Boat Review by: Richard Crowder
The Seabreeze series of eight model designations in four lengths from nineteen to twenty-five feet is by far the largest series in Cypress Cay’s offerings for 2017. Each of the other three series offers two model designations.
The Seabreeze series is unique in another aspect as it is offered in three trim levels designated by the last digit in the model length. A number “1” at the end indicates an entry level model and yet carries the same construction and styling as the two other levels.
A number “2” at the end offers more standard features but without the premium appointments of the level 3 Seabreeze which comes standard with UltraSoft Flint pillow top furniture with quilting plus other enhancements. Thus the Seabreeze 233, subject of this review, reflects the premium level for this twenty-three foot, five inch length overall model. This model length is also available as a 232 as explained above. but is not offered as a 231 at the entry level.
The Seabreeze 233 is available in your choice of seven floorplans best simplified as starboard side stern entry gate with options of an L-shaped portside stern lounge or a five-way convertible lounge with picnic center on the portside stern with another helm chair on the starboard side aft of the helm seat.
The remaining floorplans offer a walk-thru configuration with centre-mounted bow and stern entry gates and then offer the variations of a fish & cruise layout, or bow helm seats in place of the portside couch, or a helm seat on the port side opposite from the helm, or a starboard side entertainment center with table and bar stools aft of the helm and replacing the couch. With all floorplans, a wide thirty-inch centered portside entry gate opposite the helm is standard.
If you love ticking off an option sheet with literally dozens of choices, then this Cypress Cay Seabreeze 233 is for you. Regardless of floorplan, standard equipment includes a 9-foot bimini top with colour choices, six fence panel colour choices, a mooring cover, LED docking lights, stainless steel boarding ladder, removable windscreen, lowback reclining helm seat, tachometer, digital depth sounder, combination trim /fuel gauge, removable table with drinkholders, plus a Kicker® KMC1 Digital Bluetooth ®Receiver with USB port and four speakers, Seagrass flooring, and courtesy seat base LED rope lighting.
Standard with the Seabreeze 233 are a pair of 25-inch tubes. This will allow you to power up to 115 horsepower from either Mercury or Honda with no further tube enhancements. You can increase in increments to a maximum of 200 horsepower with a change to 27-inch tubes or to three 25 or 27-inch tubes. These changes are available in three tube enhancement performance packages: Sport Package, Performance Package Plus, and Big Water 3 Performance Package Plus.
You can separately add hydraulic steering, Active Trim, a stainless steel ski tow bar, in-floor storage in the centre tube, and an underdeck aluminum skin kit. At the other end of the power spectrum, you can choose a Mercury 9.9 ELPT 4-Stroke or even a Torqeedo 4.0 Cruise electric motor with the CS floorplan.
Next choose to add a graphics package which includes matching upholstery flashing accents or the cool Black Out Edition. There are eight choices each of one main and one rear flooring material options. You can upgrade to a larger bimini, an electric powered bimini, or a double bimini all with or without LED lighting. You may also want seat covers or a full enclosure.
Choose a convenience package and a lighting package. Individual options include a cooler table, soft-sided cooler, portable and/or lighted cupholders, change room with curtain, stainless steel flip-up cleats, stainless steel grill, and a porta-potti. To enhance your fishing experience, choose a Hook 3X or 4 w/GPS, aerated livewell or an in-dash SIMRAD GO5 chartplotter with sonar and downscan.
At the helm, upgrade to a GPS speedometer and choose an upgraded steering wheel with or without tilt. You may also upgrade the standard stereo to a Kicker® KMC 10 with either four Kicker® speakers or six lighted Kicker® speakers.
As Cypress Cay says, these Seabreeze series models, “boast innovative floorplans, customizable colors and graphics, impressive styling and creature comforts, and a startling array of features and options.”
|Dry weight:||2,458 lbs Boat Only||1,115 kg Boat Only|
|Fuel Capacity:||30 - 59 US gals||114 - 223 L|
|Base Engine / Drive:||Honda, Mercury Outboard|
|Engine HP:||9.9 - 200|