Striper 270 CC First Glance

New 27-footer features aggressive bow flair, deep freeboard and a tall gunwale cap.

Striper 270 CC Center Console Fishing Boat
Striper 270 CC Specifications: LOA: 27 ft. 2 in. • BEAM: 9 ft. • DRY WEIGHT: 6,800 lb • DRAFT: 20 in. • TRANSOM DEADRISE: 20 deg • MSRP: $132,436 (w/ twin Yamaha F200s)Courtesy Striper Boats

Striper says the new 270 CC takes its shape and lines from the brand standard introduced four years ago with the launch of the company's popular 22-footers, which included such features as aggressive bow flair, deep freeboard and a tall gunwale cap. The 270 is built with Striper's one-piece Fibercore hand-laid composite stringer system and V Trac hull design.

A 9-foot beam on the 270 offers a stable and wide-open cockpit for fishing, twin 34-gallon in-deck fish boxes, and two 12-gallon aerated livewells in the aft corners. A fiberglass hardtop comes standard and sports a rocket launcher and spreader lights. Seating includes forward padded benches, a two-person leaning post with drop-down seats at the helm, optional fold-down seats in the cockpit, and a stowable transom bench.

Rigged for a maximum 500 hp, the Striper 270 CC can be matched with power options from Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude, Honda or Suzuki. Yamaha testing showed a top speed of 52.3 mph at 6,000 rpm, achieving 1.32 mpg with twin F200s.