Sea Born FX25

Bay boats are evolving. Once used primarily with a trolling motor to fish shallower depths and cross open ­waterways, the latest generation is clearly multipurpose. From nearshore patch reefs, rigs and wrecks to working weed lines or drifting for swordfish in the Gulf Stream, anglers and builders alike are breaking the style’s traditional mold. Sea Born’s FX25 epitomizes the latest trend.“Boat use has changed a lot in the past few years,” says Wally Bell, president of Sea Born Boats, based in ­Blackshear, Georgia. “We’re now seeing multigenerations buying a boat and sharing it. They want something affordable and easy to handle. On Saturday they might run out the inlet to troll for king mackerel before coming back in to fish live shrimp for trout when the tide turns. The next day the whole family loads up and goes to the beach for a ...sea born fx25 01