Test Driving the Hydrasports 53′ Center Console

Test Driving the Hydrasports 5300 Suenos. As we approached the dock in Falmouth Harbor a shiny new Hydrasports Custom 5300 Suenos awaited. Once aboard, the reality of why such a glorious beast exists and what its existence makes possible for fish-minded folks like myself, started to sink in. The HSC53 is a suitable posterchild for next wave of center consoles that are built for fisherman to offer an unparalleled mix of size, speed, comfort, and fishability all rolled into a customizable package. Think about what you could do with a 53’ center console that tops out at 61 knots and holds 1000 gallons of fuel. With this range and speed, a Hydrasports Custom can allow you to fish the canyons and return to sleep in their own bed in the same day! With its unveiling in 2015 as the largest outboard powered center console on the market, it quickly racked up awards for Best In Show at Miami International Boat Show, as well as structural accolades that have never before been achieved in boating. When I noticed the boat was pre-rigged for electric deep drop reels, I knew this rocket-ship was bred to fish, but coming along with it was a level of comfort you would never associate when invited on a canyon trip on a center console. With the surprisingly spacious cabin extremely well appointed with AC, refrigerator, microwave, individual seating, separate head with shower and a queen size berth; this platform was perfect for an overnight family escape to Nantucket or any like destination, that would be more than safe and plenty comfortable even for my wife and 10-month old daughter. However, with the HSC53’s comfortable layout, whether at port or cruising the open seas while the family is safely seated in comfortable, luxurious helm seating complete with pedestal suspension, Hydrasports Customs hit their mark when they set out to build the largest, most comfortable, fishing center console ever built.

As we approached the dock in Falmouth Harbor a shiny new Hydrasports Custom 5300 Suenos awaited. Once aboard, the reality of why such a glorious beast exists and what its existence makes possible for fish-minded folks like myself, started to sink in.

The HSC53 is a suitable posterchild for next wave of center consoles that are built for fisherman to offer an unparalleled mix of size, speed, comfort, and fishability all rolled into a customizable package. Think about what you could do with a 53’ center console that tops out at 61 knots and holds 1000 gallons of fuel. With this range and speed, a Hydrasports Custom can allow you to fish the canyons and return to sleep in their own bed in the same day!

With its unveiling in 2015 as the largest outboard powered center console on the market, it quickly racked up awards for Best In Show at Miami International Boat Show, as well as structural accolades that have never before been achieved in boating. In partnering with Structural Composites, Hydrasports Custom was able to offer the first commercial use of Structural Composites’ NAVY SBIR Advanced Combatant Craft Technology. This allowed the HSC53 to offer single skin transom and single skin hull construction that provides the durability, ruggedness, and the ease of maintenance of solid laminate construction but at a weight equal to or less than traditional sandwich hull construction that is commonly used because before this technology a solid laminate would be far too heavy.

As we were throttling up to 61 knots, I couldn’t help but take note of the beauty, layout, and fishability of the HSC53. The power of the 350 Yamaha outboards shot 53 feet…

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