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Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

The Wellcraft 262 Fisherman is a capable offshore machine with abundant rod and tackle stowage.

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

LOA: 26'4" | Beam: 9'0" | Draft: 2'5" | Displacement: 5,500 lb. (dry, without engines) | Fuel Capacity: 158 gal. | More Information: wellcraft.com

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We Say: The new Wellcraft 262 Fisherman center console offers abundant tackle and rod stowage for serious offshore fishing. A 17-gallon livewell in the starboard quarter and another 23-gallon livewell in the port quarter are augmented by an optional 25-gallon livewell (with viewing window) behind the deluxe helm seats.

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

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Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft Boats

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft Boats

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft Boats

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft Boats

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

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An Orca 42-quart cooler slides on tracks to serve as a seat forward of the console or as a step up in the bow. Our test boat featured the Family Package with bow seating/lounges and a side-mount table. A transom bench-style seat folds away quickly. Access to the interior of the center console is provided by a front, upward-opening door. An optional inward-opening dive door on the port side helps you land big fish. Two helm chairs feature flip-up bolsters and fold-down armrests. MarineMat decking at the helm, in the forward rod locker, and at strategic points along the gunwales to protect fishing reels is included with the Scarab Offshore Package. A tri-tone gelcoat scheme and special graphics adorn the exterior with this option.

Twin Mercury Verado 275 outboards propelled the 262 Fisherman to a top speed of 57.4 mph. The deep-V hull rode smoothly and cornered superbly. Mercury power steering and digital throttle and shift made handling a cinch.

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

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Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft Boats

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

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Who’d Want One: Saltwater anglers looking for a capable offshore machine.

Another Choice: Cobia’s 261CC ($102,452 with twin Yamaha F150s) has a wider beam but less bait capacity.

Bottom Line: $164,409 (with twin Mercury Verado 250s); wellcraft.com

Wellcraft 262 Fisherman

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