249 Bay

Smart and Smooth Running
240 bay a great 24 ft fishing boat photo
The all-new 249 Bay is an incredibly versatile vessel, with fishability and comfort features that the entire family will love. It has forward and aft livewells, an insulated fish box in the bow step-up, as well as a second box that can be used as a fish box, dry storage, or cooler. This 24-foot vessel has lots of room to relax, and caters to the needs of both avid and part-time anglers at an affordable price.


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Note: Draft may change depending on motor selection, amount of fuel, and gear added. *The usable fuel capacity will be affected by factors such as EPA-required fuel system components, temperature, and boat loading which may reduce the usable fuel capacity by 10%.


24' 3" / 7.39 M


102" / 2.59 M

Max Horse Power

250 HP / 186 kW

Transom Height

25" / 0.64 M

Approximate Draft

14" / 0.36 M

Deadrise @ Transom


Deadrise @ Entry


Approximate Boat Weight (Dry weight without motor)

2500 lb / 1134 KG

*Fuel Capacity

74 Gal / 280 L

In-Console Livewell/Baitwell

13 Gal / 49 L

Aft Livewell

30 Gal / 114 L

Bow Fish Box

28 Gal / 106 L

Persons/Total Weight

10/1800 lb / 816 KG

Max Weight Capacity

2800 lb / 1270 KG

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  • Options
  • Performance Bulletins

Some photos may include optional features.


  • S hallow water draft for skinny water fishing
  • T ournament ready with 2 tournament livewells and rod storage up to 28 rods
  • A cceleration due to the planing pods and air assist chine
  • R ide utilizing the sharp entry Vee hull forward


  • Wood-Free Construction
  • Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
  • Air Assist Chine
  • Aft Planing Pods
  • Vinyl Ester Barrier Coat
  • Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit with Molded Non Skid
  • RTM Fiberglass Lids
  • Hull Side Color
  • Yamaha Control Cables
  • Fuel Water Separator
  • Control Box Pre-Rig
  • Molded Anchor Storage with Anchor
  • Insulated Bow Dry Storage / Fish Box with Overboard Drain – 39 Gal.
  • Insulated Fish Box in Bow Step-up with Overboard Drain – 28 Gal.
  • Port & Starboard Rod Boxes with Organizer – 8 Rods
  • Aft Storage Hatches
  • 30-Gal. Aft Livewell with Aerator and Recirc
  • 2-Aft Jump Seats with Stainless Steel Locking Hinge & Storage
  • Cast Net/Bucket Storage in Port Side Jump Seat
  • Battery Compartment in Starboard Jump Seat
  • Syntec Vinyl with Nano-Block Stain Protection
  • Transhield® Shipping Wrap
  • Chrome 3D NauticStar Logo


  • Stainless Steel Latches
  • Stainless Steel Rub Rail
  • Stainless Steel Thru-Hull Fittings
  • Stainless Steel Drink Holders – 8
  • Stainless Steel Gunnel Rod Holders – 2
  • Horizontal Gunnel Rod Holders – 2 Ea./Side
  • Stainless Steel Pull-Up Cleats – 6
  • Brass Splashwell Drains


  • Stainless Steel Fold-Down Rail
  • Removable Curved Windshield
  • Custom Stainless Steel Wheel with Power Knob
  • In-Console Baitwell with Aerator and Recirc
  • Console Stainless Steel Vertical Rod Holders – 6
  • Black Acrylic Gauge Panel
  • Large Access Door
  • Horn with Stainless Steel Grill
  • 12 Volt Acc. Plug
  • Standard Leaning Post with 94 Qt. Igloo® Cooler
  • LED Navigation and Courtesy Lights

Aft Bait Well/Release Well and Forward Bait Well:

  • High Speed Aerator Pickups
  • 2-Aerator Pumps – 800 GPH

Marine Grade Electrical System:

  • Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Stainless Steel Toggle Switches with Matching Acrylic Gauge Panel
  • Deutsch® Electrical Connectors
  • Speedometer, Tachometer, and Fuel Gauges
  • Auto Bilge Pump – 750 GPH
  • Bilge Pump – 800 GPH
  • 8-Gauge Trolling Motor Harness


  • Yamaha F200XB (Factory Recommended)
  • Yamaha VF250XA V MAX SHO with 25″ Shaft


  • Black Glove Box w/ SS Slam Latch
  • Hour Meter for Analog – Only
  • Infinity Stereo w/ Bluetooth Pre-Set Capability and 2 Speakers
  • Simrad® Go5 5″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter w/Shoot thru transducer
  • Simrad® Go7 7″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter w/Shoot thru transducer
  • Simrad® Go9 9″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter w/Shoot thru transducer
  • Trim Gauge for Analog – Only (Standard with Digital Gauges)
  • Water Pressure Gauge


  • Dual Pro Charger PRO2
  • Single Battery Switch
  • Dual Battery Switch
  • 6 Gal. Fresh Water System
  • Low Pressure Washdown System
  • High Pressure Washdown System
  • Anti-Fatigue Mat


  • Acrylic Swim Platform with Ladder
  • Atlas® 6” Jack Plate, Hydraulic
  • Lenco® Trim Tabs with Standard Switch


  • Deluxe Low Profile Leaning Post with Backrest
  • Deluxe Low Profile Leaning Post with Flip-up Bolsters & Backrest


  • Bow Seating Package with Removable Backrests


  • Color Match Extended Bimini with Ball & Socket Hardware (4 Bow)(Bimini Canvas Items Not Available in Sea Foam or Titanium)


  • Fishing Seat with Pedestal
  • Bike Seat and Pro Pole
  • 7×7 Seat Base Only (1 Bow Only)
  • 7×7 Seat Base Only (2 Aft Only)
  • Console 5 Drawer Tackle Storage with Strap (includes 5-Plano Tackle Boxes – Small)
  • Large Plano Tackle Box (price/box)
  • Power-Pole® 8′ Pro II White with Jack Plate
  • Power-Pole® 8′ Pro II White with Jack Plate
  • Power-Pole® Blade 10′ White with Jack Plate
  • Power-Pole® Blade 10′ White with Jack Plate
  • Rod Holder Fishing Pack (4-Rod Holders)
Yamaha Outboard Performance Bulletins provide in-depth performance information on the NauticStar boat and engine combinations listed below. Click on the links below to download a PDF of the Performance Bulletins.
Notice to Consumer: The information and data contained in this Performance Bulletin is approximate and subject to many different factors and variables. It is provided as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as representative of actual performance. Your boat’s performance may be different than the information contained in this Performance Bulletin due to various factors, including your boat’s actual weight, wind and water conditions, temperature, humidity, elevation, bottom paint, boat options affecting wind/water drag and/or boat weight, and operator ability. Please confirm the specifications and performance data on your specific boat/engine combination with your dealer prior to purchase. Please also keep in mind that the data contained in this Performance Bulletin may or may not have been performed using Yamaha PowerMatched components. Yamaha reserves the right to change the specifications and performance data of this Performance Bulletin or engine without notice. This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.

Key Features

Bow Fishing Platform

The roomy bow steps up to a wide fishing platform. It features deeper gunnel walls for safety when the bow seating option is added.

Bow Hatches

In the step, there is a 28 gallon insulated fish box as well as another insulated 39 gallon box on the fishing deck that can be used as a fish box, dry storage, or cooler. Both drain overboard. Port and starboard lockable lockers provide ample rod storage with organizers for 8 rods (8 each side).

Console Jump Seat

The console has a forward facing seat with 13 Gal livewell/baitwell with standpipe overflow drain and recirculation. It has 6 vertical stainless steel rod holders (3 on each side), fold-down hand rail, and removable windshield. Also shown with the optional tackle storage compartment in the backrest.

Well Organized Helm

The console dash has a stainless steel 5-spoke wheel, drink holders, and toggle switches. The gauge panel and switch panel has matching black acrylic backing. Also shown is the optional glove box with Infinity stereo system inside.

Aft Passenger Seating

The 2 aft jump seats provide comfortable passenger seating. The backs flip down to form the aft fishing deck. Each jump seat has a stainless steel latch. Between the seats is a 30 gallon livewell/baitwell, the starboard seat opens to battery storage while the port opens to a cast net/bucket storage compartment.

Recessed Gunnel Rod Holders

The port and starboard gunnels have recessed rod holders (holds 2 rods on each side).

Yamaha outboard motor

Factory Installed with Yamaha Performance

All Yamaha four strokes exceed Federal EPA 2006 emission requirements. The 50hp and up have earned a California C.A.R.B three-star rating.