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Sea Vee 450Z First Glance

Florida boat builder announces new flagship 45-foot center console.

August 12, 2020
Sea Vee 450Z rendering from starboard
SPECIFICATIONS: LOA: 45 ft.; Beam: 12 ft. 6 in.; Dry Weight: 16,000 lb. (w/o engines); Draft: 2 ft. 2 in.; Transom Deadrise: 22 deg.; Fuel Capacity: 750 gal.; Max HP: N/A; MSRP: $982,000 w/ quad Mercury Verado 400 hp Courtesy Sea Vee Boats

Sea Vee Boats has announced its new flagship center console — the 450Z — a customizable 45-footer built using state-of-the-art vacuum-assisted resin-transfer infusion. The resulting high-tech, cored unibody construction produces a lighter, higher quality laminate.

The 450Z, scheduled to debut in October, features a double stepped-hull design that uses multiple lifting bodies with unique geometry, resulting in a fixed running trim angle. The hull produces greater efficiency than other stepped designs, and delivers the highest performance possible, Sea Vee says. Speed rails improve directional stability at any speed.

Sea Vee 450Z overhead
An overhead rendering of the 450Z shows the wide-open cockpit layout and the level deck throughout. Courtesy Sea Vee Boats

The 450Z’s large console comes with an integral windshield frame and is resin infused all in one piece. The fiberglass side door operates with a computer-controlled helical drive system and self-dogging mechanics to open and close with a button press.

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Standard equipment includes a diesel generator with a Seakeerp 6 gyro stabilizer in the aft cockpit deck compartment. Belowdecks in the cabin, a convertible settee with a hi/lo table and galley as well as a private head compartment create overnighting accommodations.

Sea Vee 450Z from port
The new 45-footer can be ordered with a full tower and a variety of other options for fishing and seating. Courtesy Sea Vee Boats

Sea Vee offers a variety of tower and seating options. Fishing amenities include an overhead compartment for fishing kites, 150- and 100-gallon insulated fish boxes and twin rod lockers at the bow, twin 100-gallon fish boxes aft, and four 40-gallon livewells (two in the transom corners and two more below deck). Livewell pumps reside in a sea chest, and a dedicated transducer pad allows for flush mounting commercially rated transducers.

Order as many rod holders as will fit on the gunwales, console, hardtop, tower, transom and nearly anywhere else. A tackle station stores gear and facilitates rigging. Port and starboard side doors allow anglers to land big fish or to board easily carrying gear.

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Rigged in a quad-outboard configuration, the 450Z can accommodate virtually any amount of horsepower. Each engine can be assigned to one of three fuel tanks, using console mounted controls.

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