To hardcore anglers, there's just no substitute for cockpit acreage, and the Hydra 46 is the highway of fishboats - it just keeps going and going. Sure, there's an enclosed head and a large stowage compartment in the bow. But together they eat up only 10' of the Hydra 46's LOA, and aside from the steering station, every other inch of this boat is fishable. The stern alone offers 180 square feet of fishing space. Even a 46' fishing-dedicated express has much less space, usually between 100 and 120 square feet.