Sea Hunt’s Gamefish 30 is a center-console designed and equipped with a comprehensive standard features list to give serious offshore fishermen what they need to go after big game. She comes standard with insulated fishboxes, nearly 90 gallons of livewell capacity, dedicated tackle storage and a T-top with rocket launchers.
Her V-bottom has 21-degrees of deadrise at the transom and 60 degrees at the bow, which also has some Carolina flair, to carve through waves and deliver a clean ride.
The Bow. The Gamefish 30’s bow is wide open for fishing and ringed with bolsters that anglers can lean into. The first of three onboard livewells, a 20-gallon (75.7L) model for bait, is in the step up to the foredeck. All the way forward beneath a hatch are the windlass, anchor, and 300’ (91.4m) of rode, all of which come standard on the boat.
Bow Seating. The Gamefish 30 comes standard with seating on the forward side of the helm console. It has an insulated 117-gal (442L) “coffin box” to ice down the day’s catch for the return to the docks. To boost the boat’s cruising capabilities, owners can order it with bow filler cushions and removable backrests.
The Console. Working our way aft, there are rod racks in each gunwale and rod holders in the deck. There is tackle storage in the gunwale on the port side. A hatch in the port side of the console opens up the private head that comes standard with a China toilet with a holding tank and pumpout. We like that the compartment comes with a screened port that opens to let in fresh air.
The Helm. The 30 Gamefish’s helm comes standard with a compass, Yamaha Command Link digital instrumentation and LED position indicators for the Lenco trim tabs. The vertical section of the dash has space for two large electronics screens and the driver and co-pilot are protected by the acrylic wraparound windscreen. The T-top has overhead storage and comes standard with a mister system.
Leaning Post Choices. The driver and co-pilot travel leaning against what Sea Hunt calls the Mezzanine Fiberglass Leaning Post with Captain’s Chairs. It also has a built-in 40-gallon (151L) livewell in the aft-facing bench seat. Forward of the livewell, there is open storage in a locker to port and dedicated space for tackle to starboard. Options include a Bait Tank Leaning Post with Captain’s Chairs.
Aft Cockpit. A feature on the Gamefish 30 that will appeal to divers and anglers is the side entry door to port in the aft cockpit. For cruising, there’s a foldaway aft bench seat. To starboard, a transom gate provides access to the stern where there is walking space forward of the motors and a boarding ladder and freshwater shower to starboard. Outboard to port is the aft 27-gallon (102L) livewell and across the stern is the 60-gallon (227L) fishbox.
Power and Performance. Sea Hunt partners with Yamaha for power on its boats. We haven’t tested the Gamefish 300, but Yamaha technicians ran it with a pair of 300-hp Yamaha F300XCA four-stroke outboards. Turning a pair of 15” x 20” Yamaha Saltwater Series II-SDS three-blade stainless steel propellers through a 1.75:1 reduction, they reportedly saw a top speed of 59 mph at 5950 rpm and burned 51.4 gph. Best cruise came at 3000 rpm where the boat ran 27.3 mph and burned 12.7 gph, according to the engine maker. She planned in 3.8 seconds and reached 30 mph in 5.6 seconds, they say.
Warranty . One year from the date of delivery and 10 year limited hull warranty.
Options to Consider.
- •T-top spray shield
- •T-top Gull Wings
- •Lenco Autoglide trim system w/electronics
- •Console cover
- •Leaning post cover
- •Console seat cover
- •Side entry door ladder
- •Simrad NSS EVO2 Dual 12” with VHF radio
- •Bait tank leaning post with 30-gallon livewell and captain’s chair
The Gamefish 30 is for a no-nonsense fisherman who doesn’t want to haggle over every little optional accessory. She has a comprehensive standard features list that makes her ready to fish.
Here 9’9” beam limits her appeal for trailering somewhat, but in most states, a permit is not hard to get, and in some states, one is not needed. She could also be a good choice as a tow-behind tender for a yacht owner who likes to fish.
Standard and Optional Features
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