Avenger 24 First Glance

Smaller sibling to the 26-foot bay boat, the 24 maintains deck space, fishability and storage.

Avenger 24 saltwater fishing bay boat
LOA: 24 ft. 8 in. Beam: 8 ft. 6 in. Dry Weight: 2,800 lb. (w/o engine) Draft: 1 ft. 2 in. Transom Deadrise: 15 deg. MSRP: $64,849 (w/ Suzuki DF250 TXW)Courtesy Avenger

When Carolina Composites ­introduced the Avenger AV-26 bay boat nearly two years ago, the company had in mind to roll out a 24 with virtually no loss of deck space, fishability or storage. The new AV-24 features the same fore and aft deck space and storage capacity, along with lockable rod storage and three livewells: two 27-gallon tanks aft and a 12-gallon well in the forward console seat.

The deluxe leaning post comes with fold-down bolsters, a backrest and four vertical rod holders. Rods can be stored horizontally beneath the coaming-topped gunwales or in the port and starboard forward locking storage boxes.

rod holders on Avenger 24 saltwater fishing boat
The leaning post comes with four vertical rod holders and can hold an optional 36-gallon livewell.Courtesy Avenger

Anglers can customize the 24 with an optional 36-gallon livewell in the leaning post, and a selection of soft or hard tops or a second-station half tower. The AV-24 can handle up to 300 hp and comes with an 89-gallon fuel tank. Its sister model, the 26, tops out at 57.8 mph.

Carolina Composites says it’s in the final stages of planning an AV-22, rounding out the Avenger line. The company also builds Pioneer and Bulls Bay boats out of South Carolina.

Avenger 24 saltwater fishing Bay Boat seating
A look at the seating on the Avenger 24.Courtesy Avenger

Avenger 24 Bay Boat Specifications

LOA: 24 ft. 8 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Dry Weight: 2,800 lb. (w/o engine)
Draft: 1 ft. 2 in.
Transom Deadrise: 15 deg.
MSRP: $64,849 (w/ Suzuki DF250 TXW)

Avenger 24 saltwater fishing bay boat
Avenger is planning a 22-foot boat as a follow-up to the 26 and 24.Courtesy Avenger