Peanut butter and jelly, Abbot and Costello, olives and gin—some matches just make sense. That’s why it wasn’t so surprising when Hacker-Craft, known for building some of the prettiest runabouts you’ve ever seen, paired with Tommy Bahama, the well-regarded, island-lifestyle brand, to make a 27-foot boat that coincides with the vision of each company. After all, what good is living life like you’re on an island if you don’t have a boat?
This particular boat took craftsmen 1,400 man-hours to build—time that appears to have been well spent. The vessel’s lines are classic and iconic, and her onboard amenities are myriad. Popular options include leather trim, stainless steel cup holders, and an extra-deep cockpit that features recessed toe kicks. The boat is also replete with Tommy Bahama’s logo, so that nobody can be left guessing just who it was that decked out your boat.
And you should be getting a lot of rubberneckers while driving this boat. She’s gorgeous and should handle just like any Hacker-Craft, which is to say, very well. If you’re in the market for something sporty with an effortlessly laid-back vibe, then you just may have met your match.
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- Builder: Hacker-Craft
- Model: Tommy Bahama Edition Hacker-Craft 27
- Boat Type: Runabout
- Year: 2013
- Base Price: $329,000
- LOA: 27'0"
- Draft: 2'3"
- Beam: 7'3"
- Standard Power: 1/430-bhp Ilmor MV8 6.2L (gas)
- Cruise speed: 26 Knots
- Top speed: 34 Knots
This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.