As the newcomer to the Open family, the 242 is built for serious fishing. Ready to perform with a standard fiberglass hard-top, a full-size console with inner liner, 12” GPS display, upgraded leaning post seats and plenty of room behind the leaning post. On the starboard side, you will find a large 25-gallon livewell. This model can be powered with up to a 300HP Yamaha engine.
12 Person Capacity
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.
The included bow bolsters on this boat serve double duty. When the bow cushion bottoms are on, they provide a soft cushion to rest your back but when the boat is set for fishing, they double as knee and leg pads when fighting a fish up front.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, rocket launchers, kingfish rod holders and Taco outrigger plates.
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.
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.
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 tackle trays and a storage bin.
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.
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.
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.
Deep 25-gallon transom insulated livewell at gunwale height for ease of use. It can also double as a cooler for drinks and food.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.