SeaVee 290B: 2020 Boat Buyers Guide

The 290B serves up a soft ride while offering numerous fishing amenities.

December 12, 2019
SeaVee 290B running shot
LOA: 29’6″ | Beam: 9′ | Fuel Capacity: 251 gal. | Dry Weight: 5,900 lb. plus power | Max HP: 800 | Certifications: NMMA SeaVee Boats

SeaVee is a semicustom manufacturer of high–performance center-console, bay, fish-around and sport-express boats. It sells its boats factory-direct, each boat built to the specifications of its owner.

SeaVee’s proprietary vacuum-assisted resin-transfer molding technology infuses the fully cored hull, stringers and bulkheads simultaneously, creating a stronger, lighter and more durable laminate. Translation: The boat is faster, more fuel-efficient, and quieter. And it lasts longer.

Construction details include high-quality 316 stainless-steel hardware; overgauged anodized or powder-coated aluminum components; and yacht-quality electrical materials and installation, with wiring you can follow from source to destination.

SeaVee 290B cockpit
SeaVee’s cockpit space is ample, and rod holders and tackle storage are in easy reach. SeaVee Boats

SeaVee 290B

Available in Open Fisherman and Luxury Edition versions—the SeaVee’s prismatic deep-V hull, with an aggressive 25-degree deadrise and keel pad give superior sea-handling capabilities.

The hull facilitates smooth and stable drifts, impressive hole shots, and a more comfortable ride in rough sea conditions.


Standard features include an integrated engine platform with transom door, underdeck dry storage, dual marine AGM batteries, high-performance trim tabs, hydraulic steering, and dual automatic bilge pumps.

Choose from options including hardtop, second station, fixed or removable seating, and the latest marine-electronics equipment from all major brands. Choose your brand of power too, in twins up to 400 hp each; new, larger epoxy-coated aluminum fuel tanks team up with them to make for long-range adventure.

Dual in-deck aft compartments are topped by molded-fiberglass storage hatches with deep gutters and coamings, providing a solid seal to keep compartments dry.


Fishermen will appreciate the massive, insulated fish box, and the 50-gallon livewell system. Additional livewells can be added for capacity and/or species separation; 33 percent of our CC survey respondents said they need two livewells.

Choose between a simpler Coastal leaning post and a Captains Edition, which includes a tackle station, eight Plano boxes, five rod holders, four cup holders and a handrail.

Comforts and convenience options include an integrated forward console seat and door, retractable cooler, electrically operated forward lounge seat backrests, freshwater shower and toilet facilities.


Survey Says: On Target

⋅Speed, fuel-efficiency and comfortable ride check the boxes for performance

⋅Pump box keeps livewell refreshed and bait lively

⋅Raw and fresh water are conveniently located

⋅Storage for up to 21 rods

Owners Say

⋅Open fishability and storage

⋅Big enough to go offshore and small enough to fish inshore

⋅Love the setup

Brand Says

⋅Economical to run and easy to trailer

⋅The kind of affordability that makes offshore adventures happen

⋅A diverse lineup of high-performance – sport-fishing boats designed with the whole family in mind

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