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so far I love the boat
Burley p.
Love the boat, love the looks It gets and love being with my family on this boat! So much fun!
Julie M.
This boat continues to surprise and Impress me. I was skeptical of the offshore capability of a bay boat, but this boat does It very well. In fact, It does a lot of things well. We typically run 30-45 miles offshore east coast Florida for pelagic and I've also had It In 1.5 feet for redfish on the flats. Great family features keep the wife and daughter happy and on the water all day. I highly recommend this boat and would definitely buy another Sportsman product
Natalie Y.
Simply the best riding bay boat I have ever been In! Do not over look this boat !!!
Michael N.
I've owned several flats and bay boats over the years and each has served Its purpose. The boat ride Is amazing. Easy access to lockers and live wells and In particular Sportsman's Total Access system are just some of the top selling features. One of the things I love the most of the Sportlink partnering with Garmin, Airmar and JL Audio. This makes the electronics so streamlined and easy to use. We loved the Masters so much we bought 2 within 1 month of each other!
Herbert V.
Recently purchased 2021 247 bay. I have owned 15 boats previously and this Is by far the best boat In Its class. Chose Sportsman for overall quality, fit and finish, performance, boat lay out and ride. I average 150 to 200 hours a year on every boat I’ve ever owned, this boat Is amazing I am so Impressed with every feature on It, I could not be happier with my purchase
Daniel N.
We looked at three different manufacturers and we kept coming back to Sportsman! And I’m glad we did.
Darren M.
We had a great experience when purchasing our new Masters 247 Sportsman Bay boat. The salesmen were extremely helpful and very nice.
Keith V.
Very solid, stable, and well built boat. The wife and I absolutely love It. We spent a week on It with two friends fishing In Florida this September and couldn't ask for anything more. Great job Sportsman !!!
Shalene W.
Our Sportsman 247 Is a great boat , with excellent controls and handles well Inshore and offshore.
Jimmy R.
I LOVE MY Sportsman MASTERS 247. IT DOES IT ALL, FISH, RECREATION, SKI, SAND BAR, AND SO EASY TO USE !!!! The Yamaha 300 Is so smooth and quiet, my boat gets compliments everywhere we go. You need to buy one....
James K.
So far my Impression of my 2021 Sportsman Masters 247 has been Incredible. I am still In the break-in period with the engine (Yamaha 300) but the boat rides beautifully so far. The boat handles very well. The boat color Is beautiful and have had a lot of compliments on how the boat looks. There Is a lot of storage and feels very roomy. We aren't getting killed by the wake from other boats anymore which Is one of the main reasons we went with the bay boat. Looking forward to this season
Brett W.
This Is the third Sportsman as a family and love the brand!
Joseph O.
I purchased a 247 Bay boat after a lot of research Into all brands. I really like their designs, options and overall appearance. When I got to the sea trial that Is when I knew I was doing the right thing. It was an extremely cold day and the Intercoastal was really rough. What a dry, smooth & solid ride. Handling Is Incredible with the 300 Yamaha. With a jack plate this boat comes out of the water without digging. The fit and finish are really good and so well thought out.
Cameron H.
I love my Sportsman 247 Masters. It rides good, fishes great and Is real easy to look at. I recommend one for anyone looking for an Inshore boat that occasionally goes offshore also.
Charles R.
The Masters 247 Is an excellent bay boat! It handles the seas like a champ. Rough or smooth, this Is a great boat that will get the job done.
Scott A.
The Sportsman bay boats are the best bay boat for your money on the market today. From the storage to the practicality not to mention the smoothest ride you can't beat the Masters series bay boats .
Donald R.
I love the boat!
Derrick L.
So happy with the ride In rough water. Fuel mileage Is better than expected.
Ryan D.
Easy to see why this boat Is the market leader In It’s class!
Andrew Z.
Sportsman Boats are solid built boats and great quality. As an owner of my 2nd Sportsman boat I give them a 10 In all areas. All manufacturers will have an Issue here and there to work thru but Sportsman stands behind their product like none I've heard of or seen. Their warranty dept after the sale has been all thumbs up and seem to strive to ensure they have satisfied customers. This seems to be the popular opinion among the Sportsman Boating family.
John B.
Nice fit and finish
Marvin C.
I purchased my Masters 247 w/ Yamaha 300. The boat Is excellent and has not disappointed. The fit, finish and rigging are all excellent. The boat handles very well and Is very comfortable for 4 large adults to comfortably fish. The livewell system has more flow than any other boat I have owned, and the Insulated boxes are like coolers!
Gerald L.
Lifelong boater... owned and operated countless boats and vessels since youth, (56 years old) Chesapeake Bay. Sportsman Masters 247 with half tower Is the absolute best riding and outfitted on market. The Chesapeake has a “short chop”, meaning wave heights are very close together, 247 rides like a “Pearl”. Highly recommend??
Jonathan F.
Both the boat and the dealership are great. I bought this boat based entirely on online research given that they can’t be kept In stock these days. No dealership visit to view, no sea trial, etc. The boat has met or exceeded all expectations that I had! Great product, well made, fun to be on for both the operator and the passengers. Dealer delivered to me 30 miles from dealership and did a thorough walk through both on the trailer and then In the water. Excellent buying experience
Colin A.
Loving the 247 so far
Stephen J.
Great riding great handling well laid out bay boat, does everything well properly powered and fit and finish for production boat are far better than any other boat In this price point, very happy with Sportsman, I have had 15 boats and I have ridden on every bay boat In this price point and above and I would buy It again.
Andrew L.
love Sportsman boats! will be a Sportsman owner for life!
Steve O.
Excellent redesign on this new boat! It has performed above and beyond expectations. Looking forward to getting It back out on the water.
Cameron H.
Have loved the boat and making a lot of memories.
Brian M.
We own a 2021 Sportsman Master 247, we enjoy the boat and all Its bells and whistles. Comfortable upgraded seating, ample walking space, live well’s , one with an aerator and a front seat/ cooler In front of the center console.
Randall E.
I looked a so many bay boats when shopping for this boat. Spent about two years thinking about various features before ordering. This really Is the best In It's class. I get nothing but complements about the looks, It's ride Is 2nd to none and easy to fish, dive or use for pleasure. Just a great layout, good storage, quality parts & very good workmanship. Really have nothing to say but good about this boat.
James K.
We've owned a 227 and a 247. We have no doubt that Sportsman quality Is top knock In the Industry.
Jonathan F.
I have owned several boats over the years and was always unhappy with one or more things as time went on. The next boat would address my past concerns but would reveal another Item I just wasn't happy with, until now. I have had my 2022 247 Masters for 2 months now and I have yet to find something that I am unhappy with. From the new designed console, the fit & finish, ride quality, and performance of the whole package I am extremely happy with this purchase. Thanks you Sportsman!
Marvin C.
Love my Master 247, has performed very well In calm seas as well as rough 2-4 foot seas.
Anthony M.
My 247 Masters Is setup perfect for the type of fishing we do and Is very comfortable for evening cruises.
David C.
Love this boat for fishing
Stephen L.
Took delivery of our 2022 Sportsman 247 about 1 month ago. I cannot say enough good things about the boat and the experience.
Jennifer B.
I couldn't find an unhappy Sportsman owner or something I didn't like about the 247. Already used It scalloping the Gulf and fishing the Atlantic. Extremely happy with the performance, quality, and ease of function. NAILED IT!!
John L.
This Is a very well laid out boat with tons of room. We are thrilled with this boat!
Robert G.
Sportsman's reputation for great value and design are well deserved. Everything on the 247 Masters Is well thought out and planned. The quality of finish everywhere Is amazing. The boat handles extremely well. This Is possibly the most Impressive characteristic of the boat. Having visited the factory during the construction of our boat and seeing the build process and attention to detail, I was really pleased with my decision to buy Sportsman!
Eric S.
Great Boat. Excited to put get more time on It.
Pete H.
Overall the performance and handling of the Masters 247 goes beyond what I expected. It has an exceptional ride and Is soft over swells yet turns on a dime.
David W.
Has a lot of standard features that I really like and a lot of thought went Into It
William S.
Very nicely put together and the layout Is perfect.
Scott Z.
You can’t go wrong with the purchase of a Sportsman Boat. The fit and finish Is great and the overall appearance and functionality Is the best
Shawn S.
Great boat
John P.
I I've been blessed to be an active boater/fisherman for the past 43 years. In 2017 I bought my 10th boat, a 2017 Sportsman 234 Tournament. I honestly thought there could never be a better vessel. The ride was unlike any of the boats I had previously owned. I'm not going to mention the previous make/models, but none came close to the smooth ride, responsiveness and dependability that a Sportsman provides. I just purchased a 2023 Masters 247 for all the above reasons. Needless to say, "I'm Hooked"
Robert Z.
Awesome boat, end to end.
James G.
Our 247 Is a spectacular In every way. It rides Incredibly smoothly and has handled the chop with east. It Is a quality boat and very well built. The attention to detail and price point have been huge selling points for us. If you're looking for a 24 footer that rides like a much bigger boat, buy a 247. It gets Into skinny water and handles big water too.
Robert G.