Conceived on a Friday afternoon, brought about by boatbuilders who really, really like what they do, the 262 is a hoot. And it's all intentional.
First, you must know that you have room here for fifteen, only a couple of whom must behave themselves. The 262's layout creates open, flowing movement from the side walk-thru astern throughout the interior and its show-stopping good looks, over-sized storage molded into the cockpit. Attractions astern involve most of all a gigantic L-lounge and a beach of a sunpad. The appeals to the senses are subtle but pervasive, from the miracle sheen of the gelcoat to Corian in the head compartment, from the automotive luxury of the upholstery to the broadcast quality of the stereo system.
At cruise the 262 is at once authoritative, nimble, and quick, with you in firm, obvious command at a no-nonsense helm with all instrumentation right there, the turns tight and aggressive, the wake appropriate to the athletic activity out behind.
Again this weekend you'll find cool waters, warm sunshine, a gentle breeze, and a boat that will encourage . . . no, demand . . . that the good times roll.
Draft: 1 ft. 9 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Max load: 2585