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).
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.
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.