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Key Largo 3000 CC (2016-)(COMPANY IS CLOSED)
(w/ 2 x 250-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 250)


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Brief Summary

The Key Largo 3000 CC powered with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 outboards not only proved herself fast -- with a 4.4 second hole-shot and a top speed of 56.3 mph -- but also economical for the genre, maxing out at 3000 rpms and 25.9 mph. Her 195-gallon (738 L) fuel tank gives a range of 352 miles at this speed, allowing for a 10% reserve. Features the angler will like include a small chum sink and washdown hose alongside the larger baitwell at the transom, toe rails and gunwale bolsters.

Key Features

  • Powered by twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 engines
  • Maximum horsepower of 600
  • Fuel capacity of 195 gallons
  • DPS steering
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 30'
    9.14 m
    Beam 8' 9''
    2.67 m
    Dry Weight 5,200 lbs.
    2,358 kg
    Tested Weight 6,520 lbs.
    2,957 kg
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 195 gal.
    738 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    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

    Std. Power 2 x 250-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2
    Tested Power 2 x 250-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 250
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    500 3.2 2.7 0.6 5.3 4.6 921 801 71
    1000 6.1 5.3 1.5 4.2 3.6 732 637 73
    1500 8.1 7.0 3.8 2.2 1.9 377 328 72
    2000 9.8 8.5 8.5 1.2 1.0 204 177 72
    2500 15.7 13.7 11.0 1.4 1.2 250 218 75
    3000 25.9 22.5 12.9 2.0 1.7 352 306 77
    3500 34.6 30.1 17.8 1.9 1.7 341 297 78
    4000 40.3 35.0 21.1 1.9 1.7 336 292 79
    4500 44.8 39.0 26.8 1.7 1.5 294 256 82
    5000 50.5 43.9 40.1 1.3 1.1 221 192 86
    5600 56.3 49.0 42.1 1.3 1.2 235 204 86
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    500 801 1482 5.10 2.27 2.23 71
    1000 637 1178 9.80 5.49 1.77 73
    1500 328 607 13.00 14.20 0.91 72
    2000 177 328 15.80 31.99 0.49 72
    2500 218 402 25.30 41.64 0.61 75
    3000 306 566 41.70 48.83 0.85 77
    3500 297 549 55.70 67.38 0.82 78
    4000 292 541 64.90 79.68 0.81 79
    4500 256 473 72.10 101.26 0.71 82
    5000 192 356 81.30 151.61 0.54 86
    5600 204 378 90.60 159.37 0.57 86

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.4 sec.
    0 to 30 6.4 sec.
    Ratio 1.85:1
    Props 14 3/4 x 22 Rebel 3-blade
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 66 deg., 68 humid.; wind: 5-10 mph; seas: calm
    Elevation Sea Level

    Captain's Report

    Key Largo 3000 running shot
    At 28’ (8.5 m) long without the motor bracket and with an 8’9” (2.67 m) beam, the 3000 CC is the flagship of the Key Largo fleet.

    Overview

    Key Largo designed the 3000 CC to be a capable real offshore fishing boat at an affordable price. Twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 outboards provide ample power and had a top speed of 56.3 mph in our testing. Anglers who want to go faster should consider the twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s. She comes standard with such items as a livewell among other fishy features, a portable head in the console, a VHF radio and a T-top.Our test boat was hull #1 that was rushed to completion for the 2016 Miami boat show. As a result, our test was also a good first-time shake-down for the boat as well.

    Key Largo 3000 deck
    Like many current center console designs, the 3000 CC is laid out for fishing in the stern and with seating in the bow for the family.

    Features Inspection

    The Cockpit.

    Because the 3000 CC is a fishing boat, we’ll start in the cockpit. The easiest way to board is to first step on the swim platform/motor bracket and pass through the port door in the stern. The stern platform is notable because it is so large. Not only does it make engine access easy, but it can also be used as a casting platform when on flat water inshore. Placing the twin Evinrude outboards so far aft also improves performance. Note that because the Evinrude E-TEC G2 steering gear is all internal, there is no clutter facilitating passage from port to starboard.Adjacent to the door is a sink beneath an acrylic hatch and next to that is the 25-gallon (95 L) livewell. There are two rod holders in the cap rails on each side and a bench seat folds out from the stern. Behind it there are two hatches that provide access to the sink plumbing, livewell pump and other equipment. The self-bailing cockpit has drains in the aft corners.

    Key Largo 3000 transom door
    The entryway to port is raised 12” (30.5 cm) and is 16” (40.6 cm) wide. We like that it closes with a door, but would like to see a means to hold it open. We realize this is Hull #1 and that some refinements will be made.
    Key Largo 3000 livewell
    CAPTION

    The properly designed livewell has rounded corners, blue interior corners, a clear acrylic hatch and aeration.

    Key Largo 3000 aft bench
    When it’s folded down, the aft bench still has room underneath for an angler to secure his feet when fighting a fish.
    Key Largo 3000 pads
    Outboard on each side there are coaming pads, toe rails and racks that can be used for storing rods and other long-pole accessories such as a gaff or boat hook.

    Cockpit Storage.

    Outboard on each side, the cockpit has gunwale racks for rods or landing gear. There’s a small lockable compartment in the base of the passageway to the swim platform that is designed to hold Plano 3600 Series tackle drawers.

    Key Largo 3000 tackle
    This lockable compartment for tackle drawers in the base of the aft passageway step is a smart use of space.

    The Leaning Post.

    The 3000 CC comes standard with a leaning post that has a bottom cushion and backrest so the driver and a companion can travel standing or seated. On the aft side, there’s a flat counter for prepping baits and rigs and below is a glovebox-style compartment to port with trays for tackle boxes in a compartment to starboard. Down low, there’s space in the frame for a Yeti cooler.

    Key Largo 3000 leaning post
    Key Largo builds the frame for the leaning post and all its towers in-house. Notice the triple rocket-launcher style rod holders on the aft side.
    Key Largo 3000 cooler
    Ratchet-style straps secure the Yeti cooler in place under the leaning post base.
    Key Largo 3000 compartment
    The compartment on the left is good for pliers and other tools. Three Plano Series 4300 tackle boxes slide in place to the right.

    The Helm.

    Our test boat’s steering wheel was centered on the console, however, center and side steering is offered as an option. The leaning post is wide enough for two people to ride comfortably.The 3000 CC’s dash panel featured an optional fishfinder/chartplotter to port with the Evinrude ICON 7” (17.8c m) screen in the center above the stereo control and a glovebox to starboard. The accessory switches that light when activated are in a row above the stainless-steel steering wheel with the VHF radio just to port.We do like the positioning of the trim tab buttons ahead of the Evinrude digital shift and throttle controls. With the levers advanced it’s a natural reach to the trim buttons.

    Key Largo 3000 helm
    On future versions of the 3000 CC, the steering wheel will be moved to the port side to make it more comfortable for a companion to join the captain at the helm.
    Key Largo 3000 icon
    The 7” Evinrude ICON instrument provides all the engine information on a single screen.
    Key Largo 3000 fish finder
    The Humminbird fishfinder/chartplotter is part of the available options package.
    Key Largo 3000 wind screen
    The tinted, wraparound acrylic windscreen provides glare reduction at the helm and protection from the elements.

    The Hardtop.

    Our test boat had 1 5/8” (4.1cm) diameter framework and the hardtop moved more than we would like to see when running in moderately bumpy conditions. The builder told us that a larger diameter would be used in the tubing on the next boat. The hardtop on our test model was an option. The 3000 CC comes standard with a canvas T-top, but our test boat had an optional fiberglass T-top.

    Key Largo 3000 hard top
    The optional fiberglass hardtop comes with rocket launcher-style rod holders and LED spreader lights.

    The Console.

    A bi-fold hatch on the starboard side of the console provides easy entry to the private head compartment. The step-down design of the compartment provides 5’8” (1.7 m) of headroom. The boat comes standard with a portable head and a pump-out model is available. Seated headroom is 4’7” (1.4 m). The compartment has a screened side port to improve ventilation.

    Key Largo 3000 hatch
    The head hatch is wide to ease entry and its bi-fold design makes it possible to open with 17” wide clearance on the bulwarks.
    Key Largo 3000 porta potti
    The compartment is designed for users to step down into it, which creates more headroom.
    Key Largo 3000 port hole
    This screened port is shaded for privacy and it opens to let in fresh air. Note the towel racks in the boat are equipped with the optional shower.

    The Bow.

    On the front side of the console is a bench seat with a backrest. The hardtop frame provides good handholds in rough water. They are bolted to the deck. Key Largo equipped our test boat with the bow cushion package with table that includes bow seat pads that measure 4’10” fore to aft on each side. At the bow, the seats measure 3’5” (1.04 m) across and aft, they span 5’10” (1.78 m). The bases for the seats are 18” (.45 m) off the deck and bow freeboard is 42” (1.06 m).

    Key Largo 3000 console seat
    The lounge on the front of the console will be a comfortable place to sit when heading offshore to the fishing grounds. Hand holds are provided outboard on the bulwarks.
    Key Largo 3000 bow filler
    With the center pad in place, the 3000 CC’s bow becomes a comfortable place to catch some rays. At the aft edge it measures 5’10” (1.78 m) port to starboard.
    Key Largo 3000 bow
    With the center pad removed, there’s a place for passengers to sit. Note the hand-hold rails port and starboard.
    Key Largo 3000
    The 3000 CC has the usual bow rails, but these lower ones add security for passengers on the console seat or the forward lounges.

    Bow Storage.

    The 3000 CC’s twin batteries are stored in the console seat base. Pull up the bottom cushion to also access the battery switches. In the sole between the bow lounges and the console seat, there’s an insulated fishbox. Forward, there’s storage underneath the side cushions in the bow. Forward, a plastic hatch opens to access the anchor and rode, eliminating the more traditional deck hatch for the anchor. The boat comes standard with a pulpit and bow roller. A windlass is optional.

    Key Largo 3000 batteries
    The twin batteries and switches are in the base of the console seat, which makes them easy to get to and moves weight forward.
    Key Largo 3000 bow lockers
    The bow lockers all have draining scuppers to route water away from the contents.
    Key Largo 3000 anchor locker
    The anchor locker hatch closes with dual latches and it provides access for the wiring for the stereo speakers.
    Key Largo 3000 windlass
    This photo shows the optional windlass. The boat comes standard with the anchor roller, chocks, a bow cleat and hawse pipe.
    Key Largo 3000 engines
    Twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250s powered the Key Largo 3000 CC on our test day.

    Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 Engine

    The Evinrude E-TEC G2 300 is probably the most technically advanced outboard engine on the market in class. In a nutshell, this 3.4 L engine provides 4-stroke fuel economy at cruising speeds with 2-stroke torque at the low and mid RPM ranges. Its strongest suit, however, is its low-maintenance design which integrates this steering and gear shifting into the body of the engine with no external rods or cylinders. Scheduled maintenance isn’t required for 5 years or 500 hours.The E-TEC G2 has an internal oil reservoir, an 81-degree tilt range, and has auto-winterization. Its beltless magneto system is more reliable than the automobile-type alternators used on most other outboards. The engine was designed from the beginning to be saltwater-ready and carries a 5-year factory backed warranty which includes corrosion.

    Performance

    The Numbers.

    Our Key Largo 3000 CC was powered by twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 250-hp outboards turning 14 ½” x 22” (36.8 cm x 55.9 cm) Rebel three-bladed stainless steel propellers through 1.85:1 reductions. With two people on board and three-quarters of a tank of fuel, the boat weighed 6,520 lbs. (6,520 kg). Top speed was 56.3 mph (49 knots) at 5600 rpm.

    Best cruise

    came at 3000 rpm. The boat ran 25.9 mph (22.5 knots) and burned 12.9 gph (48.8 lph), giving the 3000 CC a range of 352 statute miles (365 nm) with 10% fuel in reserve.

    In acceleration tests

    , the 250-hp mills had plenty of oomph, popping the boat on plane in 4.4 seconds and pushing her to 30 mph (26.1 knots) in 6.4 seconds.

    Key Largo 3000 running shot
    With twin 250-hp 2-stroke outboards, the 3000 CC exceeds double-nickel speeds and still has a range of more than 400 statute miles.

    Handling.

    The 3000 CC rides on a conventional deep-V design with 24-degrees of deadrise at the transom. During our tests, we encountered consistent 1’ to 2’ (.3 m to .6 m) bay chop and found that the boat rode best with the trim tabs lowered slightly to settle the ride. In turns, she carved smooth arcs, leaning into the maneuver and coming around cleanly.

    Key Largo 3000 running shot
    In our maneuverability evaluation, the 3000 CC made every turn cleanly and was a pleasure to drive.

    Price

    •$114,889 with twin 175-hp Evinrude E-TEC outboards.

    Available Options

    • Electronics package
    • Anchor windlass
    • Pump-out head
    • Hardtop
    • Optional gelcoat colors
    • Deluxe stereo package
    • Docking lights
    • Cushion package with table
    • Trailer

    Observations

    Key Largo says the 3000 CC is targeted at the buyer who wants an affordable center console that can go offshore. Because the first service isn’t required on Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines for 5 years, the engines also fit neatly into the “affordability” scheme. She comes well-equipped with the portable head in the console, cooler in the leaning post, a T-top, a VHF radio, a basic stereo and dedicated tackle storage at an attractive price. Aside from the required safety gear, there really isn’t anything an owner would need to add except fishing rods and fuel to head straight for the ramp.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Key Largo 3000 CC (2016-)(COMPANY IS CLOSED) is 56.3 mph (90.6 kph), burning 42.10 gallons per hour (gph) or 159.35 liters per hour (lph).

    Standard and Optional Features

    Warranty

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