Center consoles are the “go-to” vessel option of the marine industry these days. The ease of maintenance with the outboards as well as the versatility and fishability a center console provides is hard to compete with. Everglades Boats, built in Edgewater Florida, and captained by Bob Dougherty; has always been an innovator and a leader of the boating industry. A passion for building small Boston Whalers in the 1960s has evolved into designing and manufacturing a 43’ center console.
When you live down in Florida, a center console can be used nearly year-round, but as you travel up the eastern seaboard into the Mid Atlantic and the New England area you begin to see more boats with a pilothouse as an option. It’s nice in the winter months to be able to escape the elements or just stay dry during a heavy summertime thunderstorm. The pilothouse version of the 295 offered the best of both worlds and a unique option without having to mess around with zippers and enclosures.
This particular customer was located in the Virginia Beach area. The boat is a 2015 model so they were looking for a way to keep the boat updated and modern. Adding Genuine SeaDek is a great way to aesthetically upgrade the look while adding traction and safety to the boat. The cockpit kit is a 6mm Storm Gray over Black in the faux teak pattern. Upgrading to the thicker helm pad was an option the customer chose for additional comfort while navigating in rough water. We designed a custom dash pad around the compass with a recessed pocket, that’s a great spot to store your cell phone and other small items that you want to keep at hands’ reach.