If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Just ask the team at St. James Boatworks.

Throughout the year, St. James Boatworks teams up with several non-profit organizations to provide food and shelter for orphans and widows throughout South Florida and the Caribbean.

“Providing shelter, a clean water source, a renewable food source, and education equips these women and children with the resources they so desperately need to become self-reliant, and provides them the opportunity of helping others throughout the islands and beyond,” says owner Jim Roberts.

Those efforts are supported by some serious center consoles. The St. James 24 Open (24’ LOA, 8’5” beam) is the latest tool to help anglers get out to the fishing grounds. A versatile platform that performs equally well in the shallows or open water, the St. James 24 Open is outfitted with stainless steel hardware throughout, and the custom console features a varnished teak helm pod and handrail with the electric pop-up instrument panel. Under gunwale LED courtesy lighting keeps the teak deck visible at night, and her hull design combines a sharp 54-degree entry and a stable 9-degree deadrise stern that allows her to run in steep chop while optimizing shallow-water performance.