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This Open 242 CC is one Great boat, rides nice, handles very well, comes up quick, roomy, wonderful bilge access, tons of useful features.
We have owned other 23 foot boats and the Sportsmans 23 Open is perfect for us. It handles perfect in all conditions of the ocean and rivers, it is easy to dock, and is stable at a drift. The location of the fish well is great and forward storage is well designed. The helm is big enough to use the head and location of switches and Electronics is well positioned. The Platinum package is a must.
Great boat does all the things advertised. Works well inshore or off and has all the amenities anyone could want to make the day a success.
This is our first new boat. It was a great choice. It is comfortable for a relaxing day on the water but it can convert into a serious fishing machine with the removal of a few cushions. Will definitely purchase again!!
I had a chance to do a great amount of research on boats in this class and found Sportsman to be the best value. The additional features on most boats are standard features with Sportsman. What a beautiful boat! It has all the amenities we were looking for.
I have the Sportsman Open 232. It's a very well made boat, and does well rough water. It has a lot of really useful features. I really like it, and would highly recommend it.
Just bought a 232 Open and as a first time boat buyer and I am glad we went with Sportsman. Whether we are tubing, fishing, or taking a sunset cruise, this is an all around great family boat.
I love my 232 open. Sportsman provides a semi-custom experience when ordering a boat with all the options. The fit and finish was incredible when delivered. On the water the boat performs as good as it looks. “Best riding center console” is a common statement by passengers on my boat. This boat provides the perfect blend of fishing and entertaining. It transforms from an all out fishing boat to a luxurious ride to town with family and friends.
The Sportsman 23 boat was recommended by neighbors in Florida. We wanted a boat that can handle and stay dry in heavy seas. This boat can handle it. I would recommend it to anyone.
Bought our new Sportsman 232CC and the boat is fantastic, our dealership is just as fantastic to deal with. Very happy with investment and result.
Christopher & Chyrl
I've owned boats all my life and our Sportsman is the best I've ever owned. My first Sportsman was my wife's first boat and it was a 2016 Open 212. We now own a 2019 Open 232 and we absolutely love it! I truly believe it's the best boat available in its price point.
James & Courtney
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.
Best boat. Would highly recommend. Had the 212 open for a few months. Then, upgraded to 232 open. Well worth it.
Amazing boat. Want something that is reliable and a lot of fun, get you a Sportsman
We love our new Sportsman 232. The boat handles well and is well equipped. Fits 5-6 people comfortably while pleasure cruising. Fishes 4 people comfortably with plenty of space.
Awesome buy. Runs perfect and I’m extremely happy. Thanks for making an affordable boat that was ready to go. My next boat will be a bigger Sportsman. I’m sold!
We were purchasing our first boat and did a lot of research into a lot of different brands. The Sportsman Open 232 checked all of our wishlist boxes and we have been extremely happy with our purchase.
For the price and what was offered, this is a Great boat.
We love our new boat. It works very well for ocean fishing or pulling the grand kids around the bay in an inner tube.
The Sportsman 232 rides and handles great. The boat even runs well in rougher seas. Very pleased with the boat would definitely consider upgrading to a larger Sportsman.
I love this thing! I am on it almost every single weekend. Very simple to operate and super fun for both fishing and leisure boat trips!
Sportsman builds the most solid boat available. Best in class!
Love the design and how easy it is to fish out of.
We love our Sportsman 212 Open, it's a serious fishing machine with enough comfort amenities to keep the family happy on play days as well. Our dealer was awesome, easily one of the best experiences Ive had buying a high value item.
I am totally satisfied with my Sportsman 212 I was very thorough in my search for my boat almost three years and Sportsman has fit every single detail that I was looking for it fits my needs in every possible way. I have had it in rivers, lakes, bays and the ocean. in comparison with other similar brands it gives as much quality but at a more affordable price. happy Sportsman owner
On my second Sportsman boat! Both my island Reef and 212 open have been excellent boats with great ride quality and great craftsmanship. When it’s time to upgrade again, Sportsman will definitely be at the top of my list!
The boat exceeded our expectations for quality and performance. We would recommend this boat to anyone who wants a bay boat that you can tournament fish in one day and take friends on a dinner cruise the next.
Thomas & Susan
I absolutely love my Sportsman 267 masters. . there isn't a better designed bay boat in my opinion! I cant Say anything negative about the boat and I'm first one to bash a boat because I'm very picky when it comes to my stuff, I'll always have a Sportsman for my inshore boat, thanks for a great product!
I've owned a number of different bay boats in the past and the Sportsman I recently purchased is my favorite... Great layout, comfort, quality, & value... This is a lot of boat for the money... The boat fishes great and handles well offshore in rough seas... I highly recommend putting it on your list if you are considering purchasing a bay boat. .
Overall, great experience.
If there is such a thing as an all around boat the Sportsman 26' defines it, whether you're cruising in the bay to eat at a restaurant for dinner, fishing in the bay or 30 miles off shore on a good day the boat can handle it safely and comfortably.
The Sportsman 267 I just purchased with the stand through tower is everything I was looking for to fishing inshore and the bays in our area. Great all around boat...
My wife and I looked for 6 months to find a large Bay boat that had everything we were looking for, multiple live wells and comfortable seating and a solid boat. After looking at 12 boats we chose the Sportsman. What a solid and confortable ride, we love it. We are definitely proud to show off our 267 when anyone comes to look.
Lisa & James
We purchased a Sportsman 267 with a 2nd station. Was looking for a boat that we could fish Intra Coastal but also venture out into the Ocean. The boat handles extremely well in rough weather and the ride is extremely smooth. If you are looking for a bay boat that you can use both in the Ocean and Intra Coastal this is the boat for you.
Awesome boat all around, from cruising, fishing, entertaining and anything else you throw at it! I purchased the Sportsman Masters 247 Platinum and absolutely love it. Have had zero issues from sale to service from river to offshore. Looking forward to many years on this boat!
Couldn’t be happier with our purchase. Perfect in shallow water, perfect for offshore fishing. Best of both worlds.
Martin & Christina
We love our new Sportsman 247. We wanted a fishing boat capable of skinny water and could take the punch of crossing the bay with heavier chop. We got a lot more than that, people stop and ask me questions and yell out that I have a nice boat. I didn't expect to make others envious, it makes me proud. This boat continues to impress us with its fishability and I really miss being on it when I'm back at work on Monday.
Very pleased with this boat.
Everything I was looking for and more. The family fell in love with it immediately, which is an amazing plus. Plush seats, awesome electronics, 300 horse Yamaha, JL sound system, color matched t-top with misters, ideal lighting on board and below water line was the perfect set-up for us. Very happy with the boat. So happy to be in the Sportsman family!
Wow what a great total package for a 24ft Bay boat. This model has it all it's very family friendly and a serious inshore/offshore fishing machine. Ride is exceptional from a standard hull (non step). Every time we take the boat out we receive multiple compliments. I cant believe the amount of storage available from bow to stern, I am able to almost stand inside the console (remember this is a bay boat). I can also climb into the rear storage/bilge access incredible. love the hard-top.
This boat can do just about everything I want it to do. I can fish the skinny waters of the bay for trout and redfish. On a good day, I can run miles offshore and fish for snapper, grouper, etc. When the family is aboard, we take it to the beach or sandbar and relax. Plenty of speed and power with the Yamaha 300. The electronics package is great. The layout of the boat is perfect for what I do.
Masters 247 is a great all around boat. From pleasure cruising on the lake to wade fishing in the bay or chasing pelagics offshore it has been a pleasure and got the job done.
I have owned several boats in the past and this boat by far is my favorite one!! the ride and layout is unmatched compared to other comparable boats. This thing rides like a Cadillac on the water!! I would recommend Sportsman to anyone who wants a great family friendly boat but also fishes in 1ft of water in back waters and can go 30 miles off shore with no problem. This is one of the best all around boats on the market for sure!
My son and I enjoy the operation, style and overall usefulness of compartments that are necessary for boating enjoyment. This particular boat combined many features for overall fishing, diving and cruising on the water.
I looked at several bay boats before deciding to go with the Sportsman Masters 247. I looked at some of the higher end much more expensive bay boats, but they didn't have the details and finishing touches that the Sportsman had. I love my boats color, Sea Mist Green. Every time I take the boat out I get compliments.
I researched for 2 1/2 years for the perfect inshore and near shore boat for North Carolina where it came down to a Sportsman 247. It is a fantastic platform for bow and stern casting in creek, river, sound, and ocean. Trolling with a 6 rod spread works well also. We have successfully fished the skinny to the deep waters. This platform was engineered to support the aggressive angler effectively and with all the amenities my wife and family can still entertain on it in a regal manner!!!
We are absolutely loving our new Masters 247 with the Yamaha 250 Vmax SHO motor!! This thing is a fishing machine, one minute we're in 40 feet of water bottom fishing and the next we're in 1. 5 feet of water catching Reds. We can't wait to take this boat offshore to get in 100+ feet of water looking for Grouper and Snapper. The boat handles like a dream, maneuvers as nimble as my old 18 foot boat! Even my wife got used to driving it extremely fast, after initially being intimidated by it's size.
Overall the boat meets all expectations.
Hull, heavy duty for offshore, better than much larger boat. Dry boat, motor is superior, hardware strong, boat design the best, true fishing machine!!!