| AT A GLANCE LOA 23 ft. 8 in. BEAM 8 ft. 6 in. DEADRISE 18 deg. DRAFT 1 ft. 3 in. WEIGHT 3,000 lb. (w/o power) FUEL 121 gal. MAX POWER 300-hp OB MSRP $46,999 (w/225-hp four-stroke)Sea Pro Boats Newberry, South Carolina 803-321-5777 firstname.lastname@example.org Yamaha 225-Hp Four-stroke TYPE 60-degree V6 DISPL. 204.6 cid MAX RPM 6,000 HP/LB RATIO 0.39 FUEL SYSTEM Multiport injection GEAR RATIO 2:1 WEIGHT 583 lb. ALT. OUTPUT 45 amps MSRP $17,830Deciding between Yamaha's four-stroke and HPDI takes a lot of thought. You get great performance, fuel economy and low noise on both. As far as I can tell, it boils down to whether you want to fill an oil reservoir ever again. Notable Standard Equipment ? Ten-year transferable hull warranty ? Hydraulic steering and tabs ? Freshwater and saltwater washdowns ? Lockable console and electronics box ? Recessed bow rail ? Rear seat with backrest**Impressions **This 23-footer offers remarkably good performance and ride for its size. |
speed in such a turn, the Sea Pro will reverse course in under two boat lengths - and you'd better be holding on. Though it bleeds off speed quickly, it also swings the stern around like a personal watercraft. Anyone not prepared for such a radical maneuver could easily get very upset with the helmsman. Launch the 238 off a wave and it lands slightly sternfirst.
Sea Pro mounts analog engine gauges on the dash. They may not be quite as accurate as Yamaha's digital fuel-management system gauges, but they look much handsomer and cost far less. Yamaha's gauges come standard only with twin-engine installations, and twin engines aren't available on this boat. Drifting beam-to in the troughs, the 238 exhibited quite a short roll moment and slapped each time the chine rolled to meet the water's surface. Fortunately, the transitions were gentle enough that the motion didn't prove at all uncomfortable. All things considered, the Sea Pro 238 provides very good performance.