Defiance Boats introduced its new San Juan series of boats.
“We've had a lot of people asking us for a dressed-up boat with more creature comforts,” Defiance sales manager Jon Lawrence said in a statement. “A lot of guys are big fans of our Admiral series. They like that it's a no-frills sportfishing boat. They can go out, fish it, bloody up the deck, spray it down and they're done. The new San Juan, however, is great for families who want more living space so they can go cruising and have a more social boat. But it's still built for fishing, with everything you need and adequate deck space for four anglers.”
There are two San Juan models — the 220 and 250.
Defiance launched its first 220 San Juan last week and is still putting together all of the performance numbers. On its initial runs, the 22-foot boat ran just over 40 mph with a 200-hp outboard.
The San Juan 250 tops out in the high 30-mph range with a single 250-hp engine. Power it with twin 150s and it’s a 45-mph boat.