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Sea Force 51 Center Console Walkthrough [Boat Review + Video]

Denison Yachting | March 11, 2021

Explore this 51′ Sea Force IX for sale in Lantana, FL. Fletcher Daves gives a tour of this vessel.

I’m Fletcher Daves with Denison Yachting. Today, I’m going to take you through the Sea Force 51 Center Console. The owner of this 51 Sea Force was nice enough to take a few of the Denison broker’s out fishing the other day and we were not only able to see her fishability, but also her sea keeping abilities.

Seaforce’s concept was to take the advantages of the sport fish, the center console, and express — combine them all into one vessel. And today, we’re going to walk through the boat in detail and show you those features.

This 51 center console weighs 40,000 pounds. So you need a lot of power to push that. And as you can see, that’s what we have — 5 Mercury 450s pushing this boat to a top speed of around 60 miles an hour and a happy cruise of around 30 miles an hour.

One thing that I love about these Mercurys as an owner-operator, I can do my oil fill and oil check right here. Another feature that I love about this transom is the space you have back here, which allows you to walk around, get out of the water while you’re diving or fighting a fish. While we’re here in the transom, I wanted to show you the shore port connect and the seven rod holders dressed in teak.

Now, let’s move into the cockpit. The other day, we had 6 guys in here – all fishing, we were flying kites and there was plenty of space. In the aft section of the cockpit, you have 4 live wells – two 35 and two 60. And touching on the versatility of this boat, these live wells are coil wrapped and they can double as a fridge or a freezer which is incredible for extended trips.

An aft seat can drop into the rod holders adding even more versatility to the transom. We have two in-deck fish boxes. They are also coil wrapped and can be frozen or used as a fridge. Underfoot in the cockpit, you’ll notice sea deck, which spans the entire deck of the boat.

Centerline, we have double door access to the gen set. We have an 18 kilowatt Kohler generator. And just forward of that sea keeper 6 gyro stabilizer which we’ve really noticed out fishing the other day being able to have a stable platform, no matter what sea condition you’re in.

To port is a dive door, which doubles as an entry door if you’re docked port side too. Near the dive door, you’ll see we’ve got these big JL audio speakers. Throughout the entire boat, you’ll find 14 speakers, 7 subs, and 2 soundbars.

On any fishing boat, you’re going to need a place to prep your bait and that’s what you’ll find here in the forward section of the cockpit. Underneath the bait prep counter beginning on the port side, an isotherm fridge, lockable tackle storage, an ice chipper that’ll churn out over 500 pounds a day.

More drawer storage and an isotherm freezer. You have a sink and centerline we have a Simrad multi-function display. Overhead you have a rod rack that quickly drops down providing easy access. We have outrigger controls to port and starboard.

Moving forward on the starboard side you get to the helm area and this is the area that really shows the boat’s personality. You can completely enclose it with this isinglass, have it fully air-conditioned or in the configuration that we have it now fully open. And one of the benefits of this open configuration is as you can see we have one large panel that opens up and maintains that connection with everyone in the cockpit.

Here in the helm area, we’re in the starboard aft section. As you can see we have a very large comfortable dinette which easily converts into a day bed with the push of a button. Forward of the dinette area, the first thing you notice is the oversized captain’s chairs which are shock absorbed and very comfortable in rough days.

Here at the helm station, we have one massive Simrad display for your GPS or your radar, to starboard of that, two smaller ones, which can display anything from engine temps to depth under the boat. We have two Simrad VHFs, a Simrad autopilot, and a JL audio head unit.

Contrasting the black dash. You have a varnish teak helm pod which on the port side you’ll find the FLIR control as well as the bow thruster control. Starboard side of the home wheel, you have the mercury engine controls, automatic trim tabs, and the mercury joystick.

Overhead, you’ll find more JL audio speakers as we mentioned earlier as well as rod storage. Above the dinette, you’ll find the compartment. Also overhead you have access to the tower. Here you’ll find another Simrad multi-function display, mercury joystick, and another zip wake automatic trim tab control. While we’re up here you’ll see a Simrad open array radar, Flir night vision camera as well as an additional thermal camera. We’ve moved down from the upper station before we head down to the cabin, let’s move forward to the bow.

You’ll notice the very high gunnels which are great for fishing, also a wonderful safety feature, undertow sea deck all the way up to the bow, two large dry storage compartments which are mirrored on the other side. One thing that’s difficult on big center consoles is getting natural light down into the cabin. Sea Force’s solution is this large window – floods the cabin with natural light and we’ll check that out later.

The bow area is certainly a place that a lot of your guests are going to want to hang out. You’re going to have plenty of space for them, large sun pad forward of that we have another versatile space. As you can see we have it set up as a dinette and then with the push of a button, serves as a sun pad or all the way down which allows easy access all the way around the bow.

So today we’ve talked about how this is not your average center console. In the next space you’ll see why. So let’s head into the cabin. The Sea Force 51 comfortably sleeps 6 people in the cabin which is normally found in the sportfish category.

When you first walk into the cabin, an over-under bunk that converts into a couch if you’re not going to be using it to sleep on. Across from there, you’ll find an isotherm fridge and freezer, a two-burner cooktop, a sink, and plenty of drawer storage. We have a Samsung TV with Sony surround sound, underfoot you’ll find teak in holly soul.

Aft of the galley to the starboard we have a full head with a standup shower. A queen bed can be found further aft of the head which comfortably sleeps two. All the way forward in the cabin we have the owner’s suite which has a queen bed, cedar lined closets on either side, a TV to starboard, undertow more rod storage.

Moving aft into starboard we arrive in the bunk stateroom, which is just one step outside of the master. Following the lower guest companionway, all the way aft, we arrive at the master stateroom. This full-beam midship master has a king-sized berth to port.

That concludes our walkthrough on board the Seaforce 51. If you’re interested in this boat or how you can customize one to your specific needs, feel free to contact us anytime you.

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