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2017 Tidewater 196 DC Explorer

Our EXPLORER dual center console boat is made for long weekends of fishing or having fun with the family cruising and the 196 DC has the same fuel efficient wide beam hull as the 196 CC. It comes loaded with dual livewells, large fish box, rod holders, gunwale rod storage and an open cockpit. Add an optional ski tow bar and it's a true all purpose boat.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Tidewater
Model: 196 DC Explorer
Year: 2017
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 19.5 ft
Beam: 8.17 ft
Min Draft: 1.08 ft
Dry Weight: 1,950.0 lb
Deadrise: 17.00 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Type: Outboard


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 56.0 gal


Boat Class: Dual Console
More Info : Tidewater Website
Standard Features
  • No Wood Construction
  • 10-year Transferable Hull Warranty
  • Hand-Laid Fiberglass Hull
  • Foam Flotation
  • Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Self-Bailing Cock Pit
  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Aluminum Backing Plates
  • Navigational Lighting
  • Horn
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • 56 Gallon Built-In Gas Tank
  • Forward Casting deck
  • 2- 12 gallon Aerated Live Wells w/ Bronze Thru Hull Pickup
  • Front & Rear Jump Seats
  • Rear Center Seat
  • Aluminum Gauge Panel w/ Yamaha Gauges
  • Drink Holders
  • Glass Windshield w/Hatch
  • Storage under Consoles
  • Stainless Steel Thru Hull
  • Stainless Steel Rub Rail
  • Stainless Steel Steering Wheel w/knob
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Stainless Steel Bow Rail
  • Stainless Steel Rod Holders
  • Recessed Rod Holders
  • Captain's Chairs
  • Anchor Storage
  • LED Lighted Livewell
  • Cockpit Courtesy Lights
  • Fiberglass Hatches
  • 5 - Pull-Up Cleats

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