October 25, 2023— Sea Pro Boats, a leading manufacturer of premium quality fishing and family boats based in Whitmire, South Carolina, today unveiled its new-for-2024 245FLX “Sandbar Boat” during the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
This new, family focused vessel gives boaters an innovative new twist on Sea Pro’s proven, 24-foot deep-vee center console. The first thing boaters will notice about the new 245FLX is a unique cockpit layout and versatile seating options that let families make the most of their time on the water. For example, instead of the traditional helm leaning post, the 245FLX features two comfortable captain’s chairs that swivel 360 degrees, allowing the captain and first mate to face in any direction. Sea Pro also moved the traditional stern livewell to make room for a large, comfortable bench seat that spans the entire transom.
Keeping with this theme of comfort and family interaction, the 245FLX also boasts starboard and port stern seats that convert to face either towards the outside of the boat or inward towards the cockpit. This allows friends and family to chat and enjoy each other’s company while cruising, then enjoy all the scenery and activities taking place around them while relaxing on the sandbar.
Speaking of relaxing “at the bar,” Sea Pro created a custom bow table for the 245FLX that swivels for optimum utility and convenience when chilling out aboard. This table can also be used with a versatile stern mount — perfect for enjoying food and drinks while dipping your toes in cool, refreshing water.
The new 245FLX is based on Sea Pro’s proven deep-vee hull design, so boaters will enjoy excellent performance, fuel efficiency and a dry, solid ride in a wide range of sea conditions. In the Sea Pro tradition, this new model boasts a long list of features and amenities normally considered options on competitive brands. This includes a fiberglass hard top with integrated windshield, power steering with a tilt helm, a smart battery management system, a console dry box with two USB outlets, raw and freshwater washdowns, and a freshwater shower. Advanced technology abounds, including a 12-inch Simrad MFD, Audison Marine Audio system, digital switching, and a Sea Pro Connect by Boat Fix telematics system for security and vessel monitoring.
Even with these and many other standard features, boaters can also customize their 245FLX with a wide range of available options, accessories, and hull/upholstery colors.
“For some time, our dealers and customers have been asking us for a new model that combines the quality construction and offshore capable ride of our popular fishing center console with a new family and entertainment focused cockpit design,” said Sea Pro President Jimmy Hancock. “The new 245FLX delivers on all fronts, and we know it’s going to be a big hit with our dealers and boaters alike,” added Hancock.
This new 2024 model will be available nationwide through Sea Pro’s nationwide dealer network beginning 12/1/2023. To learn more about the new 245FLX, or the full range of Sea Pro boat models for fishing and family fun, visit www.seapromfg.com.
Sea Pro 245FLX Specifications
About Sea Pro Boats
Sea Pro was reborn in 2014 by Jimmy Hancock and lifelong friend and industry veteran, Preston Wrenn. The current Sea Pro line-up includes Bay Boats from 17 to 24 feet and Deep-Vee Center Consoles from 19 to 32 feet, all known for their superior ride, performance, and quality. Every Sea Pro boat is built with meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship in the company’s Whitmire, South Carolina factory and outfitted with practical features and cutting-edge technology to deliver the best possible fishing and boating experience. Learn more at www.seapromfg.com.