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SAFE 27 Walk Around Cabin Tow Boat

Optimal performance with minimal crew requirements


The outboard-driven Walk Around Cabin (WAC) combines the crew comfort benefits of the SAFE Full Cabin with the increased deck space of a Center Console. The fully enclosed, climate-controlled (optional) cabin provides crews protection from the elements while ergonomically allowing for “walking around” the cabin while still on deck. This is the most budget-friendly option for a climate-controlled cabin. Fast, strong and highly maneuverable, the Walk Around Cabin is a proven platform that is well-suited for tow boat operations with minimal crew required for operation.

Walk Around Cabin Standard Models

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  • Length Overall (LOA) (Feet): 29′-4″
  • Length Overall (Meters): 8.9
  • Top Speed (Knots): 46
  • Max Range (NM): 260 @ 28 knots
  • Fuel Cap (gal): 200
  • Beam Overall (BOA) (Feet): 10′
  • Beam Overall (Meters): 3.1
  • Deadrise at Transom (Degrees): 25
  • Draft (Engine Trimmed Up) (Inches): 21″
  • Max HP: 700
  • Seated Positions: 6
  • Dry Weight: vessel, no engines, no fuel, no options, no liquids, no people, no cargo, (approximate) (lbs): 7,432
  • Light Load: dry weight, weight of heaviest engines (lbs): 9,572
  • Operational Load (lbs): 11,530
  • Cargo/Personnel Capacity-Net-Gross: minus weight of heaviest engines, weight of fuel, and options (lbs): 4,132
  • Height on trailer – Road Transport (Feet): 12′
  • Length on trailer – Road Transport (Feet): 42′-6″
  • Weight on Trailer (lbs): 10,810

All specifications and standard features are subject to change. Not all options are available on all models. Please contact SAFE Sales Department for details.

s,ull & Deck

  • 5/16″ – 5086 bottom plate
  • Reinforced keel beaching plate
  • Stepped transom with speed shoe in bottom plate
  • Performance wings below collars for increased lift and stabilization while maneuvering
  • Fully welded performance lifting strakes
  • Self-bailing decks with high-volume scupper drains
  • Easy access port and starboard walkways between the cabin and gunnels
  • Bow storage/anchor locker with aft-facing door
  • Dual aft rigging locker system with topside access
  • Transom inspection hatch
  • Sacrificial hull anode(s)

Super Structure

  • Two weather-tight doors in main cabin
  • Weather-tight, hinged cuddy access hatch
  • One (1) aft-sliding windows
  • Tempered glass used in all windows
  • Safety hand/grab rail system
  • Forward cuddy cabin for equipment storage with weathertight access door

Console & Dash

  • Starboard side helm
  • OHIP – Over Head Instrument Panel

Collar System

  • Patented 100% foam SAFE XDR-1 Extreme Duty Reinforced collar system 
  • Reinforced, heavy-duty collar rubstrake
  • Available collar colors include: black, blue, gray, orange, green, red

Coatings, Coverings & Lettering

  • Marine-grade carpet and insulation
  • Upholstered headliner
  • Black mesh snap covers on interior storage box openings

Towing, Lifting & Attachment Points

  • Ten (10) 10″ cast aluminum weld-on cleats
  • Custom fabricated weld-on pick eyes with stainless steel inserts
  • Weld-on bow eye with triple stainless steel inserts
  • Weld-on transom tie downs
  • Reinforced fore and aft tow posts with single stainless steel cross pin
  • Reinforced, heavy-duty motor guard/tow line guides
  • Integrated push knees

Electrical System & Power Generation

  • House battery system 12VDC – one (1) marine-grade battery with switch
  • Backlit switch panel with marine-grade switches
  • Four (4) 12VDC power receptacles – two (2) on dash and two (2) on arch
  • Self-parking, intermittent windshield wiper system with washer
  • Rotary navigation light switch for COLREGS-compliant towing lights
  • High amperage 12 VDC terminal posts for jump start or dewatering pumps


  • LED navigation lights (running and anchor)
  • COLREGS-compliant towing lights
  • Two (2) red/white dome lights in cabin

Electronics, Navigation & Communication

  • Navigation horn

Crew Comfort

  • Two (2) ventilation fans

Safety, Rescue & Diving Equipment

  • Three (3) fire extinguishers
  • Life ring mount
  • Cabin dewatering pump, 1100 GPH
  • 1100 GPH bilge pump in outboard bracket
  • CO detector(s) mounted in cabin
  • Telescoping swim ladder mounted on outboard bracket

Fuel System

  • 200 – gallon fuel tank with a formed bottom (1/4″ – 5086)
  • EPA-compliant fill and vent system with integrated check-valves, refueling vapors through carbon canister

All specifications and standard features are subject to change. Not all options are available on all models. Please contact SAFE Sales Department for details.


  • Engines
  • Engine(s) Rigging
  • Power Assist Steering Upgrade

Configuration Options

  • Personnel Recovery Cut Outs (collar)
  • Locker System(s)
  • Upgraded Premium Shock Mitigating Crew Seats
  • SAFE XDR-2 Upgrade (lines & D-rings)
  • Topside/Cabin Paint
  • Bottom Paint
  • Tow Line Storage Spool/Cover/Line
  • Davit/Electric Winch


  • Navigation Package(s)
  • Side Scan Sonar
  • Thermal/Low Light Camera Systems
  • Loudhailer
  • AIS
  • Satellite Weather Receiver/Overlay
  • Wired/Wireless Intercom System
  • LED Light Bars and Beacon Lights (red/amber)
  • Searchlights
  • Upgraded LED Flood Lights
  • Underwater Dive Lights
  • External VHF Speaker on Aft Deck
  • Customer Furnished Equipment (CFE) Installation

Crew Comfort

  • Generator
  • Extreme Weather Generator Upgrade
  • Air Conditioning
  • Diesel Heater
  • Shore Power
  • Fresh/Raw Water Washdown


  • Safety Kit
  • Docking Kit
  • Anchor Kit
  • Personnel Flotation Device(s) (PFD)


  • Trailer with Bow Ladder


  • Wire Label Package/Diagram(s)
  • Drawing Package(s)
  • Operator/Repair Manual(s)


  • Dive Ladder(s)
  • Dive Tank Storage/Holders
  • Dive Light Mast
  • Dewatering Pump

All specifications and standard features are subject to change. Not all options are available on all models. Please contact SAFE Sales Department for details.