23 Defiant

About the 23 Defiant

The 23 Defiant: A Great Boat for Family Fun or Offshore Fishing

The 23 Defiant center console has the same interior layout of the 20-footer but delivers additional offshore sea-keeping features provided by the larger, deeper 23’ hull design. The flat running characteristic of the Maritime hull allows the 50 degree bow deadrise on a 23 Defiant to knife through the water and part the waves while the rounded bow and extreme flare deflects the spray away from the captain and crew.

The moderate 14 degree aft deadrise contributes to the extreme stability of the boat and keeps the draft down to a convenient 14 inches.

The 8’6” beam allows boaters to easily walk around the standard 42” console and 34” leaning post and provides more than enough cockpit space to accommodate the optional 32 gallon Kodiak livewell, coolers and gear needed for weekend adventures.

Built Strong with 100% Composite Materials

Similar to all Maritimes, the 23 Defiant is manufactured with the 100% composite materials and gets a lot of its strength from the all fiberglass grid system that is firmly bonded to the hull. The foam filled grid and floor sections beneath the floor not only make the boat “unsinkable” but also add stiffness and dampen hull noise. The new aggressive non-skid deck pattern combined with the self bailing cockpit makes the boat easy to clean and maintain. There is a choice for an all white interior cockpit or the traditional Maritime solid grey interior, both which utilize the highest quality gel coats for maximum durability and wear resistance.

A Fuel Efficient Performer

Some of the additional standard features the 23 Defiant has versus the 20 footer is the hydraulic steering, trim tabs with LED indicators, 10” stainless steel chocks and a larger 83 gallon polyethylene fuel tank with WEMA sender. You will still be surprised how quickly this 23’ Defiant jumps on plane, usually around 12 MPH, and regardless of your speed the boat’s hull design runs flat for excellent visibility and fuel efficiency.

The 23’ Defiant has a minimum horsepower rating of 115 which can reach a top speed of approximately 34 MPH while a maximum 225 HP motor will produce speeds in excess of 45 MPH. Most owners will brag about how fuel efficient and responsive the 23 behaves when equipped with a 150 HP motor; cruising between 24 and 30 MPH the 23 Defiant will achieve greater than 4 MPG and use less than 6.5 GPH. At cruise speed the range of the 23 Defiant is an impressive 235 miles.

Plenty of Electronics Space

The 42″ wide console has a raised gauge pod for flush-mounted electronics, a flat area large enough for charts and binoculars, heavy-duty 3/8″ aerodynamic windshield, 1″ wrap-around console rail, front seat, and a lockable bi-fold door with stainless lockset. Once you crawl through the console door, headroom is a surprising 50″, enough to sit on a Porta-Potti. The step-down below the console measures 30″ wide and is 7′ 8″ long. A factory option (only available at time of order) called the “rod tip extension package” increases the length of this space another 2′ so rods up to 7′ 6″ can be stored below decks.

Features & Specs

Standard Features

  • 42″ Console Assembly w/
    Front Seat (includes door, rail, & windshield)
  • 34″ Leaning Post Assembly (includes
    cushion & rail)
  • 30″x92″ Below Floor/Console Storage
    Area w/ 50″ Headroom
  • Lockable Bi-Fold Console Door
  • Full Wrap-Around Non-Skid Deck with
    Heavy-Duty Rub Rail
  • 44″ Bow Platform w/ Lockable Hatch
  • Hydraulic Steering w/ Stainless Steel
  • Trim Tabs w/ LED Indicator & Auto Retract
  • (4) 10″ Stainless Steel Cleats
  • Bow Bitt and 6″ Chock (stainless steel)
  • Navigation Lights w/ 6-Switch Panel
  • Interior Dome Light
  • 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″
  • Transom Height: 25″
  • Fuel Capacity: 83 gallons
  • Hull Weight with Standard. Equipment: 2,500 lbs
  • Max Capacity: 8 persons or 1,950 lbs. 2,900 (persons, motor, gear)


  • Minimum Horsepower: 115
  • Maximum Horsepower: 225
  • Average Horsepower: 150
  • Top Speed with Maximum Horsepower: 42 – 47 MPH
  • Hull Plane Speed: 12-14 MPH
  • Cruise Speed: 24-30 MPH
  • Range at Cruise Speed: 235-250 Miles
  • Fuel Efficiency at Cruise speed: *
  • Greater than: 4.0 MPG
  • Less than: 6.5 GPH

*Varies based on engine model and horsepower.


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PO Box 1399 – 60 Town Dock Rd.
Charlestown RI 02813
Phone: 401-364-6040
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