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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Standard and Optional Features
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|Washdown: Raw Water||Optional|
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