Everglades 273c First Glance

New 27-footer offers similar though larger deck compared to top-selling 243cc

Everglades 273cc center console fishing boat
Everglades 273ccCourtesy Everglades Boats

At press time in April, Everglades had yet to complete its first 273cc; the announced release date was summer 2016. The 273cc is designed to provide a similar though larger deck layout compared to the company's top-selling 243cc bay boat.

The 273cc offers 138 square feet of cockpit space (compared with 85 square feet on the 243) and greater fuel capacity than its smaller sibling. It can support single or twin outboard engines, with a maximum horsepower rating of 400.

With Everglades’ patented RAMCAP hull, the 273cc starts with a forward lounge and casting platform, and includes a step-down head compartment and a proprietary sliding-glass windshield at the helm.

Like the 243, it places emphasis on angling with abundant livewell capacity, an insulated fish box, and tackle and rod storage. (The 243 features a 36-gallon well and a 67-gallon fish box forward.) Everglades also expanded the beam of the 243 from 8 feet 2 inches to 9 feet 3 inches on the 273.

Design renderings for the 273cc show a low-profile bow rail and an in-stem anchor.

SPECIFICATIONS: LOA 27 ft. 3 in.; Beam 9 ft. 3 in.; Dry Weight 5,000 lb. (w/o engines); Draft 16 in.; Transom Deadrise 20 deg.; MSRP N/A