2700 - Open (Runabout)
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Hot off the press....
Here's the very first pictures of the NEW Caribbean 2700 powered by Twin x Outboards proudly unveiled at the Melbourne Boat Show in June 2016.
The Caribbean 2700 Open (Runabout) is an evolutionary update by the vessel manufacturer.
The Caribbean 2700 created from an entirely new mould is the Outboard powered version of the hugely popular twin Sterndrive model. Like the other Open (Runabout) styled vessels in the Caribbean fleet, the new Caribbean 2700 design is timeless and underpinned by the Bertram inspired, deep v hull design.
She is a big volume styled Open (Runabout), the perfect blue-water, offshore fishing platform.
Powered by a maximum 500hp combined, perfectly set-up for twin 250hp Outboards with her engine(s) mounted directly on the specifically designed flush transom and not on pods added onto the transom. Because this vessel is not pod based, the manufacturer has succeded with the goal to maximize precious cockpit for sport fishing or diving. Her layout is functional, simple yet very versatile and can be customized quite easily, particularly with the 3.21m beam offer endless opportunity.
Each Caribbean model delivers over 50 years of experience behind her timeless lines, solid engineering reliability and blue-water offshore performance. All of which has earned Caribbean, the respected reputation as one of the finest boat manufacturers in the world today. She is proudly built at the famous Caribbean Gardens in the Melbourne suburb of Scoresby, and exported all over the world. Caribbean, the boat the experts buy…
The ever popular Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout) vessel is available with factory fitted; Twin V6 Mercruiser 250hp 4.3L Petrol Sterndrives or the TDi version powered by: Twin V6 260hp Diesel Sterndrives manufactured by the team of Mercruiser and VW.
The fitting of engines(s), options, accessories, fixtures or fittings to your vessel must only be carried out by a suitably qualified and authorised, marine professional (i.e: mechanic, electrician and/or tradesperson). All non-dealer fitted items, may void the vessel manufacturer's specifications and product warranty. Do not fit or install anything on your vessel yourself (unless your qualified & authorised). Your safety and that of your occupants could be at risk. St Kilda Boat Sales Pty Ltd and the Caribbean vessel manufacturer; International Marine Pty Ltd will not be responsible for performance issues, warranty and/or liability claims whatsoever, arising when a purchaser chooses to buy a vessel without an engine professionally fitted by the selling dealer of the vessel, at the time of your vessel purchase. Therefore, when you buy a Caribbean vessel without engine(s) fitted at the time of purchase - you do so, at your own risk. Alternatively, our authorised Service Centre are delighted professionally install, set up and sea-trial your new Caribbean vessel with your preferred Outboard engine package. Just ask us to assist !
** Sistership vessel shown above. This vessel is fitted with many non-standard features, options & accessories. Ask us to quote.
Adult Capacity: 8
Net Weight - xxx kg (based on Twin 250hp Mercury Verado Outboards)
Height Above Waterline - 2.10m (incl Targa & Bimini)
Sleeping - 2 persons (VBerth) plus Cockpit space for addtional sleeping areas
Cockpit Area - 13.10 sq m.
Fuel Capacity - 550 Litres
Length Overall - 8.23m (27’) plus Swimming and Bow Platforms
Beam - 3.21m (10' 7”)
Water Capacity - 160 Litres
The 2700 is only available in as Outboard powered vessel only.
Should you wish for a twin Sterndrive configuration (petrol and diesel), we suggest the Caribbean 27 Open (Runabout) or the smaller Caribbean 24 Open (Runabout) for a single Sterndrive powered vessel.
The maximum horsepower rating for the 2700 is: 500hp and the combined engine weight must not exceed: 604kg. Should you wish to purchase the vessel only without our Mercury engine package, we are happy to assist and ask that you read and adhere to our D.I.Y Warning.
Maximum of 500hp allows for either a single Outboard installation or the popular twin outboard installation of:
Twin x 250hp Outboards.
Vic Roads - Permit
In Victoria and based on the beam (width) of the vessel as listed above, towing of the complete boat, engine & trailer package - can be undertaken without the need for a towing permit.
However, this vessel may be towed with:
1> Oversize sign displayed on transom (back end) of boat
2> Flags or Flashing Lights displayed on each corner (left & right) at the stern of the vessel
3> Due to the 3.21m vessel beam falling between 3.10m - 3.50m, inaccordance with Vic Roads, this vessel must only be towed during day light hours.
For interstate towing, we suggest you contact the Government Office responsible for Motor Vehicle Registrations in the state in which you are heading, for exact confirmation prior to your planned departure.
We are not aware of any other special conditions required, but they do sometimes change. Consequently, for an understanding of the current Victorian requirements, please contact Vic Roads directly on 13 1171.
Remember: Aways check your vehicle owner's handbook and your tow-bar compliance, to confirm your manufacturers, recommended tow-capacity and load requirements. Failure to do so, may result in a towing accident and/or the cancellation of your vehicle together with your boat insurance policy.
Mechanical and Electrical:
Single helm control station with hydraulic steering
Automatic electric bilge pump.
Navigation and anchor lights.
12 volt switch board with protection fuses.
12 volt wiring and lighting throughout.
Pressurised water system.
550 litre fuel tank.
12 volt reversing anchor winch, operational from helm and fore deck.
Self draining chain locker.
Dual V-berths with fill in cushions for conversion to double bed and stowage under.
Upholstered side trays.
Full bulkhead with lock up door.
Full flush marine toilet.
Toilet roll holder.
Mirror 12 volt lighting.
Overhead deck hatch.
Armour plate front windows with acrylic side windows.
150 litre water tank.
Carpeted side stowage pockets.
Hinged starboard side helm seat mounted on FRP seat box with sink unit, tap and stowage locker under.
Hinged port side companion seat mounted on FRP seat box with icebox under.
Fibreglass non-skid floor with inspection hatch.
FRP rear side panels raised for placement of feet under and easy access to hull sides.
Deck side stowage compartments.
Built in live bait tank (not plumbed)
Provision for underfloor kill tanks
Rear folding / removable lounge.
12 volt cockpit light.
Fresh water wash down / shower.
Stainless steel targa bimini with envelope.
Fuel tank dipstick.
Bow platform with electric anchor raising system, anchor and chain.
Mooring cleats forward and aft.
Stainless steel bow rail.
Deck fuel filler.
Rope lockers X 2.
Chain locker access.
Colour co-ordinated chine lines.
Caribbean 2700 floor plan shown with the standard configuration.
This vessel is also available with the optional Caribbean 27 Sports Fisherman layout which includes;
- Port-side: face-to-face dinette (converts to bed), Insulated Ice Chest
- Starboard-side: Helm seating, Galley unit with sink, spirit stove and cupboards
Boat Reviews & Tests
Ethanol Blended Fuel
From: International Marine, (makers of Caribbean Boats)
Subject: Notice to ALL dealers
For immediate circulation to all
With the increasing availability of ethanol blended fuels, we find it timely to reiterate our caution as listed in our Boat Owner’s Manual regarding its use in boats.
Ethanol blended fuels are NOT suitable for use in FRP and aluminium fuel tanks, NOR are they suitable for the fuel system and the motor/s installed. We would therefore urge you to pass on this very important information to all your customers with petrol powered boats of any brand.
International Marine Pty. Ltd