23 Challenger


Outstanding Visability

You won’t find another pilothouse boat with better visability than the 23 Challenger. Strategically positioned large commercial grade windows provide unobstructed views from the helm whether you are sitting or standing, and with Maritime’s minimal bow rise you can effortlessly scan the horizen at all speeds. Headroom in the cabin is 6’4″ and with the adjustable sliding helm seat, the captain can comfortably stand or sit behind the wheel. Abundant ventilation for the pilothouse is available from the roof top hatch, front venting windows and the sliding side windows. The aerodynamic lines of the pilothouse help reduce wind resistance when trailing, cross wind list when underway and topside weight resulting in increased stability when underway and at rest. The high stainless bow rail provides additional security when tending lines or retrieving the anchor from the large bow locker.

At the Helm

Inside the pilothouse there’s a large 10″ x 21″ instrument pod for flush mounting electronics, a 16″ x 36″ chart table with fiddle and grab rail, and a convenient overhead radio box. All dash surfaces and the radio box have a dark non-glare surface to reduce reflections onto the windshield. Two-speed, heavy-duty wipers with pantograph arms feature long blades, providing a clean horizontal sweep of the windshield.

Seating & Storage

Standard seating consists of extra-wide custom fiberglass 21″ wide seats mounted on elevated lockable storage boxes. The seats slide fore “n” aft 6″, have 3″ thick quality pleated removable cushions, convenient 14″ grab rails and offer excellent “look-down” visibility. You’ll find additional storage flanking the seats in the form of under-gunwale shelves, very useful for lines, day gear, etc.

Cockpit & Bow

A Large 7′ x 7′ Cockpit

Facing aft from the pilothouse, you walk into a large cockpit, which is 7′ wide by 7′ long, protected by a transom splashwell. The “well” not only reduces the chances of following seas boarding the boat, it also provides access to service the bilge pump, fuel filter, fuel hoses, and wash-down fittings, etc. Flanking the “well” are two comfortable quarter seats that also house the batteries, conveniently serviced through access hatches under the cushions. The heavy-duty stern rail provides added security when standing in the cockpit. It also provides a handhold for seated passengers aft and is a great place for rail-mount rod holders.

The large cockpit measures 7′x7′, pilothouse rails provide convenient handholds and the stern rail is a great place for rail-mounted rod holders. The standard three piece rear drop curtain has oversized Strataglass™ windows and a center section that rolls up and secures for easy access in and out of the cabin.

Bow and Cabin Rails

Moving on to the bow you’ll find side deck width starts at 10-1/2″, and gets progressively wider as you walk past the low profile trunk cabin. Conveniently located cabin rails and a high-pattern bow rail provide added security as you maneuver forward. Both side decks and the cabin top have a gritty non-skid surface. A large anchor locker located on the port side forward is deep enough for fender storage and drains overboard.

Heavy Duty Deck Hardware

Deck hardware on the Challenger is heavy-duty throughout. 10″ stainless deck cleats are bolted through the deck and the hull flange, resulting in an attachment system far superior to deck-only mounted hardware. Mid-ship cleats are standard. The stainless bow bitt and its companion 6″ bow chock are adequately sized for large mooring pendants. The bow rail is 1″ stainless and starts at 20″ deepening to 24″ forward. The house rails curve down the trailing edge of the house wings for added security when climbing up or down from the side decks. The roof rail and seat rails provide great cockpit handholds.

Berth Area

The 23′ Challenger by Maritime boats is a comfortable hardtop cuddy, providing sleeping accommodations for two persons. V-Berths are 7′ long, cuddy standing headroom is 4′ 10″, and sitting headroom above the cushion set is 37″ aft and 32″ forward. The comfortable fabric-covered four-piece cushion set is standard and the filler section conveniently covers an optional porta potti or marine head.

There are generous storage areas in the cuddy forepeak area and aft under the pilothouse floor. With the V-berth filler in place, the bunk area is 6′ 8″ at it’s widest. There’s also a large 17″ x 30″ x 48″ compartment under the pilothouse floor.

Abundant natural light and ventilation is provided by an overhead 17″ x 17″ hatch. Two 4″ x 14″ side ports with screens increase airflow at night, as does the lockable bi-fold door which has screened louvers positioned high and low on the doors to induce natural air circulation.

Features & Specs

Standard Features

  • Heavy-Duty Powder Coated Aluminum Welded Windshield w/ Side Vents
  • Cuddy Cabin w/ 7’0″ Double Berth and 4’10″ Headroom
  • Cuddy Cabin Side Port Windows w/ Screens
  • Cuddy Cabin 18″x18″ Ventilation Hatch w/ Screen
  • Deluxe (4) Piece Cushion Set w/ Removable Center Sections
  • Cuddy Cabin Storage Compartment
  • Helm Seat w/ Slides Mounted to Cockpit Storage Box
  • Companion Seat w/ Slides Mounted to Cockpit Storage Box
  • Under Gunwale Storage Shelves
  • Full Wrap-Around Non-Skid Deck with Heavy-Duty Rub Rail
  • Bow Dual Anchor Locker w/ Overboard Drain (5 cu.ft.)
  • Lockable Bi-Fold Cuddy Cabin Door
  • High Pattern Wrap-Around Stainless Steel Bow Rail
  • 2-Tier Stern Rail
  • Trim Tabs w/ LED Indicator & Auto Retract
  • Heavy-Duty Windshield Wiper Package
  • Ritchie Compass – Flush Mount w/ 3″ Card
  • Oversized Instrument Pod for Flush Mount Electronics
  • (6) 10″ Stainless Steel Cleats
  • Bow Bitt and 6″ Chock (stainless steel)
  • Navigation Lights w/ 8-Switch Panel
  • 40 amp Main Breaker w/ 5-gang ATC Fuse Holder
  • 2 Interior Dome Lights
  • Flush Mount Horn w/ Stainless Steel Grill
  • Auto/Manual Bilge Pump
  • Under Gunwale Rod Storage
  • Single Battery Wiring Package
  • 83 Gallon Fuel Tank w/ WEMA Sender
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit
  • Foam Flotation to Meet or Exceed Safety Standards
  • 10 Year Limited Transferable Hull Warranty



  • Length: 23’ 3”
  • Beam at Gunwale: 8’ 6”
  • Beam at Waterline: 7’ 6”
  • Draft: 14”
  • Cockpit Depth (average): 22”
  • Headroom in Pilothouse: 6’ 4”
  • Headroom in Cuddy: 4’ 10”
  • Transom Height: 25”
  • Fuel Capacity: 83 gallons
  • Hull Weight with Standard Equipment: 3,050 lbs
  • Max Capacity: 8 persons or 1,950 lbs
  • 2900 (persons, motor, gear)



  • Minimum Horsepower: 130
  • Maximum Horsepower: 225
  • Average Horsepower: 150
  • Top Speed with Maximum Horsepower: 42 – 47 MPH
  • Hull Plane Speed: 12 MPH
  • Cruise Speed: 26 MPH
  • Range at Cruise Speed: 250 Miles
  • Fuel Efficiency at Cruise Speed: *
  • Greater Than: 3.2 MPG
  • Less Than: 7.0 GPH

*Varies based on engine model and horsepower.


The Challenger 23 can be powered with engines as economical as 130 HP. The boat starts planing at 12 MPH, cruises effortlessly between 12-26 MPH, and can hit top speeds in the 45 MPH range with maximum power. Regardless of horsepower, the Challenger is fuel efficient. You can expect cruising ranges between 220-260 miles on its 83-gallon tank, with mileage of 3 MPG or better.

All these features in an easily trailerable boat that only draws 14″. On the highway your towed weight will be approximately 5500 lbs., tongue weight plus-or-minus 400 lbs. and wind resistance minimal. Bridge clearance on the highway is 10′ on a Shoreland’r tandem trailer with 14″ tires and 7′ 6″ when afloat with antennas down and without radar or search lights.



  • Minimum Horsepower: 130
  • Maximum Horsepower: 225
  • Average Horsepower: 150
  • Top Speed with Maximum Horsepower: 42 – 47 MPH
  • Hull Plane Speed: 12 MPH
  • Cruise Speed: 26 MPH
  • Range at Cruise Speed: 250 Miles
  • Fuel Efficiency at Cruise Speed: *
  • Greater Than: 3.2 MPG
  • Less Than: 7.0 GPH

*Varies based on engine model and horsepower.

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