Robalo R242 Explorer First Glance

Robalo's center console flagship blends fishability with family comforts.

Robalo R242 Explorer First Glance
LOA: 24 ft. | Beam: 8 ft. 9 in. | Dry Weight: 4,800 lb. (w/ engine) | Draft: 1 ft. 8 in. | Transom Deadrise: 22 deg. | MSRP: $67,995 (base w/ Yamaha F250)Courtesy Robalo Boats

Robalo says its R242 Explorer — the flagship of this center console series — takes family time to the next level. The deep-V design is classic, and the luxury standard features create comfort for all.

The 24-footer comes with LED cockpit lighting, a freshwater shower and a fully equipped private head, as well as U-shaped bow seating fitted with a standard filler cushion for relaxation.

For anglers, Robalo includes a 16-gallon livewell and five-gallon-bucket storage beneath the L-shaped aft seating and twin 36-gallon fish boxes at the bow.

Robalo R242 Explorer Cockpit
Robalo R242 Explorer CockpitCourtesy Robalo Boats
Robalo R242 Explorer Helm
Robalo R242 Explorer HelmCourtesy Robalo Boats

The R242 Explorer can handle up to 350 hp. Trim tabs with an indicator come standard, as does a stereo system, a transom door, and a leaning post with dual flip-up bolsters and a backrest. Electronics packages from Garmin or Simrad are available options.

Further dress out the boat for fishing by adding an optional canvas T-top or hardtop and some Gemlux carbon-fiber outriggers. The R242 can also be rigged with power-assisted hydraulic steering and either single or twin outboards from Evinrude, Mercury or Yamaha.