Akes 288 walkaround

New Akes 288 Walkaround is born from the requirement to have a boat with small mantaining and running costs, multipurpose, very comfortable inside and outside, seaworthy, ideal from leisure , mid range cruisings, daily navigations, fishing and fast rides. The shape is aggressive and modern, with hard and reversed bow sheer from with starts a deep V variable hull with 4 lifting strakes; the sides with shifted aft part and big professional fender create a unique shape; the hull, designed with innovative but proven solutions, is longer and wider afloat and at planing speed than a conventional 28ft hull; The particular bow sheer and V extended stern with built-in trim tabs give to the hull greater dimensions compared to a similar boat, with benefits in longitudinal and transversal stability, resistance to pitch and roll, smoothness, easiness to achieve planing speed and seakeeping.

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Akes 288 walkaround


Some photos of the external and interior layout

The hull is V variable with shapes derived from the proven Requin Gris 28, and are adapt to install little engines, but can give awesome performances with big power. The design has been optimized in order to increase afloat stability, first requirement for fishing but also for relax. The spaces inside has been studied to reach the maximum comfort, no narrow passages, no obstacles. Compared with max beam of the boat (2.85m) , the inside with walkable , thanks to the double vertical side, is 2.30 m. Aft, 2 stern platforms, joined and at the same height of the deck floor, are a comfortable and easy access from the sea. Without climb over hard steps, with no architectural barriers. Inside , there are 2 big opposed seats, the aft one contains the batteries and live bait tank, and the fore can contain the fridge and it is also a comfortable bolster for 3 people, both can accomodate easily 8 persons in a lunch/dinner area with central table, suitable also as second sundress area. The built in lockers in the inner part of the sides are useful to put the boat hook, fishing rods, spear fishing guns, and there is the easy inspection to gasoline filters. The walk-around console, has a big plane in with there can find space a huge GPS plotter (10 inches), echo, compass, vhf, fuel monitors, instruments, electric panels,hi-fi, all these at the right height . On the left part there is the cabin access door. The hard top is a protection from sun, rain, wind, and it is a support for fishing rods and antennas. At the bow, there is a big sundress superimposed, 1.8 m long, accessible from 2 big side passages. Inside, in the cabin, the boat has a wide toilet room with 1.85 m of height, with sink, shower, WC; at port side cabinets and seats, fore there is a main big bed. There is also possibile to have the second layout with another central bed , in order to have 4 bed places.

MAIN Specifications:

  • Material: marine alloy 5083 H111 / epoxy resin plywood sandwich/ fiberglass
  • Lenght: 8.50 m
  • Lenght Over All. (with stern platforms) : 9.10 m
  • Beam: 2.85 m
  • Dry weight: 2200 Kg
  • Max load: 10 persons
  • Recommended engine: 300 - 600 hp twin outboards
  • Max power: 700 hp
  • Performances: from 35 knots (300 hp) up to 55 knots (600hp)
  • Fuel tank: inox or aluminum , 600 L
  • Fresh water tank: 150 L
  • Fishing rods: 8
  • Live bait tank: 100 L
  • CE category: B/C

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