Cypress Cay Seabreeze: Boat Test Notes

Boats.com's video boat reviewer Jeff Hemmel put together some detailed notes on Cypress Cay's entry level pontoon boat.

27th May 2011.
By Jeff Hemmel

The Cypress Cay Seabreeze offers good stability at an affordable price.

OVERVIEW: Good stability and great bang for the buck in an entry level pontoon boat.

Watch the Cypress Cay Seabreeze Video Boat Review

CONCEPT

• Quality construction, premium materials, affordable price tag

• Much of the same materials and construction methods found in higher-end models

• Seating for 11, generous stowage space throughout

CONSTRUCTION

• Larger, 25” pontoons offer more buoyancy, stability, and produce better ride

• Riser brackets feature solid exteriors, rather than segmented supports; reduces torsional forces that affect pontoon boat in rougher conditions

• Cross-members sturdy C channel throughout length of boat

• Lifetime-guaranteed, marine plywood deck

• Exposed rotomolded seat basesCypress Cay Seabreeze performance data

PERFORMANCE

• Top speed just shy of 22 mph w/Mercury 60 outboard

• Adequate for tubing, not recommended for serious towing duties

• How fast am I going? Lacks a speedometer

• Like most pontoons, likes trim at top speed

HANDLING

• Carves a predictable corner without excessive outside lean

• Good stability while underway

• Good for intended audience

UNIQUE FEATURESCypress Cay Seabreeze specifications

• Attractive fiberglass helm, with open stowage below for carry-on cooler

• Solid rub rail runs circumference of boat, eliminating end caps, which are easily torn off at the dock

• Embossed outer skin adds rigidity, touch of style

• Quick-release Bimini hardware

• Stowage in all seat bases, featuring overboard drainage

MORE INFORMATION

Cypress Cay Seabreeze webpage


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Jeff Hemmel

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Jeff Hemmel writes for boats.com, Boating, PersonalWatercraft.com, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. For more info, visit Jeff Hemmel's website.

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