May 21, 2012
MAKO 264 Center Console
Continuing in the MAKO tradition, the 264 is designed to run offshore and provide enough room for a couple of anglers to work efficiently. Hatch lifts on the fish box lids are very helpful and the two live wells are standard. Rod holders mounted on the sides of the console are aluminum, not plastic, and the T top is built to accommodate long rods.
Our test boat was powered by the new Mercury 4 cylinder 200 horse power Verado. The 4 cylinder is smaller and lighter than other 200s, but there is no lack of power. The boat performed very well and is a great package with the Verados. The forward seats are insulated coolers and the flush cockpit sole runs all the way forward between the seats. This feature provides a safe, deep bow area for those handling dock lines, the anchor or a hot fish from the bow.
Fuel: 194 gallons
2500 E. Kearney
Springfield, MO 65898
Rear transom door eases access to rear integrated swim platform.
Starboard transom 20-gallon livewell, featuring clear lid for frequent check-up on bait welfare.
Smoothest spot in the cockpit for ride home...
...folds into transom while fishing.
Final resting place for the catch. Hatch lid lifts make it easy to drop catch diredctly into 64-inch fish box.
35-gallon leaning post livewell and prep station...
...and tackle drawers.
Plenty of helm space for flush-mounting electronics.
Level cockpit floor makes it less hazardous to chase fish from stern to bow, or to drop or pull anchor.
Wrap-around coaming bolsters eliminate a lot of next-day fatigue and bruises.
Forward console seat, with aluminum vertical rod racks alongside; gunnel horizontal racks store additional rods out of way.
Forward bow seating and storage envelop level access to bow.
Twin 200s were plenty adequate during this demo run.
FS Classics, February 2008
Max power—twin 225s