Pathfinder Fusion 2100
August 13, 2012
Take a ride and photo journey on the Pathfinder Fusion 2100.
Pathfinder aptly named the Fusion 2100, combining the fishing attributes of a flats skiff with the comfortable ride and go-more-places qualities of a bay boat. But you won't find this boat new at any dealership; you'll have to look at the used boat market. With the continual progression of boat building, Pathfinder stopped production of this model a couple years ago. But it's still worth a look!
Flush forward and aft casting decks and wide, walk-around gunnels feature snagfree hardware. A dedicated effort to limit weight while maintaining strength in key areas allows an 11-inch draft. Lightweight, high density, closed cell foam Compsys Prisma beams create rigidity with a system of below-deck mini-stringers. Aluminum backing plates provide a solid base for the leaning post and trolling motor. Standard equipment includes recessed trim tabs, hydraulic jack plate, 24-volt trolling motor wiring, stainless steel rub rail and two 5-bank rod racks on the console. A 25-gallon aft livewell and in-deck castnet locker make life easy for live-baiters. Length is 21 feet, beam is 7 feet, 10 inches. Weight is 2,560 pounds. Maximum horsepower, 250.
Weight: 2,560 pounds
Max Horsepower: VZ250
Fuel capacity: 48 gallons
A head-turner on the water, this low profile bay boat is clean-looking.
Hold On! This Fusion gets up and goes.
Easily jumps up on plane.
The hatch design, which includes through-bolted hinges allow you to open hatches, which stay open, without springs or air assisted rams.
Heavy duty locks are easy to use, without twisting or turning.
Forward catch-all hatch, also doubles as forward hatch for trolling motor batteries.
Handy cast net hatch sits midship.
Insulated cooler under front console seat.
Easy access into console wiring and electronics.
Five acrylic rod holders on each side of the console.
Nice high console and windshield. Lots of room for even the largest flush mounted electronics.
Lockable battery switch and catch-all.
Two tray tackle storage.
Removable back rest fits in front storage compartment.
Leaning post-fits 100-qt cooler.
Under gunnel rod storage, easily accommodates your largest fly rods.
Options include: one 51-gallon release well, 54-gallon livewell, tackle storage, and bilge access to all through-hulls and pumps.
Standard 6-inch jack plate, 10 inch optional.
FS Classics, August 2008 webXtra
The view many see of Pathfinder's experimental Fusion.