PDB Shootout: Razor

258 PF

Published in the January 2020 Issue September 2021 Boat Test Monday, Feature

Quick Glance

There is no mistaking this Razor for any other boat out on the water. To say it’s a one-of-a-kind would be an understatement as it is truly unique with a “boat load” of features like nothing you’ve ever seen before.   

Highlights

The Caravelle Razor has so many great features it’s hard to know where to begin since the more we looked around, the more we discovered. Of course, front and center there’s no hiding the standard LilliPad Marine diving board on the bow. Besides the steering wheel, it may be the most used amenity on this boat as it’s sure to attract a lot of attention. Speaking of the helm console, two large gauges center the dash with smaller gauges on the left and push buttons with circuit breakers on the right. Note, for taller captains the legroom may be limited with the fixed bench seat. If we had to be picky we wouldn’t mind seeing a tilt steering wheel as part of the standard features, but the tradeoff is a standard mini fridge below the helm.

And what’s better than having a refrigerator on board? How about a DC-powered wine cooler directly across? It’s part of an amazing galley that includes a faucet and sink, a mounted gas grill, pullout cutting board, drawer storage, as well as access to the Boss stereo with two extra speakers on the Monster Tower. There’s something about that tower that increases the “wow” factor on this sporty-looking boat.

If you’ve always wanted a boat with serious storage capacity, check out the 21-inch-deep in-floor ski locker that is 6 feet long and capable of storing just about any water toy you might have. Plus under the stern bench seats on each side are some unique step-down areas. On the starboard is a designated spot to store your table and on the port is a true changing room, complete with a portable toilet. You have to first raise up the back bench and cushion to fully access it, but when open, the changing room stands just over 5 feet tall.

An ample-sized swim deck with a four-step boarding ladder completes the highlights of the key features…unless we’ve missed something, which is quite possible on this model. 

Closer Look

Keeping with the unique theme, the hybrid inverted Catamaran hull in the front transitions to a flat running surface in the stern and is truly unique to Caravelle. The hull is hand-laid and foam-filled with five lifting points designed to glide across the water. Up top there is over 20 feet of usable deck space on this 25-footer with the gate heights ranging from 20 inches tall in the bow to nearly 23 inches in the stern.

Performance

Our zero-to-20 mph time was just over seven seconds and once up on plane the Suzuki 200hp four-stroke and the evolutionary hull responded well reaching top speeds in the mid 40s. She’s easy to handle for the most part, but is a little rough in extremely choppy water.

Final Thoughts

Built to stand out and be noticed, it truly is amazing how much is packed into this Razor. There are other color combinations too if you’re looking for something a little more conservative, but we’re guessing the targeted market for this Razor won’t mind the extra attention. 

Americus, Ga.
855-444-2628
www.caravelleboatgroup.com

SPECIFICATIONS
Number of Occupants: 12                 
Price As Tested With Power: $65K
Maximum Speed: 43.9 mph               
Wild Ponies: 200 hp   
No. of Gates: 3
0-20 MPH: 7.7 seconds         
Ladder Measurement: 3’ 4” deep

Why we love this boat…Looking for a boat with some “wow” factor? This fully-loaded boat is sure to draw positive attention wherever it goes.  

Just being picky…Since the helm seat is fixed and the legroom is limited, we’d like to see a tilt steering wheel be part of the standard features so all drivers can get comfy. 

NOTABLE STANDARDS

Patented Evolutionary Hull, Dual Bow Chaise Lounge, Dual Stern Chaise Lounge, Love Seat Helm, Diving Board, Changing Room w/ Head, Bow Party Table, Bow Rails, D/C Wine Cooler, Full Gauge Package, Dual Battery Switch, Under Seat Storage, Docking Lights, Marine Stereo 150W AM/FM, Hydraulic Steering, Stainless Steel “Easy Board,” Ladder, Stainless Steel Prop, Monster Tower w/Tower, and Bimini.

OPTIONS ON TEST BOAT
None.

VITAL STATS
LOA: 25’ 3”     
Beam: 8’ 6”
Hull Design: Patented Evolutionary Hull
Dry Weight: 3,220 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 43 gallons

TEST DRIVE
Engine: Suzuki 200
Cylinder Type: Inline 4
Cubic-inch Displacement/Horsepower: 175.9ci/200hp
Lower Unit Gear Ratio: 2.50:1

RPM     vs.      SPEED    
750                  3.4                 
1000                4.8                 
1500                6.2                   
2000                8.8                   
2500                10.5               
3000                14.1                 
3500                20.4                 
4000                26.2                 
4500                32.1               
5000                35.7                 
5500                40.6               
6000                43.9                  

PRICE
Price As Tested (Boat and Motor): $64,995
Base Price (Boat Only): $52,995

This article originally appeared in our 2020 Shootout issue. If you are interested in seeing more boat tests like this, click HERE to subscribe.  

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