2021 Robalo R230 Center Console Walkthrough Boat Review

Join Boat Trader and Lenny Rudow for a full walkthrough review of a 2021 Robalo R230 center console boat in the video below.

Vessel Overview

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.

Power Options

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.)

Aft Deck

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.

2021 Robalo R230 Center Console Boat

Above: A family of four aboard a running 2021 Robalo R230 Center Console Boat. Photo: Robalo Boats.

Bow Area

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′
Beam: 8’6″
Fuel Capacity: 90 gallons
Dry Weight: 4,400 lbs.
Passenger Capacity: 12 people / 1,725 lbs.

Written by: Ryan McVinney

C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, writer and producer. As an experienced boater he regularly produces and directs on-the-water video shoots for major boat manufacturers, yacht brokers and dealers, as well as independent film and media companies. He is president of the National Soho House Film Club with chapters in Miami, FL, Manhattan, NY and Los Angeles, CA and regularly contributes content to YachtWorld, boats.com and Boat Trader.