2012 Sutphen 278 Sportfish


Port Aransas, TX

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Class Power
Category Center Consoles, Sports Fishing Boats, Cuddy Cabin
Year 2012
Make Sutphen
Length 27'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Port Aransas, TX
  • T-top
  • Cuddy cabin with lighting sleeps 2
  • Fresh and saltwater deck washdowns
  • Plush double helm seat with storage underneath
  • Windlass with remote at helm
  • Anchor with line
  • Anchor roller on bow
  • Bow rail
  • Navigation lights
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Storage under gunwales and on sides of console
  • Huge in deck storage box forward of console
  • Sink aft of cabin on starboard side
  • Garmin 441s GPS/video depth sounder
  • Icom IC-M412 VHF
  • Single 315hp Yanmar 6LPA-STP2 diesel engine with 380 hours since new coupled to a Mercruiser Bravo I outdrive using a jackshaft
  • Extensive engine alarm system with lights and horn monitoring for 7 different faults
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • (2) automatic bilge pumps
Fishing Equipment
  • (2) large in deck fish boxes with pumpouts
  • Huge live well in transom with T-H Marine automatic aerator
  • Taco outriggers with center rigger
  • (7) flush mount rod holders
  • (4) rod holders on aft T-top
  • Loadmaster tandem axle aluminum trailer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 6LPA-STP2
Total Power 315hp
Engine Hours 380
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
2012 Sutphen 278 Sportfish

Owner is anxious to sell and ready to move up now!!  This boat is extremely economical and is ready to fish at a moments notice.  All trades considered.

Single 315hp Yanmar diesel with 380hrs provides a 33 knot cruise at 10 gallons per hour, cuddy cabin sleeps 2, Garmin 441s, Taco outriggers, two in deck fish boxes, huge live well, trailer, full boat cover, much more.

Sutphen boats are a 3 generation boat company based in Florida best known for their offshore racing boats that have dominated the offshore powerboat racing world for years.  The grandfather built motor torpedo boats for the British in WWI, the father built PT boats for the US in WW2, and the current Richard Sutphen builds custom boats(about 12 per year) that include this center console model.

The Sutphen 278CC that you are looking at is a racing hull that has been refined and its performance is outstanding.  The difference of having a diesel engine forward rather than outboards hanging off the back changes the weight and balance to greatly increase comfort and decrease the "porpoising" effect in rough seas.  You will be hard pressed to find a better riding and more economical fishing boat that also tops out at close to 50 knots!!

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