Dusky 252 XF

The Dusky 252 XF (25’2″ LOA, 8’5″ beam) is a center console fishing machine that gets up and goes. The 252 XF’s sleek lines afford ease of entry and a dry, comfortable ride. The Dusky 252 XF is equipped with all of the most popular features and includes VHF radio, GPS/depth finder, audio entertainment system, underwater lighting, dive ladder, trim tabs, and everything else needed to get you onto the water. The 252 also features the Dusky Drive, a unique outboard bracket which adds improved maneuverability and stability to your craft while improving flotation. Dusky’s hand-laminated heavy-duty hull is built with stringers glassed into the hull for strength and rigidity. In addition, the hull and deck are fiberglassed together for a bond that is not only physical but also chemical. This bond reduces the shakes, rattles and clunks typically found in boats utilizing two-piece construction. Other standard features include a 100-gallon fuel tank, a 60-gallon livewell, a transom seat with backrest, fuel/water separator, twin batteries, and a T-top. Dusky offers Evinrude, Mercury and Suzuki outboard power. When equipped with twin 150-hp engines the 252 XF runs to a top speed of more than 50 mph. (954) 922-8890; dusky.com

By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine, July 2015