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BOAT TESTS

Everglades 255 CC

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 88°F; load: 73 gal. fuel: 20 gal. water; 2 persons; 20 lb. gear

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/200-hp Yamaha F200 four-stroke outboards

Transmission/Ratio: Yamaha, 2:1 gear ratio

Props: 14.25 x 17 Yamaha stainless steel four-blades

Price as Tested: $140,000

The Numbers

Everglades 255 CC - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM* Knots GPH Range
1000 2.6 0.8 467
1000 4.5 1.7 378
1500 6.2 2.5 356
2000 7.8 4.7 236
2500 8.6 6.8 182
3000 12.3 10.2 174
3500 20.8 12.1 249
4000 25.5 13.7 269
4500 30.3 17.6 249
5000 32.4 25 187
5500 37.9 30 182
6000 41.2 40 149
*Numbers provided by Everglades Boats
Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.

Our test of the Everglades 255 CC by the Numbers:
6 – number of high-density foam components sandwiched into the hull
7'9" – bridge clearance with hardtop
8 – meters per second, or 15.5 knots, the temporary speed increase the wind must undergo to officially be considered a squall
12 – persons, max capacity of 255 CC
37 – degrees of deadrise averaged along the length of the hull bottom
85 – cockpit area, in square feet
60 – miles from Ft. Lauderdale to Bimini
2 – hours it would take you to leave Florida and be sipping a Kalik at End of the World Bar in Alice Town if you owned this boat.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Hydraulic power steering ($4,280)
Taco Grand Slam outrigger package w/ 15' poles ($4,405)
bow seating area coaming bolsters ($1,231)
underwater lights ($1,298).

On Location

Better Boat: High Standards

A lot of boatbuilders in this class pride themselves on being highly customizable. That’s all well and good, but what it often means is that everything on the boat: every light, every seat, every electronic accoutrement, is an option. That’s why it’s refreshing to see a boat like the 255 come with such a brawny package of standard features. The freshwater system, raw-water washdown system, recirculating livewell, head compartment, fore and aft spreader lights, hardtop, onboard courtesy lights, and anchor windlass all come standard. And these days there’s nothing standard about that.

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