Avenger 24 First Glance

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

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.

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.

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