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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Optional|
|Washdown: Raw Water||Optional|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
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