Sunday, February 12, 2012
This new Key West 210BR prototype which will have some minor differences in production. These photos were taken Christmas Eve during a test run.
The prototype boat performance ran at 38 mph average with four guys on board powered by a F115, and 50 mph with the F150. Top speed we saw was 54 mph in a good chop. This was GPS speed averages in fresh, smooth water. For now it's rated at 200hp.
Some of the features on this boat:
Two lockable rod storage boxes up front with a total capacity of 10 rods. I fit my 7ft flipping stick in there.
Forward live well provides a step up to the front deck. This is the same well used in the 246BR.
The narrow lip on the edge of the front deck maximizes the uninterrupted flat deck on the front, and you can get all the way to the front without stepping up; nice for the tiller controlled troll motors.
The console mounts to the floor via recessed lip. This hides the fasteners and gives a more secure bond.
Under the console there is a potty/changing/storage area. You can even put two batteries under there on a shelf.
The console face will accommodate up to 10 inch flush mount GPS/Depth finders.
Side wall rod storage is molded into the liner of the boat eliminating the plastic inserts, and you can hang 7ft rods in there without needing rod tubes. There are two rod tubes to allow up to 9ft 6 inches fly rod storage under the gunwale.
The rear deck features the popular flip up seats that store flat to form an uninterrupted rear deck fishing area. The extended transom acts as a built in jack plate allowing the engine to run at elevated mounting heights, but it also minimizes the splash well intrusion into the rear deck unlike a pocketed hull design.