The 270 Dauntless is designed for fishing, all right, with plenty of rod holders, fish boxes and livewell capacity. With its flared bow, self-bailing cockpit and unsinkable construction, it is certainly seaworthy enough for prudent operation on coastal waters, but it’s not a hull that a hardcore blue-water angler will choose for canyon runs. Instead, its shallow draft and optional bow ladder set it up for double duty on beach picnics, while an optional swim patio folds down from the port side of the cockpit to provide safe water entry for swimmers and a removable transom pylon serves tow sports. There’s plenty of space inside the console for a dressing room/head that can accommodate, ahem, goodly size adult males. There’s ingenious and abundant seating in front of the console, complete with an adjustable table that offers comfortable lounging, sunning, eating and conversing on creek explorations and sunset cruises. The whole area, though, converts quickly to a casting deck for angling action. Given these inshore/nearshore missions, single-engine power just might make sense.