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May 09, 2011

Dean Clarke

NOTABLE STANDARD EQUIPMENT* Lifetime-guarantee fuel tanks* Unsinkable construction* Large built-in tackle box* Four gunwale rod holders* Full-length piano hinges on hatches* Teleflex hydraulic steeringIMPRESSIONSIf you're fussy about having lots of workable room to fish and a solid base to fish from, you owe it to yourself to investigate the World Class Catamaran 266 SF. It has no superiors.
Johnson 225-hp OceanRunnerDespite OMC's newer FICHT and EFI technologies, the company hasn't ignored the standard carbureted versions.
Notable Standard Equipment* Fuel/water separator * Lockable transom and console * Steel-reinforced hoses with double clamps * Kevlar laminate * Hydraulic steering
Notable Standard Equipment* Full transom with door* Full-length flush deck* 65-gallon above-deck livewell* Choice of hull and deck colors* Recessed bow railImpressions While there are certainly many excellent boats out there that sell against Contender 27s, I have yet to find any superior.
Notable Standard Equipment* Oversize fish boxes* Above-deck baitwell* Cockpit rigging station* Transom door* Fresh- and saltwater wash-downs
The Tunnel Champ, newest in the bay-boat lineup, runs in 8 inches of water at speeds in excess of 50 mph with the 225-hp outboard.
Notable Standard Equipment * Two lockable in-deck rod boxes* Fresh and saltwater wash-down* Built-in transom bench seat* Six gunwale-mount rod holders* Hidden electronics box
Notable Standard Equipment* 7-year hull warranty * High-density composite transom * All bronze thru-hulls * Saltwater wash-down * Aft seats with cushions
LOA 25'10"BEAM 8'6"DRAFT 2 feetWEIGHT 5,100 poundsDEADRISE 24 degreesFUEl. 229 gallonsMAX HP 500 hpMSRP 76,235 (w/o power)Regulator Marine PO Box 49 Edenton, NC 27932 919-482-3837 fax: 919-482-5577
You can't beat this Yamaha workhorse for durability in warm, salty, tropical waters. If it lasts there, it'll last anywhere. Notable standard equipment* Cockpit toe rails* Two automatic bilge pumps* 40-gallon live baitwell* 20-gallon freshwater capacity* Cockpit bolsters* Ventilated windshieldImpressionsThis is the biggest 26-footer I've ever run. It's dry and runs great at fast speeds.
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