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Sea Fox 268 Commander: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The 268 Commander combines a soft ride with loads of fishability.

December 11, 2020
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Sea Fox 268 Commander running quickly around some islands
The 268 Commander is packed full of fisherman-friendly amenities. Courtesy Sea Fox

Sea Fox describes its boats —center-, side- and dual-console—as “family-friendly in the bow, fisherman-friendly in the stern.”

That’s evident in sumptuous bow layouts, and fisherman-friendly cockpits. Between them are well-appointed, visually appealing helms.

Paired with Yamaha outboard power, Sea Fox boats 20 feet and longer are equipped with Yamaha Command Link digital gauges.

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Sea Fox 268 Commander

The Sea Fox 268 Commander’s Carolina-style bow flare provides a smooth, dry ride in big water.

Bow seats, important to 40 percent of survey respondents, feature curved cushions and foldout-bolster backrests atop storage/fish boxes. A deck compartment houses a 5-gallon bucket. Forward of the console is a coffin box, with a lounger on top.

Sea Fox 268 Commander bow seating
Sea Fox pays close ­attention to ­family -comfort in its line of ­fishing boats. Courtesy Sea Fox

The 268 Commander anchor system is optionally windlass-powered with a through-stem anchor davit. A standard Ultima hardtop has recessed LED spreader lights, storage boxes, stereo and speakers, and reinforced pads for dual antennas and radar. Taco outriggers are optional but easy to mount in the pre-molded pads.

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The new black acrylic dash has space for two 10-inch displays—more than the single smaller display 44 percent of offshore CC boats have. Garmin electronics are optional.

The helm seat/leaning post has a backrest and flip-up bolsters. Upgrade to a family-friendly pair of deluxe bucket seats with armrests, or a fishing-minded tackle center.

Within the console is a portable toilet, sink with countertop, and dedicated dive-tank storage.

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Aft is a bench/trunk seat atop bilge access. There’s a side door for boarding and hauling fish. A walk-through transom gate accesses a telescoping ladder, between them a beach anchor or cooler compartment.

Two in-floor insulated fish boxes drain overboard. Aft, a 30-gallon pressurized aquarium livewell—a single one satisfies 69 percent of center-console anglers—has a handy bait net-storage compartment adjoining it.

Four gunwale-mounted cockpit rod holders are standard, and there are five more on the transom, seven rocket launchers on the hardtop, four on the leaning post, plus starboard gunwale rod storage.

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Survey Says: On Target

  • Freshwater and raw-water washdown at midship to reach either end
  • Generous appointments of rod holders, rocket launchers and racks

Owners Say

  • I can fish anywhere on the boat safely
  • Large livewell, storage space, range and fishability
  • Good family boat

Brand Says

  • The finest boats for the fairest price
  • A unique blend of fishing-/family-friendly options

Reader Response

  • “Safe, dry ride”

Specs

LOA: 26′

Beam: 9′3″

Fuel Capacity: 140 gal.

Dry Weight: 5,250 lb. plus power

Max HP: 400

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