Pathfinder 2005 First Glance

Bigger-bay-boat features in a smaller 20-foot package

Pathfinder 2005
The 2005 brings bigger bay-boat amenities to a smaller package.Courtesy Pathfinder Boats

The new 2005, the eighth bay boat in Pathfinder’s lineup, represents the most comprehensive model mix the brand has ever offered, the company says. Designed to bring bigger bay-boat amenities to a smaller package, the 20-foot-5-inch 2005 comes with two in-deck storage compartments that fit five-gallon buckets, undergunwale rod storage for rods up to 9 feet long, and 122 quarts of standard cooler space.

Pathfinder says its team chose a 25-inch transom for higher freeboard and a 16-degree deadrise for bigger-water capability. Designers also shortened the aft casting deck to create more deep-cockpit space behind the leaning post.

The 2005 also comes with six dry-storage boxes, flip-up aft-deck seating and a second optional livewell beneath the forward console seat to join the standard 12-gallon well aft. At the helm, a standard 7-inch Garmin multifunction display integrates with Yamaha engine data, freeing up gauge space.

In factory testing, the 2005 with a Yamaha F115 reached a top speed of 40 mph at 5,950 rpm, achieving 3.16 mpg.

Pathfinder 2005 Specifications
LOA: 20 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 1 in.
Dry Weight: 2,421 lb. (w/ Yamaha F115)
Draft: 1 ft. 1 in.
Transom Deadrise: 16 deg.
MSRP: $47,722 (w/ Yamaha F115)