Contents of Report
- Major Features
- Boat Inspection
- Center Console
- Performance and Handling
- Optional Equipment to Consider
With a shallow draft of 25” (63.5 cm) with the engine down, and extended v-plane bottom to limit bow rise on accelerating, and with aggressive hull flare, the 206 Cayman S can get in close, or zip to the next fishing hot spot destination quickly and keep the occupants dry. She is intended to appeal to boaters who want a bay boat that is a few notches above low-priced boats in class but is still a good value.
• Removable backrests and cushions for forward seating
• Console seating with livewell beneath and built-in rod holders
• Fold down jump seats aft
• Bench helm seat with adjustable bolster and self-draining cooler
• Electrical breaker switches instead of fuses
The 15-degree deadrise on the hull is designed to produce a stable fishing platform, higher speeds, and fuel efficiency, while the extended v-plane hull creates buoyancy aft.
In fact, the “S” in Cayman S stands for seating. The seating has color-coordinated vinyl upholstery. The bow seating has removable backrests. The front console seat base has six built-in vertical rod holders on the sides. Hatch openings are fitted with tension hinges to prevent dropping the cover while keeping both hands free.
The console itself is topped by a compass with open storage on either side. The port side storage has a charging port and both trays have drains. The console includes illuminated push buttons with integral breakers, Yamaha engine gauges, a stainless steering wheel on a tilt base with optional speed knob, throttle with engine tilt control, and stainless steel cup holders with built-in drain tubes.
Performance and Handling
We had mild conditions on test day, which are generally the inshore conditions the boat is designed for. With an optional engine upgrade to 150-hp Yamaha, our test boat topped out on WOT at 47.9 mph and 5900 rpm.
The boat was up on plane quickly in 2.5 seconds. It corners nicely and with her 50-gallon (189 L) fuel tank, you could run at a cruising speed of 25.1 mph and 3500 rpm for an endurance of 8.7 hours as she sips gas at 5.2 gph.
Optional Equipment to Consider
• Trolling motor
• Bimini or canvas T-top
• Filler cushions
• Engine upgrade
• Ski hooks
• Swim platforms
• Hull paint
• Washdown system
$33,695 base, includes trailer and 115-hp Yamaha engine with aluminum prop, standard.
The Robalo 206 Cayman S is clearly an upgrade to the original 206 Cayman. It’s still a dedicated fishing boat, but now it has the dual ability to take friends and family for a comfortable day on the water as it has a USCG passenger capacity of eight people or 1,200 lbs. (8/544 kg). It comes standard with a single-axle trailer to visit those favorite spots. It is a well-built, entry-level bay boat at a reasonable price.
NMMA certified using ABYC Standards.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Robalo 206 Cayman S (2019-) is 47.9 mph (77.1 kph), burning 16.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 60.56 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Robalo 206 Cayman S (2019-) is 25.1 mph (40.4 kph), and the boat gets 4.8 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.04 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 217 miles (349.23 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Yamaha.
Standard and Optional Features
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Optional|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
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