Champion boat racer and accomplished boatbuilder Earl Bentz reunited his Triton team to bring an all-new series of fishing boats to American anglers. The 341 CC is Caymas’ latest and largest, and it boasts a Michael Peters-designed Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) hull, and a deck plan to suit the most finicky fishermen.
The 341 CC made over 60 mph with triple Mercury 300 hp V-8 FourStrokes. The throaty engines offer relentless acceleration, and fuel economy that allows nearly 400 miles of offshore range.
It’s not surprising that the Caymas 341 CC is a performer, but it comes by its fishability honestly too. Both Benz and Falk are avid offshore anglers.
Interior and Accessories
A 70-gallon livewell centered on the transom is fed by dual pumps in a sea chest, keeping the livewell pressurized so bait rides securely in rough seas.
Caymas traded a transom walk-through with a convenient inboard swinging gunwale door for easy boarding, or landing tuna, swordfish and wahoo.
Rod holders are well-placed on the transom, gunwales and foredeck, and locking stowage under port and starboard gunwales provides a secure hideaway for two pairs of tuna sticks. Four more lock up in the console below in additional racks.
Tackle stowage is found in gunwale cabinets that tilt out, and two doors in the leaning post reveal two utility-box racks. Slide-out boards give stowable workspace, and a large cooler slides out below on rails for easy, convenient access.
Caymas’ 341 CC also delivers features such as a double lounge contoured for guests to relax in comfort, and two foldaway seats at the bow offer seating for four more crewmembers while allowing passage to the anchor windlass and fender locker.
In the aft cockpit, you can sit on the slide-out cooler cushion and put a couple on the foldaway transom jump seat. For mixed crews, the large console compartment below the helm not only offers a space for changing, but there is also a flushing head and additional storage.
How We Tested
- Engines: Triple Mercury 300 hp FourStrokes
- Drive/Props: Outboards/Enertia 16″ x 21″ 3-blade stainless steel
- Gear Ratio: 1.85:1 Fuel Load: 70 gal. Crew Weight: 400 lb.
- Ample rocket launchers and rod holders for stowage and trolling.
- Comfortable seating throughout stows quickly for fish-fighting.
- Michael Peters hull design is proven to be efficient, fast and smooth-riding.
- We would like to see some teak brightwork on board to enhance style.
- Three-wide console restricts passage fore and aft, but adds comfort behind the helm.
The Regulator 31 ($349,995 with twin Yamaha 300 hp outboards) sounds shorter, but it employs an engine bracket on the transom, adding to its running length, and allows the entire hull length to commit to fishing amenities. The 31 is beamier too, by 4 inches, adding enjoyable real estate to its dimensions.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$451,150 (as tested)|
|Displacement:||9,500 lb. (with power)|
|Transom Deadrise:||24 degrees|
|Fuel Capacity:||345 gal.|
|Available Power:||Dual or triple Yamaha, Mercury or Suzuki outboards to 1,200 hp total|
Speed, Efficiency, Operation
Caymas Boats – Ashland, Tennessee; 888-422-9627; caymasboats.com