Sure, some saltwater anglers will put up with a boat that dishes out a pounding, soaking-wet ride, just as long as it eventually gets them to their fishing holes! But serious bluewater sportsmen who are eager to share their offshore adventures with family and friends realize that an ordinary rough-riding fishing boat won’t measure up. It’s these discriminating sportsmen who are finding the new Caymas 28 HB (Hybrid Bay) to be the perfect combination of professional fishing features and family-friendly luxury and comfort.
The new Caymas 28 HB spans 27 feet, 7 inches and sports a 9 foot, 4 inch beam for maximum interior room and stability. It rates for outboards to 425 horsepower and has a fuel capacity of 120 gallons.
The heart of the new 28 HB is the exclusive Caymas Stepped Vee Ventilated Hull. Designed by saltwater performance guru Michael Peters, this patented hull design delivers a near-instantaneous hole shot; rapid plane-off; mind-blowing top-end speed; superior fuel economy; and a bone dry, butter-soft ride without the annoying pounding and spray so common with most saltwater hulls. Put simply, riding in the Caymas 28 HB is the closest thing to riding on a cloud!
But the smooth-running Caymas hull is merely one of the 28 HB’s many family-friendly features. Even landlubbers will appreciate the cushioned seating at bow and stern, the extra elbow room afforded by the boat’s massive beam, the combination of high freeboard and deep gunnels for added safety and security, the removable 31-gallon cooler, the integrated swim platform with telescoping boarding ladder, the rockin’ stereo system, and especially the built-in PortaPotti!
Caymas Boats’ founder and C.E.O., marine industry legend Earl Bentz, has over four decades of expertise in designing and manufacturing high performance fiberglass fishing boats. A former world champion boat racer and a passionate offshore angler, Bentz pours his four decades of boating expertise into every Caymas model. As a result, the new 28 HB leaves no stone unturned when it comes to pro-level tournament fishability.
The enormous nonskid casting deck houses a massive storage compartment capable of swallowing a warehouse full of tackle and gear, with a removable fiberglass lid for easy access to a hidden 9-gallon freshwater tank. There’s also a handy self-draining anchor locker up front. Two 35-gallon aerated livewells and a baitwell are positioned at the stern, along with a handy 63-quart removable storage box hidden beneath a flip-up bench seat.
The ergonomic console sports a backlit display, stainless steel tilt steering wheel, eight stainless steel vertical rod holders, USB port, recessed footrest, stainless steel grab handle, custom windshield, and a fully instrumented dash that accommodates two 12-inch electronics screens. A 40-gallon insulated in-floor storage module with integrated bucket storage is situated ahead of the console, and a leaning post with footrest and padded flip-up bolsters offers even more storage underneath. The 28 HB also features storage for four 8-foot rods, LED compartment lighting, a raw water washdown station, and a recessed Voyager compass.
The 28 HB, like all Caymas models, is hand crafted at the company’s state-of-the-art 15-acre manufacturing complex near Nashville, Tennessee. The skilled and dedicated Caymas workforce has over 1000 combined years of boatbuilding experience, assuring Caymas owners a superior quality product with extraordinary fit and finish and a lifetime limited hull warranty.
Both the Caymas 28 HB and the companion 26 HB are available exclusively at authorized Caymas dealers. For further information about Caymas boats and the location of a nearby dealer, log onto the company’s website, www.caymasboats.com, or call 888-422-9627.
For additional information contact John Hoagland ([email protected] or 888-422-9627)