Yar-Craft’s 210 TFX hit all the marks for a professional walleye boat and added points for giving families a fun and comfortable cruising and water-play platform as well. The optional Mercury 300 Pro XS outboard pushed our test boat to 59 mph at 6,000 rpm spinning a 22-pitch Mercury Bravo One XS stainless-steel propeller. The TFX accelerates like a rocket ship with a 4.3-second hole shot and just 5.3 seconds to 30 mph.
For the serious up-country angler, there’s a nifty trolling-motor panel that features a quick disconnect for the troller power wires, as well as a digital voltmeter to see available battery power at a glance. A bow can house an optional flush-mounted 12-inch graph, or you can opt for one flush- and one bracket-mounted—a new necessity with the popularity of live-scan sonar.
Dry storage on the 210 is dry, thanks to new soft-edge seals that also keep the lids from chattering. The center lid houses a three-tier rod locker and easy access to the trolling motor batteries.
Behind the tempered-glass windshield is a deeper, wider cockpit than past models; that’s in response to Yar-Craft fans’ demand for more stomping space on deck. The helm’s flush-mounted 12-inch Garmin graph is boat-and-engine integrated for at-a-glance views of boat systems and engine performance. Yar-Craft uses the same unique hexagonal rim steering wheel as Bass Cat, for better rough-water grip and control. The interior features swiveling pedestal-mounted seats, with four total seat pedestal sockets, so customizing the seating configuration is easy. Stepping up to the bow casting platform is via a padded step over a built-in cooler.
Aft, there’s an access hatch in the sole to get to the cranking battery and master on/off switch. The livewell resides just behind the cockpit, flanked by dry-storage lockers, with two more storage compartments aft of that.
Ample storage, unbeatable fishing features, and attractive, durable fit-and-finish make the 210 TFX the 21-footer to beat in the coming season.
How We Tested
- Engine: Mercury 300 Pro XS FourStroke
- Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Bravo One XS 15 1/4″ x 22″ 4-blade stainless steel
- Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
- Fuel Load: 50 gal.
- Crew Weight: 250 lb.
- Full-width vacuum-formed transom ensures long life with big-water capability.
- All-fiberglass helm is large enough to flush-mount a 16-inch graph.
- Integrated net and ruler storage keep those tools handy.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$103,665 (as tested)|
|Dry Weight:||2,120 lb.|
|Seat/Weight Capacity:||6/1,125 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity:||50 gal.|
Speed, Efficiency, Operation
Yar-Craft Boats – Mountain Home, Arkansas; yarcraft.com