Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-)
(w/ 1 x 150-hp Suzuki four-stroke)


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Striper designed the 2105 CC as an offshore fishing boat that will keep the family happy. We’re not sure what it takes to make a center console family friendly, but it probably starts and ends with a head in the console and bow cushions. What else can be done with a center console? As for the fishermen, that’s another story. For them, we found the 2105 CC to be a virtual blank canvas, waiting to be painted with options specific to the mission, whether it is trolling, casting, jigging, or any combination. For those folks, the message is clear: The 2105 CC is ready to deliver. But all that is just talk if the boat doesn’t handle well, so to make that determination, we put her through a full test.

Specifications

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) Specifications
Length Overall 21' 6''
6.55 m
Dry Weight 3,150 lbs.
1,429 kg
Beam 8' 6''
2.59 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 13''
0.33 m
Fuel Cap 105 gal.
397 L
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg. Water Cap N/A
Max Headroom N/A 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

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 150-hp Suzuki four-stroke
Opt. Power Various Evinrude, Mercury, Suzuki and Yamaha engines

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) Captain's Report

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC

The Striper 2105 CC has an LOA of 21' 6”, a beam of 8' 6", and a draft of 13”. With a 105 gallon fuel capacity, we had a range of 434 miles at a best cruise speed of 23.7 mph.

A Working Layout

The first glance will tell you that this boat is made for salt water. Everywhere you look you see stainless steel, particularly in the through-hull fittings. The hardware is beefy enough to withstand the rigors of long term use, and the build is solid.

The livewell is in the middle of the working area of the transom, right where it belongs. Capacity is 30 gallons (113.6 L), it is lit internally, macerated, and there are no hard corners to kill off the bait prematurely. The lid is held in place with stainless hardware but I was surprised to find that the underside of the lid is not finished off in gel coat. Go figure. Closing the lid reveals a cutting board mounted to the topside. I’d like to see some tool holders cut into the surface as well.

The aft jump seats will serve as a nice place to sit for the ride out, but when it’s time to get down to business, they are easily removed to give full access to the transom. Bolsters surround the fighting zone, and they measure from 20” (50.8 cm) to 26” (66 cm) up from the deck. That puts them right at my mid thigh.

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC

The padded bolsters were at just the right fighting height. The seats lift out to allow access all the way to the transom. Notice the standard washdown spigot.

Below, there is under-gunwale storage for three rods on either side that runs 14’ (4.27 m) forward. Four more rods will reside in the flush mounted holders in the caprail. Two rocket launchers are included in the leaning post.

It’s a rare boat indeed that gets a leaning post in the right position. Sometimes they work for fishing, sometimes for driving. I’m happy to report that on the 2105 CC they found the right combination for both. When fishing, you’re in just the right position to put your foot on the livewell, and when driving, 22.5” (57.15 cm) clearance ensures that there’s no squeezing behind the wheel to fit into position. Obviously, Striper does a mockup before drilling holes into the deck.

Helm

Not only is the leaning post comfortable to lean on, it’s also very functional for sitting on, with a flip-down footrest making it possible to use as a seat. One key ingredient that is missing is a raised deck platform for shorter captains to see over the very high console. There’s a good reason for the console being so high. The 2105 has to have a head with sitting headroom for a person 6'4" tall. Since it is a small boat there is no bilge to speak of, so most of the height has to manifest itself above the deck, which by its very nature, means the console is going to be very high. Adding a raised platform at the helm is a simple way to accommodate the height for a short skipper.

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC

Multi-function gauges do a lot to keep the clutter down on the 2105 CC helm. The stainless steel wheel is an Edson with a steering knob, and we love that it’s connected to standard hydraulic steering. Note the circuit breakers below the rocker switches. No fumbling for fuses on this boat.

A single multi-function engine gauge comes standard and keeps the panel uncluttered and wide open for mounting display screens. You have 30" (76 cm) x 14” (35.6 cm) of open real estate on the panel so I could easily envision two 12” (30.48 cm) displays here. I’d also like to see grab rails mounted vertically at either end of the panel. There’s just nothing to hang onto right now. Hydraulic steering is standard, tilt steering is optional.

An optional hard top comes with spreader lights, rocket launchers, PFD storage and is outrigger ready.

A Functional Layout

Part of what makes a workboat function is how easy it is to maintain it. On the 2105 CC, it’s “mission accomplished.” On either side of the transom are compartments that are easily accessed once the jump seats are removed. Both contain deep cycle batteries, and the starboard side also houses the battery switch that will be ready if one battery is drained, and then automatically kick into parallel mode for an extra burst of starting power. Also in the starboard side is an easily accessed fuel filter/water separator. The port side compartment houses the pump for the macerator and the standard raw water washdown. A freshwater washdown is an option.

Part of what makes a sea boat work is its ability to drain water. The 2105 CC has dual 1.25” (3.25 cm) deck drains in both quarters. I’d always like to see them bigger though.

I was pleased to see that Striper recognized the need for a midships cleat, in addition to a cleat abaft the anchor roller. For accessing the fuel fittings, a removable deck plate is installed abaft the leaning post.

Could Be Better

Every boat has its tradeoffs and the big one in the 2105 CC’s is in the bow. Just ahead of the console is a cooler that doubles as a seat, just like almost every CC on the planet, but in this case, it only allows for 7” (17.78 cm) of space from the bow seats to walk through. That’ll cause some bruised shins, but it will be the rare fisherman who will complain about it. I do like that the cooler is removable for loading at home, and it’s braced into position for stability offshore.

Family Features

As we move forward, we see where the family features start to come into play. At the bow, the family will love the filler cushions that make a large sunpad. The fisherman will like that the cushions can be left ashore to expose the casting platform underneath. Both bow seats have 74 qts of storage beneath that is finished off and insulated. They can hold towels, beach toys, the day’s supplies, or iced down dead fish. Your call.

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC

Families will appreciate the cushions covering the bow. An insert for the center aids in converting the bow to a casting platform or sun pad.

Inside the console is a very roomy head with standing room, if you’re 5’ 6" (1.68 m) or shorter. The Porta-Potti is standard, and there is an option for a pump-out head. The aft bulkhead is a snap curtain that allows easy access to the back of the helm panel for installations. The other bulkheads are sufficiently padded to avoid concussions in a seaway, a feature that most center consoles lack.

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC

The cooler in front of the console doubles as a seat. Note the cushioned backrest: There’s nearly two feet between the console and the bulwarks, but only 7” separates the cooler from the V-seating.

Performance and Handling

When turning, the 2105 handles very predictably and safely. There are no breakneck turns since the hull does not dig in and throw you to the sides. To the contrary, you’ll experience more of a gentle sliding turn with about a 5-degree bank that feels very comfortable. The best part about this is that you don’t have to slow down to make a hard turn. Both the boat and your passengers can handle whatever you try to dish out.

Bow rise was about 14-degrees when hitting the throttle, and because of the high center console, I did lose visibility before getting up on plane. For that reason, you don’t want to be shy about adding power to get to planing speed. For handling the trim, I found that about 7-8 pulses of the trim switch got the 2105 where she needed to be for best performance.

With the Suzuki 150 4-stroke mounted to the transom, we reached a top speed of 40.2 mph with a 15.5 gph fuel burn. Best cruise was found to be at 4000 rpm and 23.7 mph. At that speed we were burning only 5.2 gph and getting 4.6 mpg for a range of 434 miles with a 10% reserve.

All said, we found the Striper 2105 CC to be an impressive handling boat. Her low center of gravity gave us good turns and she responded well to the 150 4-stroke. Certainly, the performance will be slowed a bit by the addition of a T-top, but we’re not running a race to the fishing grounds in this boat, so the penalty will be minimal.

Recommendation

The 2105 CC has a relatively high freeboard forward for this size and type boat. That means the cockpit is deeper and therefore the boat does a better job of keeping people inside, and water outside, than many other boats in her class. That aspect of the Striper 2105 CC together with her easy handling and comfortable motion makes her a good candidate for your family's short list of prospects, in our opinion.

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) is 40.2 mph (64.7 kph), burning 15.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 58.67 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) is 23.7 mph (38.1 kph), and the boat gets 4.59 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.95 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 434 miles (698.46 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Suzuki four-stroke.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Optional
Head: Portable Standard
Trailer Optional
Trim Tabs Optional
Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
Washdown: Raw Water Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) Warranty

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) 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
Transferable Yes
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) Price

Seaswirl Striper 2105 CC O/B (2011-) Price
Pricing Range $40,315.00
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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