Florida Sportsman Magazine, Special 2015 Buyers Guide
Belzona Marine 327 Walk Around
A boat that fished like a center console but had the amenities of a weekender cuddy cabin is i a class of its own. Some thing you don’t see very often on a pleasure boat is a forward facing windshield. Commercial boats use them to keep glare to a minimum and rain has a better tendency to flow off of it and not obscure your vision. Inline helm layouts are comfortable to drive from ad to keep all of the system controls within easy reach of the captain. Most center consoles don’t have a luxurious cabin with Corian counter tops, a 7-foot long berth and a separate head with a full shower. Behind the helm, seat a counter top complete with a sink and grill further adds to a boat’s ability to cruise the islands for an extended time. No matter how nice the creature comforts are, a serious fisherman will need a huge cockpit incorporating tackle storage, fish boxes and a tournament sized bait well. Transom doors are nice but having sliding doors on either side of the cockpit gain you unparalleled access for divers or to haul in that prize catch.