Boat performs well when heading offshore on the Gulf of Mexico and very stable when deep dropping. The deck is well thought out and easy to access all pumps, electrical, and filters. Great Standard features and excellent choice for upgrades when ordering. My favorite is the company answers me direct since I have issues using local service center. Again this is great boat from a owner who has had every top tier boat from 23-31 ft previously and decided to step out of the “Ad’s Name Game!!!”
New 252 Open review... Performance: 5 stars... Comfort: 5 stars... Reliability: 5 stars... Electronics: 5 stars... Storage: 5 stars... Overall, I'm extremely happy with my 252 Open, Its a nice family boat and if I want to take customers out on a fishing trip for entertainment I have no worries that they will have fun and be safe in the open Ocean. My Yamaha motors are economical and very reliable for ocean cruising or deep sea fishing
We have owned 10 boats and the Sportsman 242 is the BEST! Extremely smooth ride in rough water. Steers and handles very well at higher speeds. I definitely recommend the Sportsman Boats and would buy another one.
great product: well designed, constructed. a real pleasure to captain. Really had the angler, in mind w/design. Great for family use. Represented by a dealership that exudes professional- excellent service. making the buying experience easy and fun.
So far I have been please with my second Sportsman----still missed the first one but needed a bigger boat. I am impressed with the small details that Sportsman has paid attention to: Example was finger groves on the oh crap handle bars!
We recently purchased a 24 Sportsman 242 Open. We live in the Tampa Bay area with great access to the Gulf, Bays and rivers. We wanted a dry boat since Tampa Bay gets choppy, as well as a boat with plenty of seating and beverage holders. After owning the boat for a month and taken it out in various conditions 6 times it has delivered on all of our checklist items. The boat handles very well in choppy waters, is a very dry boat with plenty of seating for cruising with friends.
Sportsman Boats offers great quality product with many factory options at a great price point. Boat is built solid and constructed with quality parts, you get all of this with out the big brand name price.
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