Boat Reviews By Owners
2004 -- 21' 6" SEA PRO
Cockpit: Perfect size. Good visibility and all controls are within easy reach. Ample storage inside console, but somehow water gets inside and still haven't figured out how. Not a major problem, though. I love the court lights that shine on the floor for those early morning or late night trips when you need just enough light to walk around.
Construction: Overall very good for the price of this boat. All hardware and rails are stainless steel, and metal is used in places where many builders would have used plastic. Bow and stern eyes as well as cleats are back plated for strength. Have had some minor problems with drainage tubes for the cockpit and stern. Overall fit and finish is very good. I love the number of access hatches for critical things like the bilge pumps, which on some other boats are buried under the floor with no access. I also like the removable rear bench seat which is great for just a day of cruising with the family. Remove it and your rear deck is ready for some serious fishing. This and the lockable rod storage sealed the deal for me on this boat.
Handling: Handles great!! Mine is equipped with a 150 Yamaha and planes effortlesly. With 2 adults and a half tank of gas it surprised me with top speeds of 50+ MPH (per GPS). I originally thought the 150 would be too small, but I've been pleasantly surprised. Handles rough water very well and I haven't found any loose screws or bolts on the floor after a rough day on the water as I have with other boats. I've had 4 large adults and 4 kids on board at the same time and never felt overcrowded and the boat never tilted with weight shift. This boat even looks bigger than it is.
Engine Room: All in all the 150 is more than adequate, but if if you've got an extra $3500 go to the 200 HP. That would be sweet! The Yamaha powerplant (2 stroke), is a little cold natured on first starts, but performs excellent.
General Comments: I love this boat. I have had nothing but compliments on it ever since I've had it (10 months or so). It's a very versatile and stable fishing platform as well as a family fun boat. For the construction, looks and features, you can't beat it unless you just want to spend $10,000 more on a comparable boat.
Date Submitted: 2004-10-07
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