Boat Test: 2017 Hurricane CC 21 OB

Boat Tested2017 Hurricane CC 21 OB
Price As TestedNot Available
Category Power
Manufacturer Hurricane
Length20ft 10in / 6.35 m
Beam8ft 6in / 2.59 m
Max HP225
Drive TypeOutoard
Engine MakeYamaha Outboards
By Steven Bull
Hurricane is synonymous with deck boats to many. They pioneered the deck boat in 1974 and have stayed dedicated to it, only building the wider and fun runabouts and holding their spot at the top of the number one seller’s list. But that doesn’t mean a deck boat is a deck boat is a deck boat. The range of Hurricanes is impressive but the CC 21 OB stands out to us.

Fitting nicely between the 19-footer and the 23-footer, this offers the perfect mix of compact size for trailering while adding a little more room midship than the smaller option.

The cleverness of the design, I can’t stress enough. The seating along the transom has four high backrests on sturdy supports. When you slide them out, they fit together in pairs and have dedicated positions on either side of the boat to be secured and out of the way.

The seat cushions also come off which transforms the stern into a large, raised casting platform. Underneath, in the centre, is a 30-gallon livewell and storage on either side - impressive for this size boat. There’s also another at the bow.

The bow can be bow-lounge seating or, using the fill-in platform and cushions, a large sun pad. The backrests here can be moved into lower, shoulder-rest positions or removed altogether. Of course, cushions out, you have a forward casting platform.

The helm is right in the middle of the boat and allows for a larger, side-entry head compartment in the centre console. If you don’t go for the optional port-a-potty you have massive storage. That extra space also means there’s room for in-floor storage compartments that you can upgrade to fish boxes.

With a total capacity of 10 people this is a great family-friendly runabout with true deck boat DNA including the wider hull at the bow but with some clever fishing features.

This, like the Starcraft, won’t replace the tournament angler’s ride but for the weekend warrior or the fish-loving family these offer the best of both worlds.

Yamaha F200, 2.8-L, 200-hp, EFI (DOHC), inline four-cylinder with thermostatic control cooling

0-Plane / 3; 0-30 / 6
46 mph
30 mph

Length: 20 ft 10 in / 6.35 m
Beam: 8 ft 6 in / 2.59 m
Weight: 3,045 lbs / 1,381 kg
Fuel Capacity: 49 gal / 185 L
Price: $44,224 USD 
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