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EdgeWater 225 EX
(w/ 1 x 200-hp Yamaha 200 HPDI outboard)


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Brief Summary

A great-looking cuddy cabin fishboat with more room in the cabin than many competitors.

Key Features

The 225 EX is an exciting-looking fishboat with overnighting accommodations for two. When it comes to her fishing features the cockpit offers a 28-gallon livewell, insulated baitwell, saltwater washdown, flush mount rodholders and horizontal racks under the gunwales. With a V-berth, Porta-Potti, and freshwater sink, overnighting will be a pleasure on this 22’ 6’ boat. Her 8 ½ foot beam offers a stable ride and plenty of room. Contact: EdgeWater Boats, 211 Dale Street, EdgeWater, FL 32132,
Edgewater Hotline: Phone: 1-386-426-5457


Length Overall 22' 6''
Beam 8' 6''
Dry Weight 3,300 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 1'5''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Max Headroom 5'4''
Bridge Clearance 7'0''
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 125 gal.
Water Capacity None
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

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 1 x 200-hp Yamaha HPDI outboard
Tested Power 1 x 200-hp Yamaha 200 HPDI outboard
Opt. Power Various outboards

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
1000 5.5 4.7 0.9 6.1 5.3 681 592 68
1500 7.5 6.5 2.3 3.3 2.8 367 319 72
2000 8.6 7.4 4.1 2.1 1.8 235 204 74
2500 14.9 12.9 5.5 2.7 2.4 304 264 79
3000 20.9 18.2 5.8 3.6 3.1 405 353 82
3500 26.3 22.8 7.1 3.7 3.2 416 362 84
4000 30.6 26.6 8.6 3.6 3.1 400 348 85
4500 35.1 30.5 10.8 3.3 2.8 365 317 87
5000 38.9 33.8 13.8 2.8 2.5 317 275 89
5500 42.3 36.7 17.2 2.5 2.1 276 240 92
1000 592 1096 8.90 3.41 2.58 68
1500 319 591 12.10 8.71 1.39 72
2000 204 378 13.80 15.52 0.89 74
2500 264 489 24.00 20.82 1.15 79
3000 353 652 33.60 21.96 1.53 82
3500 362 669 42.30 26.88 1.57 84
4000 348 644 49.20 32.55 1.51 85
4500 317 587 56.50 40.88 1.38 87
5000 275 510 62.60 52.24 1.20 89
5500 240 444 68.10 65.11 1.05 92

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 3.6 seconds
0 to 30 5.9 seconds
Ratio 1.86:1
Props 15 1/4 x 17 stainless steel
Load 3 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 90 deg., 90% humid., wind: calm; seas: flat

Captain's Report

Edgewater 225EX is unveiled!Last year we had the opportunity to test Edgewater’s new 225 Center Console which was an impressive high bow design with excellent construction. This year they have unveiled the sister ship to the center console, the 255 EX. Using the same hull design and incorporating a unique and functional express deck mold, the 225 EX is likely to become one of the most sought after small expresses in the market today.The 225 EX boasts of extra room and a big boat ride that will leave most other cuddys in its wake. This layout can realistically extend your fishing season thanks in part to the cuddy that is big enough for two to sleep comfortably for two nights and the hull design that features an exceptionally high bow keeping wind and seas where they belong, not to mention the optional hardtop, with the optional enclosure makes one fine combination that will keep you dry and warm. Edgewater uses a system of construction called “The Edge” which stands for Engineering & Design Guided by Excellence. This no-nonsense approach to boat building uses state of the art design and construction technology in conjunction with the best materials available today to produce a wood free hull that carries a LIFETIME warranty. The 225 EX is also fully foamed and unsinkable, an Edgewater trademark.With a transom height of 25” and a full height 28 gallon live well tucked into the port transom corner, the 225 EX is a fishing machine. The roomy 46 square foot cockpit gives you lots of room to work a trophy fish and the optional rear bench folds down out of the way when the tournament begins. Other standards include a saltwater washdown, flush mounted gunnel rod holders, rod racks under each gunnel, and oversized scuppers. An optional double wide helm seat console contains an internal fish box although we found the access to this compartment to be too small for decent sized offshore pelagics. The helm has plenty of room to mount all your favorite navigational electronics and the tilt wheel and hydraulic steering are standard. Just opposite the helm is a great network of storage compartments that are unparalleled by any manufacturer. Here you’ll find plenty of room for gear, tackle, provisions, and even a small waste compartment. There’s even a dedicated spot for a 25-quart Igloo cooler.Most cuddys in this size category are cramped and uncomfortable but the 225 EX has 65 inches of head room, a six foot long V-berth that converts to a settee with a table insert, a fresh water sink and icebox, a ventilation hatch overhead, and a hide away porti potti just beneath the steps into the cuddy. Without any doubt this cuddy is roomy and functional. The Edgewater 225 EX offers a 22’6” overall length and a wide 8’6” beam. The standard 135-gallon fuel cell provides excellent range for blue water fishing, especially when paired with Yamaha’s 200 HPDI or either the Optimax or Ficht injection technology. The 17-inch draft and 3,400 pound displacement afford plenty of beef below the waterline to help tame the seas when the wind kicks up.This boat will run a brisk cruise of 26.3 mph turning 3500 rpm and burning only 7.1 gallons per hour, for a net of 3.7 miles per gallon! This provides a range in excess of 400 miles with the standard 135-gallon fuel tank. Top speed was also impressive at 42.3 mph enabling you to outrun almost any storm.The Edgewater 225EX is a very impressive boat with great handling, performance, and economy. With the comfortable cuddy and roomy cockpit for fishing, it is likely that this will become one of the most sought after small cuddys for years to come.--- Capt. Matt Barkley Test Captain/ Senior Editor

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the EdgeWater 225 EX is 42.3 mph (68.1 kph), burning 17.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 65.1 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the EdgeWater 225 EX is 26.3 mph (42.3 kph), and the boat gets 3.70 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.57 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 416 miles (669.49 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 200-hp Yamaha 200 HPDI outboard.

Standard and Optional Features


Head: Portable Standard
Trim Tabs Optional
Washdown: Raw Water Standard

Exterior Features

Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Optional
Swim Platform Optional


Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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