Century 2301 for Sale by Premier Marine Boat Sales Sydney Australia! We note this boat is in stock and available now.
Set out on the flagship of our single-engine fleet with the knowledge and confidence that the 2301 CC will get you where you need to be. The 2301 CC delivers a strong, sturdy ride to reach far offshore and provides features and amenities to get you there in complete comfort: including wrap-around bow seating, integrated tackle storage, fiberglass hard-top with rocket launchers and spreader lights, and so much more.
Great combination of family and fishing features
Century Boats has been around for a long tme. Since the company began in the 1920s, the company survived by supplying boats to the army and navy.
The 2301 is a good example of a family day and serious offshore fishing boat and it performs both disciplines well. Good use has been made of the deck space and, while family entertainment may be underway up front, the serious business of game fishing could be happening aft.
With the comforts of a very large bowrider, a hull that is capable of taking on some serious offshore weather, and the privacy of the head-come-change room, the 2301 will appeal to the throngs looking for a cross-over boat with the utmost in functionality.
– Easy access to stowage and even a head
The bow section is fitted out with quality lounge seating which wraps around the inside of the coamings under which is dry stowage accessed under the hinged seat bases.
The hull is foam filled which effectively makes every hatch an insulated ice box. The wall of the liner at this point is raised to divert water lying topside around the bow and aft so it won’t end up running down ones back when the boat is underway at speed.
A removeable table top is fitted with drink holders and supported with a dog-leg post that attaches to the side of the liner, so occupants limbs are not inhibited as they would be with a standard central post support.
The anchor well is huge. In fact, it probably needs a false floor to keep the stowed ground tackle within easy reach. If the anchor is resting on the bowsprit there is a snub installed to prevent it accidentally being deployed; you don’t see too many manufacturers offering this sort of item as standard. In fact, we can’t think of any!
The centre console is a work of art with a forward-facing seat that complements those around the bow table. It, too, has stowage under a hinged seat base.
The bimini canvas top is supported on a rail network that is outrigger ready and host to a large overhead console in which the VHF radio and some of the switch gear is installed, along with a pair of hatched nooks for key and phone stowage.
Helm instrumentation doesn’t take up much room on the lower section and a fascia above the stainless-steel wheel will easily receive a pair of 12-inch electronic cabinets. The flat dash top behind the acrylic windscreen is bare but installation of mounted items here may impede the skipper’s all-round view.
A hatch on the starboard side of the console allows one to step down into the head. The toilet is removable for servicing and Fusion’s iPhone dock stereo is installed, with its remote control fitted to the helm station.
A press-stud flap on the aft wall of this compartment allows easy access to the wiring at the back of the helm. In front of the toilet, a short cupboard with a front door grants access to the pair of batteries for crank and house duties, along with water pump.
Back topside, the double helm seat is a comfy affair upholstered top and front to facilitate a good lean, while the backrest is high and fixed in position. This seat base has a practical drawer set accessed from the aft side in which various game fishing tackle and gear may be stowed.
The transom has a short door portside for easy access to the boarding platform. The remainder is traced by a removable cushion to facilitate easy fishing. No doubt a bait-rigging table of sorts could be brought into play using mounting brackets.
A forward-facing hatch at the transom opens to reveal a set of removable tackle trays and, with the retaining clip on the swinging door released, the door lowers to give uninhibited access to the isolating switch gear.
Central in the transom, a live-bait tank may be accessed with the seat cushion installed or not.
Complementing the rod holders, which form part of the bimini frame overhead, are two rebated modules in the cockpit liner to hold rods, gaffs and tag poles.
MECHANICAL AND HULL
– No wood and plenty of stainless
As with all Century Boats there is no timber used in the construction of the hull. Instead they utilise a type of hollow-fibreglass stringer system the manufacturer calls ‘RIB,’ which stands for Rigid Integrated Beam. This construction and all the inner hull voids are pumped with buoyancy foam which aids in noise and vibration reduction.
All thru-hull fittings below the water line are bronze while those above are stainless steel.
The manufacturers seem to have left no stone unturned in the quest for longevity of life of this boat and its fittings. They quote the use of chrome-plated epoxy-coated stainless-steel fasteners, urethane ‘no rot’ high density transoms, stress-resistant multidirectional fibreglass and Armorcote/Image gelcoat, which has outstanding weather resistant properties and offers a consistent gloss.
Well, the 2301 certainly looks the goods. The finish is refined and blemish free and try as we may we could not find fault with it.
Getting a boat that is so practical yet elegant is a tough call, but Century Boats have achieved that with their 2301.