Southport 272 Tournament Edition First Glance

New 27-footer comes with an 80-gallon coffin box and upgraded livewell systems.

Southport 272 TE center console fishing boat
Southport 272 TECourtesy of Southport Boats

Southport has unveiled a tournament-edition layout on its traditional 27-foot center-console hull. An 80-gallon coffin box replaces the forward wraparound seating, and Southport has improved the 30-gallon livewell in the transom, redesigned the console and helm pod, and reconfigured the T-top and leaning post.

The new T-top is structurally lighter, while the leaning post is a semicustom aluminum design with plush seating, storage beneath, and a multirod rocket launcher with cup holders mounted aft. Southport also placed twin fish boxes in the sole and arranged more than ample rod storage in and under the gunwales. The oversize anchor locker holds two anchors and plenty of rode and chain.

Nearly a foot wider than many of its competitors, the 272 TE delivers more interior space and more stability, plus a single-level deck, Southport says. Standard power options include a single 300 hp Suzuki or Yamaha outboard, or choose twin 200, 225 or 250 hp outboards.

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA 26 ft. 6 in.; BEAM 9 ft. 6 in.; DRY WEIGHT 4,600 lb.; DRAFT 20 in.; TRANSOM DEADRISE 22 deg.; MSRP $141,900 (w/ Suzuki 300)