Introduced during Covid-time and somewhat difficult to see up until recently, Sea Pro Boats has a new queen for their fleet: the 320 DLX Offshore. One of the things that really stunk about the pandemic, and which sticks with us to some degree even to this day, is the supply shortages that made it tough to do things like build new boats. And the folks at Sea Pro must have really faced this issue when it came to the 320 DLX Offshore because it has so many goodies and gadgets. In fact, the standard equipment list for this boat reads like a long recitation of all the cool stuff you could ever desire in a big, beefy center console: a pair of 19-inch Simrad MFDs at the helm with a remote control, an EZ Anchor Drum windlass, Optimus EPS steering, Lumitech Razor spreader lights, DLX trim tabs with LED indicators, underwater lights, cockpit outlets for electric reels and downriggers, GPS tracking and remote monitoring including mechanical support via an app… the list goes on and on.
Fortunately, now that supply chains have eased a bit it’s become easier for builders to get all the stuff they need to create rather magnificent center console fishing machines like this. Included in that stuff is a pair of outboards. The Sea Pro 320 DLX Offshore can be rigged with a pair of 400-hp powerplants on the transom, which gives this boat a top end just under 60 mph and a cruising speed in the mid to upper 30s. A pair of 350s will do the trick nicely, too, providing a max speed in the mid-50s and a cruise in the low to mid 30s.
What about fishing features? We love that the folks at Sea Pro realize a truth about all center consoles: more fishing rod holders is more better. The 320 DLX Offshore has five across the transom, three along each gunwale, and five rocket launchers up on the top. And those are just the stock-issues holders, you can order more (as you surely should). But before you deploy any lines from those holders, if you enjoy live-lining you’ll want to load up on baits to fill the pair of pressurized 30-gallon livewells in the transom, which are fed via a polished stainless-steel sea chest with Bait Sentry pumps. You’ll also want to fill the leaning post stowage with tackle, and fill the slide-out cooler underneath that post with ice. Soon — with a little luck — you’ll then be filling up the macerated fishboxes on either side of the console (which have hatches that swing up on gas-assist struts) with the catch of the day.
Up in the bow there are flanking seats with an electric table between them, which can be lowered to the seat’s level to create a bow casting deck. In an unusual design tweak Sea Pro eschewed the usual drop-in seatbacks for the forward seating and instead the rear of the seats themselves swings up and locks into place on stainless-steel supports. The front of the console provides more bow seating, with swing-down arm rests and cup holders. Comfort gets another nod in the console, where you’ll find a fully-finished head compartment with a countertop, sink, and stowage, as well as a bench seat with more stowage beneath it.
Oh, and did we mention that you can get this boat with some uber-cool options like Power Glide electrically-actuated captain’s chairs, a mister system in the dash, an overhead rain shower in the T-top, refrigerated cupholders, and an Optimus joystick system? Thank goodness it’s easier to get all that stuff these days—and thank goodness it’s all available on the 320 DLX Offshore.
Sea Pro 320 DLX Offshore Specifications
Displacement: 8500 lbs.
Transom deadrise: 24.5-degrees
Max HP: 800
Fuel Capacity: 207 gal.
Freshwater Capacity: 22
Area Dealers – Tri-State Marine, Deale MD, (410) 867-1447.