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November 10, 2010

Glacier Bay Renegade 2740

Glacier Bay Catamarans' Renegade 2740 offers a surprising amount of fishing space.

Wreck and bottomfishermen will take note of the anchor-locker arrangement on the Renegade. Accessible from either side, with RTM hatches on gas-assist struts, the locker is twice as large as those found on most boats in this class and will hold enough rode for deepwater wrecks and reefs. There's a molded-in bow pulpit, as well as twin bow cleats, which pull up when you want them and sit flush when you don't. All anglers will like this boat's fish-hauling capacity. Under the bow seats sit a pair of overboard-draining, lockable 125-quart insulated boxes that can also secure valuable gear. Under the L-settee, there's a 150-quart box, and in the aft deck, a pair of 100-quart boxes pump out via macerator pumps.

Glacier Bays have always been known for stout construction, and the Renegade 2740 continues the tradition with one tweak: The bulkheads and stringers, cored with wood on older models, are now built of composite. Pipe work on the hardtop is downright massive, and by removing the integrated trash bin in the starboard inwale, you can get a glimpse of the top leg's through-bolted, nylock-locking-nut secured washer-backed mounts. This top is as solid as they come. It's also built smart, with an integrated radio box, LED illumination, life-jacket stowage and an aft spreader light.

The aft jump seats open with a solid ker-chunk, not a wimpy click. Plop down on the seat, and you'll find that it's far more comfy and built with far beefier parts then most foldaway jump seats.

The large L-settee serves as seating for four while on the cruise yet also provides an excellent aft-facing bait-watching spot. The bow cockpit seating is spacious enough for four people to sit comfortably. On most DCs of this size, there's room for only a pair of posteriors to plop down up here. How did the guys at Glacier Bay make it so roomy? It's impossible to wave a magic wand at a boat and add room, but someone over there has figured out how to do it.


Glacier Bay Renegade 2740
LOA......26'6"  
Beam......8'9"  
Draft......1'6"
Weight......6,400 lbs.  
Fuel......180 gals.
Max hp......Twin 150 o.b.  
Price......$132,903

Glacier Bay: 425-508-1355 • www.glacierbaycats.com