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Wellcraft 270 Coastal (2007- Not in Production)
(w/ 2 x 200-hp Yamaha 4-Stroke)

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Brief Summary

Responding to the need for a smaller, more manageable version of the popular Coastal Series, Wellcraft has introduced the new 270 Coastal to its lineup. Topside standards include a fiberglass hardtop for protection from the elements, 8 rod holders, six rod storage, fish boxes and more. Inside you have a full galley, head and sleeping quarters for the entire family.

Key Features

  • AC/DC panel
  • Cabin door - sliding - lockable
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Snap-in carpet
  • Oversized deck hatch with screen
  • Designer fabrics
  • Dinette table converts to full v-berth
  • Forward v-berth with cushions
  • Hanging locker
  • 12 volt lighting
  • Full fiberglass liner
  • Mid cabin berth
  • Wood grain cabinets
  • Clarion AM/FM CD player
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 28' 1''
    Beam 9' 9''
    Dry Weight 7,225 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 19''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 188 gal.
    Water Capacity 27 gal.
    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 Not Available
    Tested Power 2 x 200-hp Yamaha 4-Stroke
    Opt. Power 2 x 200-hp Mercury Verado 4-Stroke
    2 x 250-hp Mercury 4-Stroke
    2 x 200-hp Yamaha 4-Stroke
    2 x 250-hp Yamaha 4-Stroke
    2 x 200-hp Evinrude E-Tec HO

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 4.2 3.7 1.1 3.8 3.3 646 562 65
    1000 5.8 5.0 2.4 2.5 2.2 418 363 68
    1500 7.7 6.7 3.6 2.2 1.9 365 317 72
    2000 8.7 7.5 5.3 1.6 1.4 276 240 74
    2500 9.4 8.1 9.5 1.0 0.9 167 146 76
    3000 14.0 12.2 13.7 1.0 0.9 174 151 75
    3500 27.1 23.5 15.2 1.8 1.6 302 263 83
    4000 33.0 28.7 20.3 1.6 1.4 275 239 84
    4500 37.9 33.0 23.7 1.6 1.4 271 236 86
    5000 41.5 36.0 28.1 1.5 1.3 250 217 89
    5300 46.1 40.0 34.5 1.3 1.2 226 196 89
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 562 1040 6.80 4.16 1.62 65
    1000 363 673 9.30 9.08 1.05 68
    1500 317 587 12.40 13.63 0.91 72
    2000 240 444 14.00 20.06 0.69 74
    2500 146 269 15.10 35.96 0.42 76
    3000 151 280 22.50 51.86 0.44 75
    3500 263 486 43.60 57.54 0.76 83
    4000 239 443 53.10 76.84 0.69 84
    4500 236 436 61.00 89.71 0.68 86
    5000 217 402 66.80 106.37 0.63 89
    5300 196 364 74.20 130.60 0.57 89

    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 5.0 sec.
    0 to 30 7.0 sec.
    Ratio 2.0: 1
    Props 19' Saltwater
    Load 3 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, minimal gear
    Climate 84 deg., 64% humidity, winds: 7-10 mph, seas: moderate chop

    Wellcraft 270 Coastal (2007- Not in Production) Line Drawing

    Wellcraft270coastal-floor.jpg

    Captain's Report

    Wellcraft 270 CoastalGreat Coastal Family, Fishing and Cruising do go TogetherBy Capt. Robert SmithWellcraft took the advice from many prospective customers and comments from current owners of their Coastal line and developed a more manageable cruiser for the entire family. I tested her larger sister last year, so seeing this one on the docks caused me to take a second look. From one pier away, I was looking at the same boat, or it appeared so. When I approached her, it was obvious Wellcraft took time to maximize space and downsize this model to something that is easier to handle for the active family who enjoys all the joys of watersports activity.Stern FeaturesWhereas her larger sister uses inboards, this design uses outboards but loses nothing in power and gains cabin space. The large engine splashwell separates the integrated swim platform with a port side walk-through and here there is a convenient standard dive ladder that only takes a moment to slip into the receiver. There is a swim shower to quickly rinse off once you return from diving or just a dip in the ocean. Also back here is a water connection in the engine splashwell and under the gunwale on the port side. Wide gunwale tops leave room to add some serious fishing gear and have aggressive grip surfaces for when boarding from along side docks. Two rod holders are in the top on each side for trolling and below are rod racks to keep three rods ready for action. Cockpit bolsters are standard and a gutter system leads any water into the cockpit safely to scuppers in the corners. Large fishboxes in either side of the cockpit have stainless support rods and overboard pumpouts. The center of the stern features a very handy bench seat that sets up in seconds, becoming one of the best seats in the house. Behind this seat and in the corners are access panels to mechanicals and the bilge. Moving upMolded-in steps lead to the bow along a pathway with high stainless steel railings for safety. Behind the companion side seating is a bench with removable cushion and storage below. This box tips out for access below for more machinery and an optional generator and air conditioning system. The bait station is located behind the helm seat. The bait station is equipped with a covered sink and a 42 gallon Kodiak Pro Flow baitwell, cutting board and knife and tool organizer.At the HelmThe companion/navigator seating is crescent-shaped and comfortably seats two. Two drink holders are in the center of the lower cushion at the back. Underneath the seating is a large dry storage locker and in the end an additional locker has three tackle organizers and a drawer for tools or tackle. The helm side features a bolster which gives you a comfortable leaning post for stand-up driving. If you need more storage room, there is another dry locker below the helm seat. Wellcraft has created many open spaces at the dash so that you can arrange the electronics just how you want them; two C80 units from Raymarine will easily fit in here. Our test boat was equipped with the Yamaha digital gauge, optional windlass, and spotlight controls as well as the optional aluminum steering wheel with power knob. Also at the dash is a stereo remote for the Clarion marine stereo which is mounted in the cabin.Access to the BowAlthough going to the bow is more comfortable down the side walkways, you can also get there going up three steps in the dash and through the walk-through windshield. The overhead is a bit low with the hardtop, but not as tight as some others I have seen. On the bow, the cabin top has a large hatch for light and air and forward is an anchor roller, anchor chute and deck pipe leading up to the optional windlass and foot controls. The hardtop is standard features a spreader light and comes with three rocket launcher rod holders up each aft leg. Our test model also had sail tracks for an enclosure for those cool days or for rainy days on the way out to the fishing grounds.Down BelowThere is a sliding cabin door with flying steps that lead into a spacious cabin. The galley is mounted portside and across the top is the power distribution panel, microwave, and the Clarion stereo is mounted in the end of the cabinet along with an optional DVD player. The countertop is Granulon with molded sink and single burner stove. A Norcold dual voltage refrigerator is located below the countertop. Forward, the dinette converts into a full berth with reading lights and large mirror in the peak. On the starboard end is a hanging closet to help keep your clothes fresh. Further aft on the starboard side is a fiberglass-lined head with pull-out shower wand and Sealand VacuFlush head. One advantage of the outboards is apparent down here with an under cockpit mid-cabin that the kids will love.It certainly looks like Wellcraft is going to hit a home run with this one. This versatile coastal cruiser has all the fishing amenities you and your family will want as well as the features every cruising family needs.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Wellcraft 270 Coastal (2007- Not in Production) is 46.1 mph (74.2 kph), burning 34.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 130.58 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Wellcraft 270 Coastal (2007- Not in Production) is 27.1 mph (43.6 kph), and the boat gets 1.79 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.76 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 302 miles (486.02 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 200-hp Yamaha 4-Stroke.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Optional
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Standard
    Windlass Optional

    Galley

    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional Snap-in
    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Optional

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    10-year Limited
    Yes (10-year Protection Plan )

    http://www.wellcraft.com/AboutUs/AboutUs_Warranty.asp
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable
    5-year Limited Yes
    Gelcoat Warranty

    1-Year


    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable
    1-Year Yes
    Certifications
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes Yes CE - export only
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