Everglades 273 CC 2016

Year: 2016
LOA: 28′ 11″    
Beam: 9′ 9″
Draft: 20″/33″ 
    (engines up/down)
Weight: 6,700 lb
    (w/o engines)
Deadrise: 21º    
Max power: 500 hp    Fuel: 184 gal    
Water: 28 gal    
Waste: 9 gal 

Even though Everglades Boats describes the 273 CC as a “fierce fishing machine,” the company doesn’t cut corners on comfort. Cushioned seats at the bow, a dual-armchair seat in the front of the console, an ergonomic helm that converts from bolsters to elevated seats, and a triple-wide bench at the transom (arguably the most comfortable seats on the boat) all ensure passenger comfort whether on a run to the canyons or a sunset cruise up a scenic river. Combine these amenities with the wide range of meticulously engineered features—from the nearly indestructible foam-filled hull and hydraulically articulated safety-glass windshield to integrated hardtop with life jacket stowage. Add massive, strategically placed storage, a tackle station in the cockpit, and, oh, yes, a commodious head in the console. Like her Everglades sisters, the 273 CC is a civilized lady that can still handle the gnarly conditions for which Yankee waters are known. Base price with twin F200 Yamaha outboards is $185,000.        

                        —John Page Williams