Boat Test Videos
Content courtesy ofPowered with an Evinrude 300 E-TEC G2, the Robalo 246 Cayman had a WOT speed of 46.5 mph and a range of nearly 250 statute miles at 3500 rpm and 28.3 mph. Fly-by-wire digital controls provide effortless shift and throttle, and the E-TEC G2 steering feedback can also be adjusted to fine-tune the driver’s control at the helm. Removable back rests and pads turn the bow casting platform into twin chaise-type seating.
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.
The flagship of the Robalo Cayman fleet, this 246 is a bay boat that can double as the family cruiser. Not focused on any specific mission, the versatile interior design has a combination of features that would allow you to fish on Saturday and take the crew to the sandbar on Sunday, with very little compromise.
Fine Tuning Your Control
At the Controls
The steering on the console is just to starboard of center. This helm location puts the observer to the port side of the console and centers the driver between the steering wheel and the throttle control. A layout may look a little different when compared to other center console boats, but the ergonomics of it work.
A molded fiberglass hard top adds to the look of the boat and will not weather like canvas. The T-top support legs are powder-coated aluminum.
Features for the Crew
The bow of this boat is focused on the family. The U-Shaped settee is the perfect picnic spot with the optional bow table. For easy cruising, the port and starboard lounges have forward-facing backrests.
Storage and Convenience
Below the bow seating hatches are compartments for rod storage and gear. The bow table pedestals are stowed in the smaller center compartment.
A double-wide seat is built into the stern casting deck. When not in use, it folds out of the way to give you more casting area.
Additional Performance Numbers
Our test boat was equipped with an Evinrude E-TEC G2 300-hp outboard and had an estimated test weight of 4,480 lbs. (2,032 kg). We hit a top speed of 40.4 knots (46.5 mph) at 5500 rpm. Best cruise was 24.6 knots (28.3 mph) with a fuel burn of 3.6 mpg. The boat was up on plane in less than 5 seconds and hit 17.4 knots (20 mph) in 4.6 seconds and reached 26.1 knots (30 mph) in 7.2 seconds.
Ride and Handling
The hull has a stable ride and was comfortable navigating the medium chop of the bay. The bow flare kept us dry. Turns were smooth and the boat didn’t need a lot of attention to engine trim from planning off to high speed runs.
Price as tested$00,000 with Evinrude E-TEC G2 300-hp outboard
Test Result Highlights
Pricing Range: $52,695.00Prices, 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.
Test Results - Change Measurement Unit
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.