230 LXF from Tidewater Packs A Punch in a Small Package


230 LXF from Tidewater Packs A Punch in a Small Package

By Ted Lund

Are you looking for a family-friendly center console that’s got the luxury of a larger boat in a smaller package? Then look no further than the 230 LXF from Tidewater.

The 23-foot, center console has the same features as the rest its large LXF brothers, including comfortable full upholstery, stainless steel cup holders. And a newly-designed console with glove box and footrest includes catch-all trays in front and on top is sure to be a hit with families always looking to store things.


Enjoy your day at the lake or at the shore with 230 LXF’s new walkthrough transom door, with large rear and bow seating all combined in a diminutive, luxurious and refined center console.

The 230 LXF is rated for a single 300-horspower engine, but with a 200-horsepower Yamaha F200XB and 95 gallons of onboard capacity, will cruise at 221/2 MPH while burning 5 GPH. Bump it up to 6000 RPM and you have a top speed of  45.6 MPH while burning a little more than 19.7 GPH.

Some of the most popular standard options on the 230 LXF include 30 Gallon aerated live wells with through hull pickup, insulated fish box and livewells, transom door, several different stereo packages, as well as stainless steel thru hull, stainless steel rub rail, stainless steel steering wheel with speed knob, a captain’s chair and bolsters, bow bolsters and cushions.


The 230 LXF is also complimented by LED navigational lighting, cockpit courtesy lights and in-deck anchor storage, a pull-up bow cleat, stern and spring-line cleats and fiberglass hatches.

The Tidewater 230 LXF is available in seven colors: white, carbon (gray), sky blue, bimini blue, fusion blue, island green and black.

And like every other member of the Tidewater family, the 230 LXF is backed by Tidewater’s commitment to, and pride in, quality construction and manufacturing.

Each member of the Tidewater family of boats also features all-composite, no-wood construction with fiberglass stringers and a hand-laid fiberglass hull. Each boat is rigged to AYBC standards and backed by a 10-year transferable hull warranty. For more information on the 230 LXF or the entire Tidewater line, or to find a dealer near you, visit tidewaterboats.com.

Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com



More Stories & Fun Things to Do



There are millions of spots to visit and sites to see around the world when it comes to vacation time; however, there are also those you can’t necessarily “see.” In this world of digital technology and highly imaginative architecture that creates buildings that are higher and more “glitzy” than ever before, it is important to remember that in ancient times, people were building “down.” Various civilizations created locations underground, while others actually got buried by Mother Nature and simply forgotten about. Let’s begin internationally…


Buying & Selling: Learning the Art of the Tag Sale

When people speak about making a few extra bucks, there is more than one way to skin a cat these days. Perhaps you’re trying to save up for a vacation for the family to take this summer. Perhaps you are looking for collectibles to invest in. Oddly enough, many people do not realize what, exactly, was in Great Grandma’s house when she passed on to a happier place. There are even those who will put her things on a table, mark them twenty-five cents, and declare them to be old knickknacks (AKA: things you need to dust every five seconds.) Trouble is, a lot of those knickknacks can actually be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Heck, there have even been things found at tag sales that have been resold in the millions. No. Not kidding. Are the chances immense that you’ll find such a buy? No. But, there have been those that have proven this particular once-in-a-lifetime-event can happen.


For movies opening April 21, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS Born in China (G) Nature documentary, narrated by Jon Krasinski, mounting an epic expedition deep into the wilds of China to monitor the daily lives of three elusive species: pandas, golden monkeys and snow leopards. (In English and Mandarin with subtitles)


Making Your Health “Resolute”

It is time for those New Year’s Resolutions to be made


Cop under Fire

“David Clarke refuses to bow a knee to political correctness, and he refuses to give his party over to the hands of black activists whose politics would destroy America. That\’s why I have Sheriff Clarke on my show so frequently… Some of my colleagues at Fox have said he\’s too controversial. But I keep inviting him back…