Pathfinder has long been known for its bay boats, some of which have pushed the envelope on just how large a bay boat can be. That’s certainly the case with the 2700, which is one of the biggest bay boats around that still maintains the ability to fish the shallows with a draft of just 1’5”.
Critical Fishing Features
- Four vertical console rod holders
- Four flush-mount gunwale rod holders
- 43-gallon insulated fish box
- Bow-mount electric trolling motor backing plate and pre-wiring
- 22-gallon aft lighted live well and 42-gallon leaning post live well
- In-deck cast net stowage compartment
- Raw water wash-down
- 80-quart Engle cooler
- Hydraulic jack plate
- With a beam of 9’4”, an LOA of 27’0”, and a displacement of 6,000 pounds, this is truly about as bodacious as a bay boat can get. That means that anglers who enjoy running through the inlet and fishing offshore will love this double-duty fishing machine since it has both shallow water abilities and the beef to head for blue water. Those who haul large crews will also find the size advantageous.
- Two-level foredeck allows for multiple casting positions
- Twin-stepped, 18-degree deadrise hull extends your range with eye-opening efficiency. Running with a Yamaha F425, at a 30 mph cruise the boat gets 2.9 mpg and has close to 250 miles of range with a 10-percent reserve. Cruise at 4500 rpm and 43.5-mph any you’ll still be getting 2.3 mpg, for just a hair under 200 miles of range. Top end breaks 60 mph, too.
Few bay boats are as capable as the Pathfinder 2700 Open when it comes to making long runs beyond the inlet. Ff you split your time between inshore and offshore, this is a model you should be checking out.
See the Pathfinder 2700 Open on video.