Vectra 2290

Vectra has focused on the target buyer with their 2290.

Add the 2290 to the small sampling of center-console deck boats on the market. The design makes perfect sense. The wide footprint and shallow draft of Vectra's deck boats make them capable of meandering into skinny waters. The roomy bow and cockpit give fishermen open spaces for obstacle-free casting. So, to further focus the target buyer, Vectra engineers eliminated the windshield and moved the console to the middle of the boat, turning the 2290 into a fish-oriented sport boat suited for coastal regions.

Credit Vectra for knowing enough to add a five-position helm seat (adjust it to face the stern while trolling), a 20-plus-gallon livewell aft, a smaller baitwell forward and a long fish box for optimistic anglers in the bow. We'd spring for the optional T-top and canvas, because the sun will eventually get hot, trust us.

Our test boat, with a Yamaha 225 four-stroke, hit 51 mph with a lot of punch out of the hole (2.7 seconds to plane). Vectra's dihedral hull stayed on plane at just 15 mph, which will make the hunt for fish or the pull with a tube more economical.

Vectra 2290
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Vital Stats
* Length(w/Platform): 21'6"
* Beam: 8'6"
* Dry Weight: 2,840 lb.
* Fuel Capacity: 75 gal.
* Maximum HP: 250
* NMMA Certified: Yes