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The 23-foot center console class has long been the benchmark of versatility, capability and performance. The Heritage 231 defines that benchmark.

The Heritage 231 is in a class of its own, with a family-focused design that revolves around fun on the water. Whether you prefer being on, in, or around the water, this boat has everything you need. Its water-centric views in sandbar mode will fully immerse your family in the moment, creating lasting memories on the water. Additionally, when you explore the boat's features, you'll be impressed by how thorough the designers were in considering every detail.

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Single Engine

This boat's hull was designed to run on a single outboard engine.
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12 Person Capacity

This model has a certified capacity of up to 12 person.
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Hard-Top Standard

The oversized hard-top is standard and includes light, speakers and more.
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Offshore Hull

Offshore hull design for a safe, dry, soft and comfortable ride.
This model is equipped with
A proprietary, first-of-its kind, Vessel Attitude Control System (VACS).
Rapid Actuation
Full underway control
Key Benefits
Pitch & Roll Elimination
Eliminates up to 70% of underway pitch and roll motions.
Coordinated turn
Automatically adjusts the heeling angle of your boat during turns.
Auto trim
Uses a customized Trim Command Curve to automatically adjust the running angle at any speed.
List/level control
Never allows vessel list from movement onboard, wind, uneven load, prop torque, etc.
Hole shot control
Optimized to allow for faster acceleration, getting the boat on plane more quickly, improving fuel economy.
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The Benchmark

For Good Reason

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23' 4"
8' 6"
Draft (in)
106 gal.
Max HP
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The Heritage 231 features a plush interior at the bow that prioritizes both capacity and comfort. By recessing the coaming bolsters and seat bottoms, we've created a deeper and more comfortable seating area for passengers at the front of the boat.

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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.
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Removable Bow Table/Filler Board
A large 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 sun pad cushion.
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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.
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Bow Storage
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.
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Paddle-Style Latches
Our newly designed paddle-style latch has been designed to allow for easy access to the lid, even when the sunpad is in use.
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In-Deck Storage Box
Located at the center of the bow, you'll find a very spacious in-floor storage box.
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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.
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Optional Bow Filler Table & Cushion Shown


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Console Design & Features
The boat's console stands out as a unique aspect of its design, showcasing a stylish and contemporary appearance that perfectly complements the Sportsman design language. The console incorporates numerous ingenious components that enhance its aesthetic appeal and functionality. The console is designed with a d-tubing hard-top frame that's extruded from a single piece of aluminum. This unique design removes the frame legs from the deck, resulting in more space around the console and a sturdy frame structure. In addition, this design provides more interior space within the console. The starboard side of the console features the iconic Sportsman side window glass, which floods the interior space with light. The console is wrapped with a tempered glass enclosure that includes a manually actuated vent.
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Console Front Seat
Comfortable console-front seat with backrest.
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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.
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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.
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Enclosed Head
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 or a full fresh water porcelain toilet with overboard discharge and pump out system.
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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.
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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.
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Boat-in-a-Box 2.0 Rigging System
Accessing the electrical components of the boat is a breeze thanks to the large access panel located behind the helm. Our 'boat-in-a-box 2.0' rigging system is a standout feature of this boat, providing a clean and easy-to-maintain electrical hub. The electronics are mounted on removable boards, making it easy to perform maintenance or make repairs without having to dismantle or remove any major components. This innovative system is designed to minimize maintenance requirements.
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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.
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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.
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Console Top Storage
Over the top of the console, additional padded storage for small items like cell phones and USB ports.
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Wireless Phone Charger
This state of the art wireless charger features a 10W fast charging surface in a low profile flush-mounted pad. The top of the pad has an ultra grippy non-slip surface to keep your phone in place underway and has an IPX6 waterproof sealed unit. This is the world's first waterproof wireless charge system created specifically for the marine environment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Hard-Top Molded-In Navigation Lights
When the sun goes down, molded in navigation lights can be found at the front corners of the hard-top. This location keeps them out of the way and completely unobstructed.
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Spreader Lights
The spreader lights on the hard-top provide deck work lights for early morning or late-night trips.
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Rocket Launchers
To complete the top, we've added rocket launchers across the back, providing ample space for up to five fishing rods.
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Kingfish Rod Holders
These hard-top rod holders point straight off of the side of the boat and allows you to extend your spread out further than you could with the gunwale-mounted rod holders. The height also keeps them away from any rods in a deck rod holder.
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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 rod holders and cooler storage space with a strap.
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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 tackle trays and a storage bin.
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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.
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Freshwater Washdown w/ Tank
Standard with a freshwater washdown with a 15-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.
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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.
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Dual Fuel Fills
When it comes time to fuel up, this model also includes fuel fills on both sides. This allows you to pull up to the gas dock or gas station from either side with ease.
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Cockpit Bolsters
For extra added comfort when fishing, the cockpit bolster cushions provide a nice soft surface to push your knees and legs into when reaching into the water or fighting a fish.
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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.
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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.

Rear Deck

The Heritage series has always been defined by its comfortable and inviting rear deck featuring a deep, edge-to-edge rear bench. Following the design of the flagship Heritage 261 we’ve incorporated “Sandbar Mode.” The rear deck layout features seating for up to four adults. This feature makes the Heritage series and the 231 a wonderful choice for families. It not only provides extra seating, but it allows kids to be seated down below the gunwale for additional safety.

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Rear Seating
The aft layout of this boat allows for higher capacity by offering a 4 person edge to edge bench. All cushions are fully removable for easy storage and cleaning.
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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.
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Detail image of Aft-Facing Rear Seats & Transom Walk-Through
Detail image of Aft-Facing Rear Seats & Transom Walk-Through
Aft-Facing Rear Seats & Transom Walk-Through
The outer seats pop out and can be inserted in the other direction. This opens up a world of possibilities at the sandbar and is a great place to enjoy the views. The entire assembly can also be completely removed for an obstruction-free entry way on one or both sides.
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Transom Aquarium 10-Gallon Livewells
Talk about the "WOW" factor with this pair of aquarium 10-gallon livewells. The two rear seats hide the lid and can be easily removed for easy access. 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.
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Sandbar Cooler
When it comes to refreshments, quick & convenient access is key. We have you covered in this area with a built-in sandbar cooler. This insulated cooler box can easily be accessed from outside of the boat and keep the family hydrated all day.
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Sandbar Stern Anchor
Every avid weekend sandbar goer knows that setting the boat at the perfect angle is key to a successful outing. We've included a stern anchor compartment to make that task a breeze. The boat even comes standard with the proper anchor, rope and chain to get the job done from day 1. This is a must-have feature for any sandbar outing.
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Twin Boarding Ladders
When it comes to re-boarding, you've got plenty of choices including telescoping ladders on both sides of the boat. This feature will sure come in handy at the sandbar. The ladders stows away recessed into the deck.
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Telescoping Ski Tow Bar
For this model, we have a built-in ski tow bar system that easily stows away when not in use. The entire system is designed-in and ties into a dedicated pod built into the stringer system for the strongest mounting point. This standard feature allows for many different on-water uses including skiing, towing a tube or pulling a wakeboard.
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Standard Ski Tow Bar Show Shown

Other Features

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Premium Sileather® Marine Silicone Fabrics
All Sportsman Boats feature Sileather® Marine silicone-coated fabrics. These high-performance fabrics are designed to be tough and durable and able to withstand even the harshest of conditions.

Offered in Desert Tan, Ash Gray and Polar White.

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Powder Coating
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.
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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
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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.

Take a look Behind The Glass for an in-depth look at the construction of our boats.

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NMMA Certified

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.

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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.

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AlloChrome4200+™ Stainless Fasteners

AlloChrome4200+™ is a revolutionary new stainless coating capable of lasting up to fifteen times longer than typical chrome coating. This means that independent testing shows that these fasteners can withstand over 4,200 hours of salt spray protection

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Pull Up Cleats

High quality Gemlux pull-up cleats are standard throughout the boat. They offer a flush installation and very smooth operation.

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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.

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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.

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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.