The 23 Classic is the soft-top version of the Challenger model, sharing many of its unique top side features as well as the proven ride and offshore performance characteristics of the Maritime 23' hull design. A distinct feature of the Classic is the aluminum framed windshield, welded for strength and powder coated white for good looks. It has convenient outside handrails that are helpful when accessing the bow area and an inside center grab rail for the driver or navigator. The windshield features clear glass for unobstructed visibility and has ventilation wing vents on both sides that scoop fresh air into the helm area when staying cool is necessary.
Visibility from the helm is outstanding, even when accelerating, due to Maritime's minimal bow rise. If you decide to stand, the seats slide aft 6" providing leaning post like comfort and if you're taller than 5' 8" you'll be able to see over the windshield frame.
The Classic stylishly accommodates an optional canvas bimini for overhead sun and rain protection while the optional seven -piece weather curtain set, including bimini, front and side Strataglass windows and three-piece zippered rear drop curtain can turn the Classic into an all-weather contender. All supports and hardware on the weather curtain set is made with 316 grade stainless steel. The rear drop curtain has three panels; the center section easily rolls up or can be removed. When the top is furled aft, a convenient boot secures loose canvas.