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December 16, 2003

Sailfish 218 CC

Though not a household name, Sailfish is nonetheless becoming a trendsetter in the entry market.

Sailfish Boats reminds me of the quiet girl next door whom you never notice. But when you finally do, she turns out to be a superstar. The company's new 218 CC fits perfectly into the budget of the first-time buyer who, nonetheless, wants the best quality he can get.

In business since 1986, Sailfish has a long way to go before it becomes a household name. But the product it needs to do that is here today. For example, Sailfish hulls are laid-up by hand, incorporating high-density, urethane-foam-filled stringers, Nida-Core composite, knitted fiberglass and premium gelcoats and resins. It bonds the deck and hull with Plexus, the strongest polyester bonding agent available. All fittings are stainless-steel except the brass seacock on the thru-hull.

Sailfish includes as standard equipment stainless, in-gunwale rod holders, an automatic bilge pump, a low-profile bowrail, recessed rod and tackle storage, an integrated dive ladder, and hydraulic steering complete with a deluxe stainless-steel destroyer wheel with power knob. Anglers will appreciate the livewell with high-speed pickup in addition to the pump. You can even choose between pedestal seats and a leaning post as standard. And this is just scratching the surface of the standard-equipment list. About the only thing that should be standard that isn't is trim tabs. However, they're available as optional gear, along with a colored hull, T-top, spray curtains, leaning-post backrest, Yamaha digital gauges, 15-foot outriggers, and coolers - to name a few options.

The rest of the guys on your dock may be unfamiliar with Sailfish boats. Here's your chance to become a real trendsetter.

LOA 21 ft. 3 in.
BEAM 8 ft. 6 in.
DEADRISE 24 deg.
DRAFT 1 ft. 6 in.
WEIGHT 2,500 lb.
FUEL 100 gal.
MSRP $34,861 (w/200-hp OB)

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