Cypress Cay’s flagship Cayman LE 250 comes luxuriously appointed, even in stock trim. Forward, plush lounges span the port and starboard sides. Aft, an expansive L-shaped lounge cradles more passengers with 7 feet of seating comfort. Each features overstuffed, pillow-top upholstery, in addition to bolsters below the thighs for comfort and security. Functional roto-molded seat bases with draining gutters promise to keep gear dry and maintenance low. Do you enjoy time at anchor? The nearly 4-foot-square aft sun pad may be the best seat in the house. Pivot the shared backrest forward and you’ve even got a sloping chaise, with sound system controls and music player inputs within arm’s reach.
No flagship would be complete without a flagship option or two. The highlight on our test boat was clearly the entertainment galley. Featuring bilevel faux-granite countertops, twin bar stools, and a refrigerator and sink, it truly puts the “party” in party boat. Other notable extras included the raised fiberglass helm, touch-screen display with GPS-based cruise, upholstered interior fence walls and an attractive, teak-look flooring.
The Cayman gets its spirited feel on the water from the addition of Cypress Cay’s T3 performance package. T3 adds a third, center pontoon dropped 1 inch below the outer two logs to produce a touch of lean-in, V-hull-style handling. That center pontoon gets full-length lifting strakes on each side; the outer pontoons add a performance-oriented strake to each interior. An aluminum skin below deck covers exposed cross members to lessen resistance. Combined with a potent Mercury Verado 300 Pro, the end result is nimble handling, a quick 3.5-second time to plane, six-second 0 to 30 mph performance and a top speed of 48 mph.
*Flagship amenities include three separate lounges, aft sun pad and Bluetooth-equipped, six-speaker Polk stereo.
*Optional entertainment galley includes dual-level bar, bar stools, refrigerator and sink.
*T3 performance package adds a dropped center tube as well as performance strakes for more nimble, V-hull-inspired handling.
*Bolsters and pillow-top seating provide the ultimate in luxury upholstery.
*Raised fiberglass helm is a true command station, offering great visibility.
*Touch-screen control offers GPS-based cruise settings and more.
*Underside of the deck is clad with aluminum to reduce resistance and enhance the boat’s performance.
How We Tested
Engine: Mercury Verado 300 Pro
Prop: Enertia 15″ x 15″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 40 gal.
Crew Weight: 210 lb.
$67,960 (with test power, T3 performance package)
Cypress Cay Fort Wayne, Indiana; 260-432-4555; cypresscaypontoons.com