About Dual Console boats for sale
What you need to know about dual console boat
Offshore fishing is a major part of the Floridian culture. As such, the boats for sale are in abundance. When choosing which vessel is appropriate for you, boaters will find that there are two primary options. The first is the Center Console and the second is the Dual Console. And while many fishermen will opt for the Center Console boat, there are some advantages to purchasing a dual console boat for sale.Read More
A multi-purpose boating experience
Where there are some boaters who have a specific focus for the vessel they are to use, many will have several different needs. Angler boats limit the ability to use the boat for leisure, sports boats may limit the ability to use the boat for fishing, and luxury leisure yachts may stifle both fishing and sport use.
Dual Console boats provide a solution to the multi-use conundrum. The design allows for pretty much any activity to be conducted. Boat owners should note that to maximize the functionality you may need to opt for packaging and certain features, for example a removable tow bit, or interchangeable outboards.
Some of the main benefits of the dual console boats for sale include more dry stowage, large open areas for leisure, diverse sizes, and the ability to use the craft on both fresh and salt water.
To access the bow of the vessel, the dual console boat has cut a door into the windshield of the dash. Depending upon the beam and the LOA, the size of this opening will vary. Apart from this access, passengers may find that the layout is a bit more confining than on the center console and bowriders on the market. That being stated, the layouts will differ from depending upon the series you choose.
Why is it called a dual console?
There may be a slight misconception concerning the dual console. From the name it sounds as though there are two navigational consoles on the boat. This is not necessarily the case. Unless the boat that you choose has a fishing tower or such add-on, your dual console boat will only have one control center, usually on the right side of the boat.
The dual console name derives from the aesthetics of the design. Since the boat has the door cut from the windshield of the dash, the console is split, creating two parts of the console area, thus the dual appearance.
While you can find a select few dual consoles with inboard engines, many of the vessels are equipped with various outboard motor configurations. The LOA greatly determines if this is a single outboard or up to a quad outboard set-up. Standard outboards generally start with a 250 to 300Hp engine. However, since the 400HP engine has been introduced by Mercury, potential boat buyers should expect to find more pre-owned boats offered with the 300 HP option, as some boaters will seek to upgrade.
Brands of dual Console boats for sale
Dual Console boats are offered in many different styles and series from many different manufacturers. And while not every brand is listed, here are a few of the more popular selections currently on the market. To find further information on a specific brand, please visit Vessel Vendor’s boat review pages. The brands are as follows:
- Maverick Boat Co.
- Boston Whaler
- Twin Vee
Size, series, and the year of the dual console will greatly determine the overall cost of the vessel. Older vessels may be found listed in the low thousands, while the newer vessels can exceed 50k.
Where can you find a dual console boat for sale?
Dual consoles are one of the most popular boats for sale, especially in Florida. If you wish to find a dual console boat for sale, Vessel Vendor would like to invite you to browse our vast selection of pre-owned boats. Vessel Vendor specializes in offering boats from the top brands, manufacturers, dealerships, and listers. Additionally, our site has several resources to help both listers and buyers. Pages include boat reviews, manufacturer reviews, model specifications, crewing, maintenance, and location pages.
Looking to sell your dual console boat? We would love for you to list your boat with us. Vessel Vendor’s easy to use platform will guide you through the process, ensuring that you have the right information and pictures to maximize your potential for a quick sale.
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