The Finseeker is neither low slung like South Miami center-consoles nor built high in the bow like mid-Atlantic boats. The unique lines are just right for secure fishing in coastal waters and looks great when cruising for fun.
Premium hardware, glistening gelcoat, the stainless-steel rub rail and stocky but sleek cleats are among the beauty marks. The swim platform is wide and protected by a second stainless-steel rub rail.
Segmented coaming bolsters follow the lines and match interior features for style and comfort. Powder-coated grab rails are blended into the gunwales amidships for safety—concealed with style.
Finseeker fashioned a forward console door, broadening the access to the compartment below. And, instead of just bolting on a jump seat, there’s a fold-down jump seat embedded in the door, leaving no knee-bashing protrusion when bottom fishers are working the bow. Bow lounges and stowable seat backs add comfort for cruising. A transom seat folds away instantly with a one-handed slap.
The helm can accommodate dual 12-inch Garmin displays. (Dual 7-inch displays are standard.) Flush-mounted, push-button backlit switches are sleek and handsome and make wiping the dash easy-peasy after a salty day.
The optional hardtop is overbuilt for a long, rugged life at sea and the aircraft-quality curved acrylic windshield offered a clear view and protection from weather. A cloth T-top is standard.
Finseeker’s design expertise works for anglers too. The leaning post boasts one centered livewell and the portside transom another. Macerated fish boxes have guttered lips to channel deck water out, and the hatches are gasketed to keep icy water in. Tackle storage is conveniently located on either side of the leaning post.
Rod holders abound in the gunwales, with below-gunwale storage and toe rails for secure footing when gaffing fish. Four stainless-steel rocket launchers in the hardtop and four in the leaning post crown its superfishability.
Finseeker’s 220 is a strong entry point for this new brand and worth exploring for fishing or beachcombing enthusiasts.
⋅The list of standards is long, including a trailer.
⋅T-top, macerated fish boxes, raw and fresh water are all standard.
⋅Standard windlass and davit for bottom fishermen.
Draft (max): 3′0″ (motor down)
Dry Weight: 4,650 lb. (as tested)
Seat/Weight Capacity: 11/2,365 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 105 gal.
Price: $74,995 (base with test power)
How We Tested
Engine: Mercury 225 hp FourStroke Verado V-6
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Enertia 16P 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 30 gal.
Crew Weight: 250 lb.
Finseeker by Crownline – West Frankfort, Illinois; 618-937-6426; finseeker.com