In order for a center console to be truly considered “Offshore Capable” the boat must possess handling qualities that provide a safe, preferably soft, dry ride in ocean wave conditions. Typically, a boat fitting this description will be larger than 24’ in length and although some boats smaller than this are billed as offshore boats, usually you can expect a rough, wet ride at times. This is not the case with the LX24-CC. A combination of a sharp bow entry, generous bow flare, and double-step bottom design make this, the largest of the LX series by Sea Born, a true offshore ready ride. This model handled a very stiff outgoing tide and the resulting large confused inlet sea state admirably, keeping all on board dry and comfortable.
For the boater looking to combine offshore with inshore, both for fishing as well as cruising, this model delivers features for all of the above. V-shaped forward seating serves dual purposes. Comfortable seats with removable backrests for forward facing lounging offer the cruiser a place to relax while also providing two insulated storage compartments for fish or gear storage. Additional seating is found in the cockpit across the transom in a large bench style arrangement. Beneath the split bench seat you’ll find another storage hatch alongside a large access hatch leading to the rear bilge. This access is very convenient for servicing systems below deck and is roomy enough to work comfortably in. The center console is large enough to accommodate a head accessed via a side entry while not restricting free movement around the boat. Anglers will appreciate the open fish-around deck layout. A nice balance of forward and aft deck space is complemented by a user friendly heads-up helm face under a stylish hard top. The leaning/seated helm station also features rod holders and a drink cooler beneath. Deck storage hatches and a circular lighted live well add to fish-ability.
The LX24 is a boat that is equally at home offshore fishing as it is in the river cruising or fishing and is a solid platform to consider while on the hunt for a family friendly center console in this size class.
Length – 23’ 9”
Beam – 8’ 6”
Draft – 13”
Dead rise – 18-degree
Dry weigh t- 2600lbs
Max HP – 300
Fuel – 107-gallons
MSRP – w/F-250 Yamaha $62,985.00