You will be in Catalina in a breeze with this lovingly-maintained Skipjack 262 Flybridge. Yes, it is a real cruising machine – pushed by the 5.7GSi Volvo Penta 285 hp engine spinning Volvo’s unique twin counter-rotating Duoprop propeller. But this boat was built to be fished. The Skipjack 262 is the angler’s choice, having plenty of range with 160 gallons of fuel so you can run anywhere, anytime. And the open cockpit is laid out for the fisherman with 64 square feet clear of built-in lounges and has a built-in hot/cold washdown shower.
Skipjack built the 262 with West Coast anglers in mind with a 8’6” beam making a legally-trailerable 6,000-pound mid-sized bridge boat that can be hitched up with the included Pacific trailer for a drive south to the Baja Peninsula or north to Monterey. Requires no permits and high items fold down easily.
You’ll like the bridge. It has a full bimini cover and clear side curtains. Visibility is excellent. You have a superb view of baits when trolling or shallow water while cruising or hullsides when docking. Two bucket seats are bolted close to the deck, designed to keep the center of gravity low and prevent rolling. The bridge houses the navigation electronics including a Raytheon Chartplotter/Radar, a Raytheon autopilot, Garmin fishfinder/GPS, and ICOM VHF radio as well as the controls for the electric anchor windlass.
Cruising or fishing, you will be at home on anchor. The Skipjack 262 packs a lot of usable space into the LOA. There’s a full cabin including a V-berth (7’ long by 4’8” wide), a convertible dinette, an enclosed head, galley with sink and a two-burner alcohol stove and a whopping 6’6” of headroom. Additionally, the galley has a refrigerator and a microwave oven powered by an inverter/charger. The cabin has a Jensen stereo/CD with interior and exterior speakers.
Skipjack is built for the long haul. It’s put together with durable materials, and the finish and detailing is real off-shore quality. Skipjack owners enjoy the no-nonsense build that you’ll appreciate when you run, clean or repair the boat.
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