March 26, 2014
Besides offering the standard fishing comforts, Brett Bieneman, president of Allwater Boatworks, set out to customize the Allwater 21 to his specifications.
Rear sponsons lengthen the boat to 22 feet, 2 inches and serve as two extra compartments for rigging hydraulic pumps (instead of in the bilge), and flush-mounting trim tabs. Also, that's added deck space for anglers. Brett went “all out” with his rigging, including stainless steel thru-hull fittings and plumbing, six 1,100 gph livewell pumps and two 1,100 gph bilge pumps.
Around the cockpit, Bieneman increased gunnel width and shifted the console to the side to increase foot space. The console features a hydraulic-powered electronics station that hides the units in the down position. Forward, there are two dry storage boxes totaling 420 quarts, plus a 40-gallon livewell and anchor locker. In the rear, there are two insulated coolers and two livewells (each measuring 30 gallons). Let's dig into some of the details below.
Allwater 21 Specifications:
Length Overall: 22' 2”
Beam: 7' 11”
Fuel capacity: 55 gallons
Loaded weight: 3,500 pounds
Maximum horsepower: 300 hp
Recommended horsepower: 200 to 250 hp
Bilge Access: 25” by 15”
Base price: $39,513
Bow is equipped with a large front anchor locker, stainless steel pop-up cleat, and trolling motor hooked to a Battery Tender connecter.
Spacious front casting deck provides ample room for anglers and two dry storage compartments (213 and 217 quarts, respectively).
Custom fittings allow seats to be placed in various positions around the boat for functionality and angler comfort.
The forward 40-gallon livewell keeps bait alive and accessible. Remember, this boat can be rigged with six 1,100 gph livewell pumps.
Wide gunnels provide plenty of walk-around space. Brett Bieneman purposely widened the gunnels and built the console off-center for increased foot room.
Battery rigging is easily accessible underneath the side console.
The wide gunnels allow not only easier walking, but 11-foot-long rod lockers at both sides of the boat.
Impressive console station with ample room for rigging big-screen chart plotters and other electronics. The electronics and radio close inside the console when not in use.
Optional speakers provide entertainment when cruising or hanging out at the local sandbar.
The console features vertically stacked rod holders at either side.
Hydraulic mount allows electronics to be hidden safely inside the console. This feature is common on sportfishers, but is a unique twist to the bay boat market.
Pictured is one of two 30-gallon aft livewells that allow anglers to stock plenty of bait for the trip.
The 25-inch by 15-inch bilge compartment allows access to bilge pumps, livewell pumps and float switches.
Seats can be stored out of the way on top of the poling platform. Below, the Allwater 21 maxes out with a 300-hp engine.
Sponsons add extra room for rigging on either side, as well as room for anglers to walk around the platform.
Recessed trim tabs are located at the back of the sponsons. The Lenco trim tabs are a standard feature.
The standard 10-inch jackplate ensures the engine is always running in clean water.
Brett Bieneman takes off into the morning. The electronics are flipped open, the seats are out of the way, and Brett's just about through the idle zone ready to run.