Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 23 Light-Tackle Edition

Most 23-foot center consoles require at least a 250-hp 4-stroke to power them adequately, but many light-tackle fishing guides who run 23 Cape Fishermen from Jones Brothers Marine rig their boats with Yamaha’s F150.


  • First, the F150 is powerful and durable, providing efficient cruising speeds in the 20s with fuel economy in the 4 to 4.4 mpg range, plus top speeds from the high 30s to the low 40s, depending on load.
  • Second, the Cape Fisherman 23 is a magic hull, the product of considerable tweaking by designer/builder Donnie Jones and his late brother, Robbie. It’s efficient, light, and shallow enough for most inshore fishing, but able enough to venture miles offshore in good weather. The layout is basic, but the all-composite construction is robust, and the interior lends itself to family activities.

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  • LOA: 22’ 8”
  • Beam: 8’
  • Draft: 12”
  • Weight: 2,350 lbs.
  • Transom deadrise: 12 degrees
  • Fuel: 90 gals.
  • Max. hp: 250
  • Base price: $45,800 w/ Yamaha F150 outboard