The standard transom gate will accommodate a big tuna, although an optional port hull-side door is also available. Rather than going with foldaway aft seating, the 430 offers removable padded wedge lounges that tuck into the transom corners.
During our short trip we christened the boat with a trio of dolphin and a pair of spunky bonito. Quick and responsive handling made short work of the fights. Even with its size, the 430 spins around and backs down with ease. It likes to ride on top of the waves and it has a solid, easy feel, like a luxury SUV. Despite our best efforts to get her soaked, we could only throw a light mist on the windshield while under way.
Form and function aside, the 430 is drop-dead gorgeous. Molded accents and a sweeping sheer give it a sleek profile. Step down into the cabin and you'll think you've wandered into a custom sport-fishing yacht instead. There you'll find rich wood cabinetry, concealed components, recessed LED lighting and absolutely no exposed fiberglass. Port and starboard hull-side windows, complemented by three overhead skylights, provide soft, natural lighting. The master stateroom aft is appointed with a lengthwise berth and a cedar-lined hanging closet. A switch converts the forepeak lounge into a flat, comfortable berth for two adults. The large enclosed head to starboard has a separate shower with an integrated seat. A unique retractable stove top showcases the well-equipped galley. Another live-aboard option, a gas or diesel generator, is isolated by two bulkheads to ensure quiet operation.
The 430 Sport Express represents a significant shift for SeaVee, but don't be deceived by looks alone: Behind this pretty façade lurks a very serious fishing machine.
SEAVEE 430 SPORT EXPRESS
W/ Quad 300 hp Mercury Verados
SeaVee Boats ? 305-759-6419 ? www.seaveeboats.com