AND IN THIS CORNER... Among the 340I's competitors is the 31'7" Strike 29 ($105,000 with a single 330-bhp Cummins diesel) and the 30'8" Rybo Runner 31 Open Fish ($107,000 with a 300-bhp Yanmar diesel). If you prefer outboard power, the 36' Contender 36 ($145,000 with triple 250-hp Yamahas) is another center console guaranteed to wow the crowds at the weigh in. In fact, if you insisted on owning a 340I with outboard power, Sea Vee will build one for you. Options? If the 340I's over-the-top fishability sounds perfect for you, consider adding a T-top with spotting station ($4,400). You might also want to add Rupp Radial outriggers ($135) and a pair of swiveling rodholders ($135) for deep dropping with electric reels or giant tuna work. Saltwater washdown ($350) - a Rybo Runner standard - and a console tacklebox ($250) will come in handy. Before you order the removable stern seat ($1,100), consider that, after a day of hardcore fishing on the 340I, you can rest on your laurels.
LAST WORD. Watch out fish! Here's a strong boat with a solid, steady ride that will keep you rested and ready for battle-and with all your gear intact.