Everglades 255 CCBy Kevin Koenig
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir 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
|Everglades 255 CC - Final Boat Test Numbers:|
*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).
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.