Bluewater Boats

Published January 5th, 2021 by Bernardo

At Bluewater Boats, balance is the paramount design consideration.

     A lifetime of oceangoing experience goes into every Bluewater Boat”

Applying his yacht-design background, Paul Skilowitz, owner and president of Bluewater Sportfishing Boats, has been a boat builder for more than a quarter-century. Since the age of 13, Paul has spent much of his life on the water, which lead to his fascination with boat design. He received formal training through the Westlawn School of Yacht Design and designed and built successful oceangoing yachts for 12 years.

Thus, when he turned his attention to sport fishing boats and founded Bluewater Boats in 1997, he brought a rare perspective to the design of center console boats. That is why, though some of the differences are subtle or even hidden, there is no other center console that performs quite like a Bluewater Boat.

Paul has created the best-balanced designs found in this class of center console boats. His innovative techniques of weight distribution permit Bluewater center consoles boats to be farther forward than almost any other center console designs, meaning our boats have a bigger cockpit for fishing, diving and other activities than you’ll find in small fishing boats of similar length.

Bluewater Boats has proven 24-degree deep-vee hull rides flatter and smoother than nearly all other center console boats, making them more comfortable, safer and drier at high speeds and in rough conditions.

Bluewater Boats have superior seakeeping qualities that also give boat owners the confidence to routinely take their boats across to The Bahamas or out to the tuna grounds 100 miles offshore.

Every Bluewater fishing boat comes fully rigged and ready to catch fish. The transom live wells are extra-large, and the oversized insulated fish boxes are plumbed with top-quality pumps. Bluewater Boats builds in more rod and gear storage than you’ll likely ever need. High gunwales and ample toe room give you the leverage you need to fight and land your catch aboard one of the best fishing boats in the market.

With standard features like a walk-through transom, Bluewater center console boats make great dive boats and day cruisers. Properly fitted out, they are well suited for all kinds of family activities, even water skiing.

Bluewater Boats offer the most customizable center console afloat. All boats are built to order, with your choice of power, electronics, deck gear and many other options – from towers and tops to bait stations and an instrument panel laid out to your specifications. Even the wiring harness is engineered to accommodate anything you may wish to add or change later.

Bluewater Boats also offer a host of creature comforts, such as a head and changing compartment under the center console. Seating arrangements can be customized, too. Options include an aft bench, forward seat and pullout cooler seat. Bluewater fishing boats are built to deliver the highs and eliminate the lows for as long as you, and subsequent skippers, own your boat.

In conclusion, Bluewater fishing boats are built from superior materials, innovative design for a phenomenal ride, optimized for fishing, with the versatility to satisfy the whole family, as well as extensively customizable.

If you are after a go-anywhere, offshore sport boat, Nautical Ventures offers you the best fishing center console boats. Please visit us at any of our 5 Nautical Ventures Marine Center locations at Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, North Palm Beach, Tampa Bay or Sarasota. We look forward to welcoming you!

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