Among the many American centre console fishing boats coming to Australia, the Mako 234 CC certainly doesn’t disappoint.
If you were interested in purchasing a decent-sized centre console fishing boat six to eight years back, the selection was extremely limited due to there being no real demand for that style of hull, particularly in the fibreglass range. Over the past four years this has most certainly changed with a pretty decent selection of locally manufactured centre consoles to choose from, in both fibreglass and aluminium. At the same time, America, where the serious centre console sportsfishing boats have been around for decades is offering increasing numbers of these craft.
One of the latest new American centre console fishing boats to grace our shores is the Mako 234CC. It’s 23ft (7.11m) long and has a massive 2.59m beam. It also has the latest twin 150hp Mercury four-stroke outboard motors.
It’s all of 23-foot and more and with a beefy bow and shoulders, it comes across as a big piece of centre console and most certainly looks the part for some serious offshore fishing.
The layout is configured in the true sportsfishing style of centre console American boats, automatically appealing to not only serious fisherman but families and non-fishos alike