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Brief Summary

The Sea Fox 206 Commander is clearly a center console fishing boat first, but her unique dual backrest bow seating distinguishes her as a family-friendly platform for a variety of on-the-water enjoyments as well. The aft deck has two flip-up jump seats that fold flat to become part of the casting platform when not in use. Small integral swim platforms are found on either side of the outboard, with a stainless steel swim ladder on the starboard side.

Key Features

  • Limited Lifetime hull warranty
  • Swim platform with ladder
  • 48-quart removable cooler
  • 20 gal. aft aerated livewell
  • Deluxe console
  • SeaStar hydraulic and tilt steering
  • Bow storage/fshbox
  • 2 aft flip-up jump seats
  • Portable toilet
  • Removable storage boxes under aft jump seats
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 20' 4''
    6.19 m
    Beam 8' 1''
    2.46 m
    Dry Weight 2,500 lbs.
    1,133 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 14''
    .35 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 19-deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 7' 11''
    2.41 m
    Weight Capacity 1,700 lbs.
    771 kg
    Person Capacity 7
    Fuel Capacity 70 gal.
    264 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 150-hp Yamaha F150XB 4-stroke
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    Captain's Report

    Sea Fox 206 Commander running shot
    The Sea Fox 206 Commander measures 20’4” (6.19 m) long with an 8’1” (2.46 m) beam.

    Overview

    When Sea Fox designed the 206 Commander, the manufacturer pulled the most popular features from the smaller 186 Commander and implemented them into a 20’ center console that could appeal to a range of owners, including new boaters and seasoned fishermen looking for an affordable small boat.Among the highlights on the 206 Commander are the curved bow seats, updated gauges at the helm, and the private head that rivals those found on larger boats. For versatility, there are folding aft jump seats that facilitate boarding and create an aft casting platform. She comes standard with everything a family would need to get on the water, and the options list lets owners equip her for their intended primary purpose.

    Sea Fox 206 Commander layout
    Sea Fox designed the 206 Commander to take advantage of every inch of the boat’s 8’ beam. Note the ease of passage by the console.

    Features Inspection

    The Bow.

    The 206 Commander’s bow is open with plenty of space to fight a fish. Once the catch is aboard, there is an insulated fishbox beneath a hatch in the sole. Stainless steel bow rails are below deck height so fishing lines won’t snag. Showing attention to details, Sea Fox recessed the bow navigation lights into the stainless steel rubrail. A bow cushion is an available option to make the boat more inviting for cruising.

    Sea Fox 206 Commander bow cushion
    The optional bow cushion turns the 206 Commander’s forward casting deck into a sun pad or playpen, and notice how the backrests in the bow are curved for more comfort.
    Sea Fox 206 Commander fore deck
    In the 206 Commander’s foredeck, there’s a single cleat ahead of the anchor locker. This serves double-duty for both the anchor rode and mooring lines.

    Cruising Upgrades.

    The forward-facing seat on the front of the console comes standard. The 206 Commander’s console door is a Sea Fox magnetic bi-fold design that provides good access to a compartment that passengers step down into when using the head. The boat has a portable toilet, and the console is home to the battery compartment as well.

    Sea Fox 206 Commander steel rails
    The stainless steel rails and cup holder are all below deck height so fishing lines don’t snag. The speaker is part of the optional stereo upgrade.

    The Helm.

    The 206 Commander’s helm has twin Yamaha multi-function digital gauges in a glare cutting, centrally located black panel. The tilt steering wheel with a spinner knob is on the port side of the console with space for an optional GPS/fishfinder just ahead. Switches for optional trim tabs would be outboard of the steering wheel, and to the right is the single-lever shift/throttle control. Outboard to starboard are two cup holders.

    Sea Fox 206 Commander wheel
    The wheel is to one side so that two people can sit on the learning post. The instrument panel, however, is symmetrical.
    Sea Fox 206 Commander leaning post
    The leaning post lets the driver and a companion sand or sit while traveling. Note the footrests.
    Sea Fox 206 Commander t top
    The T-top and canvas are available options that would provide welcome shade on a sunny day.
    Sea Fox 206 Commander t top
    The T-top comes with four rocket-launcher-style rod holders, and this photo shows the available LED spreader lights as well.

    The Cockpit.

    Abaft the 206 Commander’s leaning post, a 48-quart (45-L) removable cooler secures in the base of the framework. There are coaming panels leading aft on each side to make fishing a fish more comfortable. Two rod holders per side are properly positioned for trolling, and rods are stored in under-deck racks in each gunwale.

    Sea Fox 206 Commander bow
    Looking aft from the bow, we see that there is easy passage on each side of the console, and note the coaming pads that anglers can lean into when fighting a fish.

    The Aft Deck.

    Folding aft jump seats will come in handy when cruising to the fishing grounds or heading to a waterside restaurant. With the seats folded down, there is a continuous aft flat casting deck. In between the seats, there are logically placed cup holders in the center just aft of the 20-gallon (75-L) aerated livewell.

    Sea Fox 206 Commander aft seats
    These rubber latches hold down the folding backrests for the aft jump seats, a smart idea to keep them secure when the boat is underway.
    Sea Fox 206 Commander stern seats
    Abast the stern seats, there are small swim steps on the transom, and the stainless steel boarding ladder is to starboard.
    Sea Fox 206 Commander standing
    With the aft seats folded down, there’s space for these two anglers to get ready to fish.

    Construction.

    Sea Fox builds its boats exclusively out of composite materials, including 2” (5cm) thick Penske board in the transom and Klegecell sandwich foam in the deck and hullsides for stiffness and light weight. The hull bottom is solid fiberglass. Stringers are molded from fiberglass and bonded to the hull before all voids are filled with flotation foam, according to the builder. Aluminum backing plates are bonded into the splashwell to further support the motor. Additionally, a drain tube is glassed into the keel of each boat to improve draining.

    Power and Price

    $50,075 with a 150-hp Yamaha F150XB 4-stroke outboard.

    Sea Fox 206 Commander running shot
    The Sea Fox 206 Commander comes standard with a 150-hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard, and owners can upgrade to 175-hp.

    Attention to Details.

    On All Sea Fox boats, thru-hull fittings below the waterline are equipped with seacock valves. All deck hardware is installed with reinforcing backing plates. Wiring is color-coded for improved maintenance and Deutsch connections are used to improve resistance to water penetrating. A rigging tube is mounted in the hull to facilitate rigging of additional electronic accessories.

    Standard Equipment.

    The 206 Commander comes with a 12-volt power plug, two 1,100-gph (4,164-lph) bilge pumps with float switches, a battery switch, five stainless-steel pull-up cleats, and SeaStar hydraulic steering.

    Sea Fox 206 Commander standing
    The versatile 20-footer can seat at least six people comfortably with the optional bow cushion in place.

    Warranty.

    Warrantees on the 206 Commander are as follows: Limited Lifetime Structural Hull; 10-year Transferrable Limited Structural Hull; Five-Year Limited Hull Blister; Limited Exterior Finish. For a $200 fee, if the boat is sold, the new owner can transfer the original 10-year structural hull warranty.

    Options to Consider

    • Anchor roller/split bow lights ($337)
    • Bimini top ($907)
    • Bow cushion ($394)
    • Color match canvas for T-top (except Bahama blue) ($118)
    • Colored hull stripe ($1,147)
    • Jetty Gray colored hull stripe ($1,755)
    • Colored hull bottom ($1,147)
    • Colored hull with white boot stripe (Sea Glass, Bahama Blue, Beach Sand, Gulf Shores Blue, or Silver Shark only) ($1,893)
    • Colored hull reverse with colors listed above ($1,657)
    • Colored hullsides with colors listed above ($1,657)
    • Electronics box for T-Top with canvas ($649)
    • Extra 10-gal (37.9 L) livewell forward ($473)
    • Faux Teak decking at transom ($174)
    • Freshwater washdown with 12-gal (45.4 L) tank. ($596)
    • Garmin 54DV with transducer ($1,314)
    • Garmin Echomap 74SV with transducer ($2,320)
    • Infinity stereo with LED screen, MP3 adaptor, and four upgraded speakers ($1,077)
    • LED Lighting Package (blue mood lights, four underwater lights, livewell, and upgraded courtesy lights) ($890)
    • Powder Coating Package (T-Top and leaning post, white or jetty gray) ($474)
    • Prerig for two batteries ($87)
    • Rear bench seat backrest and removable cushion ($808)
    • Removable ski tow bar ($711)
    • Pair of spreader lights for T-top ($508)
    • Trim Tabs with standard switch ($694)
    • Upgraded LED indicator switch for trim tabs ($800)
    • T-top with canvas ($4,312)
    • Upgraded pedestal seats ($895)

    Observations

    The Sea Fox 206 Commander could serve many masters. She’s reasonably priced and has enough power to satisfy a family looking at its first boat. Adding options such as the bow cushion and the T-top could enhance her versatility and comfort.For the seasoned boater, she could be a good candidate for a solo fisherman looking to downsize to something he could handle solo for inshore and coastal work. Sea Fox tries hard to offer an affordable boat that also has the basics covered. It is “no frills” because they cost money. For those who want upgrades, the optional list should be a solution.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    GPS/Chart Optional

    Systems

    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Portable Standard
    Trim Tabs Optional
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
    Washdown: Raw Water Optional

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Optional

    Warranty

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