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April 06, 2011

EdgeWater 220IS

EdgeWater's new 220IS caters to shallow-water anglers

EdgeWater helmThe helm is positioned to port, with room above on the dash for the Yamaha gauges and ample space for a 12-inch screen and stereo interface. To starboard, a switch panel with waterproof rocker switches offers fingertip control of every function on the boat. Two drink holders and an acrylic windscreen finish off the stylish and functional console.

There are several seating options available, but I liked the leaning post with a cooler underneath, the setup on our test boat. There are also several types of tops available, but again, I really liked the tower option that our test boat came rigged with. The tower gives you better visibility when running the shallows and when sight-fishing. It is set up with a second station and is very well built, with oversize pipe and a powder-coat finish.

The large aft casting deck has room for you to move about and throw a net or sling baits at oncoming fish. There are three compartments with carbon-fiber-finished hatches. The center contains a recirculating livewell forward and a smallish access to the bilge aft. The starboard compartment is dry storage, and to port is another recirculating livewell.

With single-piece-infusion and composite-core foam-filled flotation construction, the 220 Inshore is a well-built, finely finished fishing platform that's designed to fish. The folks at EdgeWater should be proud of this boat, because the customers that buy it certainly will be.

EdgeWater 220IS

Draft......13" (boat only)
Boat weight......2,400 lbs. (approx.)  
Person capacity......6
Fuel......65 gals.  
Transom height......21"
Max hp......250  
Price......$63,317 with a Yamaha F250 four-stroke outboard

EdgeWater Boats: 386-426-5457 •