Wide-Beam Hurricane SunDeck 2690 Deck Boat: Inventive Nature

The new flagship for the Hurricane deck boat line, the Hurricane SunDeck 2690, is the brand’s first wide-beam model.

18th March 2013.
By Charles Plueddeman

Hurricane unveiled its new SunDeck 2690 model at the Miami International Boat Show, and this wide-beam family boat will be the brand’s new flagship.

Watch a quick video tour of the Hurricane SunDeck 2690

Hurricane arguably invented the deck boat concept back in 1974 with a craft that placed a wide-open pontoon-style deck over a fiberglass hull. This hybrid offered the planing performance of a runabout with the elbow room of pontoon boats. Most of today’s deck boats look more like a runabout, and the SunDeck 2690 is no exception, with its gracefully descending shear line and wrap-around windshield. It’s the broad bow, which maximizes space forward, that sets this big deck boat apart from bowriders in this size range.

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The Hurricane Sundeck 2690, on display at the boat show. Models should start shipping to dealers soon.

The SunDeck 2690 is all-new and based on a hull designed by the respected C. Raymond Hunt Associates. Its length is 26 feet four inches, while beam is nine feet even, which means this is not a boat you’d be able to trailer on a regular basis, as it’s too wide in most states to move without a permit. The SunDeck 2690 was designed with a new foam-filled internal stringer system that presents a clean, smooth surface inside nearly every compartment on the boat, including the sole and outboard side of the head compartment. The design also provides easy access to almost every serviceable item, including the bilge and fuel tank compartment.

Specifications
Length 26’4″
Beam 9’10″
Max. Draft TBD
Transom Deadrise TBD
Weight TBD
Fuel capacity 96 gal.

The wide beam – the first from Hurricane – offers all kinds of room in the cockpit. There’s wrap-around seating aft with a large refreshment center equipped with a pressurized sink and electric grill, with space below for an optional refrigerator. A cooler is built right into the space below the port seat, with access through a small section of the seat bottom that lifts out, the idea being that you can reach into the cooler without lifting the entire cushion. The head compartment in the port console is equipped with an electric-flush toilet and a full-length counter with a stainless steel sink. The bow features a large boarding platform with fold-down ladder for getting ashore at the beach.

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The wide beam boosts cockpit space significantly, though this model will be too wide to trailer without a permit, in many states.

The SunDeck 2690 will only be offered with outboard power, and is rated for up to 350 horses. The display boat at the show was rigged with a Yamaha V6 F250, and had a base price of $72,500. The stern area is designed so that there’s plenty of room to move around the motor, with boarding platforms port and starboard and a flat space forward of the motor where there’s a step-through to the cockpit.

The SunDeck 2690 was finished just before the Miami show; it will be in production and arriving at dealers soon.

For more information, watch a quick video tour of the Hurricane SunDeck 2690 or visit Hurricane Boats.


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Charles Plueddeman is Boats.com's outboard, trailer, and PWC expert. He is a former editor at Boating Magazine and contributor to many national publications since 1986.

2 thoughts on “Wide-Beam Hurricane SunDeck 2690 Deck Boat: Inventive Nature

  1. This boat looks really very clean inside and out. The color combination was good and the specs are awesome. But the problem is you need to have a permit first before you can use it. I hope it is not difficult to get a permit to this kind of boat!

  2. Hey Mark – Wait! Wait! Go back and read that one more time – you don’t need a permit to use the boat, you need a permit to trailer it (in most states). On most of the country’s roads you can tow without a permit up to 8’6″ (which is why so many boats have a beam of 8’6″) and since this one is 9’10″ wide, it requires the permit in most areas.

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