Why are Robalo boats so heavy?

Why are Robalo boats so heavy?

The general perception of Robalo boat hulls is solidly built, with some owners comparing the quality to much more expensive brands. Most agree that the hulls are heavy due to the strong build, making them slower than lighter brands but a very smooth and stable ride in offshore conditions.

Is a Robalo boat unsinkable?

As a leader in the marine industry since 1968, Robalo is renowned for its heavy-duty construction, legendary ride and unwavering desire to stay on the cutting edge of innovation. Our first boat was a 19-foot center console saltwater fishing boat, among the first of its type of boat to have an unsinkable hull.

What is the draft on a Robalo R180?


Length Overall 18′ 4” / 5.59 m
Beam 8′ 0” 2.44 m
Dry Weight 2,600 lbs. 1,179 kg w/engs
Draft Up 11” 0.28 m
Draft Down 27” 0.69 m

Are Robalo boats quality?

Their products are a long way from the cheap and cheerful boats that gave American imports of the past a mixed reputation. The 10 year hull warranty suggests quality. Helping durability along, all Robalos feature vinylester resin and bottoms reinforced with Kevlar.

Are Robalo boats foam filled?

The foam-filled hull, deck, stringers and gunwales are tough enough for Robalo to offer a seven-year hull warranty.

Are Robalo Boats foam filled?

How much does a Robalo trailer weigh?


Length Overall 16′ 4” / 4.98 m
Dry Weight 1,600 lbs. 726 kg
Tested Weight 2,056 lbs. 933 kg
Draft 27” 69 cm
Draft Up 10” 25 cm

How much does a 25 foot boat trailer weigh?

Average Weights & Sizes of Boat Trailers

Trailer Boat Size Trailer Weight Capacity Trailer Weight
18-foot boats 1,800 pounds 420 pounds
22-foot boats 4,800 pounds 980 pounds
24 to 25-foot boats 6,425 pounds 900 pounds
25-foot boats 8,600 pounds 1,320 pounds

What is the difference between the Robalo R200 and r200es?

Robalo has two versions of this model, the more fishing-centric R200 and the R200ES we tested, which has additional family-friendly features but still takes care of the anglers. The biggest difference is the fixed bench seat at the stern.

Why does the Robalo 180 weigh so much?

*High Freeboard. As already noted, the Robalo 180 has a high freeboard, one of the highest in the industry no matter what price point. This is one of the main reasons that it weighs more than other boats in class. The R180 is also a bit beamier than a number of boats in class which also adds to weight and stability.

What makes the R200 a first-rate fishing boat?

Extensive rod storage, a multi-purpose interior, a powder coated leaning post (optional), stainless steel hardware and Robalo’s award winning style lines rank the R200 as a first-rate fishing boat. Well equipped, the R200 can also be customized with key options including a T-top, trim tabs, a porta-pottie and Command Link gauges.

Is the R180 a good affordable boat?

But unlike some other affordable boats, on the R180 we found lots of stainless steel and other details that are often omitted. She may not be quite the lowest priced boat on the market but we do find the R180 to be a compelling tradeoff between price, features, and function.