Benefits of Dual Console Boats

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What Is a Dual Console Boat?

Dual console boats are easily identified by their two consoles, one on the right for the captain and another on the left for a co-captain with an open space in between. Dual console boats are very common out on the water and there is a reason for their popularity! Dual console boats are designed for a wide range of uses rather than being only a fishing boat or a boat that is only intended for skiing.

Modern Luxury Meets Big Time Fun ~ Top Dual Console Boats

Dual console boats are not the same as they used to be. These days, most boat models with a length of more than 22 feet (and some with even shorter lengths) include an enclosed head in the passenger’s side console. The rear of the console swings open when you pull a latch or flip a handle, giving you simple access to your own private restroom.

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Another significant improvement is the size. Ten years ago, it would have been difficult to locate a dual console longer than 26 feet. Today, however, dual consoles with a 40-foot range are available. These bigger models are just as magnificent as you’d think, with air-conditioned cabins built into the consoles and every conceivable amenity, from entertainment centers to entire galleys. Even some 24-footers come with features like a misting system, freshwater shower, and sink prep station so you can stay out all day and ride in comfort. 

Advantages of Dual Console Boats

Dual console boats, sometimes called the SUV of boats, can be found in a variety of boat designs, including social boats for passenger interaction, fully equipped fishing boats, and sport boats with a layout that can go offshore while still providing spacious and flexible accommodations and a smooth ride with outboard propulsion. 

Excellent for Fishing

These boats are perfect for a day of fishing. Generally, they come equipped with a baitwell, an insulated cooler, a freshwater sink, rod boxes and storage, as well as a tackle box. Century has premium fish and ski boats for sale. A dual console has everything you need to stay out on the water all day and be ready to reel in the big one. 

Boat Shade and Over Head Protection from Weather

family of four on a dual console boat with children jumping off the bow

The cockpit covers the entire width of the boat, so the driver and passengers can find a bit of shelter if needed during a quick rain shower or windy weather. It also offers a bit of shade from the sun on the extra hot days. 

Ready for Adventure

If you and the crew are looking to get your adrenaline pumping, dual console boats are more than equipped to pull a skier, wakeboarder, or some enthusiastic tubers. Most have a ladder to ensure a safe and easy way to enter and exit the boat. 

Plenty of Seating

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These boats are a great option when you want to have friends and family on board. There is ample room for everyone on board to find a place to sit when you want to have a relaxing day on the lake to go swimming and soak up the sun. With a private head and freshwater shower, everyone will stay comfortable all day. See more about the Century 26 ft dual console boat here. 

Find A Dual Console Boat Today

Century Boats offers dual console boats with superior craftsmanship, luxury, and functionality. The Century Boats Legacy is the that we are the best fishing boat companies around who has stood the test of time, in quality and reliability. Browse the website to find the perfect boat, or give us a call at 813-CENTURY to inquire about what boats we have available.