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Sea Born LX26 CC: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The LX26 CC mixes maximum fishability with modern styling.

December 11, 2020
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Sea Born LX26 CC running through the inlet
The LX26 CC serves up a solid ride on the way to the fishing grounds. Courtesy Sea Born Boats

Sea Born center-console, bay and offshore boats 21 to 28 feet long are manufactured in a 90,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Blackshear, Georgia.

The 27-year-old company says buyers of its boats spend as much time cruising and sandbar hopping as fishing, and so it makes sure those boats serve multiple roles—and offer plenty of value.

It also makes a point of making boat shopping simple by packaging models and options in familiar, carlike offerings to reduce confusion and make comparisons more meaningful for shoppers.

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Sea Born LX26 CC

At the helm of the LX26 Center Console, introduced in spring 2020 and Sea Born’s newest and largest CC, captain and companion enjoy a two-position leaning post that converts into a captain’s-style chair with backrest.

The console features a distinctive black-glass dashboard with Simrad touchscreen display and stereo. Overhead is a standard hardtop with a massive wired electronics box, lights and outrigger brackets.

The beamy bow nestles U-shaped seating demanded by 40 percent of respondents looking for a center-console. Removable backrests aim passengers forward comfortably, and stow for an open fishing deck.

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Sea Born LX26 CC helm
Sea Born’s deep-V cleaves waves, while its wide chines improve lift and at-idle stability. Courtesy Sea Born Boats

A divided SeaFreeze super-insulated cooler is housed beneath the cushioned lounge at cockpit front (or it can be plumbed as a third livewell).

In the cockpit is a portside dive/tuna side door, while a transom door accesses a swim platform and ladder. Grab rails throughout boost safety and comfort.

Four rod holders mounted in the gunwales and five more in the transom exceed the eight that satisfy 85 percent of offshore CC survey respondents. Eight rocket launchers line the hardtop, with four more at the leaning post, and there’s undergunwale storage for six rods. Aft, a rounded 20-gallon baitwell is topped by a clear plexiglass lid; a compartment beneath the aft bench can be plumbed to become another, to please the 27 percent of respondents who say they need a second livewell.

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XSF Sport Fishing and XLT Luxury touring packages bundle options; individual options include electronics, display and seating upgrades, as well as autopilot, joystick, toilet with tank, light bars and Grand Slam outriggers.

Survey Says: On Target

  • Standard rod holders, racks and storage are abundant
  • Versatile bow seating and casting platform

Owners Say

  • Great storage space

Brand Says

  • Modern style and best-in-class value
  • Already a classic in looks and durability

Reader Response

  • “The layout and fishability are excellent”

Specs

LOA: 26′6″

Beam: 9′10″

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Fuel Capacity: 135 gal.

Dry Weight: 5,500 lb. plus power

Max HP: 500

Certifications: ABYC

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seabornboats.com

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