The new Striper 270 CC (27’2″ LOA, 9′ beam) is a center console that takes its shape, lines and contours the brand introduced in 2012 from the launch of the popular 22-foot series, including an aggressive bow flair, deep freeboard, tall gunwale cap, and a broad and assertive stance.
Built with the Little Falls, Minnesota-builder’s one-piece Fibercore™ hand-laid composite stringer system, the 270 CC runs solid on the V-Trac™ hull design. This allows for maximum steering control while minimizing shaking or porpoising. The 270 CC is powered by twin engines ranging from 300-500 horsepower in total—enough muscle to take anglers offshore.
The 270 CC was designed to fish. Large port and starboard 34-gallon in-floor fish boxes come standard and are flanked by two 12-gallon, blue-painted, aerated livewells found in each corner of the cockpit. The cockpit can be rigged for comfort and the possible long cruise to the “spot” with optional fold-down bench seats port and starboard. The helm is protected from the weather with a standard fiberglass T-Top with rocket launchers, spreader lights and flat spots to add optional outriggers. The center console pod offers 73 inches of standing room, a lockable storage compartment and room for a porcelain head.
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By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2016