2016 HURRICANE Center Console 19

USD 36,500.00
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BOATING WORLD MAGAZINE REVIEW: Hurricane CC 19 OB Bryan Sheehy -- November 8, 2016: Hurricane’s newest 19-footer is its first deckboat to sport a center console, but it’s more than just a fishing boat. Boaters want more out of their boat than the ability to handle just one task. In fact, they want to do more than one thing at a time. Normally, center console boats are all about fishing — usually to the exclusion of anything else. Hurricane’s new CC 19 OB (outboard) might be the smallest center console the builder makes, but its designers made sure it can handle fishing, watersports and entertaining. -- Unique Factor: One’s first glimpse of the CC 19 can lead to many questions. The first one has to do with the four seatbacks sitting shoulder to shoulder at the stern: How in the heck can a boat this short have room for four abreast at the stern? The answer: While it’s a couple of inches short of 19 feet, it’s only one inch shy of having the same 8-foot, 6-inch beam of Hurricane’s largest center console, the SS 231, which is more than four feet longer. My next question was Aren’t those backrests going to get in the way during fishing? Then I noticed they’re removable. So I asked, Where are you going to put ‘em all? They’ll eat up all the storage in the compartments. So many questions. Fortunately, Hurricane’s designers thought of all this and came up with a brilliant solution. When not in use, the seatbacks fit together, two-by-two, and hang under the gunwales, out of the way. The Hurricane CC 19 hull has a cathedral/tri-hull configuration with 13 degrees of deadrise at the transom. The setup is a yin/yang proposition. The wide, relatively flat bottom offers exemplary side-to-side stability and quick planing. Most people picture center console boats as being seafaring vessels, but the aforementioned attributes make this Hurricane more suited to inshore waters such as lakes, bays and rivers. But for a deckboat, this model has an unusually high freeboard, so it offers a greater level of safety should a sudden blow materialize. The flat bottom helped the Hurricane stay on plane at just 17 mph at 3300 rpm (so going slow and in control is an option), and at top speed there was no problem with directional control. It’s an easy boat to drive. Wisely, Hurricane mandates the SeaStar hydraulic steering system ($1,140) on boats with 150 hp or more, to prevent anyone from trying to save a few bucks in the worst possible way. The builder also mandates at least the BayStar hydraulic system ($802) for anything up to 140 hp engines. During hard turns, the CC 19 leaned in a little and hooked up pretty well, with a little more slip than on boats with a deeper V hull. -- Best Uses: The CC 19 excels in its versatility but doesn’t shirk its fishing duties, which would cause it to have to relinquish its center console merit badge. Once all the backrests at the stern are removed and stowed, a roomy casting deck is revealed, and under the center two seats is a huge 30-gallon, lighted oval livewell with an acrylic top. One big rap on most deckboats — as fishing vessels — is low gunwale height, which tends to rub anglers’ knees raw on long days, but the cockpit on the CC 19 was solidly mid-thigh high on this six-foot-tall reviewer, so most folks will be able to really lock in when tied to a big one. At the helm is a flip-flop doublewide seatback on a leaning post that covers an Igloo marine cooler. The large dash would have plenty of real estate for up to 12-inch displays, but the accessory rocker switches are arranged in a long strip at the bottom, so by the time gauges and a stereo are installed, it’s Tokyo-tight. One work-around would be to use a gimbal mount for electronics at the top of the dash. Up front are Starboard planks ($214) that can be put in place to create a huge deck, and since this is a beamy deckboat, there’s room for more than one angler at a time. There are twin storage compartments in the stern and storage in the bow. When it comes time to put away the rods and relax, optional filler cushions ($500 with Starboard planks included) turn the bow into a sunpad, or it can revert to a more standard bowrider configuration. Two removable backrests can convert to armrests if passengers are sitting with their feet on the deck. Another unusual feature is an optional changing room ($375) that makes use of the large center console and is accessed by lifting the bottom of the jump seat in front of the console. There’s plenty of room here for a Porta Potti ($199).
Model CC 19 OB
Mfg. Year 2016
Model Status New
Make Hurricane
Boat Type Fish and Ski
Length 18' 10"
Beam 101" / 2.57 M
Seating 10 Persons
Engine Power 115 HP
Fuel Capacity 36 Gals
Fuel Type Gas/Petrol
Hull Material Fiberglass
Engine Type Outboard-4S
Propeller Material Aluminum
Boat Location Calif Skier - Lake Elsinore