Details such as finished hatch lids, the massive hinges of the side boarding door, and the way that door’s folding swim ladder ($918) stores in a dedicated rack make the Sea Pro 320 DLX Offshore’s quality stand out.
Interior and Accessories
The 320 DLX’s console changing room boasts a wide door, 6 feet, 2 inches of headroom, a porcelain toilet with holding tank, a sink, and a bench seat with storage, plus access to helm electronics.
The helm features a proprietary Connect boat-control system based on twin Simrad NSO19 Evo3 electronic displays. A key fob activates the system, but there’s a master switch on the dash too.
A pair of macerated, in-sole fish boxes lie port and starboard beside the helm. Beneath and behind the helm seat, you’ll discover an 80-liter cooler on a slide, and above that is a 36-inch-wide freshwater sink with a hinged lid. Overhead, an ingenious freshwater shower flows from a stainless-steel grate. The hardtop’s aft edge and the transom each hold a five-rod rocket launcher. The gunwales hold 11 more, and two horizontal racks lie recessed into the starboard topside. A folding transom bench seats two.
An electrically actuated table makes the bow cockpit a picnic area, a sun pad or a casting deck. Seating is plentiful, and a built-in dry box includes twin USB chargers.
A large, finished hatch grants easy access to the boat’s batteries. In between massive gelcoated stringers sits a polished stainless-steel sea chest with two pumps feeding 30-gallon pressurized livewells in the transom corners. The sea chest minimizes the number of through-hull fittings. We found the plumbing and wiring neatly arranged.
We liked the nimble, sturdy feel of the 320 DLX on a snotty day. Handling proved crisp and dry, with a soft ride from the 24.5-degree deep-V hull. The twin Yamaha 300s provided a low cruise at 28.1 mph, high cruise at 31.9 mph, and top-end of 49 mph. We liked that the 320 DLX rose onto plane easily at speeds in the midteens, suggesting a wide range of usable speeds to fit conditions. The boat also proved stable on the drift.
How We Tested
- Engines: Twin 300 hp Yamaha V-6
- Drive/Props: Outboard/15.25″ x 19″ Yamaha Saltwater II 3-blade stainless steel
- Gear Ratio: 1.75:1 Fuel Load: 100 gal. Crew Weight: 540 lb.
- Bilge access is laid out well, and the finish is excellent.
- Hull proved to possess a solid feel and good maneuverability at speed.
- Cockpit scupper system drains quickly.
- Dry-box organizers in the bow and at the helm are ingenious storage features.
- It’s useful to have auxiliary controls for the boat’s Connect system between the helm and companion seats, next to the seat controls.
- Windshield wiper does not sweep the lower third of the windshield’s front panel.
- Access to the stern deck means climbing over one of the two transom livewells—not an easy task in snotty seas.
Take a look at the Sportsman Open 322 with twin Yamaha F300XSB engines. Its suggested retail is $284,130.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$341,000 (base with test power)|
|Draft:||1’9″ (engines up); 2’8″ (engines down)|
|Transom Deadrise:||24.5 degrees|
|Fuel Capacity:||207 gal.|
|Water Capacity:||22 gal.|
|Available Power:||Twin Mercury, Suzuki or Yamaha outboards to 800 hp total|
Speed, Efficiency, Operation
Sea Pro Boats – Whitmire, South Carolina; 803-694-2644; seapromfg.com