The 2017 30’ Cutwater C-302 Sport Coupe is a hot-off-the-boatyard new addition to the Pacific Northwest recreational boating fleet. The C-302 is essentially a revisited version of the popular C-30 family cruiser with a sportier, “time to go fishing” flare. The large, open cockpit is a defining feature of the layout, and the 30-gallon live well, generous fish box, and many rod holders will be well appreciated by sportfishermen on the prowl.
The ergonomic, Euro-style galley is strategically placed within easy reaching distance from the cockpit, so once the food is caught, your prep station is a couple of easy steps away. What’s more, the cockpit can transform from fishing platform to entertainment center with ample convertible seating and drop-in BBQ grill. Two flush hatches open on the foredeck to reveal cushioned observation seats.
The interior is large and airy with plenty of light, and the C-302 accommodates six on three separate berths. There’s a proper head complete with shower as well. The skipper has a Garmin autopilot with navigation package as standard. Performance wise, she has twin counter rotating 300 horsepower Yamaha outboard engines, as well as bow and stern thrusters for tight maneuvering.
Everything about the Cutwater C-302 Sport Coupe begs the question, “winter blackmouth fishing in the San Juans, anyone?”