- 260cc

Recent Everglades Boats Reviews

  • - : Mixed Feelings on this boat
    This is a beautiful boat. The fit and finish are nice. Unfortunately, it did not impress me in rough seas and tends to be a very wet and rough riding boat. I have also heard of cases in which there are structural failures of the pilot house and other parts of the boat. The Honda engines, while smooth and quiet are very heavy. Service on Honda's is difficult to obtain and their saltwater reliability remains to be proven. I would get the boat with Verados or Yamaha's with an edge to the Verado's due to their smoothness.
    Reviewed by Bobby on May-25-2009 | Rating:
    - : Everglades 260cc
    I cross shopped my Everglades 260cc {now called the 270cc) with Boston Whaler, Edgewater, Grady White and Intrepid. After loving my previous Whaler I was set on the Outrage 270 but when comparing the Everglades back to back there was no comparison. The Everglades was better in every way possible. It has the feel that it will be going strong 100 years from now. Having spent 180 hours on my new 260 I can only rave about the quality of construction and the solid ride of this boat. The construction quality is readily apparent as you can't miss the attention to the welds on the T-top. I'm 220 lbs and can do chin-ups from the T-top with absolutely no flex. The same effort goes throughout the boat with many pleasant surprises the more you use the boat. Also surprising is the range and fuel economy with my Honda 225's. They've been bullet-proof so far and are really quiet when running. I equipped my boat with an open array radar and Raymarine E120 and love the power sliding electronics protection. The only issue I have with the boat is during night time boating when it's more difficult to see through the full enclosure windshield than over a typical console plexiglass. This is a bit of a mixed blessing as the full enclosure is so much better when running when the temperature gets below 75. I deal with the visibility issues by standing outside the cockpit and steering from there. The radar display alone is enough to navigate through the cockpit but my confidence in just using electronics leaves me needing to see markers myself. All in all I think that the Everglades products are going to be as legendary as Bob Dougherty's previous endeavors, maybe even more so as he has significantly raised the bar.
    Reviewed by Richard on Feb-09-2008 | Rating:
    - : Everglades 260cc
    I cross shopped my Everglades 260cc {now called the 270cc) with Boston Whaler, Edgewater, Grady White and Intrepid. After loving my previous Whaler I was set on the Outrage 270 but when comparing the Everglades back to back there was no comparison. The Everglades was better in every way possible. It has the feel that it will be going strong 100 years from now. Having spent 180 hours on my new 260 I can only rave about the quality of construction and the solid ride of this boat. The construction quality is readily apparent as you can't miss the attention to the welds on the T-top. I'm 220 lbs and can do chin-ups from the T-top with absolutely no flex. The same effort goes throughout the boat with many pleasant surprises the more you use the boat. Also surprising is the range and fuel economy with my Honda 225's. They've been bullet-proof so far and are really quiet when running. I equipped my boat with an open array radar and Raymarine E120 and love the power sliding electronics protection. The only issue I have with the boat is during night time boating when it's more difficult to see through the full enclosure windshield than over a typical console plexiglass. This is a bit of a mixed blessing as the full enclosure is so much better when running when the temperature gets below 75. I deal with the visibility issues by standing outside the cockpit and steering from there. The radar display alone is enough to navigate through the cockpit but my confidence in just using electronics leaves me needing to see markers myself. All in all I think that the Everglades products are going to be as legendary as Bob Dougherty's previous endeavors, maybe even more so as he has significantly raised the bar.
    Reviewed by Richard on Feb-09-2008 | Rating: