Sea Chaser 230 LX Bay
Breaking It Down
All-fiberglass construction is foam-filled, giving the rig more emergency flotation than is required by law. This value-brand model has a roomy deck that scoots along beautifully with a mapped up small-block Evinrude producing 200 hp. It is convenient to fish from and maneuverable and ideal for Boca Grande Pass tarpon or backcountry redfish. All cleats are retractable, meaning deck snags are minimized. Our test boat was equipped with an optional leaning post, and most handy was the Power Pole used to secure the boat on the flats or along the beach.
All-fiberglass construction includes a fiberglass sole that drains overboard.
A fuel capacity of 52 gallons means plenty of range for all-day fishing.
Tons of storage capacity can be found in casting-deck hatches and under the helm.
Leaning post on our boat gave good ergonomics and handy storage for rods.
Aft baitwell is insulated to help keep bait cool while the aeration system freshens water.
When heavily laden with bait, livewells overfilled — heftier drains would be useful for hard-core pilchard fishers.
Leaning post is optional.
Dry Boat Weight: 2,450 lb.
Max. Horsepower: 250
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 52
MSRP: See local dealer
Engine: Evinrude E-Tec 200 small block
Load: (People) 250 lb., (Fuel) 25 gal.
Top Speed: 46.2 mph @ 6,000 rpm
Time To Plane: not tested
Time To 30 MPH: not tested