Parker 660 Pilothouse

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.

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Score

75%
  • Overall score:
    75%

Pros

  • Good shaded helm area,
  • solid construction,
  • predictable handling,

Cons

  • A bit bow heavy,
  • cooker needs rethinking, as does the anchor

Price as reviewed:

£38,170

Verdict

A sturdy boat with pretty good handling

Details

Top Speed: 27 knots
Cabins: 1
Beam: 8ft 2in
Cruising Speed: 18 knots
Length Overall: 21ft 7in
Engines: 90hp to 115hp outboard

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