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The use of an outboard bracket gives this 25-foot boat the useable cockpit space of a 28-footer. The setback of the engines also enhances the hull’s running characteristics and performance. A large 35-gallon plumbed livewell, insulated fish boxes, and below-deck rod storage are all features that a serious fisherman would be looking for.
Seating for the captain and crew are in three areas of the boat: the front seat on the center console, behind the helm, and against the stern in the cockpit.
Walk Around Room
Our test boat was equipped with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 200-hp outboard engines and had an estimated test weight of 6,124 lbs. (2,778 kg). We hit a top speed of 52 mph (45.2 knots) at 5500 RPM. Best cruise was 33 mph (28.7 knots) with a fuel burn of 2.3 mpg. The boat hit 20 mph (17.4 knots) in 4.1 seconds and reached 30 mph (26.1 knots) in 5.9 seconds.
Ride and Handling
$107,995 with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 200-hp outboards.
For the angler who wants the ability to fish offshore without the over-commitment of a larger center console, this Bluewater 2550 gives the consumer a relatively affordable center console with the bare basics of boats significantly more expensive. But remember, this is a boat designed to do a specific job at a relatively low-to-moderate price point. Don’t expect frills.
There are pros and cons to external, bolt-on transom brackets. As we have pointed out, the bracket on this vessel allows much needed room in the aft cockpit, something some 25-footers could use more of. But, the bolts that fasten the bracket to the transom can also work and dribble water after years of rugged use. For example, drift fishing in truly sloppy conditions can stress any outboard platform; all one need do is be aware of this fact and be mindful of the automatic bilge pump running.
The Bluewater 2550 has the feel and deck space of a much larger hull, but the shorter overall length will make her easier to trailer and store and perhaps be more economical to operate.
Test Result Highlights
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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.