With its responsive deep-V hull and flaring bow, Sea Pro’s 259 center console is ready for true offshore duty, but family-friendly amenities aren’t neglected. Comfortable seating options makes this a versatile all-around favorite.
Make no mistake, fishing remains the priority. Aft, a pressurized 30-gallon livewell is centered at the transom, featuring a clear lid and rounded interior to avoid bait shock. Macerated fish boxes are found below the floor to both sides of the leaning post, and another insulated fish box awaits below the bow floor. Horizontal rod stowage is located within the starboard inwale. Thigh-high coaming bolsters wrap the perimeter. The leaning post, on our test boat upgraded to include LleBroc Billfish chairs with padded armrests and flip-up bolsters, features tackle drawers up front, nooks for knives and pliers, a cabinet portside with slide-out tackle boxes and an additional live well aft. The console features plenty of open space for a captain’s choice of electronics. Even the bow table favors fishing — it lowers to do double duty as a cast netting platform.
For all the fishing focus, the 259 retains the ability to haul a crew in comfort. Aft, a cushioned bench folds out from its tucked-away position on the transom and features a backrest that rises and lowers. At the helm, those cushy Llebroc seats provide room for captain and passenger, and they add fold-down armrests. Forward, generously padded cushions snap in above all port and starboard storage lockers to provide bench seating. Slide-in backrests can be added for true forward-facing support and to let the crew stretch out in comfort. The seat on the front of the console also goes beyond the norm with a fully padded bottom and backrest, plus welcome grab handles integrated into the lid below.
Twin Suzuki 200s powered our test boat, pushing this deep-V offshore-worthy hull with 22.5 degrees of transom deadrise onto plane in 5.8 seconds and maxing out at 49.5 mph. Standard UltraFlex steering can be stiffened for running offshore or softened when you want to eliminate jerkiness when trolling. Lewmar trim tabs further fine-tune the ride.
- All drain water is plumbed to one central manifold, limiting holes in the hull.
- Standard T-top, portside dive door with ladder.
- Lewmar Pro Fish 1000 windlass with foot switches.
How We Tested
Engine: Twin Suzuki 200s
Drive/Prop: Outboards/Suzuki 16″ x 21.5″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 2.29:1
Fuel Load: 29 gal.
Crew Weight: 345 lb.
Sea Pro Boats – Whitmire, South Carolina; 803-694-2644; seapromfg.com