LITTLE FALLS, Minn (August 9, 2015) – Building on the market success of the 20 and 22-foot range of Striper Walkarounds, Center Consoles and Dual Consoles, Striper has launched the first new 27-foot Walkaround in the 27-foot range, the Striper 270 Walkaround (WA).
This 27 WA takes its shape, lines and contours the brand introduced back in 2012 with the launch of the wildly popular 22-foot series, including an aggressive bow flair, deep freeboard, tall gunnel cap and a broad and assertive stance while at work or rest at the dock or on the trailer. These design features speak to the call and magic of fishing – where instinct, fate and sheer might lead you each day. What monsters dwell beneath? Which and when will they strike? The Striper 270 WA understands the lure and lore of the water, because it speaks the language we were born to understand: It’s your calling. And it’s ours too.
Like all Stripers, the 270 WA is built with our one-piece Fibercore™ hand-laid composite stringer system construction providing all onboard a solid boat with added support and reduced vibration. The 270 hull employs Striper’s V-Trac™ hull design for maximum steering control while minimizing shaking or porpoising. Our V-Trac hull uses large, wide for improved handling, stability and control when in search of the perfect fishing spot.
Looking to get to the fishing grounds quickly? Want to go for a leisurely Sunday cruise? Like all Stripers the owner have their choice of power from Mercury, Yamaha, BRP/Evinrude, Honda or Suzuki engines.
The 270 WA has twin engines, standard, ranging from 300 to 500 horsepower and the largest fuel capacity in its class at 188 gallons the Striper 270 is confident you have the horses and range to get to where the fish are or just take that scenic ride along the coast or just a quick overnight trip in a nice inlet, cove or bay. After a full day of work has been put in by all, the rear transom wall unlocks and folds down to ensure the engines are secured and stored fully out of the water.
Once you get to where you going, wherever that may be and why, the 270 is ready to go to work. The cockpit is expansive and ready to be put to use with its 9’ 0” beam, more than 2-feet of freeboard and wide open layout. Immediately you will notice, standard, large port and starboard 34-gallon in-floor fish boxes, flanked by two 12-gallon blue painted aerated live wells found in each corner of the cockpit. Located just aft of the helm and passenger seats two optional 28-gallon lives wells are easily accessible from the cockpit for those times when you need as much bait as possible. Otherwise these cavernous areas can be used for storage when, the optional live wells are not selected. As much as the 270 is geared for fishing the cockpit too can be rigged for comfort and the possible long cruise to the grounds with an optional fold-down bench seats port and starboard. This seat comfortable seats three and easily can be stored up and away along the cockpit hull side to create a thigh pad when fighting that big one. The transom wall features a standard fold-away bench. Additional seating is available on the raised helm area mid-ship looking back towards the transom.
Stripe Bass to the North, Tuna to the South, Rockfish to the East or West to head back in and home where you decide to take your 270 is in your control from the ergonomically laid out helm. Located under a standard hardtop with rocket launchers, the upholstered captain’s chair with armrest is the perfect spot to control where you want to go. The large helm dash has a huge flat surface area to easily accommodate an array of electronics options. And the standard stainless steering wheel with turning knob easily controls your boat whether headed to the fish or when necessary backing down on the fish to tag your prize. To port, the raised helm area includes a captain’s chair for your mate with a great view to what lies ahead.
Fishing all day and night, the 270’s cabin is the perfect respite when you or your crew want to get rest, store gear, grab a bite to eat or clean up. The cabin is large and open with more than 73” of headroom throughout giving the owner and crew ample space to easily move about. After entering the cabin from the locking cabin door, the step down reveals a hidden trash can and small storage area.
A compact galley is to port and a fully enclosed head is to starboard. The galley includes; a sink and 1- burner alcohol stove. Galley options can include refrigerator, hot water heater and microwave.
The stand-up head includes a portable, pump-out head and a faucet that doubles as a showerhead. The forward seating area and table easily converts to a V-berth when you want to take a nap, rest or overnight. Additional creature comforts and for those days and times you really want to escape include optional A/C.
“The Striper 270 WA is an incredible boat,” said Rob Parmentier, President and CEO Larson Boat Group. Parmentier went on to add, “With the continued growth of the offshore saltwater fishing market in both length and sales, the Striper 270 WA and soon to follow center console and dual console models are truly positioned and ready to do that for which they and you were born – catch fish.”