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Brief Summary

There was a time when the words center console and Mako were almost used interchangeably. Time, however marches forward, and now there are more players in the field – more than 50, in fact. Mako is still here though, and launching new products to keep up with a changing industry. Now a Tracker Company, Mako is using the same no hassle/no haggle pricing structure that has moved a lot of fiberglass off showroom floors across the country with price-point bowriders and bass boats.

Key Features

  • Foam-injected V hull with 1-piece integrated fiberglass stringer grid
  • Bait station/leaning post with 35-gal. (132.49 L) baitwell, tackle storage & sink with sprayer
  • Console head enclosure with Porta Potti
  • 2 insulated 57" fishboxes with gravity drains & macerators
  • 20-gal. (75.71 L) transom baitwell
  • Side rod storage with intergrated toe rails
  • Port & starboard molded-in swim platform
  • Low-profile aluminum bow rail
  • Dual battery rigging for twin engines
  • Recessed trim tabs
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26' 0''
    7.92 m
    Beam 9' 2''
    2.79 m
    Dry Weight 4,500 lbs.
    2,041 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 20''
    0.51 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 194 gal.
    734 L
    Water Capacity none
    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 200-hp Mercury OptiMax
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Mako 264 Center Console (2010-) Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report

    Mako 264 CC
    Mako used to have a diehard brand loyalty back in the day. Now it’s making major strides to regain that ground in a recovering economy under Tracker Marine ownership.

    Typical Layout with a Not So Typical Twist

    There’s a lot of beauty in this design in that she has a gentle sweep of her sheerline as the eye runs aft. The rubrail drops dramatically as it approaches the stern and then wraps around the integrated swim platforms.

    Mako 264 CC
    Note the single level deck at the bow with a step through space between the bow seats. The aft jump seat folds down against the transom.

    There’s not much differently you can do with a center console, which is why most of them are relatively the same above the waterline. In this case however, there’s a bit of a difference that we very much like. Instead of a raised casting platform at the bow, Mako went with a deck that is all the same level. This means that you have added protection at the bow when handling the ground tackle or fighting a fish. In fact, not only is the deck at a single level, there is a bit of a pocket that you can step into between the seats, so there’s added security there. Keep an eye out for this feature showing up on other brands. It may mean the casting platform will be relegated to specialized center consoles, such as one purpose-built for bone fishing.

    Mako 264 CC
    Here’s another view of the single level foredeck. Notice how the storage compartments are finished inside, gasketed, and are equipped with gas-assist struts.

    Mako has done a great job with some of their fishing features. We think another item that is going to be on the “copy” list would be the dual livewells. A 20 gallon (75.7 L) capacity livewell is transom mounted, and another one, this time at 35 gallon (132 L), is mounted into the leaning post. The leaning post has a sink and storage a-plenty, but not much room for bait prep. There’s a seat with a 28 qt (26.50 L) cooler underneath just ahead of the console, which is no surprise, but this time the cooler has a dedicated overboard drain. Normally, they just drain onto the deck and then run overboard.

    Mako 264 CC
    With virtually every lid onboard gasketed, what happened here? Be sure to latch this one tight or the rattling will drive you nuts. A windlass it optional if you’re into bottom fishing.
    Mako 264 CC
    Note the roomy deck storage between the bow seats. We like how it’s gasketed and had a drain around the seal.

    Console Features

    At the helm, we’re big fans of the recessed ignition switches, but the recessed switch panel, while keeping the switches dry from a washdown, is hard to see without bending over to read the labels. Perhaps mounting the panel higher and adding a protective cover might be the trick. The windshield doesn’t seem to be the practically bulletproof version that older Mako’s used to wear, but then again, not too many fish were shooting at them so perhaps we shouldn’t complain. It blocks the wind and rain and that’s the beginning and end of its job. There is plenty of open real estate for nav electronics of choice and the gauges are out of the way from intruding onto this space. The seat is double wide facilitating an extra set of eyes looking forward.

    Mako 264 CC
    The head features stand-up room and a choice of Porta-Potti or pump-out head.

    Down inside the console, is a simple setup of a head and a sink. We appreciate that there’s enough headroom for standing up while but we’d like to see a bit of padding on the bulkheads. This is an offshore boat so it’s going to get tossed around.

    Cockpit standouts

    The four gunwale- mounted rod holders are custom logo’d and there’s storage for six more rods under the gunwale. We like the dual 64" (1.63 m) aft cockpit in-deck insulated fishboxes to either side of the console. They’re macerated with an overboard drain. The fishboxes are also gasketed to keep them from rattling, and there’s a gas assist struts to hold the lids open.

    Mako 264 CC
    We’d rather see these hinges beefed up a bit. Notice how the cleat is inboard, out of the snag zone of the fishing lines.

    Makos are famous for their cockpit depth that keeps you in the boat when leaning out to fight a fish. It’s provides a very comfortable feel and they get high marks for it. The transom door is another story. It’s strong enough, but the hinges that secure it are very small, and look as if they have a life expectancy measured in months. We’d rather see a pair of beefier hinges.

    Other Considerations

    The Mako 264 has a beam of 9’2” (2.8 m) which means in some states you might have to get a special towing permit. With the engines the boat weighs 5,800 lbs. (2,636 kgs.) Her deadrise at the transom is 21-degrees which is pretty much standard for center consoles going offshore. They are a bit rolly as a result, the 264’s beam helps mitigate that aspect. The boat comes standard with recessed trim tabs and with electrical connections which are submersible. Aluminum backing plates have been laminated in so that you can ad a t-top in the after market. We have not tested the boat nor closely inspected it and we have some questions that consumers should follow-up on such as the size of the cockpit scuppers and their dewatering timing as well as if the boat is foamed and if so how much, will the boat float if swamed and in what attitude.

    Pricing

    Mako is taking advantage of Tracker’s no haggle/no hassle pricing policy. This boat, equipped with a pair Mercury 200 XL OptiMax outboards is priced at $ 69,995. You can add dealer prep and freight onto that.This 264 CC is a capable offshore boat that has a lot going for it.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Head: Portable Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard

    Exterior Features

    Swim Platform Standard

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    7-year


    Certifications
    NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes Meets USCG standards
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