Cutwater managed to integrate a lot of cruising and fishing features into the C-288 C, which flashes with a contemporary Down East design. The model is Cutwater’s first with a new convertible transom seat that can face forward or aft, or fold up completely to maximize onboard space. The C-288 C also has the builder’s Clear-Path Swim Platform, which extends beyond the outboards for easy boarding from the dock, the dinghy or the water.
True to the do-it-all nature of Cutwater Boats, the C-288 C is loaded with premium features as standard equipment, providing exceptional versatility. The contemporary Downeast design should turn heads wherever she roams, and avid cruisers will appreciate the abundant power produced by the twin counter-rotating Yamaha F250 outboards.
The C-288’s advanced hull design delivers the perfect blend of performance, comfort and efficiency thanks to the double-stepped deep-V hull, Laminar Flow Interrupters and a stout 10-foot beam. The generous beam maximizes cabin area and on-water stability while remaining trailerable.
Boarding is made safe and easy with the manufacturer's Clear-Path swim platform, which fully wraps around the outboard engines. The cockpit offers ample storage, rod holders, beverage holders, a livewell, an electric grill and more. The cockpit also transforms into a social space providing seating for six with a convertible sunset seat, fold down gunwale seats and an opening glass bulkhead lounge.
An overhead solar panel and sport racks allow for extended cruising and storage for SUPs, kayaks, bikes and more. Inside the salon is a full galley with stovetop, stainless-steel sink with pull-out rinse faucet, fridge/freezer combo, microwave convection oven, cabinetry, and a wine/water cooler. The helm offers a Garmin 8612xsv chartplotter, Garmin Autopilot, sonar, xHD radar, color engine displays and a twin-lever electronic throttle control.
The climate-controlled interior features sliding overhead hatches and opening portlights. Separate accommodations for six include a master stateroom forward, spacious mid-berth and a private head with shower.
Drawings and Renderings
LOA: 30ft. 10in. (molded), 32ft. 6in. (rigged)
Bridge clearance: 11ft. (mast up), 9ft. 2in. (mast down)
Fuel: 200 gal.
Water: 41 gal.
Waste: 25 gal.