The rise of the mega-center-console has been one of the most eye-popping trends in boating over the last 10 years. Yet even among these bluewater beasts, the Everglades 455cc stands out. Whether you’re a serious angler or super-social at the party cove, this boat has the goods to meet your expectations.
During sea trials, the 455cc effortlessly climbed onto plane with no loss of visibility at the helm, and handling was absolutely superb. With its quad 425 hp XTO outboards, this boat pushed to a near-60 mph top-end. During our sea trial, we ran the boat with only three of the Yamahas fired up, and the 455cc still managed to climb onto plane in about 5 seconds and record a top speed of 47.5 mph. Even with just two engines, we were able to plane the boat in about 15 seconds and run at 23.3 mph.
For fishing, the boat has rod holders everywhere. With its high freeboard, single-level deck, and wide passageways around the console, the 455cc is a 360-degree fishing boat. Powder-coated aluminum toe rails keep you secure while fighting a fish along the gunwales, and there’s always a handhold within reach. There are two pressurized circulating 50-gallon livewells with clear acrylic lids that make it easy to check on your bait. Keep your catch in one of several insulated fish boxes—a 75-gallon box and a 40-gallon box in the transom, two 22-gallon boxes in the main cockpit sole, and a 120-gallon one forward of the console.
The helm allows for vertically flush-mounted 22-inch electronics displays, so everything from navigation and radar to sonar and ship’s systems are all easily viewed. The forward helm seating has three independent seats with flip-up bolsters and flip-down armrests, as well as footrests, so that everyone can sit or stand to their liking. Three more independent seats reside just behind.
Other creature comforts include a sun lounge forward of the console, as well as removable cushions and forward-facing backrests in the U-shaped bow area. Belowdecks, the cabin has 6 feet, 10 inches of max headroom and a surprising amount of space to stretch out. There’s a galley and an enclosed head with a separate stand-up shower. So, go fish, cruise and enjoy.
- The three independent, flip-down footrests at the helm seats were originally designed to hold firemen standing on firetrucks and can support up to 300 pounds.
- When transiting the boat from stem to stern, there is always a handhold within reach.
- Even with only two of the four engines running, the boat could still climb onto plane and reach a top speed of
23.3 mph at 4,500 rpm.
- Dash at the helm has room for three flush-mounted 22-inch MFD touchscreens.
How We Tested
- Engines: Quadruple 425 hp Yamaha XTO
- Drive/Props: Outboard/Yamaha XTO 16 3/8″ x 21″ 3-blade stainless steel
- Gear Ratio: 1.79:1 Fuel Load: 342 gal. Crew Weight: 415 lb.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$1.895 million (as tested)|
|Dry Weight:||28,000 lb.|
|Seat/Weight Capacity:||Yacht Certified|
|Fuel Capacity:||683 gal.|
Everglades Boats – Edgewater, Florida; 386-429-2202; evergladesboats.com