This builder of saltwater fishing boats is another that has gone through many transitions since its founding; in 1968, it began production with a 19-footer. During the next 40 years Robalo was owned by AMF, Cobia, and then Brunswick before being acquired by its current owner, Chaparral. The quality of the boats varied somewhat through these transitions, but under Chaparral’s direction (beginning in 2001) Robalo re-established itself as a premium builder of extremely high-quality fishing boats. Upon the acquisition construction techniques and materials were thoroughly enhanced and by 2010, every model in the line had been completely re-tooled or developed from scratch. Today, Robalo’s offerings range from an 18’ center console to a 30’ walkaround, plus a dual-console multi-use model line.
Roll the throttles forward on the R260 and enjoy the power of a go-anywhere, do-anything fishing machine. Robalo's Hydro-Lift bottom design delivers unmatched performance. At speed, the ride is sure, the control unbeatable. Loaded with fishing extras the R260 has an oversized livewell, three king-sized fish boxes, tubed rod holders, welded toe rails and an efficient bait prep center. A Kevlar reinforced hull, complete stainless steel hardware, encapsulated basic flotation and a 10 year limited warranty say quality in every way. Up front, leave the bow wide open for casting bait nets or insert a sun lounge filler cushion. A removable dinette is standard along with a wraparound stainless steel grab rail, recessed stereo speakers and full backrest support. A private compartment in the helm houses a VacuFlush porcelain head complete with a six-gallon holding tank. A shower, sink and opening port light are standard. The locking console door has a screened vent and a magnetic latch that secures the door when open.