12 Person Capacity
10-Year Hull Warranty
Offshore Hull Design
Easily board your boat from the port side with the standard 3-step ladder. It stows away recessed into the deck when not in use for a clean obstruction-free rear deck.
Comfortable Bow Layout
The bow of this boat is designed with entertainment and versatility in mind. Features wrap around seating with all the cushions, removable backrests, 2 easily accessible large insulated fish boxes, drink holders and speakers to play your favorite tunes.
Removable Filler Board w/ Cushion
The open bow design offers the convenience of a full walk-through to your anchor and bow but sometimes you may need some additional seating, this filler board with cushion latches securely opening up one additional seat and 2 cupholders.
Removable Bow Table/Filler Board
A large fiberglass bow table is the center piece. The included leg and table neatly stores away inside the head when not in use. When it's time for lunch, the table leg gets screwed into the base at the bow and the table securely mounted. The table itself serves as the base for the filler cushion (sold separately).
Two large storage boxes at the bow will give you plenty of places to stow away your items. They are both insulated and can be used as fish boxes or coolers.
Center Bow Storage Box
At the center of the bow you will find a lid with some additional in-floor storage with drain. Common uses for this include casting nets, life jackets and other items that can be stored below deck.
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. Optionally, you can equip it with the windlass option as shown here.
Console Front Seat
Comfortable console-front seat with backrest.
Console Front Cooler
Flip the bottom cushion of the console-front seat to reveal an insulated cooler. Conveniently located for those sitting up front. You will also find the freshwater fill hidden under the cushion, if your boat is equipped with the freshwater system.
Under Gunwale Rod Racks
Storage for 6 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.
Port & Starboard Toe Rail
Located under the gunwale rod racks, the toe rail is designed as a brace point when heeling over the side of the boat to gaff or bring in a fish. You slide your toes under the bar and in conjunction with the bolster cushion, it provides a sturdy brace for your legs, even if the deck is wet or slippery.
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.
This console windscreen blocks and redirects some of the wind upwards for the comfort of those behind the helm.
The spray shield provides additional protection for those behind the helm from any spray. It is held in place using the included tracks under the hard-top and velcros to the bottom pipes of the frame. When not in use, there's virtually no sign of it left behind.
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 red 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.
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 performance, fuel efficiency & improve safety. When it gets dark, there's a built-in light inside the compass for night use.
Fiberglass Hard-Top w/ Accessories
This beautiful over-sized hard-top is the center piece of this boat and is packed with convenience features. Equipped with JL Audio speakers, LED anchor light, map reading light, spreader light, misters, rocket launchers, kingfish rod holders and Taco outrigger plates.
Deluxe Leaning Post w/ Flip-Up Bolsters
Comfort and function meet when it comes to this deluxe leaning post. It is designed to accommodate two adults comfortably and features individually adjustable bolsters allowing you to operate your Sportsman standing up or in a seating position. Additional features include a flip-down footrest, rod holders and cooler storage space with a strap.
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.
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.
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.
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 custom 75qt. ICON cooler in bonefish white.
When it's time to fish, the rear bench conveniently stows away to open up cockpit space and make it easier to walk around the leaning post. The seat bottom completely removes to reveal best-in-class access to the bilge. It seats 2-3 comfortably and has a deep design for comfort.
Deep 25-gallon transom insulated livewell at gunwale height for ease of use. It can also double as a cooler for drinks and food.
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.
The transom door has a latch to secure it and it offers the convenience of not having to step over anything to enter the boat.
Transom Entry Storage
The step up for the door houses a small storage compartment ideal for docking lines and other small items that typically lay around the cockpit. The compartment does drain to keep your items dry.
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.
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.
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.
Rub Rail Navigation Lights
Traditionally, navigation lights are mounted somewhere on the bow in the form of a top mount or pop-up light but this exposes them as an easy damageable target. Our rub rail navigation lights are LED, super bright and barely noticeable. The lights are integrated into the rub rail on either side of the bow and provide the ultimate obstruction free installation.
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.
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
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.
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. Click to find out more
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 Sportsman Boats.
Choosing the engine for your Sportsman Boat doesn't have to be a daunting task. We have tested power options for each model for adequate performance and efficient. Yamaha offers a wide array of engines and propellers and they have worked with us closely to choose configurations that are going to meet your needs, regardless of your boating style or demands. For more detailed performance information, visit the performance section for this model.
I recently purchased a SPORTSMAN 242 OPEN boat. I have been boating since I was a young man. I'm not so young now. This boat is fantastic. It is perfect for recreation as well as fishing. We love cruising with the family for a gentle evening outing. But I also really enjoy the extra space in the back of the boat that makes fishing easy and comfortable. The electronics on this boat are unlike any I have seen on a boat of this size. The structure of the boat is as solid as you will find.
Garmin GPSMAP® 1242xsv Touch MFD 12"
GPSMAP 1242xsv Touch features a bright 12” touchscreen GPS combo display, that is pre-loaded with BlueChart g2 HD charts and LakeVü HD maps. The unit has full networking capabilities making it easy to add radar, autopilot, sonar modules and sensors. It can also supports FLIR cameras, GXM™ 53 marine weather receiver, VIRB® camera streaming and more. Network sharing allows you to share data among all compatible units connected to the network. Plus, it has built-in Wi-Fi® to support the ActiveCaptain™ app.
Garmin VHF 110 Radio w/ Antenna
Communication is critical on the water. With the VHF 110 radio, you can stay in contact with the shore and other boats in your area. So, no matter where you are or where you’re headed, you’ll maintain communication for a safer voyage. The radio has 25 watts of transmission power, all U.S., Canadian and international marine channels & 10 NOAA weather channels.
Airmar B60 Thru-Hull Transducer
A dual-frequency 600W Tilted Element™ transducer in a low-profile housings that compensate for the boat’s hull deadrise. With a range of up to 1,200 ft @ 50 khz, performance is never compromised. It offers professional and recreational boaters advantages similar to using a fairing block but is installed nearly flush to the hull.
Fuel Level Sensor
Fully integrated into the SportLink system, this sensor reads the fuel tank level digitally and is able to relay this information to your Garmin screen. Using this information it is able to make accurate calculations on fuel range.
NMEA 2000 Backbone
Starting with a great foundation is essential. All SportLink® packages are connected using NMEA 2000 communications standard backbone to allow them to communicate with each other flawlessly. This communications standard system is highly extensible and with hundreds of NMEA 2000 compatible devices, you can expand and customize your electronics endlessly.
JL Audio MediaMaster® MM50 Premium Marine Stereo
The MediaMaster® MM50 source unit has smart features like Day/Night display themes and lighting, plus large user controls making it easy to use while in motion. The built-in BlueTooth antenna will keep playing your favorite music while the built-in amplification will deliver crisp high quality sound to your ears. A truly unique marine enclosure, completes this premium marine unit.
JL Audio MX650 White Sport Grille Speakers
Utilizing true marine-grade construction, the MX-Series speakers are engineered to deliver high-performance sound. The MX-Series is optimized for infinite-baffle operation and employ JL Audio's long excursion woofer designs for solid mid-bass output and pure silk dome tweeters for smooth highs.
Second Garmin GPSMAP® 1242xsv Touch
Adding a second screen duplicates all of the functions from the first screen and adds display real estate. Instead of having to split a single screen, you are able to split functionality across two full size displays. Keep in mind that all of the information is shared with both screens, meaning you are able to set each one to display exactly what you need.
Garmin GMR™ Fantom 18 Radome
The 18-inch, 40 W solid-state Garmin GMR Fantom 18 dome radar features MotionScope technology, which uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions. Fully integrated with the Garmin chartplotter.
Garmin Reactor™ 40 Autopilot
Reactor 40 autopilot provides relief from manually holding the wheel to maintain course, especially when
cruising at moderate to high speeds. Sit back at the helm and enjoy your time on the water as the solid-state
9-axis AHRS technology delivers a comfortable ride.
NOTE: Requires Optimus Electronic Power Steering
Optimus Electronic Power Steering
The SeaStar Optimus Electronic Power Steering system raises the bar when it comes to comfort, control and maneuverability. It features adjustable speed sensitive turns lock to lock which means that the number of turns it takes to turn the engine from left to right adjusts automatically depending on the speed the boat is moving at. This truly makes steering feel like a sports car.
Garmin GXM™ 53 SiriusXM® Weather Antenna
The GXM 53 SiriusXM® weather antenna lets you enjoy added confidence and peace of mind on the water by always having access to the most current weather conditions and forecasts. The antenna adds highly detailed weather information directly to the screen including current weather information, NEXRAD, lightning, water temperatures, wind and wave current conditions and forecast data.
Airmar B175M CHIRP 1kW Transducer
With a range of up to 1500 ft, it is ideal for sportfishing. CHIRP technology delivers target resolution and depth penetration superior to traditional single-frequency sonar. This transducer is able to measure both depth and temperature in a single package, with a simple installation that requires just one connection to your Garmin multifunction display.
JL Audio Ultra Premium M6 Upgrade
The JL Audio Ultra Premium M6 upgrade features the all-new M6 marine loudspeakers, the benchmark for high-performance marine audio. The M6 speaker' low-distortion woofers and silk dome tweeters with tuned rear chambers spread audio energy evenly in every direction. This results in smooth, clean sound from a wide range of mounting locations. This package also adds M-Series amps and the MediaMaster MM100 source unit.