2022 NorthCoast 255 HT

The 255 HT offers a great ride and a versatile layout suited for fishing or cruising.

255 HT running out to fish
The 255 HT is outfitted to fish and cruise. Courtesy NorthCoast Boats

NorthCoast cabin boats offer excellent weather protection, large cockpits, and cruising accommodations. A fine example is the 255 HT.

With 22 wave-cleaving degrees of transom deadrise, the 255 HT rides comfortably in nasty water. It hits 55 mph with twin 200 hp Yamahas (60 mph speeds with twin 250s), and this beamy boat will also run on just one engine at 30 mph, should the need arise. Throttle back to 27 mph and enjoy over 300 miles of range delivered from the 159-gallon fuel capacity.

255 HT helm
There’s 6 feet, 2 inches of headroom at the helm, and plenty of space for electronics. Courtesy NorthCoast Boats

The 9-foot-5-inch beam, a precision fishing tool, allows for a massive cockpit abristle with fishing gear. Twin 139-quart macerated fish boxes reside in the sole, and there are rod racks under the gunwales. There’s a 26-gallon livewell and tackle drawers port and starboard. The two-tone, gray or moondust tan nonskid looks great and also cuts the glare white-decked boats force anglers to endure. A transom door makes loading up easy, as well as eases boating a trophy catch. The cockpit lighting keeps the action going after dark, and a built-in washdown helps you keep the decks clean and safe.


Versatility being a key attribute of the NorthCoast 255 HT, head into the hardtop to discover 6 feet, 2 inches of headroom at the helm, along with an Edson wheel, plenty of space for electronics, and an opening windshield. The hard sides keep your crew out of wind and spray should the weather turn, yet the captain remains in complete contact with the cockpit—and retains the ability to leave the helm easily to gaff a fish, grab a dock line, or do any chore.

255 HT tackle storage
Tackle drawers are found port and starboard. Courtesy NorthCoast Boats

Belowdecks, find an expansive berth—a full 75 inches long—complete with generous sitting headroom. There’s also a stand-up head compartment complete with a marine toilet, a vanity with sink, and a pullout shower. The companionway door locks, and the hatch provides great ventilation. Add the optional shore power and optional galley package with its stainless-steel sink, dual-voltage fridge and microwave, and the NorthCoast 255 HT is ready to carry you away for a weekend.

Seeking a top-notch boat that’s fast, fishes and cruises? Then check out the NorthCoast 255 HT.

255 HT cockpit
Twin 139-quart macerated fish boxes reside in the sole. Courtesy NorthCoast Boats

High Points

  • Custom fiberglass top and windshield frame with opening front windshield and sliding side windows provide great views and airflow.
  • Deep-V hull and wide beam provide a great ride and versatile room to fish with a large crew or for couples to enjoy weekends aboard the boat.
  • Foam-filled grid system provides positive flotation, and a firm foundation substitutes for weight in providing the firm, wave-smashing ride for which NorthCoast boats are renowned.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $183,392 (with twin Yamaha 200 XB outboards)
LOA: 31’2″
Beam: 9’5″
Draft: 1’7″ (hull)
Dry Weight: 7,981 lb. (approx.; with engines)
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 159 gal.
Available Power: Twin Yamaha outboards to 500 hp total

NorthCoast Boats – Bristol, Rhode Island; 888-802-2132;