Freeman Boatworks 42LR

When you want to blast through an angry ocean at top speed nothing provides a better ride than a well-designed and built powercat, and the Freeman 42LR certainly fits that description.

Freeman 42 LR Center Console Running Sunset

In fact, rigged with quad 350s the 42LR can cruise at a hat-stripping 55 mph and tops out at an eye-watering 71.6 mph. Just as shocking is how fuel-efficient the boat is at these speeds, maintaining close to one mpg at cruise and never dropping below 0.5 mpg even at top speed. 

Critical Fishing Features 

  • 20 flush-mount stainless-steel rod holders 
  • Twin 50-gallon pressurized transom livewells 
  • Twin 128-gallon coffin boxes 
  • Coffin box rodracks 
  • Fresh and raw water washdowns 
  • 125-gallon in-deck fishbox 
  • Port and starboard tackle stations 
  • 185-quart cooler 
  • Twin 70-gallon in-deck boxes w/optional livewell plumbing 

Angling Advantages 

  • If you want to go fishing come hell or high water, there’s no boat in this size range more competent and able to handle serious sea conditions. 
  • The powercat design brings the boat’s full beam all the way forward, which doubles the useable bowdeck fishing space. 
  • With 800 gallons of fuel capacity, there’s literally no fishing grounds that will be off-limits, because you’ll enjoy over 600 miles of range running at 55 mph and that’s allowing for a 10-percent fuel reserve. 
  • Draft is just two feet, which means the 42LR can run through much shallower waterways than many boats of its size. 

Did we mention that top-end was over 70-mph??? If you want to own the biggest, baddest cat in town… 

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Check out our review of the boat, Freeman 42LR – Pure Fishing Machine

Capt. Scott Goodwin
Capt. Scott Goodwin started fishing in the lakes of Kentucky where he grew up. A move to Florida, however, brought him into a whole new realm of fishing. After receiving a bachelor's degree in biology from Eckerd College, he decided that he liked catching fish more than studying them and thus began ...