Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX
(w/ 2 x 130-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboards))

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Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX
Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX
The 2640 Renegade is a family boat which offers a comfortable and spacious platform for both cruising and fishing. The 2640’s catamaran hull design gives her a stable, dry ride in most conditions, and a good turn of speed.

Key Features

    The 2640 is like one big party platform with plenty of seating for family and friends. The cockpit is large enough to have two anglers fighting fish while the rest of crew relaxes up front with a cold beverage. There’s a wet bar for entertaining with a snack prep counter top and good storage. A livewell is located under one of the seats and there’s a large fish locker in the bow. To port you’ll find an enclosed head, which is especially nice when you’re far out at your favorite watering hole.

Specifications

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Specifications
Length Overall 26' 0''
7.92 m
Dry Weight 4,600 lbs.
2,087 kg
Beam 8' 6''
2.59 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 1' 10''
0.59 m(max)
Fuel Cap 180 gal.
681 L
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 22 gal.
83 L
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
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

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 2 x 130-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboards)
Opt. Power 2 x 130-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboards)

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Photo Gallery

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Versatile Platforms

The 2640 Renegade SX is one of the most versatile platforms for fishing or taking the family out on the water. These hulls have proven themselves on epic voyages from New York to Bermuda and are more

Ample Space and Features

The layout is well thought out. The transom swim platform bridges the area between the twin outboards, and is equipped with waist-high handrails which makes it a good platform for skiing, swimming, or

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The List Goes On

Everywhere you look there are even more quality features to be found. Amidships is a large semi-protected seating area. There’s an enclosed head on the port side of the helm, equipped with a vent to

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Captain's Report

The waters off Washington State are some of the most treacherous in the world, making them the perfect proving ground for offshore boats and the home of Glacier Bay boats. Over the past few years, these outboard-powered catamarans have gained a loyal following among anglers who want to be able to fish in comfort even on days when mono-hull boats can’t leave the dock. Just one ride on a catamaran is all it takes to demonstrate their superior handling in rough seas and ride comfort over a similarly-sized mono-hull.

Instead of riding up and over waves like a mono-hull, a cat’s two hulls pierce waves and chop smoothly, maintaining a stable ride. Add in better fuel efficiency so you get more miles per gallon than a mono-hull, and it’s no wonder catamarans are the hottest boats on the market, with Glacier Bay catamarans considered among the best built of all sportcats. When you consider that these hulls have proven themselves on epic voyages from New York to Bermuda and making the 1,300-mile Trans-Pacific crossing from Hawaii to Midway Island, they are more than up to whatever adventure you can throw at them, and safer than a floating Volvo.

Until recently, Glacier Bay boats were almost entirely thought of as offshore fishing boats, designed strictly to satisfy the unique needs of anglers, but the proven hull of the 2640 Renegade is now available with a family-friendly deck layout. Packed with amenities like a wet bar and acres of seating, this model is perfect for taking the family diving, playing with towable water toys, or just cruising along and enjoying the scenery. Of course, because it is a Glacier Bay, you can still take it fishing if you want.

The layout is brand new, and very well thought out. Starting at the transom, the first thing you notice is a swim platform bridging the area between the twin outboards. Equipped with waist-high handrails, it leads straight out to a folding boarding ladder. If you dive, this platform makes getting onto and out of the water about as easy as it gets without resorting to a crane. The platform also comes in handy when you dock stern-to, since you now have a stable surface to walk on instead of hopping from the transom to the dock, hoping to avoid the stretch of water beneath you. It also makes a great place from which to service the outboards, as you can now stand right beside them.

The inner wall of the transom features a built-in multi-drawer tackle station, port and starboard battery compartments, and battery switch, housed in a watertight compartment. The aft cockpit is equipped with a large galley area, complete with sink, prep surfaces, and spacious cabinet storage. Amidships is a large semi-protected seating area. Adding the easily removable table converts this section to a veritable waterfront café. Where you’ll never have to wait for a seat. To make sure you can answer Nature’s call no matter where you may be, an enclosed head is on the port side of the helm, equipped with a vent to let light and fresh air in.

At the helm, the skipper’s seat is set atop a cavernous storage locker that has ample room for water toys, miscellaneous boating gear, or any Blue Marlin you may come across – this is a Glacier Bay, after all. A full complement of gauges keep you apprised of boat performance. A built-in refrigerator lives at juncture between the helm area and the bow seating area, where it’s within reach of just about anyone on the boat. The bow seating area is lushly upholstered, and by adding a cushion, converts into a sunpad, or the table can be mounted out here for outdoor dining.

Our test boat was equipped with twin Honda four-stroke outboards, which meant we had to keep checking the tachometer to make sure they were running – these are QUIET. When we gave it some throttle, the boat leapt on plane, making short work of the messy chop we were in on that windy day in Miami. Unlike some outboard-powered catamarans which “sneeze”, which is to say they trap a wet, messy mist under the bows as they power forward, which then blows back into the cockpit, this Glacier Bay was dry as a bone, with the bows curling the water off to the sides and well away from the boat. It also tracked like it was on rails, taking high-speed turns smoothly with no tail-wagging or adverse heeling.

All in all the 2640 Renegade SX is a well-mannered boat, even if the weather is not behaving, and as one of the best platforms for taking the family out on the water. You may like your boating wet and sloppy, and not need the proven benefits of a cat design, but if the rest of the family would rather be safe and dry, the 2640 deck layout is the way to do it.

For further information please visit www.glacierbaycats.com.

By Capt. Bill Lindsey

Test Captain





Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX is 36.3 mph (58.4 kph), burning 28.8 gallons per hour (gph) or 109.01 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX is 18.1 mph (29.1 kph), and the boat gets 3.02 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.28 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 489 miles (786.97 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 130-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboards).
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Optional
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Windlass Optional
Galley
Refrigerator Optional
Exterior Features
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Warranty

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX 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.
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Price

Glacier Bay 2640 Renegade SX Price
Pricing Range $69,690.00
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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