Boat Review by: Richard Crowder
The Allante 635ob (outboard) SC (Sport Cuddy), at twenty-three feet on a relatively narrow seven foot, eight inch beam, is one of the Allante series of seventeen models of outboard and sterndrive powered bowriders and cuddy cabin models from this Kelowna, BC builder. Campion offers a total of forty-eight models in five series for 2017. Campion offers this same 635 Sport Cuddy in a sterndrive version labelled the 635i SC.
The 635ob SC has attractive clean lines with a sweeping rising sheer line plus lots of bow flare to promote a dry ride when the going gets rough. With the side deck anti-skid walkaround to the bow and with a safe, high, and extended welded stainless steel bow rail and lots of freeboard forward, many in the fishing world would refer to this model design as a “Walk Around.” Call it a sport cuddy or walkaround, the 635ob SC is designed and well suited to the boating needs and lifestyles of the fishing fraternity plus family cruising and watersports fun.
Campion is renowned and has been awarded for its environmental awareness and methodologies in its boat construction. To this end, the 635ob SC utilizes Envirez bio resin in its all-fiberglass construction in its Apex hull design, stringers, deck, inner liners, and its composite transom. The hull bottom is further reinforced using Kevlar laminate. The fibreglass cockpit is self-draining overboard.
A lockable bi-fold door in the centre of the dash leads to the cuddy cabin below with a surprising amount of headroom due to the raised foredeck. In this foredeck is an opening, screened hatch, an integral bow rope cum anchor locker complete with stainless steel anchor roller plus a pair of unique, molded-in LED docking lights, all standard equipment. Under-cushion storage is provided in the V-berth as is courtesy lighting. A porta-potti is optionally available.
The driver and companion are treated to Razor ultra suspension bucket seats both of which feature flip-up forward bolsters. Beneath each of these seats are molded-in storage compartments. The aft portion of these storage compartments may each be optionally fitted with a removable folding jump seat with a swivel base.
Hydraulic steering is standard on the 635ob SC and within the dash is a speedometer and fuel gauge plus a Kicker KMC10 Media Center with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, iPod and six speakers. Optional choices for the dash include an in-dash digital depth sounder, trim tabs with indicators, tilt steering, starboard and/or port side pantograph windshield wipers, plus a stereo upgrade. To this upgrade you may then add satellite radio, and/or an amplifier with subwoofer. Engine instrumentation will come with your choice of outboard motor brand.
The aft portion of the cockpit is wrap-around sectional U-shaped seating with removable port and starboard side seats to allow full access to the gunnels. The stern seat cushion removes to provide access to the storage below and its backrest is also removable. Transom walk-thru is provided on both the port and starboard sides. A starboard side swim platform with boarding ladder is standard and a similar port side platform is optionally available.
Under gunnel side storage compartments are within the cockpit and large enough to store the optional filler cushion to convert the aft cockpit area to a large sunpad. You may also wish to select the available cockpit table which is also supplied with a mount within the cabin. Cockpit courtesy lighting is standard as are stainless steel cupholders and specific in-gunnel downrigger mounting surfaces.
There are several other options available to allow you to personalize your 635ob SC to your boating lifestyle preferences. Some of these include a hardtop with electronics box or simply a bimini top with enclosure with a choice of slant back curtain or full camper back. Also, you may want the mooring / storage cover, the anchoring package with or without electric windlass, underwater lighting, transom stereo remote, transom shower, Samson ski bar, snap-in cockpit flooring, portside sleeper seat exchange, and hullside gelcoat colour choices. Finally, choose your brand of outboard motor up to the recommended maximum of 250 horsepower.
Call it a walkaround or a sport cuddy, Campion’s Allante 635ob SC offers all the flexibility you would want to allow you to pursue whatever boating desires and lifestyle you may choose.
|Dry weight:||2,800 lbs||1,270 kg|
|Fuel Capacity:||60 US gals||227 L|
|Base Engine / Drive:||Outboard|