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LET'S TALK MOCK DRAFT! "THE CAPTAIN" AND THE C|Y|G TEAM HAVE RELEASED THIS YEAR'S MOCK DRAFT!

                                2021 MOCK DRAFT! TOP PICKS REVIEWED AND HIGHLIGHTED!

                            LUXURY CENTER CONSOLES IN THE 40-45 FOOT CLASSIFICATION!

written by: "THE CAPTAIN" + C|Y|G Research Team on May 2nd, 2021 

THE CAPTAIN” and the C|Y|G Research Team spent countless hours reviewing, researching, and evaluating this year’s TOP PICKS for the 2021 MOCK DRAFT! This classification is all about the “COOL FACTOR” with MAJOR PERFORMANCE STANDARDS!

The 40-45FT Luxury Center Consoles market is filled with outstanding vessels!

Over the course of the last (10) years, the manufacturers picked for this year’s MOCK DRAFT have continuously implemented significant changes to their vessels. New hull designs! New engines packages that have made significant performance enhancements! And new features that are too numerous to list!

BOAT-BY-BOAT we have seen each one of these MOCK DRAFT picks improve their performance each year!

With that said, 2021 represents the first year C|Y|G will complete the MOCK DRAFT for the luxury center console market. Our goal? Pursue the top picks that have the WOW FACTOR!!

THE C|Y|G Research Team diligently went to work.

Over the course of the last several weeks, deep BELOW DECK and AT THE HELM, our conversations centered on the VESSEL that would provide years of performance, safety, new experiences and had that incredible separating quality we call the WOW FACTOR!

WOW FACTOR CONSIDERATIONS? Yes!! One major consideration.

THE TEAM took into consideration that all potential buyers in this classification could not possibly need all the same features and benefits.

HERE YOU GO! The ultimate consideration that we have primed to be our leading outstanding and defining qualification in the 2021 MOCK DRAFT is THE WOW FACTOR!

HERE ARE THE REVIEWS FOR THIS YEAR’S 2021 MOCK DRAFT PICKS!

MOCK DRAFT REVIEW: HCB 42 SIESTA

The HCB 42 Siesta changes everything you thought possible in a 42-foot center console! With a beam over 12-feet and with an outstanding designed layout, there is ample opportunity to incorporate those options you deem necessary, whether seeking the right combination for cruising or fishing! The 42’ Siesta comes standard with plenty of options but promises sustained off-shore performance and an impeccable ride!

Built with calculated luxury at every touch-point, the 42’ SIESTA is constructed with an unmatched standard of excellence. The 42’ SIESTA promises to be the envy of all boats in this year’s MOCK DRAFT!

Key Specifications

Length: 41’7” Beam: 12’2” Weight: 24,000 pounds Engines: Quad 450 Mercury or Quad 425 Yamaha

MOCK DRAFT REVIEW: MIT V-42

The MTI-V’s offer the performance, comfort, and customization for those that demand only the absolute best in a center console. Each MTI-V is custom built to suit your needs and boating lifestyle. MTI caters to all aspects of potential buyers in regard to performance, cruising, family, luxury, fishing, or a tender to a yacht.

The patented “Slot V” hull offers a ride unlike anything else in the Vee Bottom world. The hull design utilizes twin keels, similar to that of a catamaran, yielding straight, stable, and predictable handling at all speeds. The step design also ventilates the hull and traps a boundary layer of air under the hull and between the twin keels. With the added bow flare, the MTI-V 42 is extremely dry riding even in extreme conditions in both head and following seas.

Notes on Design and Performance

Unlike many builders, MTI-V took the time to get the bottom design fine-tuned for the perfect blend of speed and cruising ability with flawless handling manners. This revolutionary “Slot V” design provides a ride that is far more advanced than other boats in this classification.

The boat is large, but it feels extremely agile and sporty. The patented hull design is very efficient, and not just in top speed, but also in fuel burn at cruise (40mph @ 39gph, more than 1 mpg with quad Mercury 300 Verados) . This efficient design coupled with a 450-gallon fuel capacity yields excellent fuel range. 4x Mercury 350 Verado, Top Speed 75mph and cruising at 45-50mph burning 1mpg. 4x Mercury Racing 400R Top Speed 80mph cruising at 50mph burning 1mpg. 4x Mercury Racing 450R Top Speed 85mph cruising at 55mph.

MOCK DRAFT REVIEW: VALHALLA V-41

The V Series is the result of the cooperative effort of the Viking Design & Engineering team and Michael Peters Yacht Design, with Viking incorporating specific deadrise, bottom-rocker shape, strakes and chines into a bottom that utilizes MPYD’s patented Stepped-V Ventilated Tunnel.

The running surface reduces drag while increasing speed, efficiency, and stability. The Viking team also utilized its 55-year track record to incorporate topside style and function long revered by offshore anglers, who relish putting their own signatures on boats.

The appeal of the Valhalla V-41 is simple and strong! Considered one of the best and influenced by Viking Boats, the V-41 has a high-level of fishability, speed, range, and overall performance.

The V-41 will excel on the tournament circuit with engine configuration options packed for power and performance. No matter the engine brand or size, each application can be paired with joy-stick helm controls with GPS station-keeping technology.  

Design Manager David Wilson states: “The V-41 takes you to the next level of center console design, fishability, performance and convenience! You will be impressed!” THE C|Y|G Team is impressed! The V-41 breaks new ground in design, accommodations, and performance.

Key Specifications

Length: 40’6” Beam: 11’7” Weight: 20,798 pounds

MOCK DRAFT REVIEW: NOR-TECH 450 SPORT

Boating meets sport meets art with the NOR-TECH 450 SPORT!

The sleek, sweeping lines of this machine are just the start in making heads turn!

The clean streamlined construction makes this 45ft vessel look even larger! Add quad or quint Mercury motors, and the power will magnetize you to hop on board!

The 450 Sport is the PINNACLE of the center console market and the epitome of the NOR-TECH life-style.

The construction is sporty! The amenities? ALL LUXURY!! But more importantly, it’s a FULL FUNCTIONING MULTI-PURPOSE vessel!

It is a SPORTS CAR on the water! THE C|Y|G TEAM fully agrees!

MOCK DRAFT REVIEW: MYSTIC M4200

Built of fiberglass and Kevlar and topped with a structurally integrated carbon-fiber reinforced hardtop, this enormous boat breaks 80 mph in lousy conditions and tickles the radar gun to 85 in cool, dry air! That is performance and performance that rocks!

SAFETY! SPEED! AND THE STAYING DRY FEATURE! WOW FACTORS!!

And while 80 mph in an open boat can peel back the eyelids, Mystic has done cool things to keep passengers cozy at all speeds.

Futuristic design and feel, the M4200 is custom built! You chose your power, audio and navigation!

MOCK DRAFT REVIEW: SCOUT 425LXF

Scout refined numerous aspects of its 420 LXF to deliver the recently unveiled 425 LXF S-Class center console.

“We looked at the popularity and innovation of both our former 420 LXF as well as our current 530 LXF flagship and set a course to develop the new 425 with even more yachtlike characteristics and appointments than its predecessor,” says Scout CEO and Founder Steve Potts. “Our 425 rivals even some of the larger luxury sportfishing machines with its appointments, technology and attention to detail.”

The SCOUT 425LXF offers superior structural stability, strength, and a Class-A finish, creating unsurpassed performance!

The 425LXF is meticulously crafted with cutting-edge technology! The SCOUT 425LXF signifies the highest echelon of luxury!

Key Specifications

Length: 42’2” Beam: 13’1” Weight: 16,800 with no engines Weight with various engines: 19,000 to 19,960 pounds

MOCK DRAFT REVIEW: MIDNIGHT EXPRESS 43 OPEN

The Midnight Express 43' Open has quickly become its own legend. A Class-leading 12'6" beam combined with a twin-step hull, weight-saving construction technologies, and high-tech materials, the 43' Open is a TOTAL GAME CHANGER!

The exceptionally dry boat is easy enough to operate for 1 person or bring along 20 of your closest friends, the world's waters become your playground.

Midnight Express has the ability to customize the 43' Open with a range of performance and luxury options.

Notes on design and performance

When powered by Quad Mercury Racing 450R motors, the boat is propelled to speeds approaching 85MPH with fuel efficiency of over 1.2 miles per gallon at 40MPH. Being the originator of the 2 lever throttle setup, Quint engine setups are synonymous with Midnight Express. When selected, the Quint Mercury Racing 450R package will push the 43’ Open to well over 90MPH.

Key Specifications

Length: 43’ Beam: 12’6” Weight: 16,000 pounds

MOCK DRAFT REVIEW: BOSTON WHALER 420 OUTRAGE

Huge comfort, legendary capability and unmatched state-of-the-art features make the flagship 420 Outrage® a boat like no other.

From the expansive bow with innovative seating galore, to the beautifully designed convertible helm and cockpit areas, to the gracious, well-equipped cabin with enclosed head, the 420 is a champion at onboard entertaining and pleasure cruising, whether close to home or way offshore. With so many inviting spaces to settle in for the day, this is the yacht you will want to enjoy with family and friends. Step aboard and into the future of boating.

Notes on Design and Performance

The deck of Boston Whaler 420 Outrage is simple to describe, as the layout is nothing revolutionary, but it’s tough at the same time for the incredible number of lockers, storage spaces, compartments everywhere.

The real core area of Boston Whaler 420 Outrage is the center console and its three bucket seats. The dashboard features three screens for all the engine data, the navigation information and the sea bottom graphs.

A sturdy hard top protects the area, especially to the front, and takes a big part of the beam. Beside the helm station, the companion door leads to the open space cabin below, with a dinette turning into double bed, a long sofa to port and the galley to starboard. The head is ample enough although it doesn’t sport a separate shower. The quality of the furnishing and finish is top-notch and, in the typical American style, the hues are slightly darker than the average.

Key Specifications

Length: 42’6” Beam: 13’ Weight: 29,500

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