SeaVee 370z: 2017 Boat Buyers Guide

The 370z shines in rough seas, and slices through tightly spaced waves as well.

SeaVee 370z
LOA: 37' | Beam: 10'6" | Fuel Capacity: 460 gal. | Dry Weight: 9,300 lb. plus power | Max HP: 1,200 | Certifications: NMMACourtesy of SeaVee

Each SeaVee boat is built to order and sold factory-direct, as the company draws on its half-century of experience to put you at the helm of the high-performance ­sport-fishing boat of your dreams.

Those dreams come true: SeaVee Boats cruise comfortably within the top handful of boats as rated by survey respondents. Less than a half-point was SeaVee's span across the categories of fishability, design and construction, ­performance, and value.

The company is proudly innovative. In the 1970s, it created the first open fishing boats with inboard power when it placed motors below the center console. Since then, it’s experimented with jet propulsion and anti-roll gyro stabilization, and has perfected inboard diesel power and modern IPS pod drives.

SeaVee’s latest innovation? The SeaVee Z patented, cross-ventilated, twin-stepped cored hull with SpeedRail technology, featured in bay boats and its namesake line of center console boats.

Multiple lifting bodies with unique geometry create a perfect trim angle throughout a wider range of speeds, providing captain and crew with a clear view of the horizon, thrifty fuel efficiency, more speed, and safe, predictable handling, even on hard turns. It shines in rough seas, and slices through tightly spaced waves as well.

SeaVee 370Z

SeaVee’s new 370Z boasts generous cockpit space and abundant storage for gear, bait and ice — all important to the multiday adventurers for whom it is dedicated.

Beneath the expansive cockpit fishing space of this big center console is an array of in-deck lockers, fish boxes and, if you opt, baitwells. (Standard are two 40-gallon baitwells molded into the transom sides, and you can add yet another baitwell in the front cockpit sole.)

The new boat bears the SeaVee 390Z console, and it’s no hand-me-down. Amid the new boat’s generous beam, it provides real estate for plenty of electronics, even a pair of 22-inch displays, and lots of storage.

SeaVee 370z fish box
SeaVee reinforces its ­fishability scores with ­enormous fish lockers, and picket lines of rod holders.Courtesy of SeaVee

The 370Z can be ­customized from a generous menu of towers, livewells, outriggers, electric-reel outlets, and coffin-box and rod-holder configurations. Conservatively powered with ­triple 300s, the 370 can reach 60 miles per hour. Or power up with triple Mercury 400s and break the 70 mph barrier.

Families may opt for additional seating, toilet and shower facilities, or a sun pad. But have no doubt: This is a fishing boat. The company says it can carry up to 42 fishing rods in underdeck storage, on console sides, in the T-top, and on the back of the leaning post just to prove the point.

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