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Pathfinder 2200 and 2200 XL

Pathfinder 2200 and 2200 XL
Pathfinder 2200 and 2200 XL

Pathfinder redesigned the transom of its venerable 2200 bay boat to accommodate the additional weight of a four-stroke outboard and 25-inch shaft. The new model is designated 2200 XL. There is also a Tournament Edition and TE XL, which come with three livewells--a pair of 40-gallon wells aft, and a single 15-gallon well forward.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 21 feet, 10 inches

Beam: 8 feet, 6 inches

Draft: 11 inches

Weight: 2200 XL: 2,615 pounds with Yamaha F150; 2200: 2,415 with same power package

Shaft Length: 25 inches (XL); 20 inches (2200)

Fuel: 60 gallons

Horsepower: 250 hp max















Yep, that's a 250-horsepower 4-stroke Yamaha on the back of a 22-foot bay boat.


 















The motor weighs in at 592 pounds--60 pounds more than Yamaha's 250VMax.


 















Note the angled transom; see how it sweeps aft toward the waterline. There is effectively more wetted surface area and flotation to help get on plane with the big 4-stroke.


 















Here she goes. In a choppy bay, we topped off at 58 mph, but this boat will easily top 60.


 















Our test model had a tendency to porpoise, with that extra weight on the transom. Note that we had less than a quarter tank of fuel, and no trolling motor batteries, ice or gear in the bow. The weight of real-time rigging would likely make for a level, smooth ride.


 















Also, the boat is said to perform well with an F150--which weighs in at 130 pounds less than the big 250.


 















LCD multi-mode gauges, showing tach and fuel burn.


 















Handy jack plate switch.


 















At 8 feet, 6 inches, this is a wide fishing platform, with ample walking space between the console and gunnels.


 















Say goodbye to those old low-profile, hull-mounted nav lights. New Coast Guard regs require the lights to be placed higher for visibility. Socket for 360 white light is visible behind the windshield.


 















Pop-up cleats are standard equipment on good bay boats.


 















Leaning post with a comfortable backrest.


 















Secure handrail keeps passengers in the boat at 60 mph. In-console tackle boxes ensure your tackle comes with you, too.


 















Gasketed, sandwiched, gelcoated hatch lid covers a cavernous forward storage area.


 















Anchor locker.


 















Hideaway horizontal storage for rods.


 















Full-size console and windshield--another comfort touch on this speed-demon. Also plenty of space for a chartplotter and other electronics.


 















Our test model had the integrated leaning post with tackle boxes and storage trays; a welded aluminum leaning post with cooler storage underneath is also available.


 















Yes, those boxes are lockable.


 















25-gallon standard aft livewell on the 2200 and 2200 XL. The Tournament Edition has two 40-gallon wells, plus a third 15-gallon well up front.


 















A super touch: Bronze thru-hull pickups with seacock shutoff valves, genuine marine hardware right there where you can easily access it.


 















Optional port livewell.

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