2021 Pathfinder 2600 TRS

Pathfinder's 2600 TRS serves up a stable ride while you and your crew are out fishing and boating.

2021 Pathfinder 2600 TRS

The High Performance Step hull offers speed and ­sure-footed performance. (Courtesy Pathfinder Boats/)

Overview

Pathfinder’s 2600 TRS is like a fishable, high-performance SUV with handling that a sports car would envy.

Engine

Thank Pathfinder’s proprietary VARIS resin-infusion system for light, robust construction and its High Performance Step hull for speed and sure-footed performance. Unlike some stepped hulls, our test boat stayed on our twisting course during tight maneuvers. Fuel efficiency with its Yamaha F300 impressed us, as did its wide range of useful cruising speeds, plus a top-end of over 50 mph. Up to 400 hp is available, but we think 300 hp is plenty. Pathfinder’s extensive experience shapes the 2600 TRS into a robust package that floats shallow but can still work offshore waters in the hands of a prudent skipper with a good weather eye.

Hinged backs in the fish-box lids create forward-facing lounges.
Hinged backs in the fish-box lids create forward-facing lounges. (Courtesy Pathfinder Boats/)

Interior and Accessories

Input from owners and Pathfinder’s hard-fishing employees helped produce thoughtful features such as slots in the hardtop for rods placed in the vertical holders. Fly anglers have a choice of those or undergunwale racks to carry up to eight long rods. A deep compartment holds two cast-net buckets. Three deep-cycle batteries and a charger for a 36-volt bow-mount electric motor are fitted so they enhance the hull’s balance. We found grab handles in all the right places.

Not fishing today? Fit the bow casting deck’s cushions. Hinged backs in the fish-box lids create forward-facing lounges. An elegant teak table fits securely. Three lids in the stern casting deck lift to reveal cushioned seats for four—the TRS in the 2600′s model name refers to Third Row Seating—with stowage and mechanical access below. A ski pylon fits into the stern deck, while the transom mounts a swim platform.

Three lids in the stern casting deck lift to reveal cushioned seats for four.
Three lids in the stern casting deck lift to reveal cushioned seats for four. (Courtesy Pathfinder Boats/)

The boat’s construction impresses. The crowned cockpit sole drains water quickly. Grated scuppers inhibit clogs, and the drains are sized to ensure that spray or rain coming aboard drains quickly through double-clamped hoses served by seacocks fitted slightly below the waterline. Gasketed hatches latch tightly over guttered openings. Such attention to detail, both large and small, makes the 2600 TRS a winner.

The head is just one of many features that makes the 2600 TRS a family fisher.
The head is just one of many features that makes the 2600 TRS a family fisher. (Courtesy Pathfinder Boats/)

How We Tested

  • Engine: Yamaha 300 hp
  • Drive/Prop: Outboard/15.25″ x 18″ Saltwater Series II SDS 3-blade
  • Gear Ratio: 1.75:1 Fuel Load: 81 gal. Crew Weight: 360 lb.

High Points

  • VARIS resin-infusion system builds a strong, light hull for speed with efficiency.
  • High Performance Step hull adds speed without compromising maneuverability.
  • Spacious casting decks fore and aft convert quickly to comfortable seating.
  • Elegant teak table for the forward cockpit stows away neatly in the console at fishing time.

Low Points

  • Entry to the console compartment is tight for adult males, but adequate for everyone else. Headroom inside is 5 feet.

Toughest Competitor

Sportsman’s Masters 267 (MSRP $113,295), though riding a nonstepped hull, compares well on dimensions, performance with a Yamaha 300XSB, and a combination of fishing and family features. The MSRP includes features such as electronics that are optional on the Pathfinder.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $112,887 (MSRP with a Yamaha F300XSB)
LOA: 26'2"
Beam: 8'10"
Draft: 1'3"
Displacement: 3,650 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 18 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 7'6"
Fuel Capacity: 81 gal.
Max Power: 450
Available Power: Single outboard to 450 hp

Speed, Efficiency, Operation

Pathfinder 2600 TRS Certified Test Results
Pathfinder 2600 TRS Certified Test Results (Boating Magazine/)

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Supercar builder Lamborghini has joined forces with The Italian Sea Group to develop its first ever luxury superboat, the Lamborghini 63.

Called the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, it is the first boat to wear the famous ’fighting bull’ logo. Hull No 1 was launched at the group’s Tecnomar yard in Marina di Carrara last month and delivered to its owner earlier this week.

The styling takes its inspiration from the 220mph Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37, the limited edition hybrid supercar that combines a petrol V12 engine with an F1 super-capacitor to boost its power and range.

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The automotive theme continues inside the Lamborghini 63, with helm seats that look like they could have been plucked straight from a supercar and a start/stop button integrated into the bridge console. Even the 63ft length is a tribute to the supercar builder’s foundation in 1963.

Despite Lamborghini’s previous history of supplying marinised versions of its legendary 6.0-litre V12 engines to offshore powerboat racing teams during the 1980s and 1990s, the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’s power comes from two of MAN’s latest twin 2,000hp V12 diesels.

Linked to surface-drives to reduce drag at planing speeds, they should deliver a top whack of around 60 knots (approx 69mph) and an appropriately ostentatious rooster-tail to match those killer looks. This makes the Lamborghini boat the fastest vessel in the Tecnomar fleet, despite being the slowest Lamborghini ever built.

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Dial that speed back to 40 knots, however and the Lamborghini boat should be good for a cruising range of 210nm, Technomar estimates.

Extensive use of carbon fibre ensures the Lamborghini 63 will displace just 24 tonnes unloaded, relatively light for a boat of this size, but more than 16 times the kerb weight of the latest Lamborghini supercar.

Prices for the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 start at around £2.7m – roughly £100,000 more than a fully-specced Sian supercar.

UFC champion Connor McGregor is widely reported to be the owner of the first Lamborghini boat, but the Italian yard is remaining typically tight-lipped about this particular detail.

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The colour and the styling of the Lamborghini boat pay homage to the recently launched Sian supercar

Although this boat is a first for Lamborghini, it is by no means the only car company to have tried its hand at launching a superboat.

Aston Martin, AMG Mercedes, Porsche and Lexus have all put their names to supercar inspired boats in recent years while Bugatti has teamed up with superyacht builder Palmer Johnson to develop a 66ft superboat called the Bugatti Niniette.

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Beam: 18ft / 5.4m
Displacement (light): 24 tonnes
CE Category: B for 12 people
Engines: Twin 2,000hp MAN V12s
Top speed: 60 knots (approx 69mph)
Cruising speed: 40 knots
Cruising range: 238nm
Water capacity: 600l
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