2006 Everglades 290CC
Powered by twin Honda 225hp Four Strokes - 400hrs (still in use)
Professionally maintained and detailed - lift kept & covered.
Soft goods were replaced about 2 years ago with custom two tone Matching fabric
New Electronics installed in 2018 including-
-Garmin 7610 XSV sonar/plotter
-Garmin GMR 24XHD Radar
-Garmin GT5M-TM transducer
-Garmin GXM-53 XMSAT Antenna
-Garmin VUS0114- Southwest Florida Chart
Other features include-
Raymarine E120 & Radar Closed Array System
Taco outrigger bases/poles
Leaning Post livewell 66 gallon
Everglades was founded by "Mr. Unsinkable" Bob Dougherty, who earned his nickname while developing the unsinkable hull during his time with Boston Whaler. Over 30 years he would bring the marine industry the first V-bottom Whaler, and invent the center console as we know it today. Always known for taking things a step further he pioneered the art of molding structural foam separate from the hull so when it is built into the hull there are no air pockets as with injecting the molding blindly. This would earn him the Marine Manufacturers Innovation Award in 1999, and his process has been replicated around the world. In 2001 he started Everglades. His Rapid Molded Core Assembly process or RAMCAP is still used for the core of every Everglades hull built to this day.
**Excerpt Description from Boattest.com***
The 290 Delivers Serious Offshore Fishing with High Comfort
By Capt. Bob Smith
Even after one day at a boat show, so many boats begin to look alike. There are models that have been around for years and ones fresh off the line with the latest twist from the builder. Everglades has a brand new model which isn’t your typical offshore fishing boat.
The 290 Pilot is high-end offshore fishing rig with rugged design and first-class fishability. The first thing you will notice is the fully integrated hard top with full-framed windshield and wing vents. This system not only keeps you dry, but gives you a very comfortable feeling of security even in some of the roughest conditions. The seat in front of the “pilot house” looks like it belongs on an expensive go-fast boat. It is thickly padded with a curved backrest for added comfort. Below the helm is a large head area with a sink, shower, and good storage space.
At the Helm
The helm station is logically laid out. Instruments are covered with an electric door that drops down with the flip of a switch. Hydraulic tilt steering is standard as is the 15” stainless destroyer wheel. Besides room for the electronics, there are two outlets for your portable gear. Recessed trim tabs are also standard for a more accurate ride control. Docking lights make night approaches easier and red LEDs provide safer movement at night without blasting out your vision.
Fishing amenities include under gunwale rod racks on each side. Rod holders include 4 in the gunwales, 6 in the transom and 6 across the back of the hardtop. Up front is room to lock away 8 rods when you are off the boat. The front fish locker is a 160-gallon box and the aft box is a 90-gallon. The leaning post has a bait station behind it with a 66- gallon circulating livewell, fresh and raw water sink, tackle storage center and cutting board. The transom has a bait prep area, slide out cooler and raw water washdown.
Heavy duty powder coated hand rails surround the front of the boat for safety. The anchor locker is plenty large for a good size anchor and lots of line. An anchor windlass system is also standard on this model. In addition, there are full coaming bolsters for comfort while working a fish. Eight stainless cup holders handle the beverages at your favorite fishing hole. You can easily slip through the transom door and extend a telescoping swim ladder for a cool dip at sea.
The 290 Pilot measures in at 28’7” length overall with a 9’9” beam width. As large as she is, the 290 can still get through skinny water with only a 20” draft requirement. She also surprises you at the scales with a hull weight of only 5,500 lbs. The 290 carries 200 gallons of fuel and 25 gallons of fresh water for a long day out where the fish are running. She has a sharp entry with a 37 degree average deadrise and a sporty 21 degree deadrise at the stern. Although our boat was powered with 450 horses from Honda, she can handle up to 600-horsepower strapped to her transom.
Our test boat was outfitted with twin Honda 225-horsepower Four-Stroke outboards and we were carrying two people on board with ½ tank of fuel. We found her best cruise to be around 3500 rpm traveling 21.6mph. At cruise speed, she burned 9.7gph and had a range of 401 miles on a full tank of fuel. She topped out at 6000 rpm running 49.8mph for a range of 217 miles. Hole shot times were 4.5 seconds on average with a time to 30mph of 7 seconds. Sound levels were good with 68 dBa at idle and 85 dBa at cruise.
If you are looking for a high-end offshore fishboat with solid features and creature comforts, make your reservation today for a test ride. You’ll be happy you did, or you’ll be wishing you had when your buddies show up with their new boat.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.