Since their introduction, the X-Flights have become the best-selling models in the Advantage model line. “That’s a pretty incredible achievement when you think about it,” commented Scott Dreisbach, Vice President/COO for Advantage. “Usually it takes the market at least a season to recognize and really become interested in a new model. And because the X-Flight is so unique we thought the process might take even longer, but it didn’t.” Seldom does a new hull concept come along that is destined to so profoundly change the landscape of family performance boats. But that is exactly what Advantage’s XFlights have done, first with the 29-foot model and now with the new 27. They’re roomy like a deckboat yet run with the abandon of a pure bred performance machine. Although from the waterline they may appear to have an air-entrapment-like hull, they do not. The pickle-fork bow blends into an advanced stepped-vee bottom designed to more efficiently utilize today’s modern V-8 single engine stern drive packages, delivering exceptional handling, stability and load-carrying capabilities. “We heard from some potential buyers that they would prefer a slightly smaller version of the X-Flight if it were available,” said Dreisbach, explaining the motivation behind the development of the new 27. “We turned those requests over to our R&D department and put them to work on the project. It didn’t take long for them to come up with a plan to build a 27 X-Flight model. It’s virtually the same boat as the 29 except a two-foot section of the storage and cuddy cabin bulkhead in front of the driver helm was shortened in order to reduce the overall length. The result is a 27 X-Flight with nearly the same running surface as the 29, and an interior passenger cockpit that hasn’t been compromised on space. I’m very confident that the new 27 X-Flight is an outstanding addition to this exciting new line of boats.”

Model Specifications

Overall Length: 27' 7"
Dead Rise: 22 degrees
Beam: 96"
Approx. Weight: 3800 pounds
Exterior Color: Mutliple gelcoat colors and graphics
Interior Color: Matching/color-coordinated upholstery
Hull Type: Stepped vee-bottom
Hull Material: Hand laminated fiberglass
Number of Engines: one
Engine Make/Model: Mercury 8.2L MAG ECT/380 HP
Drive Type: Mercury Bravo 1
Fuel Type: Gas
Fuel Capacity: 100 gal.

Model Features

Standard Equipment

Anchor Locker (built-in)
Automatic Bilge Blower
Automatic Bilge Pump
Bow & Stern Ladders
Bow Rails (S/S)
Chrome/Brass Fuel Fills
Cigarette Lighter
Color Coordinated Custom Upholstery
Courtesy Lights
Custom Hand Lamination
Deck Cleats (6)-S.S. Pull Up
Drink Cup Holders
Dual 12V Batteries
Fiberglass Floor Liner
Fresh Water Sink
Full Instrumentation
Full Length Hull Stringers
Gelcoat w/Blend up to 7 colors
Glove Box
Grab Handles
Hours Meter
Ice Chest (built-in)
Integral Swim Steps
Interior Lighting
Navigational Lights
Plush Marine Carpet
S.S. Package
Safety Ignition/Kill Switch
Ski Locker (built-in)
Ski Tow (built-in)
Stereo CD Player AM/FM Radio With Amp
Tilt Steering Wheel

Optional Equipment

10 Stacker CD Changer
Automatic Fire Extinguisher System
Battery Charger
Bimini Top
Boat Cover
Carpet Kit
Circulation Fans
Clock
Compass
Custom Pro Stock Air Scoop
Depth Finder
Dining Table (removable)
Docking Lights
Electric Blender (12V)
External Hydraulic Steering
Fuel Cooler
Gas Barbeque
High Performance Engine Package
High Performance Trim Tabs
Horn
Inverter
Porta-Potty
PWC Fueling System
Shore Power
Shower
Tournament Ski Tow Pylon
Transom Trim Switch
Trim Control on Throttle Handle
TV/DVD
VHF Radio
Wash System (high pressure)
Windshield (deflector)

Engine Upgrades

Mercury 8.2L MAG HO ECT/430 HP
Mercury Racing 520
Mercury Racing 540
Mercury Racing 565
Mercury Racing 600 SCi
Mercury Racing 700 SCi

Drive Upgrades

Mercury Bravo 1 XR
Mercury Bravo III