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Brief Summary

The Calcutta is a solid fishing and diving boat built for the rigors of offshore work. This fishing machine has been built for over 10 years and the list of standard features show it’s built for the serious fisherman. The unique aft stern wall makes it simple to pull the largest fish on-board without hurting your back or potentially losing it to a bad gaffing.

Key Features

  • SeaGate fold down transom wall
  • 100% composite construction
  • Foam Filled crush compartment at stem
  • Teleflex Sea Star Hydraulic steering with liquid tie bar for twin engine installations
  • Forward 350-quart fishbox
  • 126-gallon non-corrosive fuel tank
  • Integrated 50-gallon baitwell with leaning post and cushion
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26' 3''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 2,800 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 13''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 126 gal.
    Water Capacity optional
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 2 x 90-hp Honda 4-Stroke outboards
    Opt. Power 2 x 90-hp Honda 4-Stroke Outboards
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    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.2 sec.
    0 to 30 7.03 sec.
    Ratio 2.33:1
    Props Power Tech PTR 3R 17 PH 115
    Load Load: 2 persons, Fuel: 2/3 full, Water: none, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 51 deg., Humid: 47%, Wind: 11 knots, Seas: 1ft chop

    Captain's Report

    Calcutta 263 Best of Both Fishing Worlds…Catamaran and Center ConsoleBy Capt. Rob SmithAt first glance you may be fooled into thinking the Calcutta 263 is just like any other center console. Not so, the 263 is a center console catamaran, which gives avid fisherman both the room and rugged performance they rely on during tournaments. Calcutta has been marketed in house until recently, but now the demand is so high, they are now building two models and sell through Three Rivers Marine so the company can concentrate on building boats that meet the high demand. These are 100% composite built boats that are built to last, and carry a 10-year hull warranty.Before climbing on board, the guys from Calcutta pointed out the underside of the bow. The area between the hulls is designed as a foam filled crash compartment that will help keep this boat upright and safe if you ever do run head-long into an object (heaven forbid!). All the topside surfaces have an aggressive grip surface for sure footing as you struggle to boat the big one. Bow Fishing FeaturesThe bow casting deck has a raised toe rail that helps you find the edge before going over it without having to take your eyes off the rod tips. Gunwale tops have stainless hawsers to lead the lines cleanly through to stainless cleats in the walls. The light and the anchor cleat on the bow pop up when needed and stow away to keep the topside clear when fishing. Two lockers topside have a raised deck inside to hold the anchor and deep lockers to either side for hundreds of feet of line and room for fenders. Stepping on down is a 350 quart fishlocker for your catch or to store gear when you have to go back to the office. The piano hinge is currently riveted in place, but Calcutta is upgrading to a screwed in hinge, and adding additional insulation to the already insulated lid. Additional storage is located in the sole lockers at the bow.Our rig had a T-top that adds protection from the elements and is set up to add outriggers. Sturdy 2-inch aluminum framework gives you great handholds when underway. The back had six rod holders, spreader lights, and the soft top had life jacket storage.At the Control StationThe huge center console sufficient room inside for any storage may need, or even adding a Porta-Potti, if you take the family along. The batteries and battery switch are located at the back. I would rather have seen this at the door, so I would not have to move stuff around to reach it. The console dash offers good room to outfit the helm with all the electronics you’ll need to hunt down your favorite sportfish. Our test model had the Honda digital gauges, a VHF radio and a GPS 3210 mapping unit in it. A standard three spoke stainless wheel with speed knob and Teleflex Sea Star Hydraulic steering made handling near effortless. This system also had the liquid tie bar between the engines in case you run with only one engine of the twins. The padded leaning post has a 50-gallon bait well in the back, convenient to the aft casting deck.Stern FeaturesUnder the gunwales, you get plenty of room to add rod racks of your choice. Our test boat had indirect lighting by red rope lights, which is effective and unusual for a center console boat. The large fishboxes in the stern have the fuel/water separators inside as well as pumps in the lower end to clear out the box. Unusual Transom Helps When Fishing One of the most unusual things on board was the clever drop down stern wall on this boat. When you want the safety of a stern wall, flip it up out of the recessed sole and two locks will hold it in place. When diving or dragging a big fish on board, drop it down and you have a clear path from the port or starboard aft end to the cockpit.Specifications and Ride The Calcutta 263 Center Console measures 26 feet 3 inches length overall with a beam of 8 feet 6 inches. She weighs in at a light 2,800 lbs. without the engines, and only draws 13 inches with the outboards trimmed out of the water. The Calcutta 263 carries 126 gallons of fuel and is rated for a maximum of 260 horsepower outboards.The 263 handled very smooth and delivered a dry ride even in the rough chop of boat show traffic. She had no difficulties driving through big wakes and did not crash through them like many mono hulls would. The 263 was on plane in just 3.2 seconds and up to 30 mph in 7 seconds. Best cruise was around 19.9 mph and she reached a maximum speed of 39.5 mph with the twin 90 horsepower Honda outboards.For no-nonsense, serious fishing or diving, the Calcutta 263 has much to offer. Solid ride, power catamaran space and performance.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Calcutta 263 is 39.5 mph (63.6 kph), burning 20.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 75.7 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Calcutta 263 is 19.9 mph (32 kph), and the boat gets 3.78 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.61 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 429 miles (690.41 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 90-hp Honda 4-Stroke outboards.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Power Steering Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
    Washdown: Raw Water Standard

    Exterior Features

    Ice Chest Standard
    Transom Door Standard


    Hull Warranty
    10 Year Warranty
    Deck Warranty
    Engine Warranty
    Powertrain Warranty


    Gelcoat Warranty


    Blistering Warranty
    Accessories Warranty
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