Wellcraft 302 Fisherman Review
Wellcraft 302 Fisherman Review Wellcraft is not satisfied only in accordance with Joneses. Guy has built its reputation incorporating innovative features and comfortable in attractive centers capable of rejecting consoles hardest fish in the game. And 302 fisherman is proof that a solid fishing boats may be more than strong and utilitarian.
Owners have an opinion in the configuration of 302. For example, Arch modular layout enables you to choose between countries with twin saving under which they easily become a room open before or before the cabin. Cruise model that had tested beetle, with a net extended under the arrow arm hold trays pads manipulation and some things to loose.
A place in the arch where the deck boards converge forms a considerable raised cover for a crew member to release a cast net or pitch baits. A front bulkhead cooler serves as a step to reach this strategic platform, elevated-a cushion helps to fold as a front seat, and there is also a large hatch to access the anchor locker, complete with a roller for the Anchorage installation through the hull, and an optional windlass and raw water bucket.
Closer inspection reveals other elegant multi-purpose storage built in the 30-foot of the leg without the delivery of the front or aft fishing room. Just in front of the console, a large compartment on the floor drains overboard and saves buckets, bumpers, cast iron nets or other bulky and wet gears. Four storage compartments on the floor, insulated and macerated, drain to the water twice as boxes of fish.
The 302 fisherman I tested presented the offshore beetle package. This option includes special EVA foam anti-skid mats on the rudder deck and behind the horizontal rod racks under the gunwale to protect the scratch spools. The offshore Beetle Hull Chart imbues the boat with a tribal look.
I withdrew the accelerator and took a tour around the deck, discovering a number of fishing features, including double 23-gallon stern livewells, a rig/bait-Prep station aft between the wells, a pair of 37 roosters fish cabinets flanking the Aft cabin, and another pair of 27-gallon fish cabinets on either side of the center console.
In front of the console there is a deckchair for two with stowage underneath, and in the front cover I found a locker with space for 2 5 gallon cubes. Later it is an Anchorage cabinet with an optional windlass and an anchor duct on the stem/roller and a raw water flushing hose to rinse the mud off the ground part.
Wellcraft did not sacrifice the style in his quest for a practical fishing design. For example, the stern Hardtop supports the graceful bow along with all also the feature three Rod holders in each of the two structures. I found a bar-rod quintet across the back of the hard roof, and four additional bar brackets across the crossbar. Borda backing, companion series Rod holders double as beverage holders.
The aft side of the seating module in my tester offered two sinks with a fresh water faucet. In a cabinet under there was a 40-Quart orca refrigerator that slipped into the rails for easy access to beverages and supplies. For the stowage of rigging, the cupboards are inclined from the inwales to reveal boxes of sliding rigging.
My Tester offered an optional internal door opening on the port side to board or pull aboard a large tuna or swordfish. There’s also a stern gate in the starboard quarter. Arm cushions surround the inside to cushion your legs. Access to the bilge and rigging is easy, thanks to a raised aft hatch.
So how did the new Fisherman Act 302? With four crew members and 180 gallons of fuel on board, Twin Verad 350S propelled the Wellcraft to aircraft in 9.9 seconds and 30 mph in 10.25 seconds.
The 302 reached a maximum speed of 56.7 mph at 6,250 rpm, where the outboard burned 61.8 gallons for 0.92 MPG. The most efficient cruising speed was 42.1 mph at 4,500 rpm, with the double 350S burning 31.8 gallons for 1.32 MPG. This translates into a range of cruises of more than 350 miles, based on the fuel capacity of 268 gallons.
Wellcraft 302 Fisherman Review
Rain or shine, calm seas or conditions, this Wellcraft lumpy is a boat you can count on the fish and most importantly, go home with a level of comfort that exceeds expectations of serious fishing car. If you are in the market for a keyboard central to 10 meters wide, fishing 302 closely.
- Scarab Offshore package ($1,133)
- Windlass, rope, chain and anchor ($2,233)
- Portside dive door with ladder ($4,100)
Length: 30’2″ | Beam: 9’8″ | Draft: 23″ | Fuel: 268 gal. | Deadrise: 22 degrees
Weight: 6,700 lb. plus power | Max HP: 800 | Price: $201,685 w/ twin 350 Verados wellcraft.com
Weather: Partly sunny Location: Sarasota, Florida Wind: NW 11 knots Sea State: 2-foot chop Test Load: Three adults, 182 gallons of fuel
Performance: Power – Twin Mercury 350 Verados; Load – 180 gal. fuel, four crew; Top Speed – 56.7 mph @ 6,250 rpm; Time to 30 mph – 10.25 sec.; Best mpg – 1.32 @ 42.1 mph (4,500 rpm)
Hull: LOA – 30 ft. 2 in.; Beam – 9 ft. 8 in.; Deadrise – 22 deg.; Dry Weight – 9,200 lb. (w/ engines); Draft – 1 ft. 11 in.; Fuel – 268 gal.; Max Power – 700 hp; MSRP – $182,900 (base w/ twin Mercury 350 Verados)
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