What’s worse than breaking off a huge fish next to the boat? Landing it, then discovering that you don’t have a fishbox large enough to ice it down in. Well okay, maybe that’s not really worse, but it is still a big problem — a problem you won’t have, with the Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 Coffin Box model.
That box flowing forward from the console not only has a tuna-sized 64 gallons of capacity and a lounger on top, it also has a 10-gallon livewell integrated into the front so live-baiters working from the bow cockpit don’t have to walk aft every time they need a new bait. And the “real” livewells back aft (one in the aft-facing seat and another in the transom) hold 40 gallons and 20 gallons, respectively.
The addition of the coffin box/livewell isn’t the only change Sea Hunt made to the 2020 Gamefish 27 Coffin Box edition, however. Additional improvements include changing the standard hard top console enclosure to tempered glass (with an electrically actuated front opening window), adding a rear seat, adding a wireless phone charger at the helm, and putting foam flooring inside the console head compartment.
Wait a sec—we moved on from that hard top a bit too quickly, because it’s a magnificent beast. Along with that button-press window, it has integrated JL Audio speakers, LED lighting, four rocket launchers, spreader lights, an electronics box, outrigger mounting plates, and an integrated mister system. You also have the option of getting it powder-coated in either white or black.
The Gamefish 27 carries a 500-hp max power rating, but 400 horses in the form of a pair of Yamaha F200s provide more than enough power. A 4500 rpm cruise nets you speeds in the upper-30s, while getting better than two mpg. Mash the throttles down to the fiberglass, and the boat can break the 50-mph mark.
You say you’re sick and tired of dragging huge fish over the gunwale, only to discover that your fishboxes aren’t up to the task at hand? Well, if that’s your biggest issue we don’t exactly feel sorry for you — but we do suggest taking a peek at the Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 Coffin Box.
Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 Sepcifications:
LOA – 27’5”
Beam – 9’9”
Displacement – 5600 lbs.
Draft (max) – 1’9”
Fuel Capacity – 179 gal.
Max. Power – 500 hp
Area Dealers – Wye River Marine, Chester, MD (410) 643-9966.