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