We know many veteran boaters who prefer dual console boats made by fishboat builders, rather than a similar boat made by a sportboat builder. Sounds odd, doesn't it? We'll explain later. The Robalo R247 certainly qualifies as belonging in the salty category. At 5,000 lbs. (2,268 kgs.) dry, with a single 300-hp engine and a 22-degree deadrise at the transom, she is not afraid of lumpy water offshore. Buy the optional towing pylon and use her for all manner of watersports in smooth water and she'll be happy as well. No matter what a boater or their family would like to do, the Robalo R247 can probably oblige.