My 247 has been fabulous and meets my current needs completely. It is my second Sportsman, but possibly not my last.
Great Ride !
This is actually my cousins boat. His name is Chuck Hill, and bought the boat from Riverside Marine in Maryland. He uses the boat primarily as a fishing guide on the Chesapeake Bay. Great ride and features ! Recently traded in his 227 Masters for something a little bigger.
My First Boat.......... And It’S A Sportsman!!!
I like how versatile the Sportsman is. I can fish with my son in the morning, and go to dinner on the river with my family in the evening.
I like that my sportsman 247 masters is able to run offshore to reef fish and is also capable of getting on skinny water flats and takeing to the beach
It rides amazing even in the roughest waves, we are able to take it fish 50 miles offshore or in back creeks it is an amazing boat
Evening Dive At Sombrero Lighthouse
The versatility and amount of space the boat has is incredible!
Sunset At The Cove
Everything! From the fit and finish, layout, fishability, smooth dry ride, top end speed and performance there’s nothing to not love!
Ruch Boys Get A New Boat
Love the fact that we will be creating memories with our boys as they grow. We are looking forward to the adventures this boat will bring to our family.
From Chartering To Recreational
For it’s class, it is by far the best riding boat out there. It always delivers a smooth and extremely dry ride in just about any offshore scenarios. Couldn’t be happier with it!
It's 5 O'clock Somewhere!
Everything. We spent 10 days in the keys and fished it everyday. Yellowtail in the morning, snorkeling at lunch, lobsters anytime, and 1,200 foot of water for Mahi. We run our sportsman hard!
Stopping For Lunch.
I own a Master's 227 for five years. This April my wife and I look at the Masters 247. She climbed all over the boat and inspected every compartment, that's all it took. I knew we were going to trade. I was surprised has much two feet makes in a boat. Been very impressed with the upgrades that the old boat didn't have. Most of all my wife really really loves our new boat.
Love my Sportsman for so many reasons, but among the top are the smooth, fast ride, the misters, the fresh and raw water washdown, the leaning post that’s perfect for storing my cooler under... The list goes on and on! I’m so in love!
Tournament Day Game Changer
This blue beast will cover some ground quickly in less than ideal conditions. She'll get skinny and eat up the chop. I couldn't ask for anything more. Tournament day game changer.
The Boat That Does It All.
This boat simply does it all. Ran 20 miles out and got on to the dolphin bite and made it back to the dock before lunch.
I've had many bay series cc boats, but Sportsman's Master Series is by far the best quality and provides the best ride. I can easily cruise 35 MPH in moderate seas with comfort.
Welcome To Our Family
We just bought our boat, but we love it so much already. My husband spent months researching boat manufacturers. After checking out Sportsman at our local boat show, we were in love and knew we had to have one. Every feature is so well thought out and perfect for what we do, which is inshore fishing and the occasional family cruising and offshore fishing. We love how organized the wiring is and how easy it is to get to everything, such as the batteries and bilge pump. The size of the live wells and space for storage on the boat is unreal. Family Boating Centers was amazing throughout the entire process. I am looking forward to our family making some wonderful memories on our beautiful boat.
Driest boat on the market. Find a boat show and test drive several through some nasty stuff and see for yourself.
The 247 has proven to be the perfect addition to our family. The kids are loving it!
It’S Tybee Time
I love the spacious room in the boat and in the compartments. I love the deeper “V” in the front compared to the other bay boats makes the sportsman ride a lot better than it competitors. I really love the sound systems that are in these boats because it makes the lake days and the ocean days a blast.
Sunday’S Are For The Bars
The quality and craftsmanship are superb as well as the fish ability from skinny water to the Bahamas I can trust the boat to get me there and back safely.
Key To The Keys Is Family Time.
We love the versatility of our Sportsman, from 1 ft of water to 1000 feet of water it works perfect.
Sportsman Brings Family Together
Over the years, we've had many center console boats; however, the Sportsman has been far superior. You can match the smooth ride during rough seas. The design and construction is far superior over all other boats.
Best bang for your buck. Has all the high end otions that you would find on another boat that cost a third more.. One happy customer here~
Everything! I believe it is the most versatile boat on the market! Family time and fishing it simply gets the job done.
Captain Of The Masters 247!
The comfortable ride the Sportsman provides cannot be beat! I also love how safe and reliable the boat is for our family!
On The Water
I love the diversity and versatility of the bay boat big enough with a well shaped hull to take 4-5 people comfortably inshore or nearshore fishing. Living in Daytona Beach the weather can change constantly so having a boat that can take off to get to the good spots quickly is essential for a day #OnTheWater for a family and friends trip or a charter. We have had a lot of boats but now we are Sportsmen for life.
There are several things that I love about my sportsman. First and most importantly would be how well it takes the waves. It rides much better than all my friends boats that are other brands. The storage is also great. There is plenty of room for all the fishing necessities whether it be inshore or offshore.
26Th Annual Lowcountry Inshore Anglers Sheepshead Tournament
I love this boat for many reasons. This is the most versatile boat I’ve ever owned/rides in. We take it 50 miles offshore but can still wind through the local Charleston flats with no problem. We have never experienced any problems with the boat. It is as solid as all get out but it still only drafts in 18-20 inches of water! Amazing! Another one of the many reasons I love this boat is that it is made locally. I live on James island and I feel as if I can trust a boat that I know was made less than an hour away a lot more than a boat made all the way on the other side of the country. Even if I don’t win the contest, I just hope y’all take to heart that thousands of people all across the Lowcountry are enjoying their time out on a sportsman boat and they know when they’re abay or in the middle of the ocean, they can ALWAYS trust the boat deck below them!
Mini Season 2017
Our Sportsman continues to impress us. The ride in a chop is top notch. Sportsman customer service from the factory is great
Love the versatility of the 247. Inshore, offshore, or just hanging at the sandbar with Sportsman Boat Owners Forum admins Jamie Hunter and Craig Brantley!
The complements I receive from friends and family about how nice the boat rides. Each time I take the boat out people stop to ask what kind of boat it is.
Young Lady With Striper
The ride is great inshore or offshore. I fish 90 days a year. This is my second 247
So versatile! We can go in skinny water and go offshore fishing. Definitely one of our favourite!!
Fishing Or Cruising Sportsman Has Nailed It!
2016 Platinum. Tons of room and great ride! The wife and our Golden Retriever Roxie love all the open deck space to fish or just cruise around.
Murrells Inlet Hangout
The layout is possibly the best I've seen on a boat. The ride is uncomparable. The versatility of the 247 Masters is amazing.
First Offshore Trip
It is a great all around boat that can get me offshore fishing for grouper and have me fishing inshore in the same day.
Have enjoyed everything about this boat . From fishing the flats to taking 40 miles in the gulf. Always feel safe
Love everything about this boat. Searched for many months to find exactly what I wanted and this boat has it all!
Masters 247 has a huge rear access and the boat floats and drafts like a 19' flats boat.
My favorite feature on Masters 247 is how well it works both for Fishing and the Family.
My favorite feature of our 247 Masters is the versatility. We have been pleased with our boats performance in the lake, narrow flats inshore fishing , to the rough ocean ! It always delivers a smooth dry ride.
My favorite boat feature is the wide gunnels because it provides good fishing ability. Also a very stable boat
Sunset Cruisin In The 247!
Ability to go deep inshore or far offshore with no issues either way.
One Rod Isn't Enough
My favorite feature on my sportsman 247 is the ability to fish 50 miles offshore and to still fish in 2-3 feet of water for reds and trout
Father Son Moment
My favorite feature is the versatility of the boat and can do almost all types of fishing
Choptank River Sunset
My favorite feature is my ability to get into shallow water but still have enough boat to run out to the Chesapeake bay.
My favorite feature on the boat is definitely the storage copacity on the front deck. Having so much room for equipment, fishing rods, and even drinks, helps a lot!!!
My boat survived a category 4 direct hit from the eye of Irma with a barn laying against it without any damage unbelievable story. Everything I have one of the nicest examples of a sportsman custom lighting blacked out beautiful strong boat!
Irma Strong 2
Layout and clean workmanship and tough as nails construction survived a cat 4 eyewall
Life On The Water
My favorite feature would be the over all deck layiut, excellent platform for live bait fishing offshore and bottom fishing as well as spacious for a few guys inshore fishing for snook and tarpon.
Cumberland Island Beach Day
My favorite feature on my 247 masters is the dry ride and storage space.
The abundant rod and tackle storage on the Master 247 lets me fish from all over the boat and keeps the deck free and; it makes for a clean, productive and safe fishing environment! She rides great in the ocean too!
Cypremort Point, Lousiana
My favorite feature on my Masters 247 is by far the total access rear hatch! Besides the access, what else can I say about the ride.... incredible. This boat is truly a hybrid! Thank you Sportsman for building such a awesome boat!
That New Boat Feeling
This boat is truly incredible! Its extremely hard to decide on one favorite feature which trumps the ride, ease of cleaning, and tremendous storage capability. However, in all fairness, the total access rear hatch is awesome! I cannot believe other manufacturers have not considered this. Thank you Sportsman!
Too many great things to say about the boat. This boat is by far the nicest boat I've owned yet.
Not Much Better
My favorite feature on this boat is the ride. Not have had much issues with getting wet while riding.
My Beautiful Girls
My favorite Feature on this Boat is the ability to fish inshore, offshore or just take a ride with the family.
My favorite feature is the rear access hatch. Also the versatility is incredible!
My Favorite feature on my Master 247 is the 3 live wells that allow me to carry plenty of live bait.
Our favorite feature is the smooth ride but we also love the matching blue power poles and electronics set into the console.
Power of the 300 Yahama and quality of ride on the first weekend on 2-3 choppy water of Mobile Bay.
Overall style and beauty of this boat is its best feature. I would not purchase a boat that was less than absolutely beautiful. I bought my 247 in Dec 2015 and have fished it 10 time since; great space and functionality of the entire deck.
Cape Fun A
My favorite feature of the boat is simple; its beauty; awesome looking craft. The second best feature is its ride and dry ride. I have been very surprised with the comfort of this boat.
It's tough to narrow it down, but I'd have to say the wide open layout. There's plenty of room for fishing or just cruising.
After The Rain
My favorite feature on my Masters 247 is large amount of flat fishing deck, fore and aft. We love to take this fishing for a couple hours starting at dawn, and be back home by breakfast!
Keys Trip 2016
My favorite feature on my Masters 247 is the handling in rough water. I was extremely skeptical about it being a dry boat due to its low gunnels but extremely pleased with the performance over the past few months in some pretty rough seas.
Cheers To A Good Day On The Water!
The smooth ride, the storage space and most of all the enjoyment it gives to catch fish or just play on the water.
The Simrad all in one screen is amazing and hands down my favorite feature. Everything else is equally as thought out. Plus she runs like a scolded Dog.
Great shallow water fishing boat to being an island hopper (wife\'s favorite feature)
Thanksgiving In Orange Beach
My favorite feature on our boat is it handles the chop well with a dry ride