Robalo R272

Saltwater Sportsman - - First Look -

Robalo’s R272 is built on a Kevlar-re­in­forced hull with a hy­dro-lift de­sign that makes for quicker plan­ing and bet­ter fuel ef­fi­ciency, and an ex­tended run­ning sur­face that al­lows the V-plane to con­tinue aft of the tran­som for su­pe­rior sta­bil­ity in a va­ri­ety of sea con­di­tions. The for­ward keel de­sign cuts through waves with ease, while the taller free­board helps en­sure a safe, com­fort­able and dry ride. Am­ple seat­ing aboard the 27-footer com­prises a U-shaped ar­range­ment — with twin 25-gal­lon in­su­lated fish boxes un­der­neath and a re­mov­able fiber­glass liner — at the bow that quickly con­verts into an el­e­vated cast­ing plat­form. There’s a helm seat­ing mod­ule with an aft-fac­ing bench in back, and a full-width bench on the tran­som that flips up and out of the way when it’s time to fish. Other key fea­tures in­clude a port­side door, 30-gal­lon livewell with clear lid, 100-gal­lon cock­pit fish box with pump-out, six flush-mount rod hold­ers, hor­i­zon­tal racks for six more rods, stain­less-steel toe rails, raw-wa­ter wash­down, fresh­wa­ter pull-out shower, in­te­grated swim plat­form, tele­scop­ing board­ing lad­der and more.

LENGTH: 27'4" | BEAM: 9'6" | DRAFT: 20" | WEIGHT: 7,000 lb. FUEL: 180 gal. | MAX HP: 500 | PRICE: Starts at $119,985 | robalo.com

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