The video boat review team over at boats.com recently tested seven different models from Cruisers Yachts. The 258 is part of their new Sport Series, a mid-sized bowrider that is prime for wakeboarding and other watersports. Here’s what Lenny Rudow had to say after a day of running the boat.
It’s not often an established boatbuilder comes out with an entire new line of boats. But that’s just exactly what’s happening right now with Cruisers Yachts. The new line? Their Sport Series, and this is the 258. Let’s go take it for a ride.
Now for a boat of this size, the head compartment is pretty good and it has a pull-out shower and freshwater sink. But… the door doesn’t secure open. I’d like to see that changed.
Wow, it’s hot out here today.Fortunately, there are plenty of places for you to put your cold drinks on the 258. The big one is this Igloo right under the seat, which sits on a strut so you can access it really easily. There’s another cooler built in under this step… and another is built in under this seat right here.
If you’re into wakeboarding you have got to get this tow tower. Cruisers really built it strong. Just take a look at this hardware on the adjustable board rack, and the entire tower is really beefy. (Lenny does some pull-ups on the tower). It doesn’t seem to be moving, does it? Not even a little bit. They really built this thing tough. And, there’s plenty of room to stow all your other tow toys. Put whatever you like down here (forward stowage box in deck) and you also have this part (aft stowage in deck). Now, check this out (jumping into box). Look at how solid the bottom is. That’s because Cruisers balsa-cores that piece of fiberglass instead of just leaving a flimsy piece like some other builders might.