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SeaVee 290 Open


Name: 290 Open
Length: 29'6"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: 10,000 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 232/251 gals.
Model Years: 2005—2019
Draft: 2'0"
Beam: 9'0"
Water Capacity: 34 gals.
Waste Capacity: 20 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Introduced in 2005, the SeaVee 290 Open is an updated version of the company’s original 290 Open (2000–04) with a wider beam (8'3"" vs. 9'0"") and a revised deck layout. In most respects the two boats are very similar, but the cockpit of the second-generation 290 Open is bigger and the increased beam results in a more stable fishing platform at low speeds. With lots of space around the console and abundant storage, the 290 is spacious for a fishing boat this size. The hull is vacuum bagged to reduce weight, the 290’s steep 25 degrees of transom deadrise ensures a smooth ride to and from the fishing grounds. Standard features include an integrated swim/dive platform, anchor locker, in-deck fish box forward, 50-gallon transom livewell, transom door, fresh/raw-water washdowns, leaning post, pop-up cleats, front console seat, lockable rod storage, and a walk-in console with forward entry. An innovative cooler slides out on a track from under the leaning post. A Luxury Edition (LE) available since 2016 offers molded-in forward seating and an optional rear bench. The 290 was updated in 2018 with increased fuel capacity. About 50 knots top with Mercury 250 Verados and 55–60 top with twin 350s.


Updated version of original Sea Vee 290B (2000–04) with greater beam, increased range made a good boat even better.


Expansive single-level cockpit comes standard with massive in-deck fishbox forward, 50-gallon transom livewell, transom door, freshwater washdown, pop-up cleats, walk-in head with forward entry. Tremendous rod storage. Unique cooler slides out on track from under leaning post. Deep-V hull delivers outstanding rough-water ride.


Designed for today’s heavy 4-stroke engines.


Over 50 knots with twin 250s.

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