265 XTS

Unrivaled in Quality. Performance. Fishability.
265XTS boat on the water
The NauticStar 265 XTS is the largest in the Extreme Tournament Series (XTS). This beast is the culmination of years of innovation and advanced engineering. With its large forward and aft decks, ample rod storage, a 43-gallon bow fish box, three livewell/baitwells, a 35-Qt YETI cooler, and plenty of tackle storage, the 265 is loaded with all the professional requirements of an angler. Not only does the newly-designed leaning post feature a 21-gallon baitwell with transparent lid, lighted push button switch panel, and conveniently located freshwater washdown – it is downright comfortable with Llebroc seating with flip-up bolsters and armrests. Saltwater or freshwater, Red Fish or Snapper – the NauticBay 265XTS will get you to the fish quick featuring the STAR Performance System


265XTS Boat Overhead Download Details PDF
Note: Draft may change depending on motor selection, amount of fuel, and gear added. *The usable fuel capacity will be affected by factors such as EPA-required fuel system components, temperature, and boat loading which may reduce the usable fuel capacity by 10%.


26' 2" / 7.98 M


9' / 2.74 M

Max Horse Power

425 HP / 317 kW

Transom Height

25" / 0.64 M

Approximate Draft

16" / 0.41 M

Deadrise at Transom


Deadrise at Entry


Approximate Boat Weight

4200 lb / 1905 KG

*Fuel Capacity

74 Gal / 280 L

In-Console Livewell/Baitwell

13 Gal / 49 L

Forward Storage Hatch

100 Qt / 10 L

Aft Port Storage Hatch

137 Qt / 130 L

Leaning Post Baitwell

21 Gal / 79 L

Freshwater Washdown

9 Gal / 34 L

Aft Livewell

42 Gal / 159 L

Bow Fish Box

43 Gal / 163 L

Persons/Total Weight

10 / 1783 lb / 809 KG

Max Weight Capacity

2800 lb / 1270 KG

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  • S hallow water draft for skinny water fishing
  • T ournament ready with 2 tournament livewells and rod storage up to 28 rods
  • A cceleration due to the planing pods and air assist chine
  • R ide utilizing the sharp entry Vee hull forward


  • Wood Free Construction
  • Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
  • 35 Quart YETI® Cooler
  • Air Assist Chine
  • Aft Planing Pods
  • Vinyl Ester Barrier Coat
  • One-piece Molded Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit with Molded Non Skid
  • RTM Fiberglass Lids
  • Hull Side Color
  • Teleflex SeaStar Pro Hydraulic Steering with Tilt
  • Fuel Water Separator (Standard on Yamaha motors)
  • Control Box Pre-Rig (standard on all boat/motor packages)
  • Atlas® 6” Hydraulic Jack Plate
  • Lenco® Trim Tabs with LED Indicators
  • Molded Anchor Storage with Anchor
  • Port & Starboard Locking Rod Lockers – 5 Rods Each Side
  • Insulated Fish Box Forward with Overboard Drain
  • Starboard & Center Aft Tackle Storage with 10 Small Plano Tackle Boxes
  • Aft Jump Seats with Stainless Steel Locking Hinges & Storage — 3
  • Aft Port Cast Net/Bucket Storage
  • Transhield® Shipping Wrap
  • High Speed Aerator Pickups
  • Power Assist Steering
  • Chrome Raised Letter NauticStarTM Logo


  • Stainless Steel Latches
  • Stainless Steel Rub Rail
  • Stainless Steel Thru Hull Fittings
  • Stainless Steel Drink Holders – 6
  • Stainless Steel Gunnel Rod Holders – 4
  • Horizontal Gunnel Rod Holders – 3 Ea./Side
  • Stainless Steel Pull Up Cleats – 6
  • Polished Stainless Steel Seat Base – 1 (Bow) 2 (Aft)
  • Brass Splashwell Drains
  • Brass Shut Off Ball Valves
  • Stainless Steel Floor Drains


  • Console with Gelcoat Finished Head Interior and Integrated D-Channel Powdercoated Hard Top
  • Forward Facing Console Seat with Armrests and Livewell
  • Removable T-Top Integrated Windshield
  • Custom Stainless Steel Wheel with Power Knob
  • In-Console Livewell/Baitwell with Aerator and Recirc – 13 gallon
  • Acrylic Head Console Door
  • Infinity® Bluetooth Stereo with 4 JBL® Marine Speakers
  • Horn with Stainless Steel Grill
  • 12 Volt Acc. Plug
  • Raw Water High Pressure Wash Down
  • Rubrail Integrated LED Navigation Lights
  • LED Courtesy Lights — 6


  • Leaning post with ergonomically correct Llebroc® seating with flip-up bolsters, folding arm rests, larger baitwell with lid, switch panel, and conveniently located fresh water washdownt

Saltwater Grade Electrical System:

  • Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Lighted Stainless Steel Pushbutton Switches with Matching Lighted Stainless Steel Acrylic Gauge Panel
  • Dual Battery Shut Off Switch
  • Deutsch® Electrical Connectors
  • Yamaha® 6YC Digital Gauges
  • Auto Bilge Pump – 1100 GPH
  • 6-Gauge Trolling Motor Harness
  • Aft Recirculation Pumps – 500 GPH with Timer and Max Air System
  • Aerator Pumps – 800 GPH with Timer
  • LED Livewell Light
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  • Yamaha F300XCA
  • Yamaha F300NCA2 – White Upper Unit Yamaha F350NCC2 – White Upper Unit^ Yamaha F425NSA2 – White Upper Unit^


  • Power Assist Steering (NA on 425HP pkg)
  • Dual Pro Charger PRO3
  • Blackout Dash Package with Dual Simrad® NSS9’s
  • Blackout Dash Package with Dual Simrad® NSS12’s
  • Blackout Dash Package with (single) Simrad® NSS12
  • Simrad® Go7 7″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter
  • Simrad® Go9 9″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter
  • Dual Simrad® NSS9 EVO3 9″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter
  • Simrad® NSS12 EVO3 12″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter
  • Simrad® Go12 XSE 12″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter with SS60 12° transducer
  • Dual Simrad® NSS12 EVO3 12″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter with B60 20° transducer
  • Pump Out Livewell
  • Extended Fuel Range Upgrade – 100 Gal Tank
  • Blue LED Courtesy Light Kit
  • Ocean LED Underwater Light Kit
  • Portable Toilet
  • Acrylic Swim Platform with Ladder
  • Bow Seating Kit with Removable Backrest
  • Minn Kota® RT80 – 80 lbs Thrust 24V Hand Control
  • Power-Pole® 8′ Pro II White with Jack Plate
  • Power-Pole® Blade 10′ White with Jack Plate
  • Fishing Seat with Pedestal
  • Bike Seat and Pro Pole
  • XTO Heavy Duty Jack Plate for 425HP Upgrade^
  • Lower “Reverse” Hull Color (upper color is standard)
  • Full Hull Color (does not include running surface)
  • Running Surface Color (same color as Full Side)
  • Fiberglass T-Top Two-Tone Color (same as Hull Color)
Yamaha Outboard Performance Bulletins provide in-depth performance information on the NauticStar boat and engine combinations listed below. Click on the links below to download a PDF of the Performance Bulletins.
Three Yamaha Motors
Notice to Consumer: The information and data contained in this Performance Bulletin is approximate and subject to many different factors and variables. It is provided as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as representative of actual performance. Your boat’s performance may be different than the information contained in this Performance Bulletin due to various factors, including your boat’s actual weight, wind and water conditions, temperature, humidity, elevation, bottom paint, boat options affecting wind/water drag and/or boat weight, and operator ability. Please confirm the specifications and performance data on your specific boat/engine combination with your dealer prior to purchase. Please also keep in mind that the data contained in this Performance Bulletin may or may not have been performed using Yamaha PowerMatched components. Yamaha reserves the right to change the specifications and performance data of this Performance Bulletin or engine without notice. This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.

Key Features

Helm Station

The helm station features a large dash with area for 2 - 12" displays, custom stainless steel wheel with power knob, Infinity PRV350 stereo, lighted stainless steel pushbutton switch panel, stainless steel drink holders, SeaDek

Ample Fishing Deck Storage

The forward fishing deck is equipped with a variety of storage compartments for efficient use of space. 2 rod lockers with organizers for 10 rods, 43 gallon insulated fish box, 100 Qt. storage hatch in the step-up, and anchor locker. There is a 13 gallon livewell in the console seat.

Llebroc Helm Seating

The newly designed leaning post features ergonomically correct Llebroc seating with flip-up bolsters, folding armrests, and footrest.

New Bow Seating Option!

A new upholstered bow seating option is now available on the 265XTS. It includes a filler cushion and removable backrest on each side.

Wrap-around Bow Seating

The bow cushions shown with the backrest removed.

Bow Cushions with Backrest

The backrest is removable. The cushions snap onto the port and starboard rod lockers.

The 265XTS Rigged with a 425 HP Yamaha

The 265XTS can be rigged with the all new white Yamaha F425NSA2 motor package. This incredible groundbreaking motor by Yamaha V8 XTO Offshore® is smarter, more powerful and more efficient than anything you’ve seen offshore and features an electric steering system—an industry first.

Aft Fishing Platform

The aft fishing deck features 3-across jump seats, a starboard hatch with 35 Qt. YETI cooler, 42 gal. livewell in center hatch, and 137 Qt. storage hatch port side. The starboard and center jump seats have Plano tackle storage below the flip-up seats while the port side jump seat has a cast net/bucket storage compartment. There are also 2 fishing seat bases provided.

Flip-Up Bolsters and Armrests

The comfortable helm seating has flip-up bolsters and armrests.

Functional Leaning Post

The newly designed leaning post has a 21 gallon baitwell, tackle storage drawers, switch panel, conveniently located freshwater washdown, battery storage compartment, and rocket-launcher rod holders.

3-Across Jump Seats and Hatches

The aft fishing deck features 3-across jump seats with hatches for YETI cooler, storage and livewell.

Removable T-Top Integrated Windshield

The new windshield design is integrated into the T-top frame. The top half folds down. The top of the console has SeaDek with a flush-mount compass.

Yamaha outboard motor

Factory Installed with Yamaha Performance

All Yamaha four strokes exceed Federal EPA 2006 emission requirements. The 50hp and up have earned a California C.A.R.B three-star rating.