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Old 10-02-2020, 05:42 PM
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Exciting times in the big Center Console sweepstakes. The Invincible 46' Catamaran is coming, and now Seavee has added the soon to debut 450z to their website!
Seavee 450z

Two very different hulls of course, but both will have their fanbases I'm sure. Will be interesting to see reviews and impressions as they become available. First impressions from me - some interesting features that are different from the 390z:

The twin corner stern livewells are like the 370z setup.

First time I have seen a dedicated hatch/compartment for a Seakeeper and Genset designed right in on a Seavee, along with a diesel fuel tank.

The cabin has a separate head, but overall the cabin area does not seem to have the attention to design, features, and finish of say the Grady-White Canyon 456. Perhaps the final product will be better.

The Helm layout looks superb. Very impressive.

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I love seavees and my post history here would back that up. Not sure I’ve ever had something negative to say about the boats. I think they’re the best fit and finish large volume semi-custom CC out there, period. BUT

That console is a big flop IMO. Kills the lines of the boat. I’m sure it’s very functional but it damn sure isn’t sexy. Looks like the front end of a tractor to me.

Doesn’t really matter though since I’ll never be in the market for a boat (Or tractor) in this class





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Have to agree , they need to work on the angle of that console if they want to make this 1 million dollar
boat look right. It’s not a charter boat in Homer Alaska
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CCO are covering SeaVees virtual boat show on you tube, it’s still a couple of days away but here’s a link to the 450z sea trials.

Regarding the console, sometimes form has to take a back seat to function, so if keeping the glass more upright reduces glare, the I applaud SeaVee for ignoring aesthetics and focusing on functionality

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The windshield looks somewhat better in the pictures of the boat vs. the renderings.
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Those seats look great!
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Id kill myself trying to climb those molded steps to the tower. Form over function is a big negative for me. Not that Id ever buy that CC when I could buy a larger express boat for the same money and have a real cabin.
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I hate to say it because I love Seavees but that is one ugly boat
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Back to the drawing board on that console. Visually it just doesn't work for me.
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Why the molded steps to the tower. Further obscures line of sight and nothing to grab onto with worse footing over traditional. I also agree the console looks horrible. It’s unfortunate because Seavee is the best of the best.
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Yikes sure is ugly with that console
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The mega console reminds me of the Jupiter 43, but I think Jupiter made it integrate a little better.




I do like the stadium seating setup on the SV though. Seems like some makers of these giant boats forget to put good places for people to sit.
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Love CV but man that looks bad in pictures. Sometimes things look much better in person and hoping that is the case here. Sometimes it is better to take visusal cues from those already out there instead of trying to reinvent the wheel. I would still own it though if I could afford one.
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Originally Posted by laythewood View Post
Why the molded steps to the tower. Further obscures line of sight and nothing to grab onto with worse footing over traditional. I also agree the console looks horrible. It’s unfortunate because Seavee is the best of the best.
x2. A traditional pipework ladder would be much preferred.

Consoles are tough because they have to be tall to provide headroom down below, but something about the proportion of console to windshield to hardtop just isn't right.

Would still own one in a heartbeat because I'm sure the ride and build quality are there but there are definitely a lot of better looking boats in that class.
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Cool boat, not near enough shade though. God forbid it starts raining.
I know im getting old but gotta have some protection from the elements.
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Nice boat but that windshield is ugly as hell. What engineer would draw that up and go " yep, looks great"? They should do what Scout does and run it real far out and sloped back. It looks so much better.
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Jeez. I sure hope CV is paying attention. 18 posts, most of which are negative should be enough to shake the entire design team up.
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Likes like the Intrepid 407 Panacea. Seems like designers have settled on this design as offering the "best of all worlds" when it comes to interior volume and console size. Not sure I'm sold on it though...
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