Cruisers Sport Series 298 Boat Test Notes

The 298 is a brawny bowrider with plenty of pep and a roomy head compartment in the console.

4th January 2013.
By Lenny Rudow

Watch the video: Cruisers Sport Series 298: King of the Bowriders

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Concept:

-Create a bowrider with maximum space, without sacrificing performance.

 

Construction:

-Hatches and doors are RTM molded, to maximize strength, minimize weight, and provide a finished surface inside and out.

-Stout aluminum plates beef up the engine mounting system, to ensure perfect alignment for the long run.Cruisers Sport Series 298 performance data

 

Performance:

-It’s sporty, all right – cruising speed is around 40-mph and top-end busts 50.

-Hull vent gives partial advantages of a step, without the disadvantages.

 

Handling:

-Grips the water in hard turns; cranking the wheel hard-over at WOT is not a problem—but it is fun!

-21-degree deadrise hull handles a chop well, and there’s little pounding or vibration.Cruisers Sport Series 298 specifications

 

Unique features:

-Aft seat transforms from forward-facing, to aft-facing, to a flat sunpad.

-Fold-out door allows you to completely seal off the bow cockpit from the helm and stern cockpit.

For more information, visit Cruisers Yachts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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