The Robalo 206 Cayman S, a center console that, at 20’6” (6.25 m) long, is the smallest boat in the company’s Bay Boats line. The Robalo 206 Cayman S is equipped mainly as a features-rich inshore fishing boat. She can also be used for family cruising in protected waters.
- Seating for eight
- Fore and aft casting decks
- Fore and aft livewells
- Six built-in rod holders
- Trailer included
- Built-in wiring for optional trolling motor
|Length Overall||20' 6'' / 6.25 m|
1,179 kg (w/ engines)
2.39 m (max)
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||2.5 sec.|
|0 to 30||6.0 sec. (0to20)|
|Props||14 1/4x18 Reliance|
|Load||2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear|
|Climate||85 deg., 75 humid; wind: 5-10 mph; seas: light|
1 x 150-hp Yamaha
1 x 115-hp Yamaha 4-stroke F115XB
1 x 150-hp Yamaha 4-stroke F150XB
1 x 200-hp Yamaha 4-stroke F200XB
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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.