SeaVee adds to its acclaimed Z-hull line with the all-new 322Z, a center-console that caters to the avid fisherman while still accommodating the entire family. The twin-stepped hull, with 22 degrees of deadrise, is built using vacuum-assisted resin-transfer molding— VARTM, for short—which infuses the cored hull, stringers and bulkhead simultaneously.
If the 322Z performs as well as previous Z-iteration hulls, it will assuredly provide a smooth, high-performance ride that gets on plane easily and runs great. Many of the performance enhancements come courtesy of SeaVee’s augmented air ports, an induction system in the step hull, which utilizes an air reserve that produces and maintains the necessary airstream to keep the running surface free of drag. Crank into a turn, and you won’t feel any skipping or lurching, thanks to the integrated speed rails.
If you’ve been aboard previous versions of the Z-hulls, a new feature you’ll notice is more room aft of the cockpit, allowing for greater mobility when fishing or comfort when lounging. The rear-facing bench aft of the helm is a great addition to the 322Z’s livability, as well.
Port and starboard bow seats feature electronically actuated backrests for forward-facing passengers, who can get even cozier with the coaming bolsters that run throughout the boat. The optional side door is great for boarding convenience, as well as fishing, diving or just swimming at the sandbar. Other creature comforts available on the 322Z include a freshwater shower and head.
Fishability aboard the 322Z should prove marvelous, starting with the twin, 40-gallon transom livewells and large, fully insulated forward fish boxes.Rod holders are conveniently placed throughout; there is room for storing up to 34 rods.
The helm accommodates up to two 12-inch multifunction displays, plus room for a VHF or audio head unit.
A nicely angled bench provides the captain a cozy spot for sitting or standing and leaning against it, and there is plenty of room for the first mate without getting in the captain’s way.