NauticStar 2200 Tournament Bay
Breaking It Down
The ability to reach nearly 56 mph with a Yamaha F250 gives the “Tournament” moniker sturdy legs on which to stand. But for the masses of inshore anglers, speed is a small consideration. Satisfaction comes from the nuances that active fishermen wish for, and then find on a boat like the 2200. Angles are used within the in-deck storage to spread the available volume, thus allowing the casting deck to be dropped for higher gunwale lips and safer casting. Rolling the bottom of the helm station inward adds toe space. We found a bevy of oft-overlooked design features that make the difference.
Dedicated storage for musts such as cast nets means you don’t have to stuff those items on top of safety gear or watch them slide around the deck.
The anchor locker comes with an anchor, line and chain, all ready to use without an added expense.
Jump seats flip up from the stern corners, so five people can actually sit (two at the stern, two at the helm, one forward of the console).
Battery on/off switch is located on an exterior bulkhead instead of hidden in the bilge compartment.
We liked the high windscreen, but the frame around it might be stuck directly in some captains’ field of vision.
The 2200 might not target water sports specifically, but why not just make the swim platform standard? Someone will be in the water at some point, and getting back in should be easy.
Dry Boat Weight: 2,100 lb.
Max. Horsepower: 250
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 63
MSRP: $54,053 (w/ Yamaha F250)
Engine: Yamaha F250
Load: (People) 450 lb., (Fuel) 25 gal.
Top Speed: 55.9 mph @ 6,000 rpm
Time To Plane: 3.6 sec.
Time To 30 MPH: 7.8 sec.