Blackfin 272DC

Designed with the angler in mind.

by Alan Wendt
All-purpose seems to be the underlying theme of many boats on the market today, with the emphasis on family.


  • LOA: 27'2"
  • Beam: 9'4"
  • Draft: 34"/21"
  • Weight: 7,000 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 180 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 21 gals.
  • Power: 600 hp
  • Price: Contact dealer

Blackfin’s 272DC is versatile, however the focus of design is with the angler in mind. This twin outboard-driven model has a 180-gallon fuel capacity, making it possible to reach remote fishing grounds and still have plenty of fuel at the end of the weekend.

Built for the roughest seas, aka the Great Lakes, Blackfin sports an elegant exterior style to go along with its smooth ride. In the cockpit, an insulated, 30-gallon baitwell with a blue/white light, see-through face and cutting board lid is built into the transom. There is a faucet for wash down with both fresh and raw water. Storage for your catch is in the cockpit sole, with two fish boxes connected to macerated pump-outs.

Blackfin has placed four stainless steel gunnel-mounted rod holders and three transom-mounted holders on the 272DC. Overhead in the fiberglass hardtop system are four additional rod holders. Serious anglers may want to consider the optional Taco outriggers with carbon fiber telescoping poles.

Just to add icing to the cake, the optional LED underwater lights offer a bit of bling dockside and help to attract fish at night.

Aside from the anglers’ needs, this a great dayboat for entertaining. A wetbar with sink, flip-up faucet and 35-quart Yeti Tundra Carry-on cooler are standard. Personally, I’d add the optional drawer 12V refrigerator, electric grill and cockpit table that has a vertical side mount base forward. The Blackfin 272DC comes with a standard Fusion stereo with Apple dock, is Satellite ready and has JL speakers with LED lights. There is an upgrade with larger speakers, subwoofers and boosted amp.

Because anglers have so many electronics packages to choose from, along with brand preference, Blackfin has designed ample room in the helm for a multifunction display and recommends a Garmin electronics package that includes GPS/chartplotter and transducer, as well as Garmin GMR 18xHD Radome.

No dayboat is complete without an enclosed head. Choose between a porta-potti with pump-out deck fitting or the optional electric toilet with holding tank and pump-out.

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