The mini-trawler looks of this new fisher make it a quirky addition to the peche-promenade scene, but can it match the likes of Beneteau and Jeanneau on accommodation and practicality?
The Parker 660’s forward-sloping looks and purposeful wheelhouse combine to make a bold statement, coming from a Polish yard trying to elbow into an established market.
It is also a completely new direction for Parker Poland, which is better known for building RIBs – and not just any ordinary RIBs. Parker’s in the big RIB game, with heavy duty 7m-16m commercial boats. On paper at least, it all bodes well for a fisher market that likes a bit of heavy-duty brawn.
For the full test see the June 2011 issue of MBM.
- Good shaded helm area,
- solid construction,
- predictable handling,
- A bit bow heavy,
- cooker needs rethinking, as does the anchor
Price as reviewed:
A sturdy boat with pretty good handling
Top Speed: 27 knots
Beam: 8ft 2in
Cruising Speed: 18 knots
Length Overall: 21ft 7in
Engines: 90hp to 115hp outboard