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Wellcraft 232 Fisherman

Wellcraft's 232 Fisherman is perfect for serious anglers pursuing both inshore and offshore fish.

January 25, 2014
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Wellcraft 232 Fisherman

LOA: 22’4″
Beam: 8’8″
Draft: 1’3″ (outboard up)
Displacement (approx. without engines): 3,573 lb.

Wellcraft 232 Fisherman

Wellcraft 232 Fisherman

Wellcraft 232 Fisherman

Wellcraft 232 Fisherman

We Say: The updated Wellcraft 232 Fisherman offers a wave-cutting deep-V hull and new standard features and interior refinements. A standard T-top features a rack of four rod holders, a spreader light, an overhead life-jacket pouch and outrigger-mounting plates. Along the forward and aft cockpits, low-profile bow rails provide an element of safety when moving about. Hydraulic steering and a tilt-and-lock wheel make handling easy.

There’s room to flush-mount the optional Raymarine 8.4-inch multifunction display on the dash panel.

At the transom you’ll find a foldaway bench seat, so the crew can rest when running to and from the fishing grounds. There’s also a 5.25-gallon live-bait tank in the port quarter, but serious anglers will want more capacity. The integrated swim platform is accessible via a starboard transom door.

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Powered by a single Yamaha F250, our boat bolted to 30 mph in 7.8 seconds en route to a top speed of 47 mph with two healthy adult males on board — about all the speed most boating anglers need.

Who’d Want One: Serious anglers who pursue both inshore fish, like striped bass and bluefish, and offshore species such as mahi or grouper.

Another Choice: Check out Pioneer’s 222 Sportfish ($65,699 with Suzuki DF300AP), a comparable center-console that forgoes cooler space under the transom seat in favor of a much larger livewell (32 gallons).

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Bottom Line: $74,050 (base price with Yamaha F250); wellcraft.com

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