Once upon a time, you never found boats with pilothouse enclosures very far outside the confines of the Northeast and Northwest - colder climates where shelter is appreciated even in summer. Times have changed, however, and you now find house models even in the tropics where air conditioning combines with spray protection in such structures.
The new Sailfish 2660 CC Pilot House adapted the running surface of the 2660 CC to accept the hard-framed doors and gunwale straps that create useful spray wings - an old-timey shield in warmer climes.
Families will particularly appreciate the higher gunwales that keep small kids safe aboard as well as the deep (removable) transom quarter seats and additional forward seating for up to eight people. Fishing features include large fish boxes, a 30-gallon transom livewell, a 35-gallon leaning-post livewell, downrigger ball holders and more rod storage than most boats this size. Additional dry-storage lockers can be found under the forward seating as well as beneath the foredeck. And you'll find special storage niches for five-gallon pails in which you can stow your messy cast nets.
Sailfish builds boats with a combination of 24- and 36-ounce mat and woven roving bonded with polyester resin. The company carves its Compsys stringer system (stringers and bulkheads) with a five-axis CNC router and then encapsulates those high-density, closed-cell-foam parts with fiberglass. Finally, Sailfish mounts Yamaha outboard power on the composite transom of every 2660.
Sailfish has a quiet reputation for being a solid, well-designed boat for a very fair price. That's a reputation anyone would like to tout.
LOA......28 ft. 2 in.
DRAFT......1 ft. 6 in.
MAX POWER......Twin 250 hp OB
MSRP......$103,352 (w/ twin 150 hp OB)
Sailfish Boats / Cairo, Georgia / 229-377-2125 / www.sailfishboats.com