Wellcraft introduces its latest Coastal model, the 270, designed for a family who wants solid fishability combined with a safe, seaworthy cabin boat providing loads of roomy accommodations.
Obviously, the express-design concept works best for families as it keeps everyone together. The 270 Coastal makes no exception. Whether cruising or running to the fishing grounds, everyone is within whispered-conversation distance thanks to the wraparound lounge to port and the starboard helm seat. Also close at hand on the bridge deck: tons of dry storage, a sink and for fishermen, a 42-gallon Kodiak Pro Flow baitwell that can double as an additional insulated drink box.
Unlike many manufacturers, Wellcraft includes the hardtop as standard, right down to the spreader lights and rod holders. You’ll find four more stainless-steel rod holders in the gunwales with rod racks below. In addition, two large fish boxes with pneumatic rams and macerators round out the fishing features.
Despite its compact 27-foot length, the 270 Coastal interior provides lots of room. Parents can enjoy the privacy of the forward V-berth, while the kids can occupy the aft cabin. Not enough space? A dinette table coverts to a full V-berth for additional sleeping capacity. Also below: a full galley and enclosed head with shower. You’ll find it hard to believe that this is a 27-footer when you stand upright in the 6-foot-4-inch cabin. The galley boasts a microwave, refrigerator and stove, making this vessel qualify as a second home according to Uncle Sam.
Popular options and upgrades include a 5,000 BTU air conditioner, dive-tank storage racks, a 5 kW gas generator, outriggers, four additional transom rod holders, an anchor-and-windlass combo and a canvas enclosure for the hardtop. Finally, Wellcraft offers factory-installed Raymarine electronics packages as well as custom hull colors – Fighting Lady Yellow, Hunter Green or Midnight Blue.
LOA……28 ft. 1 in.
BEAM……9 ft. 9 in.
DRAFT……1 ft. 7 in.
WEIGHT……7,225 lb. (w/o power)
MAX POWER……T250 hp OB
MSRP……$145,225 w/ T250 hp
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