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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINES:
Suzuki DF 250, 4,028 cc, dual
cam V6 with 24 valves, EFI, 250
horsepower, stainless steel prop
RPM MPH
650
1,000
1,500
2,000
2,500
3,000
2.7
5.0
6.7
8.5
11.9
18.2
RPM MPH
3,500
4,000
4,500
5,000
5,500
22.1
29
32.4
36.1
41.9 MAX
LENGTH OVERALL: 24 ' / 7.32 m
BEAM: 2.87 m (9'5 " )
DRY WEIGHT (BOAT AND MOTOR):
4,229 lbs / 1,954 kg
DRAFT: 4.1 "
FUEL CAPACITY: 95 GALS / 360 L
PRICE (INCLUDING TRAILER, SAFETY
GEAR, FREIGHT AND SUZUKI
250 MOTOR): $139,000
TEST BOAT AND PRICE PROVIDED
BY: OAKLEY BOATS,
HTTPS://OAKLEYBOATS.COM
This shows the helm seating and the aft-facing jumpseats. There is storage in the seat bases.
both dual fuel tanks and dual fuel fi llers
allowing you to select one tank or another
to help balance the load or to close off a
tank that might have gotten compromised
fuel.
The test boat had no real navigation
equipment installed yet, but there's lots of
room for electronics to be installed in the
overhead console as well as on the dashboard.
We noticed the large aluminum
tube that runs the length of the boat from
the helm to the transom; it carries all of
the wiring resulting in a clean look and
greater safety.
We found a substantial underfl oor livewell
and there are scuppers port and starboard.
I thought they looked a bit small
until I realized that in the centre was a
scupper that has to be a foot wide. You
could drain the water out of this boat in
no time!
Owners will also appreciate the
freshwater washdown system. Just hose
'er out!
Other features that hint at the boat's
serious commercial construction include
the welded aluminum handrails that
run up the deck, across the transom and
all around the cabin roof. There always
seems to be a place you can grab on if
need be. There's a very large deck hatch
and that would be my choice for going
forward if I was in rough weather and the
anchor locker with electric windlass feeds
a chute at the bow. Our boat was not yet
fi tted with its ground tackle system, but
the huge anchor locker will hold plenty
and it drains out at the chine.
The cabin roof itself is nicely handled
with protection from the windshield
overhang for the sun and one very large
windshield to maximize outward vision.
The sliding side glass is versatile; you can
open it from the front or the back to suit
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your need. There are side deck rod holders
and a rocket launcher on the cabin roof.
An interesting feature is that the entire
cabin roof can be removed by taking out
just four large bolts if you wanted to trailer
it to a garage. Make no mistake though,
this is a tall boat and we loved the 6-foot
6-inch headroom.
The entire boat inside and out, has had
the aluminum etched and then painted
for a very attractive fi nish. A buyer could
choose to leave the boat in bare aluminum
if they wanted something really rugged
and low maintenance, but it's quite attractive
this way.
The helm and companion seats were
placed high on boxes for good forward
vision, have storage inside and there are
aft-facing jump seats at the back. The
folding aft bench seat can accommodate
two or three more. That still left a vast
expanse of fl at fl oor for cargo, working
a fi sh, or using removable seating. It's
very versatile.
Across the transom is a
swim platform with a starboard side walkthrough
and a great angled set of swim
steps.
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AT THE HELM: FINALLY! CRUISING DOWN SOUTH IS POSSIBLE AGAIN!
WAYPOINTS WINTER CRUISING: HEADING SOUTH!
“YOU WON!”: WINNER OF THE YACHT SOLUTIONS SCHAEFER YACHTS CONTEST
POWER REVIEW: SCHAEFER 303
THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2021
SAIL REVIEW: FOUNTAINE PAJOT ASTREA 42
POWER REVIEW: OAKLEY 245 CC
CROSSING THE LINE: THE VERY OFF SEASON
Canadian Yachting October 2021 - Intro
Canadian Yachting October 2021 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - AT THE HELM: FINALLY! CRUISING DOWN SOUTH IS POSSIBLE AGAIN!
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - WAYPOINTS WINTER CRUISING: HEADING SOUTH!
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - “YOU WON!”: WINNER OF THE YACHT SOLUTIONS SCHAEFER YACHTS CONTEST
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - POWER REVIEW: SCHAEFER 303
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2021
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - SAIL REVIEW: FOUNTAINE PAJOT ASTREA 42
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - POWER REVIEW: OAKLEY 245 CC
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