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 the perfect package for any family looking for versatility and ease of trailering. Available with up to a 250 horsepower engine, it has an ideal layout for many activities on the water, from tubing to fishing. It can be optioned with either a canvas T-Top or a Fiberglass Hard-Top and has a high capacity rating of 12 people.
12 Person Capacity
For Good Reason
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fiberglass Console Footrest w/ Storage
The fiberglass insert offers a place to put your feet while the boat is underway and adds additional storage right by the driver.
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.
Trim Tabs w/ LED Indicator
The electromechanical trim tab system features 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The two rear seats hide the livewells. This pair of 8 gal. 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.
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.
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.
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 Sportsman 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.