Built to not just be another 25 foot center console, the Open 252 is built to be a no-compromise feature-packed fish-catching family-pampering machine.
When compromise is not an option, the Open 252 delivers. A side entry door, 12 inch touchscreen MFD, anchor windlass system, electronic power steering, marine stereo and a hard-top are all standard. With plenty of fishability and even a half tower option, this boat is a serious machine. To top it all off, power options for single or twins in up to 425HP.
Side Entry Door
Single / Twins
Integrated Tempered Glass Windshield
Made out of high-quality tempered glass, the integrated windshield protects the helm while maintaining excellent air flow thanks to the gaps at the top and sides. For the cooler days, fit the top openings with the optional close-out canvas to block off any wind. The glass is extremely easy to clean and will never fade, yellow or deteriorate.
Side Entry Door
The side entry door is a very versatile feature that will quickly become one of your favorites. The door is part of the hull and deck mold and is one of the key features of this model. We build it this way so we can guarantees that it has necessary structural reinforcements needed. Our stringer system supports the door and a large heavy duty hinge hangs the door.
Thru-Hull Windlass Anchor
Just push a button to retrieve your anchor in immense comfort from the helm making dropping anchor a breeze and saves your arms when it's time to move. This top-quality windlass system is installed thru-hull giving it a great clean look and comes standard with a high-grade stainless steel anchor.
Bow Controls for Anchor
For ease of use and safety, we include foot controls at the bow for launching and retrieving your anchor, making the operation a one-man job. It also makes it very easy to see your anchor, rope and chain as it is getting reeled in. The controls have a plastic cover to prevent any unintentional button presses.
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.
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.
Bow storage is a breeze with 2 large insulated fish boxes and an 80-gallon in-floor macerated fish box.
Macerated In-Deck Fish Box
At the center of the bow, a large macerated fish box that can double as dry storage or a cooler.
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.
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.
Electric Porcelain Toilet w/ Discharge
Standard feature on this boat is a freshwater electric porcelain toilet with overboard discharge along with an on-board holding tank. Once the toilet flushes, it gets piped into the holding tank. From there, where legally allowed, a push of a button discharges the tank. Making this a very easy and convenient way of having a fully functional toilet on your boat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Access to the battery switches has never been easier. There is a switch for each engine and one for the house. The house isolates all of your electronics, lights, amps and pumps from your engine batteries. All batteries charge simultaneously when the motors are running.
Leaning Post Livewell
Deep 30-gallon insulated livewell with a recirculating pump along with cupholders, prep area and tackle storage.
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.
In-Deck Macerated Fish Boxes
On either side of the leaning post, there are insulated and macerated in-deck fish boxes.
Under Gunwale Rod Racks
Storage for 3 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.
This fiberglass leaning post has a built-in 30-gallon livewell. It is a direct replacement to the standard leaning post but features a very large livewell with recirculating pump.
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.
Easily board your boat from the starboard side with the standard 4-step ladder. It stows away recessed into the deck.
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
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.