EdgeWater 220IS a Shallow-Water Star
January 19, 2011
EdgeWater’s new 220IS is the first in a series of shallow-water bay boats that the company is introducing over the next year or so. The hull of the 220IS is based on the proven 22-foot Century bay boat whose mold EdgeWater purchased when Century Boats ceased production. EdgeWater, however, has tweaked the hull form to make it even better as a comfortable crossover that can handle flats and near-coastal waters (within limits, of course). Even better, the company now builds the hull using its super-rugged, unsinkable Single Piece Infusion (SPI) construction system, which gives the boat a limited lifetime hull warranty.
The interior layout of the 220IS looks conventional for the highly competitive 22-foot bay boat category, but EdgeWater has addressed the basics with its usual high-quality approach and added details that are valuable to serious anglers. The former include custom-made, tinned-copper wiring harnesses; heavy-duty vinyl cushions; and a large central release/livewell at the transom; lockable rod compartments on each side of the bow platform and a truly comfortable seat with grab handles in front of the console (with a lunch cooler beneath). Leaning post options include fishboxes and a large livewell. The 220IS will run well as an open boat with Yamaha’s strong, efficient F150, but you can also order the boat tricked out with Yamaha’s new F250 XCA, a powder-coated T-top (even one with a tower helm), a bow-mount electric motor with remote control, and a PowerPole hydraulic shallow-water anchor for flats fishing.
- LOA: 22’
- Beam: 8’ 6”
- Draft: 13”
- Weight: 2,400 lbs.
- Fuel: 65 gals.
- Max power: 250 hp
- Base price w/ Yamaha F250: $63,317
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