Strength, simplicity and seaworthiness are the driving forces behind every Parker model, and a glance at the new 2200 CC quickly reveals its Carolina roots.
Raised compartments port and starboard provide seating and dry storage upfront. Both are insulated to double as fish boxes. A pedestal table fills the gap between the bow seats to form a raised casting deck, and it also rises to turn the front of the boat into a scenic picnic area.
The 36-inch-wide console has a roomy head compartment inside, and seating for two in the front with a backrest and a cooler designed to also serve as a livewell. The business side offers sufficient real estate for all must-have electronics, including a pair of 10-inch multifunction displays. Should you run out of mounting space, the optional hardtop package includes an overhead electronics box.
An aluminum leaning post affords standard helm seating for the skipper and a companion, but Parker offers an upgraded version featuring flip-up bolsters and a fiberglass module that incorporates tackle storage to port, plus a larger 33-gallon livewell and a pair of flush-mount rod holders in back.
Rod storage consists of four flush-mount rod holders on the covering boards, two more on the optional fiberglass leaning post, and a four-rod rocket launcher as part of the optional hardtop package. Hiding behind a pair of removable jump seats, transom doors on opposite aft corners provide direct access to twin swim platforms to port and starboard, and also make it easier to bring aboard trophy fish.
The single Yamaha F250 on the test Parker proved an excellent match for the 2200 CC, which remained nimble and responsive during a number of turns and maneuvers, and exhibited the desired power and quickness on the straightaways, rushing from zero to 30 mph in 9.4 seconds, and flirting with 49 mph at wide-open throttle. At 3,500 rpm, the Parker achieved its best fuel efficiency, running at 28 mph while burning a scant 9.3 gph.
- The hull’s V-shape, with its tall bow and flare, is perfect for taming a considerable chop.
- Console houses a large compartment inside (5 feet, 2 inches of headroom) for a portable toilet or extra storage.
- Helm has enough real estate for dual 10-inch MFDs and other essential electronics.
- Two transom doors make it a cinch to take a dip or boat gaffed fish on both sides of the boat.
How We Tested
- Engine: Single Yamaha F250
- Drive/Prop: Outboard/Yamaha Saltwater Series II 15.5″ diameter x 17” pitch 3-blade stainless steel
- Gear Ratio: 1.75:1 Fuel Load: 79 gal. Water Load: NA Crew Weight: 450 lb.
|Price:||$82,486 (base with no options)|
|Draft (max):||1’3” (engines up)|
|Dry Weight:||4,624 lb.|
|Available Power:||Single 200 or 250 hp Yamaha outboard|
Parker Boats – Beaufort, North Carolina; 252-728-5621; parkerboats.com