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When browsing the boats at a boat show, they can all start to blend in to one another after a while. But then you catch sight of a boat and you have to give it a second look. Such is the case with the Sailfish 2660 CC Pilothouse. It was such a stunner that our Capt. Steve decided to move in for a closer look, and bring the cameras with him. Now obviously, the “CC” stands for center console, but this boat also has the “Pilothouse” moniker. Likely, because when we first saw it, it had the console surrounded in an isinglass pilothouse.

Key Features

  • Cockpit bolsters
  • VDS-4 laterally stepped hull runs longitudinally, bow to stern
  • Sailtech hull construction with 10 year warranty
  • Composite sailtech transom
  • Fiberglass sailtech stringer system
  • Yamaha powermatched components
  • Port window in console head
  • 2000 GPH auto bilge pump
  • Easy bilge access
  • Standard console glove box
  • Standard front rod and cup holder
  • High speed bait well pickup
  • Twin captain chairs with slides
  • Flush mount hinges & latches
  • 2 - 225 Qt. insulated - bow fish boxes
  • Inset toe hold rail
  • Bumper & down rigger ball holders
  • 30 gal. bait well in the transom
  • Freshwater shower on the transom
  • Freshwater shower in the console

Specifications

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-) Specifications
Length Overall 26' 2''
7.98 m
Dry Weight 4,050 lbs.
1,837 kg
Beam 9'0''
2.74 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 18''
45.72 cm
Fuel Cap 200 gal.
757 L
Deadrise/Transom 22-24 deg. Water Cap 14 gal.
53 L
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 102''
2.59 m
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-)Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power 2 x 250-hp Yamaha F250TXR
2 x 150-hp Yamaha F150 TXR
2 x 200-hp Yamaha F200 TXR

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-) Line Drawing

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-) Captain's Report

Sailfish 2660

Here’s the Walkaround version – about 700 lbs. heavier than the CC, and with basic sleeping accommodations for 3 or 4 in the cabin. An enclosed head and shower is included; refrigerator and hot water are options.

The Hull Design

Most boats like the Sailfish 2660 ride on traditional deep-V hulls, usually around 21 to 24 degrees of deadrise. This is the classic deep-V that’s been around for years. But Sailfish plays an interesting variation on that theme, and calls it the VDS Hull – as in Variable Deadrise Stepped. The VDS hull uses variable deadrise from keel to chine to produce a smooth-riding, dry, fuel-efficient hull. We’ve seen similar hulls on raceboats, and it works on the high-speed circuit. We don’t see why it shouldn’t work just as well on a fishboat.

Sailfish 2660

The VDS Hull uses changing deadrise from keel to chine. The sharper lower sections provide a smooth ride – 24 degrees is classic deep-V deadrise. The slightly flatter upper sections create lift and add stability, especially at lower speeds.

Sailfish 2660

Here’s another view: All V-hulls are sharper forward, like the 2660 is. But most have straight sections – in other words, in any one area of the hull, the deadrise is essentially the same from keel to chine.

SailTech Construction

Sailfish’s innovations don’t stop at hull design. The company builds its boats using a system they call SailTech construction. Basically, this is hand-layup using top-quality materials – like Compsys Prisma preformed stringers. These are custom-formed, lightweight polyurethane foam stringers supplied with knitted fiberglass fabrics adhered to the foam during manufacturing. The improved adhesion between fabric and foam vs. typical hand layup adds strength and stiffness while reducing weight. It also helps to make sure that the laminate does not part from the foam core. (For more information, see www.preforms.com.)

Sailfish 2660

In its basic center-console configuration, the Sailfish 2660 exhibits all the features hard-core anglers need. But what about folks who want a walkaround, or who need more protection from the weather?

Rather than wood, which is so 20th-century, Sailfish builds their transoms around high-density urethane foam encapsulated in many layers of knitted fiberglass fabric. Knitted fabrics allow skilled builders to create strong, lightweight laminates – but sometimes you need a little extra: Sailfish reinforces their decks with carbon fiber where necessary.

Carbon fiber – you know, the stuff they build the Stealth Bomber with – is super-light, super-stiff, super-strong and super-expensive. Any builder who even considers using carbon fiber, especially in a boat this size, is OK in our book, as there are not many builders who do it.

Sailfish 2660

The 2660 Center Console also comes in a Pilot House version, essentially a hardtop with a soft enclosure. The advantage is, it’s removable for warm weather, and the hardtop is a big advantage all the time. Otherwise, this boat is the same as the standard 2660 CC.

Accommodations

The 2660 Walkaround has a cabin with basic creature comforts – this isn’t a cruising boat, but it’s a good place to take a nap or have a bite to eat out of the weather. There’s a small table that doubles as a filler to create a large V-berth – theoretically this will sleep two, but the last time we went fishing our companions were pretty beefy, so we’ll leave that up to you. The seat backs flip-up to make two pilot berths. So, you can actually sleep four in a pinch -- but that is not really what this boat is for.

Sailfish 2660

The 2660 Walkaround cabin can be converted into sleeping for four, as long as they’re slim. At other times, there’s a small dinette table, big enough for eating sandwiches. But this is a 26-foot boat, so the cabin is small. There is an enclosed head, though; an electric head with overboard discharge is available.

The Cost of Power

Fishermen love outboards, and all the Sailfish 2660 models run with Yamahas, twins on the CC, single or twin for the Walkaround. Maximum power for all the boats is 500 hp. total. Base MSRP for the Center Console runs from $86,884 with twin F150 four-strokes to $101,360 for twin F200s to $109,366 for twin F250s; for the Walkaround, from $104,501 with a single F250 four-stroke to $109,151 for twin F150 fours to $131,296 for twin F250s.

In each case, the boats are very well-equipped with fishing gear as standard – but fish-aholics will find lots of attractive options to make their Sailfish 2660 just that much better. For complete options and pricing info – it’s way too complicated to get into here, what with four models – see the Sailfish website: www.sailfishboats.com.

Sailfish 2660

MSRP for the 2660 Center Console is $86,884 with twin Yamaha F150 four-strokes. If you need more power, you can choose up to twin F250s.

Recommendation

If you’re not into fishing, or just like to wet a line or drown a bait now and then, you’ll probably be happier shopping somewhere else. If you like to fish, and you are looking for a lot of fishboat for the money, then check out these Sailfish 2660s. They are about as hard-core as fishing boats can get. Yes, they are Spartan below, but they are very nice boats, well-built and -equipped, and at attractive prices relative to similar boats from builders that are far more famous.

Oh, by the way, did we say the prices were extremely competitive? We think you will have a hard time beating these prices -- and no builder has more layout options on a 26' hull.

Sailfish 2660

The Sailfish 2660 CC version with fish boxes and storage forward.


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Standard and Optional Equipment

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
Systems
CD Stereo Optional
Head: Portable Optional
Head: Fixed Optional
Power Steering Optional
Trim Tabs Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Standard
Windlass Optional
Exterior Features
Hardtop Optional
Transom Shower Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-) Warranty

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 10 year
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-) Price

Sailfish 2660 CC (2010-) Price
Pricing Range $86,884.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

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