when the weather is right. The first model, introduced last year, was the 26XO.

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Grady-White Freedom 235

Grady-White Boats’ Freedom 235 has better engineered features, more options, and a more detailed construction and finish than any other 23-foot dual console on the market.

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Brabus 500 Shadow

The Finnish builder has only one request: Take their rocket-ship-like cruisers for a spin. Naturally, we relented.