A dual console boat is a beautiful thing to look at. It has a second set of controls and displays on a different, smaller console. This can be useful if you need more space for supplies or if you want more features such as navigation systems or display/controls for them.
Dual console boats are very popular, which is why there are so many different models. Some manufacturers even make two different models of the same boat, with one having a switch between the consoles and the other not. These are called separate boats!
The main reason people buy dual consoles is so that they have enough space for all of their belongings. Since there are two additional large displays and controls, there can be some confusion when someone tries to use them.
Dual console boats are even more popular
Recent advances in console technology have brought new innovations into every boat model. Namely, curved television screens, high-definition computer monitors, and large touch-screen computers.
For years, people have been taking a look at new features offered on these new boats. The ability to store multiple electronic devices in the boat’s storage system is another feature that comes standard on newer boats.
Since this device can be connected to anything else in the network, it is a big plus when using the boat as an extension of your home or office.
Checking your emails, doing homework assignments, and other important information can not be done on a phone or computer.
Length of boat for dual consoles
The length of the boat you can water ski or ski on depends on what kind of console you have
Longer boats require more complicated systems to connect equipment to the water. This is why some boats have two consoles! These two systems must be connected and configured properly to operate.
A longboat is typically 2-3 rows of skis or 2 longboats together. A shortboat measures only 1-2 longboats together. These shortlongs must be paired with a comfortable chair or bench to sit in and enjoy the ride!
There are several reasons a boat may need a second console. A second console can help save money on expensive equipment by using the same manuals, settings, and adjustments as the first console.
Dual consoles have different seating positions
A dual console is when the front and rear seats are on two different levels. This is usually done for marketing purposes, making one boat look more accommodating.
The front seat has a pass-through where the rear seat can put its passenger feet through. The feet can be connected with a Velcro patch, making it a child’s lap instead of a brief stowage.
The second change is that the seats are on opposite sides of the boat, instead of one end. When someone sits in this position, they have to reach both ways to control the boat.
Can hold multiple drivers
The term dual console is used to describe a boat having two parallel rows of controls, one for piloting and one for seating. Most recently, the term has been used to describe a change in layout of the controls.
The previous layout had all of the controls on a single vertical plane, which is why there was only one row of seating. This was changed in the late 1980s or early 1990s, when new boats were introduced with two parallel vertical planes.
These newer boats are called two-plane boats, and they are becoming more popular as people want more space for relaxing or more business functions on board. More can fit in these modernboats because there is more room for standing up and/or expansion inside them.
There are many reasons to have a dual console boat.
Ideal for fishing trips
Dual console boats are great for fishing trips because you can take two identical rods and put them in the same holder. One can be inserted into the reel and the other pulled out to use as a free rod.
Dual console boats are also ideal for carrying your gear off-boat as both reels can be connected with their lines and placed in a holder. This way, it is not laborious to carry around two separate holders for two reels!
Another handy feature of dual console boats is that you do not have to remove one when leaving the boat. Just grab your second boat and walk away!
Because of their portability, dual console boats are mostly used on inflatable rafts. These rafts cannot hold a second person, so they must have a second boat to take with you.
Easy to maintain cleanliness
The main reason people do not like cleaning a dual console boat is due to the fact that it is easy to keep clean. Because of the raised lines, countertop, and flooring, there are many places to put cleaner and rinses.
Many boats have specialty lube products that are used for washing hulls and floors. Some companies even offer special lubricants that can be used on all types of surfaces including metal, glass, and plastic.
When washing a boat, always start with a mild soap made for skin. Then use a water-based cleanser or liquid soap to remove grease and dirt. Finally, use a strong detergent to wash the boat itself.
Do not use rubbing alcohol or vinegar because these will cause dryness or rusting of the lines and boats.
Lots of storage space
Having a dual console boat means you have more space to work with. It gives you more places to put stuff, especially while going fishing or boating.
Dual console boats have a middle section where you put your feet down and then it is your hands and feet on the controls. This has its advantages and disadvantages, see the bullet point below for details!
The advantage of having this middle section is that you have more space to move things around. For example, if you are going fishing and want some quick tools for fishing, just pull out the rod holder and idler pulleys! There is also room for other supplies like tarp or blankets if needed.
The disadvantage of having this middle section is that it takes up space that could be used for storage.
A dual console boat has two sets of seats that are separated by a console. This can be useful when you need one close to the water or one away from it.
When out on the water, you will need one to keep your feet warm and level. With two consoles, you have options for where each person sits and how much each person can see.
With two seats, one person can sit in front of and behind the other. Another benefit of two seats is that if one person is sick, the other can take care of kids or groceries. If only drinking water is taken, no worries! There are covers for these things.
If someone wants more space, they can easily add more seating or bench seats.