Watch the 2014 Cruisers Sport Series 258 Video Boat Review

Overview: A mid-size Cruisers Sport Series bowrider.

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Concept


  • Build a bow rider with the same attention to detail and equipment used with Cruisers’ yachts, and make it adaptable as a tow boat for watersports.


Construction

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

  • Aluminum plates beef up the engine mounting system, and back up deck hardware.

  • Snap-in woven mat replaces carpet with a stronger, easier to clean surface that’s easy on the feet.
































Specifications
Length25'0"
Beam8'6"
Max Draft3'3"
Deadrise18 degrees
Displacement5,160 lbs
Fuel capacity68 gal

Performance & Handling

  • The 300-hp Mercury 350 MAG stern drive brings this boat up to over 43-MPH.

  • Steps in the hullside chines help the boat dig in and grip in tight turns.

  • Steps also break adhesion, aiding fuel economy.

  • The one-foot chop we encountered during our test presented zero challenge for this boat, and we ran full-tilt right into it.

























































Performance Data
Test conditions: 1 foot chop, winds 10 - 15 knots, 2 POBs
RPMMPHGPHMPG
10004.91.92.6
20008.55.71.5
300024.79.02.7
400035.514.82.4
500043.628.11.6
Power300-hp Mercury MAG stern drive, 22.5” Bravo Three Props

Unique Features

  • Swing-open head compartment in the passenger’s console is roomy, and includes an opening port and a sink.

  • Swim platform ladder is canted off to the side, to keep swimmers away from the props.

  • Slick magnetic catch holds swing-open windshield in place.


 

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