Express Yourself

TOP TEN 35s

FSF Staff June 2, 2010

Some boat designs claim to raise fish. The almighty express, a proven configuration that has been in existence for decades, has a successful track record that clearly speaks for itself. A favorite of charter crews and seasoned anglers worldwide, an express features a wide open cockpit ideally suited for hardcore blue water fishing, with the benefit of a roomy interior loaded with the features and amenities you’d expect to find in a larger yacht. Propelled by inboard diesels or multiple gasoline-fed outboards, today’s pocket-rockets are designed for speed and efficiency—two essentials required for getting you to the fishing grounds quickly and affordably, and allowing you stay on the bite longer. If it’s finally time to move up and run with the big dogs, or downsizing is a consideration but you refuse to sacrifice amenities, take a solid look at these sweet 35s. The most difficult decision will be selecting just one.

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CABO Yachts

CABO Yachts

35 Express // www.caboyachts.com
With 400+ fishing the world’s oceans, CABO has this model dialed-in. Prop pockets and clean underwater lines create ideal trolling alleys, while the ability to back down swiftly and nimbly make her the perfect platform for beating billfish. Powered by turbocharged Cats, she has an impressive top speed, while a wide beam, modified-V bottom, and low center of gravity make her extraordinarily stable. It’s obvious designers started with the cockpit and built the rest of the boat around it. However, just because this is a hardcore sportfisher doesn’t mean that she can’t have refined accommodations. The comfortable interior, accented with warm teak, provides custom-caliber countertops and designer fabrics. The CABO 35 Express is both practical and luxurious.

L.O.A. 37’6″ // Beam 13′ // Draft 36″ // Displacement 19,500 lbs. // Fuel Capacity 400 gal. // Water 100 gal. // Max HP 1,150

Calyber Boatworks

35 Express // www.calyberboatworks.com
Adapting to new technologies and working closely with customers are benchmarks for this builder. Currently, Calyber 35’s are powered by Volvo IPS drives. The configuration produces some of the smoothest, most fuel-efficient boats money can buy. Thanks to rotating pods and a joystick control, this boat can literally maneuver in tight spots in ways that will absolutely amaze you. Not only do they run exceptionally well, Calyber 35’s fish side-by-side against the biggest and the best, and they look amazing doing it with teak appointments throughout. No two Calyber 35’s are identical, yet each screams pride in ownership. These custom built boats fish hard and turn heads. Plus, everything you need for the perfect weekend getaway is right here.

L.O.A. 35’4″ // Beam 12’8″ // Draft 40″ // Displacement 19,351 lbs. // Fuel Capacity 350 gal. // Water 100 gal. // Max HP 1,200

Carolina Classic

35 Express // www.carolinaclassicboats.com
From the roomy, uncluttered cockpit to the comfortable detailed luxuries in the cabin, to the efficient diesel power plants humming below, every inch of the Carolina Classic 35 Express reflects its rugged offshore heritage and the vessel’s ability to fish nearly anywhere and in nearly any sea conditions. The fact is, there is very little else that any comparable express-style sportfisher can offer. The proven design, construction, craftsmanship and attention to detail are all integrated into the company’s flagship. The result brings you predictable reliability, performance and value for the dollar, not to mention impressive speeds in excess of 40 mph. Everything you expect is right here waiting for you, except the big cost.

L.O.A. 34’9″* // Beam 13’6″ // Draft 36″ // Weight 28,000 lbs.** // Fuel Capacity 400 gal. // Water 60 gal. // Max HP 600
*without pulpit ** with tower

Everglades

350EX // www.evergladesboats.com
At Everglades, they’re understandably proud. Aboard the new 350EX, there’s plenty to appreciate. The oversized cockpit accomadates a full-size fighting chair. Even the bait-rigging station is roomy. In fact, the 350EX has space aplenty—including a spacious cabin with 6’4″ of headroom. The seaworthy dimensions of this dream machine are designed to broaden your horizons. On trips…say, to The Bahamas…this 35 gets you there comfortably and provides generous accommodations. The 350EX, with fully enclosed helm deck, permits all-weather running, while triple V8 outboards provide reliable confidence and blistering speed. The Everglades 350EX is loaded with innovation everywhere you look. Interior and exterior, this is the outboard powered express that defines upscale.

L.O.A. 35’4″ // Beam 10’8″ // Draft 24″ // Weight 12,300 lbs.* // Fuel Capacity 382 gal. // Water 35 gal. // Max HP 1,050
*without power

Henriques Yachts

35 Express // www.henriquesyachts.net
A sleek, fast, and well-designed tournament competitor, Henriques 35 is derived from the company’s proven, dry riding 38, which has taken top honors in numerous events. Built to conquer distant, choppy canyons, this rugged, no nonsense sportfisherman features hand-laid fiberglass construction, reliable twin diesels, and a long list of standard amenities. The cockpit includes a door for boating behemoths, massive in-deck fishboxes, and ample storage. The helm deck includes a flush mounted electronics console, true walk-in engine room access, and more storage. Semi-custom means a choice of interiors, each with a private head and fully equipped galley. With boat building excellence a tradition since 1977, Henriques 35 Express is built to tackle big seas and big fish!

L.O.A. 35’4″ // Beam 13′ // Draft 42″ // Displacement 21,000 lbs. // Fuel Capacity 365 gal. // Water 65 gal. // Max HP 960*
*with twin 480 Yanmars

Predator

35 Express // www.predatoryacht.com
With sleek lines and big boat feel, the Predator 35 is an efficient fishing and cruising machine built with custom standards inside and out using time honored tradition and cutting-edge technology. The battle station is roomy, functional, and full of compartments. Predator believes the captain should be in the excitement, so the helm is easily accessible and comes standard with single lever controls, easy to read gauges, and an innovative electronics panel that raises and lowers. All of the available power options move the Predator 35 with awesome quickness, while passengers simultaneously appreciate her interior nicely finished with luxurious accommodations and rich tones. The Predator 35 will make your fishing and boating dreams come true, and then some.

L.O.A. 35′ // Beam 12′ // Draft 37″ // Displacement 16,000 lbs. // Fuel Capacity 350 gal. // Water 60 gal. // Max HP 1,200*
*with twin IPS 600s

Proline

35 Express // www.prolineboats.com
Welcome to Pro-Line’s new 35 ft. express fishing machine, an upgrade from their 33 Express. But, that was an inboard boat and the 35 is engineered to take advantage of today’s advanced four-strokes. To satisfy discriminating anglers’ insatiable appetite, the 35 features a 115 sq. ft. cockpit with two 50-gal. fishboxes and a 35-gal. livewell/bait-prep station. The wife and kids will appreciate the 35’s cabin, paneled in cherry Formica with a forward V-berth and a flat-screen TV with DVD player (standard). It is a great setup for a few hardcore fishing buddies or a family looking for the best of both worlds. You can fish tournaments, cruise in comfort, or just throw a few deck chairs in the cockpit and simply relax.

L.O.A. 36′ // Beam 12’6″ // Draft 25″ // Weight 11,200 lbs.* // Fuel Capacity 300 gal. // Water 40 gal. // Max HP 900
*without power

Scout

350 Abaco // www.scoutboats.com
The 350 Abaco is the flagship of the Scout fleet. With countless innovations, wood-free construction, a reverse-shoebox hull-to-deck joint, and eye-squinting speed, this is a serious outboard-powered competitor. Scout spent years developing the 350, and it shows with appointments you’d expect to find in a custom build. For starters, stringers run from bow through the transom, allowing for the natural stresses of the engines to be spread out over the entire hull, increasing strength, durability, and performance. The helm resembles a vehicle’s instrument panel with gauges centered above the wheel. The interior is both practical and stylish. From their humble beginnings to fine sport fishing boats, Scout’s 350 Abaco is one model you need to take a serious look at.

L.O.A. 38’10″ // Beam 11’11″ // Draft 26″ // Weight 13,400 lbs.* // Fuel Capacity 330 gal. // Water 60 gal. // Max HP 700
*with twin 350 Yamahas

Shearline Boatworks

35 Express // www.shearlineboatworks.com
Shearline custom builds Carolina sportfishers utilizing the latest advances in 3D computer designs. The process starts with the customer interfacing with the software and evolves into a completed boat with the owner having the ability to design every aspect of the project from fishbox size and location, to the position and shape of the console. The Shearline 35 Express is then cold molded and hand-built by skilled craftsmen. The wooden core is encapsulated in epoxy and cloth, leaving every surface thoroughly coated. Rigging and hardware is all at the owner’s discretion, from the style of rod holders, to the length of the outriggers, to choosing navigation lights. The final product is a perfect Carolina sportfisher inside and out, built specifically for one customer, one at a time.

L.O.A. 35’6″ // Beam 12’6″ // Draft 30″ // Displacement 16,000 lbs. // Fuel Capacity 254 gal. // Water 48 gal. // Max HP 960*
*with twin 480s

Strike Yachts

35 Express // www.strikeyachts.com
With a low profile engineered to make catch-and-release fishing safe and easy, Strike’s 35 Express was introduced in 2002 with the largest cockpit of any boat in its class. Prop pockets provide optimum shaft angle for exceptional performance, while providing a shallow draft rarely found in comparable inboards. Powered by an efficient single or twin diesel power plants, or choice of outboard power, she cruises faster and farther, allowing you to explore distant fishing grounds safely and comfortably. Her interior gleams with the finest craftsmanship and appointments and like every Strike, the 35 Express is custom built, by hand, specifically for its intended owner. Day in and day out her proven hull can be found fishing the world’s richest oceans. That alone is the finest testimonial.

L.O.A. 37’2″ // Beam 11′ // Draft 30″ // Displacement 13,000 lbs. // Fuel Capacity 300 gal. // Water 30 gal. // Max HP 960*
*with twin 480s, inboards / triple outboards

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