The Reel Karma is a Hydra Sports 2800 Vector
The deep V hull is Kevlar reinforced and is a proven fishing machine. The 2800 WA is 28 feet, 2 inches long with a 9-foot, 8-inch beam. The wide beam provides stability with shifting weight loads in heavy seas, or during a frenzied fish fight when all hands are scrambling on deck. The vessel’s deep-V hull is Kevlar-reinforced with a pronounced bow flair, reverse chines and spray strakes, which help it ride high and dry. The hull is all-composite and wood-free.
Fishing amenities include a 38-gallon insulated baitwell with a light, cutting board and high-capacity pump; six stainless steel gunwale-mount rod holders port and starboard, and a bait prep station with faucet, sink, cutting board and tackle storage. Rocket launchers complete the package.
Two 220-quart insulated fish boxes with overboard drains and macerator pumps provide storage for your catch. The cockpit is also self-draining with oversized scuppers. She has a brand new (January 2018) Simrad Radar/Chartplotter/GPS/Sonar, a brand new Lowrance Elite-7TI DSI Combo (January 2018) plus two other GPS systems and one sonar. These electronics, along with many of today’s fishing apps, ensure we find what we are looking for and at the same time provide added safety.
Her twin 225 Yamaha Four Strokes are well maintained. She tops out at 40 mph or so and will cruise easily at 30-35 mph. The 280 plus gallon fuel tank ensures we can get to where the fish are. Running up to 8 rods at a time gives the fish a buffet to choose from. The outriggers allow for two lines each to stay clear of the others.