Everglades 253cc First Glance

New boat extends the company's hybrid bay/offshore family

The new 253cc is the third hybrid bay/offshore model from Everglades, making the style a staple of the company's lineup.Courtesy Everglades Boats

The new 253cc continues the same hybrid bay/offshore tradition as Everglades’ 243cc and 273cc models. The 24-foot-9-inch hull features 91 square feet of cockpit space, two aft fold-down seats that convert to a nonskid casting platform, lockable and cushioned rod storage forward, and a 69-gallon in-floor insulated fish box and 26-gallon livewell.

The helm seating comes with a backrest and fold-up bolsters.Courtesy Everglades Boats

The 253cc comes with holders for two Yeti Hopper 20 coolers beneath the leaning post and a built-in 87-quart EverCooler under the forward console seat. A step-down head compartment and improved dash storage create extra convenience for crew members. Also at the helm, Everglades made room for dual 12-inch electronics displays.

Dual 12-inch displays are a highlight of the 253cc's helm.Courtesy Everglades Boats

In Yamaha performance testing, the 253 with a single F300 reached a top speed of 46 mph at 5,700 rpm, achieving 1.74 mpg. The boat reached 30 mph in 9.57 seconds. The most fuel-efficient cruise came in at 3,500 rpm, where the vessel reached 26 mph and 2.92 mpg.

There's plenty of tackle-storage space on Everglades' new center console.Courtesy Everglades Boats


LOA: 24 ft. 9 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Dry Weight: 5,250 lb. (w/o engine)
Draft: 1 ft. 4 in. (hull only)
Transom Deadrise: 20 deg.
MSRP: $138,462 (w/ Yamaha F300)