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Peek Inside World’s Largest Center Console

26-Jan-2018

HCB Center Console Yachts is looking to break its own record by constructing the 6500 Estrella, which will be the largest outboard center console ever.

“We’ve taken every aspect of our product to the next level,” says CEO Elias De La Torre III. “In places and in ways the discriminating custom boat buyers will appreciate when stepping aboard. You might think you’re boarding a center console at the dock, but once aboard, you know you’re on a yacht.”

The hull of the Estrella will be made of an exclusive Mil-Tough-rated Megaform composite grid construction technique used in a previous model, which will make the boat more lightweight than with conventional construction methods. Although specifics are sparse, Boating Magazine reports that the interior of the Estrella will have a large cabin within the console, mezzanine seating overlooking the aft cockpit, sleigh seating and a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer. The transom will accommodate five 627-hp Seven Marine outboards.

The Estrella began as a computer-generated design before teams put together a full-scale mock-up with huge styrofoam blocks. According to Boating Magazine, the first Estrella model should hit the water this summer for a cool $3 million.

Read more about this behemoth boat here.

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