The center console is a platform that has been around for a long time and is probably the most popular type of powerboat on the water. Originally designed as a fishing platform, new models now offer luxury and layouts for all sorts of options to enjoy the water. In recent years the sizes have increased dramatically. Not that long ago a 30 footer was considered a large center console. Now they are pushing 65 feet with accommodations that used to only be found in cabin cruisers or a high-end New York City apartment. Along with that size, the prices have also increased. So, here are some of what I think, are the best center consoles under $500,000 on the market today in alphabetical order and described in their own words.