Everglades Announces Latest Model

There’s a lot to love about Everglades Boat’s masterfully-built, hybrid bay/offshore boat, 253 center console, launched this past November. Features include a massive 91-square-foot cockpit with tons of storage, multipurpose seating with two aft fold-down seats that convert to a non-skid casting platform, a 69-gallon in-floor insulated fishbox and 26-gallon livewell as well, a giant built-in 87-quart insulated EverCooler located under the forward console seat and most uniquely twin Yeti Hopper 20 holders – perfect for easy loading and unloading of coolers for drinks and ice.

“This boat is very unique for its versatility,” says Shane Kwaterski, director of dealer development for the Edgewater, Florida-headquartered manufacturer. “She’s an offshore hull with low free board, giving it inshore capabilities. The boat comes packed with standard creature comforts and fishing amenities. The new 253cc is truly perfect for South Florida and the islands. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, cruising, water sports, you name it! This boat offers something for everyone.” www.evergladesboats.com

Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.