Join Boat Trader and Lenny Rudow for a full walkthrough review of a 2021 Robalo R230 center console boat in the video below.
This vessel is designed for fishing and performance needs in a family-friendly package. Outfitted with the boat builder’s Hydro Lift™ multi angle hull design, horizontal tubed rod storage, SeaStar tilt hydraulic steering and a 25-gallon live well, the R230 is perfect for those seeking a center console that is ready to fish out-of-the-box, with extra goodies for the comfort of the whole family.
The boat comes with a stainless steel three blade prop as a standard feature. Owners can select from either Mercury or Yamaha outboard power from 200 HP up to 250 HP. (Note: The boat also comes with an aluminum tandem axle trailer with 15″ galvanized wheels and four-wheel disc brakes.)
In the rear of the vessel there is an aft casting deck on the stern that converts to extra padded seating when needed. Underneath that seating is a dedicated 5-gallon bucket storage on the starboard side and a livewell on the port side. The boat is equipped with plenty of fishing gear right out of the gate including rocket launchers, spreader lights and rod holders. Another great family feature is the tow bar for towing the kids on those fun carefree summer days.
At The Helm
The slick helm design has a nice layout with an integrated fishfinder in a simple, clean control station setup. The wheel is a stainless steel steering wheel with control knob. LED electronic push button switches and water-resistant DC breakers plus an AM/FM radio with bluetooth/aux port and water-resistant speakers (4) with Blue LED lighting are nice touches.
Above: A family of four aboard a running 2021 Robalo R230 Center Console Boat. Photo: Robalo Boats.
Up front, owners and passengers don’t have to fumble with any difficult hardware – the bow cushions lift up easily on gas struts. Also, the front of the console swings open for easy entry to the in-console head.
Length Overall (LOA: 23′
Fuel Capacity: 90 gallons
Dry Weight: 4,400 lbs.
Passenger Capacity: 12 people / 1,725 lbs.
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