Eastward Coastal 2200 First Glance

A new hybrid bay/offshore center console from an experienced boating expert

Eastard Coastal 2200
The 2200 can be built in any of three layouts: center console, dual console, and side console.Courtesy Eastward

Dave East has 23 years of experience building boats, and has piloted, tested and written about hundreds of others. His new Eastward Coastal 2200, built in Port St. Lucie, Florida, brings all of that on-water experience together in a hybrid bay/offshore center console.

The 2200 features an aggressive 44-degree bow entry with 17 degrees of deadrise aft. The cockpit offers 22 inches of freeboard for additional safety. The 2200 comes in the Coastal version — a center console — as well as the Family Fisherman (dual console) and the Bass and Bays version (side console).

Eastward Coastal 2200
The boat is capable of handling up to a 200 hp outboard; it will hit a top speed of 52 mph.Courtesy Eastward

The Coastal’s cockpit features lockable rod storage for 10 outfits, including 9-foot fly rods, and dual livewells aft. The bow casting platform features large hatches for dry storage, and the helm seating includes upholstered captains’ chairs that conform to your body.

Capable of handling up to a 200 hp outboard, the 2200 with an Evinrude E-TEC G2 200 hit a top speed of 52 mph, achieving 2.8 mpg, according to East’s testing. The boat can carry 72 gallons of fuel.

Eastward Coastal 2200
An overhead view of Eastward's new 22-footer, which features 72-gallon fuel capacity.Courtesy Eastward

Specifications

LOA: 22 ft.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Dry Weight: 1,900 lb. (w/o engine)
Draft: 1 ft. 3 in.
Transom Deadrise: 17 deg.
MSRP: $26,900 (boat only)

See more photos of the new boat below.

Eastward Coastal 2200
The Coastal 2200's bow casting platform features large hatches for dry storage.Courtesy Eastward
Eastward Coastal 2200
The boat comes with horizontal rod storage for 10 outfits, including 9-foot fly rods.Courtesy Eastward
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The Coastal 2200's cockpit offers extra freeboard for additional safety.Courtesy Eastward
Eastward Coastal 2200
The console front opens for more storage and for easy access to electronics.Courtesy Eastward
Eastward Coastal 2200
Stow an anchor and rode in a second bow storage box.Courtesy Eastward