For 2020, NauticStar has introduced a new 249 XTS (Extreme Tournament Series) bay boat, along with a standard 249 Bay. “NauticStar’s core value proposition is a smooth, dry ride with the necessary angling features,” says Jay Povlin, company president. “We ensure our boats run well in all kinds of water conditions. They provide an optimal platform for everybody on board to have an exceptional day.”
The 24-footers are bracketed in the lineup by 22- and 26-foot bay boats. These models feature air-assist chines and a one-piece foam stringer system. The deep freeboard forward enhances passenger safety.
The boats each come with two livewells, a 13-gallon tank in the console seat, and a 30-gallon well between the aft jump seats. An -insulated 28-gallon fish box with an overboard drain is tucked into the bow, as are port and starboard lockable bins to stow up to eight rods.
Choose from 200-, 250- or 300-horsepower Yamaha outboard packages. The boats carry 75 gallons of fuel.
LOA: 24 ft. 3 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Dry Weight: 2,500 lb. (w/o engine)
Draft: 1 ft. 2 in.
Transom Deadrise: 16 deg.
MSRP: $69,923 (w/ Yamaha F200)