The new Southport 272 (26’6″ LOA, 9’6″ beam) was designed to be a soft-riding and dry offshore center console from the builder’s facility in Augusta, Maine.
Improvements on the Southport 272 include fit and finish, layout and usability of the original Southport hull with value engineering that has become more affordable than ever. The 272 marks the second generation of the 26’6″ Southport hull and continues to be an able offshore performer. When equipped with twin 250-hp Yamaha F250 outboard engines, the 272 runs to a top speed of 55 mph and cruises at 26.7 mph. That’s enough speed to reach bluewater fishing spots and even outpace a few bigger boats on the way. The 272 combines the benefit of a beamy hull with
The Southport 272 combines the benefit of a beamy hull with sharp entry forward, a modest deep-V at the transom and lots of flare to ensure a stable and dry ride. On deck, the 272 series takes advantage of the beam by creating wide-open cockpit spaces, wide side passages and ample storage for fish and gear, all with the creature comforts and yacht-like finishes Southport is known for.
In its Tournament Edition (TE) layout, the 272 includes all the features needed including macerated and insulated coffin box, large livewell and rod storage.
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By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 201