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The Cruisers Sport Series 259.

The Cruisers Sport Series 259.

Overview: A mid-size Cruisers Sport Series cuddy cabin boat.

-Build a cuddy cabin version of the Sport Series mid-sized model.

-Hatches and doors are RTM molded, to maximize strength, minimize weight, and provide a finished surface inside and out.
-Aluminum plates beef up the engine mounting system, and back up deck hardware.
- Cabin table is heavily-built and serves as a V-berth filler.
Max Draft3'3"
Deadrise22 degrees
Displacement5,180 lbs
Fuel capacity68 gal

Unique features:

Performance & Handling:
-300 Volvo-Penta horses make this boat a screamer—we hit 53.1-MPH.
-Steps in the hullside chines help the boat dig in and grip in tight turns, while breaking adhesion, to aid fuel economy.
-Additional weight of the cabin assists in quick planing with little bowrise, and helps the boat bull its way through waves.
-Locating the head in the swing-open compartment in the passenger’s console is a smart move, and will keep icky odors out of the cabin.
-Swim platform ladder is canted off to the side, to keep swimmers away from the props.
-Flip-back lounger in the stern converts into a full-length sunpad.
Performance Data
Test conditions: 1 foot chop, winds 10 - 15 knots, 1 POB
Power300-hp Volvo Penta stern drive. Prop – DPS Duo-prop Propset.

Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld,, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.