Sailfish 218 CC First Glance

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

Sailfish 218

Sailfish 218

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.
MAX POWER 225-hp OB
MSRP $34,861 (w/200-hp OB)

Sailfish Boats
229-377-2125
www.sailfishboats.com