2010 Century 2350DC
The boat's 140-gallon fuel capacity is huge for a fish boat of this size, but it's a great advantage for boaters who want to go longer distances and not worry about finding a marina to refuel. Plus, we'd much rather go long in a dual-console boat with bucket seats and a full windshield for the comfort and protection. It helps to have a reliable motor doing the work, like the Yamaha F250 on our test boat. We recorded an economical 8.3 gph at a cruising speed of 4,000 rpm. Top speed with the V-tech hull was a hair under 50 mph. The helm on the 2350 is all business. Our dash held an optional eight-inch chart plotter/GPS/fish finder, and the Yamaha digital tach and fuel management system - another big plus when heading offshore. Anglers will like the standard 15-gallon baitwell behind the helm seat. Also standard is a Jensen stereo gasket-sealed to withstand spray and incorporating an iPod jack.
The passenger seat swivels to face aft and mates with a flip-up footrest to form a lounge chair. We felt we'd seen every boat-seat variation in existence, but this was a new one to us. The rear seat also folds down to provide fishing room, another example of how Century turned the 2350 into a genuine hybrid.