We Say: The Hurricane CC21 is versatile enough for a morning of fishing but also great for taking the family to the sandbar in the afternoon. Angling features include forward and aft casting platforms, a trolling-motor electrical plug in the bow, a livewell in the transom, insulated fish boxes and rod-stowage lockers. Under gunwale racks help you stow even more rods.
You can convert the bow area into a lounger with optional filler cushions, and create stern seating with the addition of cushions and backrests.
Lift the front of the console to reveal a head compartment with 62 inches of headroom. The 29-inch-wide helm portion of the console features a two-tone finish that cuts glare. The helm seat features a pivoting backrest that lets you face forward or aft, and underneath is a 70-quart insulated cooler.
Powered by a Yamaha F200 outboard, our test boat jumped on plane in three seconds and reached 30 mph in seven seconds en route to a top speed of almost 46 mph at 5,800 rpm. The cathedral-style hull offered wonderful stability and predictable handling. — Jim Hendricks
Who’d Want One: Buyers seeking a happy compromise between a center console fishing boat and a family deck boat for lakes, rivers and coastal waters.
Another Choice: The NauticStar 211 Angler ($45,879 with a Yamaha F150 outboard) is also a deck boat with a center console, but it has a side door for the console head compartment.
Bottom Line: $62,425 (as tested); hurricaneboats.com