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Brief Summary

Mako introduced the 214 CC to fill the gap in the model line between the 204 CC and the 234 CC. The 214 CC is designed to be a capable coastal and offshore fishing machine and still offer the amenities to serve as a family boat when one’s wife and kids want to play at the local sandbar. Buyers can choose among three Mercury outboards for power.

Key Features

  • Aggressive Deep V hull for a smooth, dry ride
  • Standard canvas T-top (optional hard-top T-top)
  • Foam-injected hull with 1-piece integrated fiberglass stringer grid
  • Hull/deck joint chemically bonded and fastened 360-degrees
  • Port and starboard aft swim platforms
  • Stern lounge with port and starboard jump seats
  • Gunwale-mounted stainless steel rod holders
  • Center console with analog gauges, drink holders and electronics mounting surface
  • 2-tone high-density marine-grade vinyl upholstery with stain-resistant coating
  • Port and starboard bow seating with insulated fishboxes and drains below


Length Overall 21' 5'' / 6.53 m
Beam 8' 6''
2.59 m
Dry Weight 3,100 lbs.
1,406 kg
Draft 14''
.36 m
Deadrise/Transom 18-deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Fuel Capacity 92 gal.
348 L
Water Capacity N/A


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Engine Options

Tested Engine Currently no test numbers
Std. Power 1 x 200-hp Mercury Verado L6 XL
Opt. Power 1 x 225-hp Mercury Verado XL 5.44''


Gelcoat Warranty Extended 3-Year
Hull Warranty Extended Limited Lifetime

Captain's Report

Mako 214 CC running shot

The Mako 214 CC has an 18-degreee deadrise at the transom which is a good compromise between a smooth ride and fuel efficiency.

Mako 214 CC floor plan

At 21’5” (6.53 m) long with an 8’6” (2.59 m) beam, the 214 CC has the unobstructed cockpit anglers want and the seating to accommodate the family.

Features Inspection


Looking at the 214 CC’s standard equipment list, it’s easy to see that this boat’s primary focus is fishing. Mako leaves it up to owners to add the accessories that would make her more family-friendly such as a bow table and cushions and a portable head. The large bow area has bench seats on each side with draining fishboxes under the hinged hatches. In the cockpit sole is another locker and in the bow there is top-loading anchor storage. Forward of the anchor locker is a single bow cleat and two chocks. To keep the decks clear, rails are recessed into the gunwales.

Mako 214 CC bow

The bow has bolsters all around that become a seat back for guests and safety rails for holding on.

Mako 214 CC casting platform

The optional casting platform creates a large flat area for fishing and it can be covered with a large cushion (also an option) for sun bathing.

Mako 214 CC anchor locker

The 214 CC’s anchor locker sweats the details with clips for the anchor and a notch cut out of the deck so the rode can be deployed with the hatch closed. We like the placement of the single large cleat. When mooring lines can be run through the chocks to the cleat, it eliminates the need for two forward cleats.

Mako 214 CC console seat

Providing an extra seat and a place to keep drinks chilled, the cooler straps in place.

Mako 214 CC fishboxes

The fishbox hatches open on stainless-steel struts and they have gravity drains that empty overboard when the ice melts.

Mako 214 CC rod racks

Racks on each side of the gunwale have storage for fishing rods and gaffs. The aluminum toerail is an option.

Mako 214 CC hawse pipe

Amidships on each side, there is a hawse pipe and a cleat below deck level to keep the topsides clear for fishing. This is the same sort of hardware and arrangement used in multi-million dollar sportfishing convertibles.

The helm console has a backrest on the front and a cooler with a cushion on top that secures directly in front of it with straps. A hatch in the port side of the console opens to reveal open storage and the battery and accessory switches.

Mako 214 CC access panel

In the helm console, there’s space for an optional portable head. Shown here are closed access panels for the battery compartment.

Mako 214 CC battery panel

If the batteries need to be replaced or charged, those panels pull out of the way to provide excellent access.

The steering wheel is on the port side of the console so a second passenger can join the captain at the leaning post. The dash has two Mercury SmartCraft multi-function instruments, a smart choice considering the panel’s compact size. Trim tabs come standard on the 214 CC and the switches are positioned just to the right of the wheel. On the starboard side of the helm are two cupholders and the accessory switch panel.

Mako 214 CC helm glove box

An efficient helm design includes a glove box that’s perfect for car keys, a wallet and other small items.

Mako 214 CC dash

The flat section of the dash abaft the windscreen is covered in gray non-skid that reduces glare and provides a spot where anglers can keep items handy.

Mako 214 CC over head box

The overhead box at the helm offers additional storage or owners can install electronics here. A canvas T-top is standard and a hardtop is an option.

The leaning post can be upgraded with a variety of options ranging from a livewell to a drop-in backrest with extra rod holders welded to the frame. In base dress, the leaning post comes with a pair of rod holders and a grab rail on the aft side. There are four additional rod holders in the T-top plus two more in each corner of the stern.

Rear seats are standard in the port and starboard quarters with the central folding seat available as an option. Aft, small swim platforms are on each side of the outboard motor and the fold-out boarding ladder is on the starboard platform.

Mako 214 CC leaning post

There’s storage in the base of the leaning post and underneath the aft starboard seat cushion.

Mako 214 CC optional livewell

Consider this the deluxe leaning post with the optional livewell and the drop-in backrest that has two rod holders on the back.

Mako 214 CC standard livewell

The 13-gallon livewell beneath the aft port jump seat comes standard.


We haven’t tested the 214 CC so we don’t have numbers for the boat. Mako offers it with three choices of Mercury Verado outboards, the 200 XL Verado, the 225 XL Verado and the 250 XL Verado. The latter two have 5.44” gearcase and a 1.85:1 gear ratio.

Mako 214 CC running shot

To maximize their effectiveness, Mako recesses the trim tabs into the hull bottom.


Mako builds the 214 CC with hand-laid fiberglass. A one-piece integrated fiberglass grid consists of the stringers and transverses and its foam injected for flotation and to deaden noise and vibration. The hull-to-deck joint is chemically bonded and mechanically fastened with stainless-steel hardware.

Options to Consider and Price

    • Aluminum tandem-axle EZ Loader trailer with disc brakes ($4,500)

    • Compass ($250)

    • 360-degree coaming bolster ($375)

    • Bow cushions ($525)

    • Custom fiberglass bait station leaning post with backrest and 1,100-gph (4.163.95 lph) pump ($1,270)

    • Folding aft bench seat ($1,440)

    • Removable bow casting deck with cushion ($565)

    • Dual battery rigging ($245)

    • Raw-water washdown ($280)

    • Platinum Porta-Potti ($1,690)

    • Freshwater washdown with 6-gallon tank ($655)

Mako 214 CC trailer

The optional aluminum I-beam trailer with plastic fenders is a good choice for saltwater areas compared to a steel trailer.


    • Mako 214 CC with Mercury 200 XL Verado outboard: $52,995

    • Mako 214 CC with Mercury 225 LV Verado with a 5.44” gearcase: $54,995

    • Mako 214 CC with Mercury 250 LV Verado with a 5.44” gearcase: $55,995

Mako’s pricing policy is intended to provide the same pricing for the boat nationwide and the manufacturer says the prices are set at “after-negotiation levels.”

Mako Assurance Warranty Program

Mako says its warranty includes--

    • Limited Lifetime Structural Hull Warranty

    • 5-Year "Stem-to-Stern" Coverage Warranty

    • 3-Year Gelcoat Coverage Warranty

    • Transferrable to a second owner


The 214 CC is designed and built for fishing as the primary function with plenty of rod holders and storage racks, a standard T-top and even dedicated fishboxes to ice down the day’s catch. One way that Mako keeps the price down is by keeping the boat basic and letting owners upgrade items such as the leaning post livewell and backrest. For owners who want to enhance the 214 CC’s versatility, Mako offers a coaming panel around the perimeter of the boat, and a table and cushions for the bow. Regardless of the intended use, she’s a well-built boat with a proven bottom design that should serve a fishing and boating family well.

Mako 214 CC space

The Mako 214 CC has the space for three adults to fish comfortably and a total of eight rod holders.