The Sea Born LX26 is currently the newest and largest center console from Sea Born Boats. This is a dual-purpose boat, easily able to accommodate families who want to fish, as well as cruise the Bay in comfort.
The standard features list is extensive for this size and price range. Fishing features include stainless rod holders, LED-illuminated livewells, a side-entry dive/tuna door for pulling in those big fish, integrated coolers, and more. On the cruising side, there is plenty of comfortable seating, from the rear bench seat to the large seating area at the bow that can be used with a table, or stowed down it becomes a large sunpad. With six people onboard during our sea trial, each person had a place to stretch out and it never felt crowded. Another feature we loved was the electronic sunshade on the hard top.
On the performance side, this particular boat was rigged with a pair of Honda 250 outboards. So you’re looking at a max horsepower of 500 and a top-end around 60 mph. During our cruise, those Hondas were incredibly quiet. You could easily have a conversation with your neighbor with the steady hum of the outboards in the background.
The stepped hull design also lends itself to more performance. On the Chesapeake, this is important because a lot of people live on shallower rivers—they want to get out to the Bay fast, but also get back to their dock safely during low tide. This boat can hit both of those factors, being able to reach speeds of 60 mph while only drafting 20 inches of water.
The LX26 also has a wide beam—116 inches—making for a very stable ride. And while it was relatively calm the day we took our test ride, we could easily believe that it would be just as comfortable in stronger seas.
If you would like to learn more about this model or schedule a sea trial, visit hondaofcrofton.com.
Sea Born LX26 Specifications:
Beam: 9’ 8”
Weight: 5500 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 135 gal. (approx.)
Max HP: 500
Local Dealer: Powersports of Crofton in Gambrills, MD - (410) 697-5965
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