Always stored out of water on lift. New 2014 purchased in 2015. Captain maintained and in excellent condition. Great electronics with Yamaha Command Link, Lowrance HDS7 with sonar and autopilot. VHF with AIS and DSC.
The Robalo theme is "Go beyond the horizon", and the R227 invites you to do just that.
This is a boat that will see you and your mates take an early-morning fishing expedition to that distant offshore hot spot, come home with the kill tank full of fish, give the interior a quick clean to spruce up the fully-moulded liner, and load the family in for a great day of watersports and exploration. Come evening, its beautiful presentation will turn heads as you motor into the waterfront.
The R227 is a big, beamy dual console with loads of room inside, a full-bodied, deep vee and very efficient 21° hull underneath. Its user-friendly layout combines comfort, practicality and function. I know many old hat fishos that will scoff at the idea of an open bow on a fishing boat, but I say wake up and smell the roses — boat design has changed just as much as fishing methods.
A very capable offshore hull that also provides an excellent base for further individualised outfitting, I would be pleased to take a Robalo R227 to the continental shelf and back. The rear lounge folds down easily, providing a flat transom with plenty of deep freeboard and cockpit space.
The bow has an insert where you remove the cushions and the whole area becomes a solid casting platform. I can see sports fishos throwing slugs at tuna schools, bouncing coastal reefs, or trolling marlin out of this baby. It also doubles as a great snapper boat for drowning bait at anchor. There is a large anchor and line conveniently stowed in bow locker.
I love the dropping sheerline of the R227’s hull. It works well in conjunction with a fine entry that broadens quickly via the large reverse chines running from bow to stern.
The combination fiberglass and plush upholstery in the helm seat remains eminently comfortable, and very strong and practical. The seat is mounted to a fiberglass module that is a moulded part of the full floor liner. It also has a rear padded seat with huge icebox / storage capacity underneath.
The dashboard is strong and stylish with easily viewable large instrumentation. The stainless tilt steering wheel, flush-mount controls, footrest, seat slide, gauges and instruments are all very visible, and driving is made even easier with very little bow lift on take-off.
The foam-filled hull’s composite Kevlar construction means you can feel totally confident with construction strength and inherent safety.
The R227 may seem a simple boat, but its ergonomics are quite complex and most successful. Everything is a breeze to use and you can move around the boat easily and comfortably. The large internal volume is well optimised, with plenty of amenity and workspace.
Once up and running, the boat is an absolute dream to drive. It’s got offshore fishing capacity with sportboat nimbleness, as well as a lovely bow high attitude, yet you can still sit down and see clearly through the wraparound windscreen. There is also a bolster on the seat if you want to get a little higher.
Lift to the plane seems practically effortless, with very little noticeable transition.
The boat’s standard features include a stainless steel framed bimini, clip-in carpet on top of the fibreglass liner, freshwater washdown and 75L livewell.
Cabin & Head
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UTILITY & PERFORMANCE
Boats like the R227 are the reason why dual console outboards are one of the hottest sellers on the water today. In what other 22-footer can you fish at sunrise, wakeboard all day and cruise under the moonlight? As a fishing machine, the R227 includes secure rod storage, a raw water wash down, a self bailing cockpit and a 20-gallon livewell. Up front, the bow area easily converts from a casting platform to wraparound seating. In the cockpit, the R227 features a large enclosed head and a deep infloor ski locker with lockable rod storage. Stainless steel hardware including flush pull latches and electro-plated thru hull fittings are what you'd expect from Robalo. Key options include a must have Bimini Top with windscreen, trim tabs, autopilot, chartplotter, VHF a freshwater shower and vacuum flush head.