Press Release

Sea Pro Boats Makes Dometic's Seastar Steering Equipment as Standard

Litchfield, IL. - November 26, 2019; Dometic has announced that South Carolina-based builder Sea Pro Boats is making SeaStar Optimus EPS and SeaStar Power Assist steering standard equipment on its larger, high-horsepower boat models.


Sea Pro’s popular 259 DLX and soon-to-be-launched 319 DLX center console fishing machines are the flagships of the Sea Pro line, which includes bay boats and deep-vee center consoles from 17 to 31 feet.  The 259 DLX and 319 DLX measure 25’ 9” and 31’ 9” respectively, are built for today’s large, powerful outboard motors. These boat models are packed with the latest features and advanced technology — making them an ideal match for Optimus EPS (Electronic Power Steering).  Sea Pro will also be offering SeaStar Optimus 360 Joystick control as a factory option on these top-of-the-line models.

Optimus EPS provides today’s high-performance fishing boats with sports car like steering for superior comfort, control and maneuverability, along with the ability to fine-tune system parameters to match specific boat and operator preferences.  Optimus Joystick control simplifies docking, launching/retrieving and other close quarter maneuvers, taking much of the stress out of boating.

Sea Pro is also making SeaStar Power Assist steering standard equipment on the rest of its boat models rated for 150 horsepower outboards or larger. SeaStar Power Assist provides increased comfort and lighter steering loads for operators of bay boats and offshore center consoles with larger outboards.

“We want owners of new Sea Pro boats to enjoy the best possible experience every time they step behind the helm,” said Sea Pro Boats President Jimmy Hancock. “This advanced SeaStar steering technology provides a sense of effortless, precision control — especially important with today’s larger, more powerful engines.  We want to deliver a boat that doesn’t just look great and fish great, but also feels greats to the driver. SeaStar is helping us deliver on this promise,” added Hancock. 

“At Dometic, we have a mature process to innovate solutions to meet the demands of sophisticated customers like Sea Pro boats. We manufacture refined product and system solutions that make boats — and boating experiences — better and more enjoyable,” said Eric Fetchko, President of Dometic Marine Americas.   “Sea Pro is building a strong reputation for serious saltwater fishing boats that put a premium on driving performance and operator enjoyment. We’re proud to be partnering with them in this way.”


Press Contact

Jessica Hoagland |  [email protected]  |  +1 217 441 8384

Minako Nakatsuma Olofzon |  [email protected]  |  +46 8 501 025 41

Dometic is a global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living in the areas of Food & Beverage, Climate, Power & Control and Other Applications. Dometic operates in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, providing products for use in recreational vehicles, trucks and premium cars, pleasure and workboats, and for a variety of other uses. Our motivation is to create smart and reliable products with outstanding design. We sell our products in approximately 100 countries and we have a global distribution and dealer network in place to serve the aftermarket. Dometic employs approximately 6,500 people worldwide, had net sales of more than SEK 16.2 billion (USD 1.8 billion) in 2020 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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