The Stamas 340 Tarpon is a huge fishing platform. This boat measures over 40 feet in length and is a proven fish raising machine. Whether you head offshore fishing or cruising with the family this boat can do it all.
This incredible boat has just gone through a complete refit including the entire hull being custom painted by Capp's Boating Center in Virginia Beach. She shows and shines like new. This Center Console boat is equipped with a Queen berth, Vacuflush head with shower, Marine a\c unit, hot water, inverter, microwave, refrigerator, and all of doesn't take anything away from her incredible fishing space.
Also she has Taco outriggers and rod holders everywhere in the huge 12' 6" beam cockpit. Incredible sound system with amp and 8 speakers!! Raymarine E120 , Radar, Autopilot, Sounder all being pushed around by twin Yamaha 350 four stroke engines.
IF YOU ARE SERIOUS, THIS BOAT IS SERIOUS!
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With an overall length of about 40 feet and a 12-foot beam, this is a truly mammoth center-console design. It looked to me like there was enough room for half a dozen fishermen to drop their lines off the back while another batch of folks dealt out a game of high stakes poker up front. With the 340 Tarpon, Stamas has created a unique boat that bridges the gap between a traditional center-console and a sport fisherman. They even give buyers their choice between outboard power and inboard gas or diesel engines.
The cockpit has the size and feel of a small sportfisherman. One particularly interesting feature is an electric lift for the cockpit sole. With the sole raised I found myself staring into a cavernous service and storage area that would be ideal for storing dive equipment and scuba tanks. Above deck and aft, a transom door to starboard leads out to a large dive platform (outboard model only). Just inboard of the transom is more storage and a forward-facing bench seat with plenty of room between it and the helm station. Moving forward, a tackle center and counter area complete with freshwater sink are just aft of the leaning post. Like everything else on this boat, the console itself is quite roomy. It would be no problem to have three people at the leaning post, which was demonstrated aptly on my test ride: besides me, there were four technicians and reps from Lowrance onboard, tweaking and checking over a new display.
The third "C" in the 340 Tarpon CCC stands for cabin. Where most center-consoles might offer a commodious head under the console, the Stamas has a full blown cabin suitable for overnighting. The cozy accommodations are equipped with a head, sink, small refrigerator and a double bunk. Our test boat was also fitted with an optional inverter/charger package which includes a flat panel TV/DVD player, air-conditioning and microwave oven.
Underway, the Tarpon was fast and nimble. With six people aboard and relatively flat conditions, we cruised at 25 knots (4400 rpm). Wide open we made a shade under 40 knots.
The Stamas 340 Tarpon should appeal to fisherman and dive enthusiasts alike, and with a cabin big enough to turn an afternoon outing into a weekend trip, you could put some distance on it as well.
The Stamas family has been building fishing boats in Tarpon Springs, Florida, for over 50 years, and Stamas Yacht is still run by descendants of the Stamas brothers who founded the company. It is one of the oldest boat manufacturers in the U.S. that has been continuously owned and operated by the same family. That's reassuring to many of us. Stamas went all-fiberglass in 1959, making it one of the more experienced companies in the world with that material.
Their excellence in research and development results in superior design and custom quality like no other center console walk around boat builder. The Computer generated weight and balance, premium gelcoat and resins, hand lay-up construction, 2” Douglas Fir stringers, closed cell foam flotation, insulated fishboxes and coolers and anodized aluminum fuel tanks add up to major keys to the longevity of Stamas Yachts. These vessels are built.
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