When tasked with reimagining the top selling Masters 247, the design team had lofty goals. The redesign focused on opening more cockpit space behind the leaning post, redesigning the console to accommodate d-tubing, incorporating a tempered glass windshield and other minor improvements. The results are a stunning bay boat that performs as good as it looks. This top-selling 24' bay boat is miles ahead of its time and ready for some serious fishing. The deck features dual aquarium livewells, a large bow casting deck with lockable rod storage, plenty of comfortable seating for 10, best-in-class bilge access and much more. This is all paired up to a very capable hull designed for shallow water and a smooth ride.
Second Station Available
Bow Casting Deck
The bow features a large deck with all recessed hardware and lids for a spacious casting deck. Can also be equipped with cushions for the perfect sunpad area.
Bow Anchor Locker
Stow away your anchor when not in use inside this large compartment. It features a molded catch for the anchor to keep it from falling in and the cut out for your rope on the lid makes it easy to store your extra rope neatly inside the compartment.
Trolling Motor Plug & Harness
For ease of installation, we have pre-wired this model to accept a trolling motor. At the bow, there's an electrical connection inside the anchor hatch conveniently located for the optimal bow mounted trolling motor location. This plug's harness runs into the console where the additional batteries and charger will get eventually installed.
Bow storage is plentiful on board this boat. Featuring two large lockable rod storage boxes for up to 10 rods, large fish box and over-sized anchor compartment. Plenty of cup holders and molded grab rails for safety.
Large Bow Fish Box
The center piece for the bow is a large bow fish box. This large box will bring your big catch home or serve as your main cooler for the front of the boat when cruising.
Lockable Bow Rod Storage
The lockable bow storage safely stores your rods while you are away and includes space for up to 10 rods. The rods get inserted into plastic guide tubes that prevent the rods from banging around while underway and helps prevent tangling while inserting or removing rods.
Step Storage Box
The step leading up to the bow doubles as a storage compartment. This is the perfect spot for extra small gear that you may need stowed away.
Bow Toe Rail
There are many reasons and uses for a toe rail. But arguably the most practical is safety. The toe rail allows you to feel where the edge of the bow is without looking. Esthetically speaking, the toe rail accents the bow for a pleasing look.
Freshwater Washdown w/ Tank
Standard with a freshwater washdown with a 13-gallon tank. Common uses include hosing down the deck, cleaning up the floor after you reel in a big fish or rinsing off yourself after a day at the sandbar. It's a great creature comfort you will quickly get accustomed to.
Console Front Seat
Comfortable console-front seat with backrest.
Console Front Livewell
Flip the bottom cushion of the console-front seat to reveal an insulated livewell. Conveniently located for those fishing up front and for those days you are not fishing, fill it with drinks or use it as storage.
Under Leaning Post Space
The space under the leaning post allows you to fit a large cooler and strap it securely using the included velcro strap. For additional tackle storage, we offer the "Under Leaning Post Tackle Storage" option which adds additional plastic trays and a storage bin. The "Slide Out Cooler" includes a YETI® Tundra 65 Cooler.
Fiberglass Hard-Top w/ Built-In Lighting
One of the first things you’ll notice when you look at this model is the over-sized hard-top. This top has all of the amenities you would want built in while still maintaining an elegant and timeless design.
Hard-Top D-tubing Frame Structure
The 4-legged frame swoops seamlessly from the console up to the top and the design gives it immense structural stability. The class-first D-Tubing structure is not cut and welded as typically done, but rather it is bent and extruded out of a single piece of D-Tubing.
Integrated Tempered Glass Windshield w/ Manual Vent
Made out of high-quality tempered glass, the integrated windshield protects the helm of excessive wind and rain while maintaining excellent air flow. The top section opens up manually to let in cool air. The glass is extremely easy to clean and will never fade, yellow or deteriorate.
Matching Hard-Top Underside Color
A popular trend is to have the underside of the hard-top matched to the hull color, this adds additional appeal and ties in the color theme of the boat sides by bringing additional color to the cockpit area.
Anti-Fatigue Helm Pad
Feel all-day comfort with our custom anti-fatigue helm pads. You will notice a difference at the end of the day, your feet will thank you for it. Custom engraved with the Sportsman logo for that extra touch.
Helm Pod Storage Compartment
Under the helm pod, you will find additional storage built into the step providing you ample storage at the helm.
Inside the console, there is a built-in lockable storage area. This enclosed space can be used as a changing room or storage of bulky items. On the back wall, there's access to all of the connections to the electronics and fuses, very convenient for quick troubleshooting. This space can also be optionally fitted with a porta potti.
Large Horizontal Window
When designing this space, it was extremely important to bring in plenty of sunlight. To achieve this, a large horizontal window on the starboard side was designed in. This flush glass design allows for the largest opening.
Dedicated Trolling Motor Battery Storage
We have put the extra space inside of the console to good use by designing-in designated trolling motor battery storage. This allows you to have the 3 trolling motor batteries tucked away from the visible console floor.
Dual Batteries w/ Switch
The safety and reliability of having 2 batteries on board is integral. This boat is equipped with 2 batteries and a selector switch conveniently located inside the console.
SeaStar Tilt Helm w/ SS Wheel
The SeaStar Helm offers over 40 degrees of tilt and locks into 5 different positions and is paired to a high quality stainless steel Sportsman-branded steering wheel with knob. The console layout has comfortable ergonomics for the perfect steering position whether standing up or sitting down.
12V Toggle Switches & Horn
Easily toggle all of your 12V accessories with these labeled and backlit switches, day or night. The angle of the switches allows water to easily flow out when they get wet. A large backlit horn button is also located in-dash for easy operation.
USB Plug In-Dash & 12V Receptacle
With the ever-growing demand to keep your devices charged, we include two USB plugs at the helm. The 2 included USB plugs are for charging and will keep your devices charged without interfacing with any other device. It also includes a 12 receptacle where you can plug in any cigarette-lighter style plug.
Console Top Storage
Over the top of the console, additional padded storage for small items like cell phones and USB ports.
Considered one of the Four Great Inventions, the compass remains the cornerstone of any navigation system despite our advanced digital displays. Regardless of condition, your compass provides real-time heading and when used in combination with your GPS data, it allows you to optimize fuel efficiency & improve safety. When it gets dark, there's a built-in light inside the compass for night use.
Dash Panel Cover
Protecting your electronics from the blaring sun is a breeze with the included dash panel cover. This custom made cover features the Sportsman logo embroidered and is made out of a tough outdoor fabric that will last for years.
Console Footrest w/ Pads
The console has molded in steps to offer a place to put your feet while the boat is underway. They are topped with custom pads with the Sportsman logo.
Large rear deck area featuring all recessed hardware, cup holders and plenty of casting space.
Rear Fold Up Bench Seat
Molded-in bench seating accommodate up to two adults comfortably. The inboard seating is safer for the little ones than traditional outboard jump seats and the bigger single center cushion, gives you superior access to the bilge.
Rear Total Access Hatch
The rear Total Access Hatch gives you the ability to have large storage that's still incredibly easy to access. it's the perfect place for your life jackets, extra anchor, safety equipment, scuba gear and anything else you may need. When empty, it offers best-in-class access to your essential pumps and seacocks.
Twin Aquarium 25-Gallon Livewells
Talk about the "WOW" factor with this pair of aquarium 25-gallon livewells. The livewells are insulated and are sure to meet the needs when the time comes. They can also double as coolers for drinks and food. They can be operated together or separate with the pressure selector valve inside.
Starboard Pro-Air System
Same size as the port side livewell, the starboard side also features a Pro-Air Bubbler System to ensure your livewell has an oxygen-rich source of air on demand.
Under Gunwale Folding Rod Racks
Storage for 4 rods is possible with the under gunwale rod racks. Each can accommodate a full length rod and doubles as a great place to store a gaff or net. For your convenience the racks fold away when not in use.
Under Gunwale Reel Pads
Helps prevent damage to reels while inside the under gunwale rod racks and prevents any scratching of the fiberglass in this tight space area.
Flush Mount Gunwale Rod Holders
This boat includes 4 high-quality Gemlux rod holders flush mounted on the gunwale. Outside of the obvious use of holding fishing rods, you may add any number of available 3rd party accessories designed to be mounted in a rod holder.
6" Jack Plate
All-in-One 6" jack plate made of anodized aluminum for durability. It will provide you with higher speed, gains in fuel economy and the ability to run in shallow water. This plate is required for the transom design of this model.
Trim Tabs w/ LED Indicator
The electromechanical trim tab systems included with the boat features a recessed installation that keeps your trim tabs tucked inside the hull for easier boarding from the rear and self retracting capabilities. When the key switch is turned off, the tabs will automatically retract completely. The LED Indicator feature shows you exactly where the tabs are positioned at the helm control.
Swim Platform w/ 3-Step Ladder
Easily board your boat from the port side with the standard 3-step ladder. It stows away recessed into the swim platform when not in use and has grab rails on either side for ease of boarding.
Raw Water Washdown
With its unlimited supply, it is the perfect companion for the freshwater washdown. This system pumps outside water to a water outlet where you can screw in a regular hose.
Built out of an anodized aluminum housing, these high quality LED underwater lights are a great feature for this model. The Lumitec underwater lights have a measured output of nearly 900 lumens, giving you plenty of blue glow behind your Sportsman. This boat comes equipped with 2 of them at the transom.
Adds a strong protective and durable coating to the metals on the boat and is offered in White or Black to match the boat's color scheme.
Light Hull Color
We have two groups of colors, light and dark. A light color is included standard on this boat. You have the choice of one solid full hull color or a side and bottom color. View All Color Options
Interior LED Lighting Package
When the sun goes down, the cockpit comes to life. The included lighting package is as beautiful as it is functional, a blue glow covers every inch of the cockpit for safety and aesthetics.
Pull Up Cleats
High quality Gemlux pull-up cleats are standard throughout the boat. They offer a flush installation and very smooth operation.
Self Bailing Cockpit
This important safety feature allows any water on the deck to drain overboard and not into the bilge area. Any water that seeps into the bilge, can only be pumped out by the bilge pump, which is slow at draining large amounts of water. All Sportsman Boats have a collector box drainage system that ties in all drains from the deck and redirects the water directly overboard without mechanical assistance.
Grip Tex Yacht Style Non-Skid
This texture is applied to the deck and step areas for a uniform random non-skid coat. This type of non-skid is not patterned and is easy to repair should it ever get chipped or damaged.
High Speed Livewell Pick Up
As the name suggests, high speed pick ups ensure that your livewell is receiving a consistent water supply even at high speeds. The scoop shape design directs water into the intake and reduce air locks at high speeds. Additionally, the strainer design on the scoop provides filtering of large debris.
SportTech® Advanced Fabrication Process
Our SportTech® hulls feature a no wood, all fiberglass construction,
meticulously engineered to withstand the test of time and built using advanced composite materials, resins and
bonding agents. The hulls are crafted with vinyl ester resin for its ultimate weatherability and resistance to water
intrusion, a 10-Year Limited Hull Warranty is standard on all
Take a look Behind The Glass for an in-depth look at the construction of our boats.
For a boat to be NMMA certified, it must follow all of the strict guidelines set by the NMMA for certification. Sportsman Boats diligently follows all of the manufacturing guidelines and is committed to only using certified parts and components in all models. Learn more about the NMMA Certification process.