A glance at Parker’s 2200 CC reveals the strength, simplicity and seaworthiness of this boat’s Carolina roots. We stepped aboard and discovered robust functionality borne of a builder with big-water experience.
Interior and Accessories
Raised bow compartments to port and starboard provide seating and dry storage upfront. Both are insulated to double as fish boxes. A pedestal table fills the gap in between to form a raised casting deck, and it also rises to turn the bow into social seating.
The 36-inch-wide console has a roomy head compartment inside, and seating for two in the front features 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. Removable transom seats add comfort or can be stowed to increase space.
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 proved an excellent match for the 2200 CC, which displayed nimble responsiveness during a number of 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.
How We Tested
- Engine: Single Yamaha F250
- Drive/Prop: Outboard/Yamaha Saltwater Series II 15.5″ x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel
- Gear Ratio: 1.75:1 Fuel Load: 79 gal. Water Load: NA Crew Weight: 450 lb.
- Console houses a large compartment with room for a portable head.
- 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.
- Undergunwale racks for rods are not available.
- Dry storage/fish-box capacity is somewhat limited.
- Less dedicated tackle storage than other boats in this size class.
The Sailfish 220 CC ($86,950 powered by a Yamaha F200) is rated for less power, carries more fuel and rides a deeper V—a 22- to 24-degree variable deadrise hull form, which Sailfish calls VDS.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$82,486 (base, with Yamaha F250)|
|Transom Deadrise:||17 degrees|
|Bridge Clearance:||7’10” (with optional hardtop)|
|Max Headroom:||5’2″ (in console)|
|Fuel Capacity:||79 gal.|
|Available Power:||Single 200 or 250 hp Yamaha outboard|
Speed, Efficiency, Operation
Parker Boats – Beaufort, North Carolina; 252-728-5621; parkerboats.com