Pioneer 222 Sportfish Gallery

The new 222 Sportfish from Pioneer is a versatile fishing platform that exudes high quality from bow to stern.

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Pioneer's new 222 Sportfish offers a smooth ride and superb handling.Courtesy Suzuki Marine
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The 222 Sportfish from Pioneer Boats can handle outboards up to 300 hp. Our test boat was powered by Suzuki's new DF300AP with digitial throttle and shift.Courtesy Suzuki Marine
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Our test boat attained amazing fuel efficiency, achieving 4.25 mpg at 31.3 mph. With a 105-gallon fuel tank, that equates to a maximum range of 446 miles.Courtesy Suzuki Marine
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The cockpit of the Pioneer 222 Sportfish is remarkably large, thanks to a transom design that maximizes deck space in the stern.Jim Hendricks
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An optional T-top for the 222 features a hardtop with built-in spreader lights and seven rod holders on the aft edge.Jim Hendricks
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The helm of Pioneer's 222 has abundant space available for flush-mounting one or more electronic multifunction displays. Our test boat featured Teleflex Sea Star hydraulic steering and Suzuki's digital throttle and shift system, as well as Lenco trim tabs.Jim Hendricks
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Flip-up jump seats in the stern quarters create additional seating for crew, but also quickly fold away when the fishing action turns serious.Jim Hendricks
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The pod-style base of the leaning-post helm seat incorporates a 32-gallon live well with a clear-acrylic lid. The anodized aluminum frame of the backrest features a quartet of rod holders.Jim Hendricks
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A removable cooler forward of the center console doubles as a forward-facing seat with a backrest. There's also a step-down head compartment inside the console, accessed by a door on the port side.
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Anglers will appreciate the stainless-steel grab rail recessed into the bow gunwales of the 222 Sportfish. A voluminous anchor locker resides the forepeak.Jim Hendricks