Tame the shallow waters in comfort and style. Purpose-built for the tournament-minded anglers.
The Tournament 234 SBX is a purpose-built tournament style bay boat with minimal bells and whistles. Standard amenities include Stainless Steel Yamaha Propeller, Gamin ECHOMAP 6” GPS, rear lockable total access hatch w/ bench seat, 2 livewells, full-sized lockable console, hydraulic steering, ample storage and large casting deck up front.
Enhanced Transom Angle
In the pursuit of the best shallow water performance, our Tournament series bay boats have an increased angle at the transom. This allows the engine to trim down a little bit further, minimizing bow lift during take off. This decreased bow lift decreases how much the engine can bury down into the bottom in extremely shallow conditions.
Performance Planning Hull w/ Pocket
This hull features a pocket at the transom that effectively moves the keel of the boat further forward. This design creates more separation between the lowest point of the hull and the engine's propeller. The added benefit is reduced prop wash and better prop bite when running at speed in shallow conditions.
Swim Platform w/ 3-Step Ladder
Easily board your boat from the port side with the standard 3-step ladder. It stows away recessed into the swim platform when not in use and has grab rails on either side for ease of boarding.
Bow Casting Deck
The bow features a large deck with all recessed hardware and lids for a spacious casting deck. Can also be equipped with cushions for the perfect sunpad area.
Bow storage is plentiful on board this boat. Featuring two large lockable rod storage boxes for up to 10 rods, large fish box and over-sized anchor compartment. Plenty of cup holders and molded grab rails for safety.
Large Bow Fish Box
The center piece for the bow is a large bow fish box. This large box will bring your big catch home or serve as your main cooler for the front of the boat when cruising.
Lockable Bow Rod Storage
The lockable bow storage safely stores your rods while you are away and includes space for up to 10 rods. The rods get inserted into plastic guide tubes that prevent the rods from banging around while underway and helps prevent tangling while inserting or removing rods.
Step Storage Box
The step leading up to the bow doubles as a storage compartment. This is the perfect spot for extra small gear that you may need stowed away.
Bow Anchor Locker
Stow away your anchor when not in use inside this large compartment. It features a molded catch for the anchor to keep it from falling in and the cut out for your rope on the lid makes it easy to store your extra rope neatly inside the compartment.
Trolling Motor Plug & Harness
For ease of installation, we have pre-wired this model to accept a trolling motor. At the bow, there's an electrical connection inside the anchor hatch conveniently located for the optimal bow mounted trolling motor location. This plug's harness runs into the console where the additional batteries and charger will get eventually installed.
Console Front Seat
Comfortable console-front seat with backrest.
Console Front Livewell
Flip the bottom cushion of the console-front seat to reveal an insulated livewell. Conveniently located for those fishing up front and for those days you are not fishing, fill it with drinks or use it as storage.
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.
Inside the console, there is a built-in lockable storage area. This enclosed space can be used as a changing room or storage of bulky items. On the back wall, there's access to all of the connections to the electronics and fuses, very convenient for quick troubleshooting. This space can also be optionally fitted with a porta potti.
This console windscreen blocks and redirects some of the wind upwards for the comfort of those behind the helm.
SeaStar Hydraulic Helm w/ SS Wheel
The SeaStar Hydraulic Helm is paired to a high quality stainless steel Sportsman-branded steering wheel with knob. The console layout has comfortable ergonomics for the perfect steering position whether standing up or sitting down.
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.
12V Toggle Switches & Horn
Easily toggle all of your 12V accessories with these labeled and backlit switches, day or night. The angle of the switches allows water to easily flow out when they get wet. A large backlit horn button is also located in-dash for easy operation.
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.
Fiberglass Console Footrest w/ Storage
The fiberglass insert offers a place to put your feet while the boat is underway and adds additional storage right by the driver.
Dual Batteries w/ Switch
The safety and reliability of having 2 batteries on board is integral. This boat is equipped with 2 batteries and a selector switch conveniently located inside the console.
Leaning Post w/ Bottom Cushion
Aluminum base leaning post with cushion for the bottom provides hours of comfortable driving.
Under Leaning Post Space
The space under the leaning post allows you to fit a large cooler and strap it securely using the included velcro strap. For additional tackle storage, we offer the "Under Leaning Post Tackle Storage" option which adds additional plastic trays and a storage bin. The "Slide Out Cooler" includes a YETI® Tundra 65 Cooler.
Rear Fold Up Bench Seat
Molded-in bench seating accommodate up to two adults comfortably. The inboard seating is safer for the little ones than traditional outboard jump seats and the bigger single center cushion, gives you superior access to the bilge.
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.
Large rear deck area featuring all recessed hardware, cup holders and plenty of casting space.
20-Gallon Starboard Rear Livewell
On the starboard side, find a deep 20-gallon insulated livewell with a recirculating pump.
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.