The Seabreeze 211 is an entry-level model with the added pull of low, nationally advertised pricing. That could suggest a stripped-down boat with no frills, but Cypress Cay isn’t one to scrimp on the details. Step aboard the Seabreeze 211 and you’ll note comfortable furniture with two-tone, supple vinyl and attractive style lines. The roto-molded furniture bases might not boast a vinyl cover, but they’re perfectly color-matched to the seats above. They also offer a welcome twist: Both bow and stern portside couches end with a stylishly molded elliptical armrest adjacent to the side gate. Bases are recessed to provide a toe kick, and they feature low-maintenance storage compartments with both gutters and drains to channel away water. The stowage is easy to access thanks to hinged cushions that pivot out of the way when you lift them open for access.
The fiberglass helm is simple, yet it defies the boat’s pricing. Gauges and switches are set off by dark, brushed-finish backing plates to add depth and contour. A Kicker stereo control is within easy reach, as are 12-volt and audio-input plugs. A small nook on the dash is perfect for a smartphone; a drain ensures it won’t puddle.
Aft, an L-shaped lounge spans the port and stern perimeter. Behind, a large 4-foot-2-inch-by-10-inch-by-2-foot-2-inch storage area is ready to swallow up more gear, and it’s covered with an upholstered lid. Yes, the deck is covered in marine carpet, but Cypress Cay wisely switches to vinyl for the aft platform, which is often wet. The battery is conveniently tucked below the aft cockpit seat.
Though a budget model, the Seabreeze showcases high-end construction details. Cross members are spaced at 24-inch intervals. Both bow and port gates feature full-length stops for added security. Below, twin 25-inch pontoons easily carry the load. Our test boat’s economical Mercury 40 FourStroke outboard emphasized cruising all day long at slower speeds. It pushed the boat onto plane instantaneously before topping out at a stately 16.8 mph.
* Standard amenities include a 9-foot Bimini top, Kicker KMC10 stereo with Bluetooth and auxiliary inputs.
* Pontoons frequently attract elderly passengers; Seabreeze gates are extra wide for easy boarding, even for the wheelchair-bound.
* Bow couch cushions raise on articulating hinges that pivot out of the way.
How We Tested
Engine: Mercury 40 EFI FourStroke
Prop: Mercury SpitFire 13.8″ x 10″ 4-blade aluminum
Gear Ratio: 2:1
Fuel Load: 3 gal.
Crew Weight: 355 lb.
$15,999 (with test power)
Cypress Cay Fort Wayne, Indiana; 260-432-4555; cypresscaypontoons.com