249 Bay

249 Bay Boat Overhead
NauticStar makes the best-built bay boats in the industry. From navigating rough waters for the perfect catch to hosting a group of friends at sunset, the 249 Bay has the perfect layout and features for serious fishing and endless entertaining. Featuring fold-down jump seats and a variety of maneuverable fishing chair options, the 249 Bay offers optimal versatility with perfected performance to ensure the best days on the water.

New Advanced Sport Console offers ergonomic comfort, weather protection and versatility navigating shallow or deeper waters.


249XTS with head console overhead drawing Download Details PDF
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

300 HP / 224 kW

Transom Height

25" / 0.64 M

Approximate Draft

14" / 0.36 M

Deadrise @ Transom


Deadrise @ Entry


Approximate Boat Weight (Dry weight without motor or t-top)

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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  • New Advanced Sport Console
  • Color Match interior now available


  • Wood-Free, Composite Construction
  • Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
  • Air Assist Chine
  • Aft Planing Pods
  • Vinyl Ester Barrier Coat
  • Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit w/ Molded Spray Skid
  • RTM Fiberglass Lids
  • Hull Side Color
  • Teleflex SeaStar Pro Hydraulic Steering w/ Tilt
  • Yamaha Control Cables
  • Molded Anchor Storage w/ Anchor
  • Port & Starboard Locking Rod Lockers – 8 Rods
  • Large Insulated Bow Dry Storage Box – Doubles as 2nd Fish Box or Cooler
  • Insulated Fish Box in Bow Step-up w/ Overboard Drain
  • Aft Jump Seats w/ SS Locking Hinges & Storage
  • Transhield® Shipping Wrap
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  • Stainless Steel Latches
  • Stainless Steel Rub Rail
  • Stainless Steel Thru Hull Fittings
  • Stainless Steel Drink Holders – 8
  • Stainless Steel Gunnel Rod Holders – 4
  • Horizontal Gunnel Rod Holders – 2 Ea./Side
  • Stainless Steel Pull Up Cleats – 6
  • Polished Stainless Steel Seat Base – 1 (Bow) 2 (Aft)
  • Brass Splashwell Drains
  • Brass Shut Off Ball Valves

EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2020. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Packages do not include trailer.
*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%.


  • Two-tone Elevated Console
  • Advanced Sport Console
  • Stainless Steel Fold Down Rail
  • Removable Curved Windshield
  • Custom Stainless Steel Wheel w/ Power Knob
  • In-Console Livewell/Baitwell w/Aerator and Recirc – 13 gallon
  • Console Stainless Steel Vertical Rod Holders – 6
  • Black Acrylic Gauge Panel
  • Large Access Door
  • Horn w/ Stainless Steel Grill
  • 12 Volt Acc. Plug
  • Deluxe Leaning Post w/ Made-on Backrest, Storage, Rod Holders,
  • Folding Footrest, and 94 Qt. Igloo® Cooler (XTS without head only)
  • XTS with Head Also Includes Flip-Up Bolsters
  • Black Glove Box w/ SS Slam Latch
  • Console Door SS Slam Latch (w/Head Option)
  • 5-Drawer Tackle Storage w/ Pull Strap (N/A w/ Head Console)
  • Raw Water High Pressure Wash Down
  • Rubrail Integrated LED Navigation Lights
  • LED Courtesy Lights


  • High Speed Aerator Pickups
  • 2- Recirculation Pumps – 500 GPH w/ Timer and Max Air System
  • 2- Aerator Pumps – 800 GPH
  • LED Livewell Light


  • Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Lighted Push Button Switches w/ Matching Acrylic Gauge Panel
  • Dual Battery Shut Off Switch
  • Deutsch Electrical Connectors
  • Speedometer, Tachometer, and Fuel Gauges
  • Auto Bilge Pump – 750 GPH
  • Bilge Pump – 800 GPH
  • 6-Gauge Trolling Motor Harness
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  • Yamaha F200XB – 25″ Shaft
  • Yamaha VF250XA – 25 ” SHO MTR
  • Yamaha, F300XCA – 25″ Digital


  • Reef Gold Interior
  • Matrix Flint Interior


  • Yamaha Helm Master® for 300HP
  • Yamaha Helm Master® for 350HP
  • Yamaha Helm Master® / SIMRAD Auto Pilot Combo for 300HP
  • Yamaha Helm Master® / SIMRAD Auto Pilot Combo for 350HP
  • SIMRAD® Auto Pilot
  • Depth Finder – Nss12 Dual Black-Out Panel
  • Depth Finder – Nss16 Dual Black-Out Panel
  • Depth Finder – Nss16 Dual Depth Finder Exchange W/O Black-Out
  • Structure Scan System 32Xs
  • Vhf Radio
  • SIMRAD® Radar 18” Dome


  • Outriggers – 18′
  • Livewell For 32Xs Leaning Post


  • T-top Fold-Down 32″ LED Television with HDMI Cable and Remote Control
  • Table Kit


  • Fiberglass T-Top Two-Tone
  • Color Selection for Two-Tone
  • Cockpit SureShade® – Manual Crank
  • Sail Shade Assembly – Cockpit
  • Sail Shade Option – Bow
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.

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.