Sea Pro Boats expands Boat Fix partnership.

Boat Fix announced the expansion of their partnership with Sea Pro to an industry first five-year program.

Southport, CT – Boat Fix, a recreational boating telematics company that provides a combination of remote monitoring, GPS tracking, sophisticated geofencing and 24/7 live customer support, announced today the expansion of their partnership with Sea Pro to an industry first five-year program under the Sea Pro Connect name with free towing support.
Sea Pro Connect now offers the Boat Fix remote monitoring and tracking device, together with five years of 24/7 alarm monitoring and support and an around-the-clock mechanical helpline. Previously gifted as a one year model to all Sea Pro owners with model year 2020 and beyond vessels, the app and service has been a game changer for Sea Pro customers who have support on the water when their dealerships are closed. In addition to the new five-year program, Sea Pro Connect will now include five years of towing support which complements the 24/7 mechanical help line.
“This raises the boating industry bar in customer experience to a dazzling new height,” said Alastair Crawford, Founder of Boat Fix. “A five-year 24/7 service program backed by towing is a quantum leap forward. Sea Pro did not hesitate at the opportunity, and once again has shown themselves to be the clear leaders in providing the ultimate customer experience.”
“We have always seen Boat Fix as a gamechanger and one of the most important sale differentiators in a highly competitive market,” said Jimmy Hancock, President of Sea Pro Boats. “We are excited to up the level of that game.”
Sea Pro Connect provides the new Sea Pro owner with an app that remotely tracks and monitors their boats. The app has GPS playback, anti-theft features, as well as alarms for the essential functions of the boat. Powered by the Boat Fix 24/7 Command and Control Center in Southport CT, Sea Pro owners can call in 24/7/365 for assistance, including mechanical issues, and the Boat Fix Team provides around the clock monitoring and outbound support for alarms.

Boat Test: 2023 Sea Pro 259

The Sea Pro 259 is a great mix of fishability and comfortable amenities.

Sea Pro 259 running out to fish

The 259 is at home fishing or day cruising. Courtesy Sea Pro Boats

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I tested Sea Pro’s 259 deep-V by running 147 miles from the Chesapeake Bay into Washington, D.C. The boat’s 22.5-degree bottom smoothly cleaved the chop I encountered, allowing me to keep the throttles pinned. The twin Suzuki DF 140s never missed a beat.


Note that the 259 normally gets rigged with 150s or 200s, which have more displacement and turn larger propellers. You can read Boating’s review of the Sea Pro 259 with twin 200s, here.

Sea Pro 259 outboards

The twin Suzuki DF 140s never missed a beat. Courtesy Sea Pro Boats

Credit the performance of these Suzuki 140 overachievers to not only their toughness, but also the EcoGen 90 fuel from VP Racing that they were burning.

Suzuki Marine organized this 941.5-mile run from Jacksonville, Florida, to our nation’s capital to promote sustainable marine fuel. The DF140s’ cooling systems also carried Suzuki’s standard microplastic-­collecting devices. The debris they collected during the run has gone to Suzuki’s Japan headquarters for study under Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project.

Sea Pro 259 helm

The helm is nicely appointed. Courtesy Sea Pro Boats

EcoGen 90 is a ­non-ethanol fuel with 10 percent ethyl tertial butyl ether (ETBE), an ­oxygenate blended with gas for a 90-octane rating. Unlike ethanol, ETBE has low affinity for water, does not corrode fuel-­system parts, offers a higher energy content than standard gas, and reduces carbon emissions.

The Sea Pro 259 is one of those boats that serves double duty, providing an able and well-equipped platform from which to pursue gamefish while simultaneously serving as a well-appointed boat for ­going day cruising.

Sea Pro 259 bow seating

Bow seating reclines, and removable backrests are available. Courtesy Sea Pro Boats

Interior And Accessories

The 259 comes standard with excellent “infrastructure,” meaning those things needed to ensure confidence and ­convenience on the water. These include the DLX fiberglass hardtop, a high-powered through-hull transducer, an anchor windlass, Dometic Optimus power-assist hydraulic steering, and a portside boarding door. Bow seating reclines, and removable backrests are available. Toe rails are a nice touch, as is the dry box built into the helm to store phones, wallets, sunglasses and other captain’s essentials. It also boasts an Audison audio system, a tempered-­glass windshield, and a spacious head compartment in the console. A bevy of options ensures boat buyers can buy and equip a Sea Pro 259 to suit their personal use requirements.

Sea Pro 259 livewell

Multiple livewells are located throughout the 259. Courtesy Sea Pro Boats

How We Tested

  • Engines: Twin 140 hp Suzuki outboards
  • Drive/Props: Outboard/14″ x 22″ 3-blade stainless steel
  • Gear Ratio: 2.59:1 Fuel Load: 85 gal. Crew Weight: 560 lb.
Sea Pro 259 seating

Comfortable seating is found at the helm and in the cockpit. Courtesy Sea Pro Boats

High Points 

  • Excellent mix of fishy business and comfortable amenities.
  • Standard T-top with a fiberglass top is a big plus.
  • Standard Lewmar Fish Pro windlass offers a free-fall function for more precise anchoring.

Low Point 

  • This boat’s spacious wide beam will require an extra-wide permit to tow in many jurisdictions.

Toughest Competitor

Check out the Sea Fox 268 Commander, another beamy center-console with twin engines that comes with a standard fiberglass T-top. It retails for $128,855 with twin Yamaha 150s.

Pricing And Specs

Draft (hull):1’7″
Displacement (approx.):4,850 lb.
Transom Deadrise:22.5 degrees
Bridge Clearance:8’7″
Max Cabin Headroom:6’1″
Fuel Capacity:147 gal.
Water Capacity:20 gal.
Max Horsepower:400
Available Power:Twin Suzuki outboards to 400 hp total

Speed, Efficiency, Operation

Sea Pro 259 performance data
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