Power catamarans have some very specific advantages over monohulls when it comes to offshore fishing boats, and the 2016 Mares 45 Yacht Fish takes full advantage of them. The cockpit is extremely wide and spacious, the twin hulls softens the blows as the boat strikes waves, and in a unique touch, the 45 Yacht Fish also runs on pod drives. Sure, we see pods all the time these days. But in a sportfishing catamaran? Not so much. And it creates a new opportunity in this type of boat. Tune in, to see how.

While it’s true that the second stateroom isn’t exactly huge, with shaft drives, you’d be looking at a whole lot less. The master stateroom, saloon, and flybridge, meanwhile, are significantly larger than one might expect from a fishing boat of this size. In fact, though we didn’t have time in the video to take a close look at the bridge, it’s really quite impressive. How many do you see on 45-footers with a centered helm station, a wet bar, and seating for eight?

Another unique feature we can’t help but mention is the boat’s looks. Love it or hate it, the 45 Yacht Fish certainly has lines unlike any other sportfishing boat you’ll see in the marina. Viewed from the bow, it even has something of a pickle-fork appearance, like the current crop of popular watersports boats. Is it sporty, or just plain odd? We’ll leave that to you to decide. But either way, if you’re a cat-loving fisherman in search of a new 45-footer, the Mares should definitely be on your list of must-see boats.

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