Many manufacturers have attempted the solve the dilemma, and some have come pretty close to getting it right, but US boating giant Robalo has taken the honours with its R227.
This is a boat that will see you and your mates take an early-morning fishing expedition way out the back of Rottnest, come home with the esky full of fish, give the interior a quick clean to spruce up the fully-moulded liner, and load the family in for a great day of water sports and exploration. Come the evening, its beautiful presentation will turn heads as you motor into Elizabeth quay for drinks of an evening.
Back in the cockpit, there is an owe whelming feeling of sapce, It's got tonnes of room to move and plenty of practical seating. You could sit three people in the rear lounge, one on the cushion behind the helm seat, and two more on the back-to-back passenger module. The passenger seat drops down to form a sun lounge and the whole back-to-back module opens to reveal another cavernous storage unit.
Having a private toilet on a runabout / bowrider / dual console seals the deal for the boat as a family rig. The passenger console opens to reveal a reasonably large bathroom for a boat of this style. There's an electric toilet with holding tank, plus a small vanity module with pressurised freshwater in the cabinet. There are grab rails and cup holders in all the right places and a further ski / wakeboard locker under the floor.
The R227 has a big, wide walkway through to the bow area, with a strong wraparound windscreen with lightly tinted safety glass. The large and surprisingly comfortable bowrider section will easily seat five adults and the full chines and stem carry the weight safely. There are padded backrests and cushions all-round, with storage underneath.
All sitting on a 2018 alluminium Venture trailer... $40k below replacement and available NOW!
A Sea Pen is available by separate negotiation
For further info or to arrange a viewing contact Daniel Testa | Mansfield Marine brokers Fremantle | 0402 278 843
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If considering Grady White, Boston Whaler, Sea hunt, Seafox, Scout or other fishing boats then you should be looking at USA's biggest selling quality boats, ROBALO.