Egret Boats teamed up with Volvo Penta and Morehead Yacht Sales to build a single diesel engine fishing machine that will out-perform and out-function its competitors for a fraction of the operating cost.
All Egret hulls are constructed with advanced composite laminates; Carbon fiber, Kevlar and Fiberglass. Precise manufacturing controls using the latest resin transfer vacuum bag technology as well as closed cell foam cores achieve the ultimate in strength and lightness. These hi-tech building techniques mean that the Egret 306 weighs in 1500 to 2000lbs lighter than its competitors.
The 306 utilizes the latest Volvo D6 common rail fuel injection, electronic control, diesel engine as the power plant. The inboard engine is mid-ship driving through a jackshaft to the new Volvo duoprop outdrive. This arrangement effectively cleans up the transom for fishing. The mid-ship location gives improved weight distribution which together with its lighter displacement contributes to economic operation and creates an awesome ride.
At a cruise of 32mph (high cruise is 38-40) the boat consumes only 8.9 gph. Tankage is 180 gallons and cruising range can exceed 600 miles. Top speed exceeds 45 mph. The very economic burn rate when compared to boats with twin 250hp outoboards at similar speed shows a fuel saving of about 2/3rds. That is a saving of almost 20 gph or close to $100 per/hour!! At 1000 hours this translates to near $100,000 in fuel savings. This Egret pays for itself!