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 experience the unmatched power of a go-anywhere, do-anything fishing boat. Robalo's Hydro-Lift bottom design delivers whether you're battling whitecaps offshore or smooth water cruising to where they're biting. Tournament ready fishing extras include an oversized livewell, three large fish boxes, lockable rod storage, welded toe rails and a bait prep center. A Kevlar reinforced hull, complete stainless steel hardware and encapsulated foam flotation are the backbone of a fishing boat that emphasizes quality in a special way. When it's time to kick-back and recount the big one that got away, a removable dinette is standard along with a wraparound stainless steel grab rail, recessed stereo speakers and full backrest support. The premium sound system includes an AM/FM CD player, remote control, MP3 plug and an IPOD holder.