Ranked among the highest for -fishability by current owners and those who’ve recently fished them, SeaVee Boats’ dedication to hard-core offshore angling fans is woven through its line of high-performance fishing models ranging from 29 to 43 feet long. Power options include all outboard brands, IPS drives and inboard diesel engines.
All SeaVee boats are factory direct, built to the owner’s specifications: You can add multiple, lighted baitwells; additional engines; a hardtop; a tuna tower; even a cuddy cabin. SeaVee says it is the only maker to offer an engine-under-center-console option for a diesel with -traditional running gear.
Still offering its proven prismatic hulls, SeaVee made real news with its Z Series of stepped high-performance hulls for outboard power, inspired by offshore racing, realized through a fruitful marriage of cutting-edge computer modeling and on-water testing.
The company says that stepped hulls are faster and more fuel efficient than standard deep-Vs, but many need high speeds to stay on plane. Sometimes weather and sea conditions just don’t allow that — handling can suffer, and air beneath running surfaces can interfere with transducer or baitwell-pickup operation. The Z hull overcomes those challenges.
Newest in SeaVee’s Z hull High Performance line, the 340Z is a twin- or triple-outboard boat ready for far-off fishing locations.
The SeaVee 390Z won 25- to 60-foot boat honors from the NMMA and Boating Writers International at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show. An NMMA news release said it, “… pops up on plane with minimal bow rise, turns like a ski boat and delivers higher -top-ends than conventional hulls.” The 340Z nimbly follows its bigger sibling’s example; it can remain on plane down to 18 knots, avoiding the clumsy water plowing of some stepped hulls, and it comes on and off plane without bow drama.
Patent-pending “Speed Rails” provide counterforce to hard maneuvering, avoiding hooking or control loss. The 340Z’s transducer pad enables the clearest sonar returns.
Like all SeaVee boats, the 340Z boasts of yacht-like fit and finish; abundant rod holders plumbed to drain overboard; flush-mounted hatches that are gas-shock assisted and finished on both sides; and a variety of seating and configuration options.
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