Hewescraft Alaskan 270

Norris Comer New Boats

Hewescraft Alaskan 270Colville, Washington-based Hewescraft is considered the largest boat builder in the Pacific Northwest by unit numbers, known for their tough, reliable, and fun trailerable aluminum craft that are about as ubiquitous on Alaskan cruising grounds as commercial fishing vessels. Perhaps Hewescraft is tripling down on their strengths with their new Alaskan 270, even going so far as to claim the 270 is “designed with Alaskans in mind” in their literature.

There are many features of the 270 that make it first and foremost an angler’s boat: 140 gallons of fish storage including a 40-gallon fish box in the transom, an open self-bailing working deck with treadplate flooring, and countless fishing related extras. The 270 is meant to hit the water hard and limit out, no questions.

Hewescraft Alaskan 270 specsLike many Hewescrafts, there is a high level of customization offered. This is especially notable in the cabin where a buyer can go with or without an enclosed head, galley, entertainment-style seating, etc. Access to the foredeck is via a set of steps forward built into the cabin and will mostly be used to mess with the anchor windlass when necessary.

As far as performance is concerned, the builder published a maximum speed of around 39 knots with twin outboard Yamahas for a total of 400 horsepower. Notably, the boat is rated to 500 horsepower. Naturally, the 270 is easily trailerable like its sister ships.

Hewescraft has decades of trailerable aluminum fishing boats success under its belt, and the new Alaskan 270 should be popular like its forebearers. If interested in more information or pricing, you best check out the Hewescraft website to local your nearest dealer (Hewescraft).

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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