The 2017 Cutwater 281 has many brilliant features both as a water vehicle and as a space in which to create some of the best times of your life.
The hull shape, with its stepped hull bottom, keel pad, and skeg keel, combines to keep the center of gravity low, helps the boat track well, plane quickly, protect the prop, and be fuel efficient. It’s a trailerable (trailer not included), capable, and seaworthy vessel.
The cockpit is multi-functional. Put all the benches down and pop in the table and you can entertain all day, all night long. Zip n snap the canvas and you get a fully-enclosed cockpit so that you can do it all year long. Flip it all away and you have a very large open cockpit area for fishing by day and ballroom dancing by night. The sink, salt-water washdown, and deep freeze are perfect for fishing. A brand new RHIB adorns the full-beam swim grid. The cockpit helm makes for easy trawling and single-handed docking.
The interior has been described as “the Swiss knife of boats” due to dozens of clever design features. Everything in there flips or folds to accommodate whatever you can think of doing. The double helm seat faces forward or backward, depending on if you’re driving or eating. The table side flips up to expose cup holders. The aft bench of the dinette flips forward for access to the sleeping quarters beneath the main cabin. The dinette folds out and compresses down to make a double bed. The companion seat flips forward for more counter space in the galley. Pretty sure if you keep poking, you’ll find out that it’s really a robot from outer space disguised as a boat. Cutwater’s alter ego is Cut-Throat the evil fish slayer! They’ll make a movie about it.
Forward of the main cabin, two steps down, is another cabin and the head. Again, the dinette seats 4 and breaks down to sleep two. To port is a vanity with sink, microwave, and TV. To starboard is the head with a new electric-flush toilet, a hand-wand shower, and a beautiful, blue-glass above-counter sink.
Navigationally speaking, it’s alphabet soup: VHF with DSC, AIS, GPS, etc. You get a bow AND stern thruster for maximum control. You get a 12” touch screen chart plotter with remote, radar, remote control for docking, docking lights, joysticks, and tunes. No need to plug in that often with 140 watts of solar. My goodness, we could go on and on, but suffice it to say that this is a very cool boat with a lot of neat stuff that will serve as a platform for a LOT of fun.
For a good time, call Trina Holt (…wait, that came out wrong. Ah, you get what I mean.)