2012 Cypress Cay Cozumel Boat Test Notes

Read the detailed notes from our Boats.com review team's test of this new pontoon boat.

7th March 2012.
By Jeff Hemmel


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• High horsepower, agile handling rival V-hull competitors
• Retains pontoon’s wide-open, passenger-friendly layout
• Abundant storage, pop-up changing room

• 25” Aluminum pontoons; individual airtight compartments
• Full length outside risers add rigidity, double as skirting
• Butyl rubber tape between components to prevent rattling
• Tech-screw fasteners form friction-weld bond

• Quick to plane, little-to-no bowriseCpress Cay Cozumel 250 performance data
• Mercury 250 Verado produced 43.4 mph top speed
• Best fuel efficiency at 16.8 mph, burning 5 gph for 3.36 mpg

• Xtreme Performance System adds central tube, lowered 3” below outer tubes, lifting strakes, stepped running surface aft on center tube, aluminum skin
• Carves exceptionally tight, predictable turns
• One of best handling pontoons tested to date; lower trim to enter corner, raise to exit for best results


• Raised helm station offers better view forward while accelerating, enhanced view around dock
• Pop-up changing room opens into space provided by portside gateCypress Cay Cozumel 250 specifications

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• Abundant storage in rotomolded seat bases; low-maintenance, resist mildew
• Two-part hinges on seat covers provide increased access to stowage below

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Jeff Hemmel

Jeff Hemmel writes for boats.com, Boating, PersonalWatercraft.com, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. For more info, visit Jeff Hemmel's website.

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