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OFFSHORE Fishing Boats for the NO-NONSENSE Angler that demands the best high performance, the longest range, and the optimal tournament fishing layout would be thrilled to know Gulf Coast Marine is the dealer representing their boats in Texas. Gulf Coast Marine has two locations, a Houston location on Highway 6 near Hitchcock on the way to Galveston and Freeport serving the upper coast of Texas and a Corpus Christi location that serves the mid-coast of Texas including Port Aransas, Rockport, and further south to Port Isabel.

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Contender’s new 25’ Bay Boat

Contender’s new 25’ Bay Boat is truly exciting with their “STEP-VEE” hull design. Now fishermen looking for a high performance Bay Boat can have a boat built by a legendary company “Contender”. With their expertise of building center consoles that can run 70 MPH+ in the OPEN Gulf of Mexico, they have the “Know-How” to build the best high performance Bay Boat that will “STAY together” in our harsh Texas conditions.

Contender has “Set the Standard” for building high performance offshore boats for over 25 years. No other boat company has matched Contender’s record of building offshore “Deep V” center console boats that have won more tournaments from Texas to Florida and from the Carolinas to New Jersey.

Gulf Coast Marine currently is stocking Contenders new 30 ST which is a “Stepped Hull 30’ Center Console” for the “ALL-OUT” fishermen, rigged with twin Yamaha 300 HP V-6’s with a custom factory T-Top and trailer. We also have all-new 24 Sport with top and 300 Yamaha as well as the new 25 Bay Boat.


Shallow Sports' X3 was made with you in mind to help you rule the water. From the Laguna Madre to the Gulf of Mexico, this boat will get you to the fish. The Tri-Hull design helps eat heavy chop and allows you to get so shallow you wont believe your eyes. Contact us today to learn more and place your custom order! 

Just arrived: Sea Hunt RZR 24. Sea Hunt's newest entry into the world of tournament bay fishing. This model was built to get you to where the tournament winning fish are and back in comfort, style, and SPEED. The stepped hull adds an extra leg up on the competition in tandem with the 250 Yamaha VMAX SHO. Come see the new 2016 Sea Hunt RZR 24 at Gulf Coast Marine in Corpus Christi.


Super Tunnel still has good V for smooth ride. See one at Gulf Coast MarineThe SUPER TUNNEL by Blue Wave

The original Super Tunnel design by Roger Parks has been developed and refined for over three decades. Gulf Coast Marine's rich shallow water expertise goes back over 60 years in the Laguna Madre. This combined team has worked continuously on the Super Tunnel concept and design to develop the current Super Tunnel set-up.

"ROUND JET". The wide and deep tunnel runs almost half of the boat length from the transom up towards the bow. The tunnel delivers a "round" jet of water to the prop and is the most efficient shape to move the maximum volume of water with the minimum amount of friction resistance. The tunnel shape allows the outboard to be mounted "very high" on the transom for extreme shallow water operation.

"NO JACK PLATE IS NEEDED". This unique design allows the motor to be "TRIMED" by the outboard's power trim to an optimum angle that puts the "SKEG" even with the "keel" of the boat. More importantly, there is no need to add a HEAVY jack plate to the transom. The combination of the jack plate weight and the fact that the jack plate puts the motor further back on the transom, it causes the boat to sit "stern heavy" in the water. This stern heavy attitude causes a boat to "squat" while plaining which is detrimental to the Hole Shot. Also, a tail heavy boat promotes "proposing"!

The "INSET TRANSOM", which is sometimes called key slot, is a fantastic addition that is incorporated in to the "Super Tunnel" design. The inset transom contributes greatly to the hydrodynamics of the Super Tunnel. First, it allows the outboard to be mounted further inboard for better "weight distribution". The Blue Wave Super Tunnel sits very well on her lines, "FLAT" and not stern heavy. This is because of the large DISPLACEMENT of water from the HUGE AFTER PLANES that give more BOUYANCY behind the outboard. A typical square backed transom boat with a jack plate and even trim tabs can't and won't sit flat in the water like the inset transom of the Blue Wave Super Tunnel. Second, the HUGE AFTER PLANES act as SUPER SIZED TRIM TABS which puts the bow down instantly giving the boat the ULTIMATE HOLE SHOT.

The Super Tunnel design has helped Blue Wave remain the #1 selling bay boat in Texas for over 18 years. Blue Wave has now been refined again with the addition of the new "STL" Super Tunnel Liner models. The modified V-bow, which gives the legendary smooth and dry ride in the earlier models, has been modified with a RADIUS KEEL for a shallower draft and smoother turning. The Large Round Tunnel now has a radius transition which gives enhanced hydrodynamic flow from the modified V-bottom Hull to flow into the "Super Tunnel".

Gulf Coast Marine marries these tunnel design advancements with an optimum, custom performance 4-Blade propeller which Gulf Coast Marine has custom built for the "Super Tunnel". Gulf Coast Marine and has been working with over 6 propeller manufacturers for over the past 60 years to refine the best overall Shallow Water Performance propeller. These propellers also help the engine work less and that keeps the outboard running cooler and "shallower".

Buy your "STL" from the legendary "Shallow Water Experts" at Gulf Coast Marine and receive a in water sea trial "check-out" ride when you take delivery of your new Blue Wave "SUPER TUNNEL LINER" boat.


Contender Boats of Homestead FL. and Mike Collins, a 50 year veteran in the boating industry, have recently announced that Gulf Coast Marine in TEXAS is Contenders' "Southern Regional Representative". Knowing Gulf Coast Marine's stellar reputation for selling Offshore Fishing Boats in Texas over the years with such brands as Bertram, Christ Craft, Boston Whaler, Pursuit, Grady White, and Everglades, he knew that CONTENDER and Gulf Coast Marine would be a perfect match. Contender builds high speed tournament class fishing boats from 22' to 40' in length.

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