Lenny Rudow brings us along on a quick look at the Dusky 278.
14th March 2013. By Lenny Rudow
What we’ve got here is a Dusky 278 center console with a pair of Evinrude’s latest motors: the 135 HOs.
The 278 is a very straight forward, simple boat, a light boat. And that’s how it can get by with a pair of 135s. But wait a minute. Is 270 HP really enough to push a 27 foot boat?
Now I don’t care how power-hungry you are, that is plenty of juice for anybody!
Is this a fanciest boat in the world? No. You’ll find some plastic. But when you’re talking about a 27 foot boat with a pair of Evinrude 135 HOs that lists at less than $60,000 base boat? That’s a bargain.
Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including boats.com and YachtWorld.com. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.