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
Comfortable Bow Layout
Removable Filler Board w/ Cushion
Removable Bow Table/Filler Board
Center Bow Storage Box
Bow Anchor Locker
Console Front Seat
Console Front Cooler
Under Gunwale Rod Racks
Flush Mount Gunwale Rod Holders
Port & Starboard Toe Rail
SeaStar Tilt Helm w/ SS Wheel
12V Toggle Switches & Horn
USB Plug In-Dash & 12V Receptacle
Anti-Fatigue Helm Pad
Fiberglass Hard-Top w/ Accessories
Matching Hard-Top Underside Color
Dash Panel Cover
Console Footrest w/ Pads
Trim Tabs w/ LED Indicator
Dual Batteries w/ Switch
Under Leaning Post Space
Rear Total Access Hatch
Transom Entry Storage
Freshwater Washdown w/ Tank
Raw Water Washdown
Light Hull Color
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.