Wellcraft 241 Fisherman First Glance

Twenty-four-foot bay boat is one of three new 2016 models.

Wellcraft 241 Fisherman bay boat center console
Wellcraft 241 FishermanCourtesy of Wellcraft Boats

One of three newly designed Wellcraft boats for 2016, the 241 Fisherman bay boat offers plenty of freeboard for rough days, while maintaining a 14-inch draft for fishing shallower coastal waters.

The 24-foot-4-inch hull can carry a single 300 hp outboard; Mercury, Yamaha and Evinrude packages are available. The expansive helm features space for twin 12-inch multifunction displays. Aluminum hardware comes powder-coated in black or white.

In the bow, the 241 sports plenty of storage with port and starboard fish boxes, a center compartment for a five-gallon bucket and cast net, and an optional 14-gallon livewell in the step up to the foredeck. Wellcraft offers options for canvas or fiberglass tops. Families can select a package with sun-lounge cushions and backrests, as well as a portable toilet for inside the console.

A 72-quart cooler under the leaning post comes standard. A rocket launcher with four rod holders spans the back of the post, and a 34-gallon livewell aft can be plumbed to order.

SPECIFICATIONS: LOA 24 ft. 4 in.; BEAM 8 ft. 6 in.; DRY WEIGHT 4,000 lb.; DRAFT 14 in.; TRANSOM DEADRISE 15 deg.; MSRP $66,154 (w/ Mercury Verado 250XL, trailer)