249 XTS

Fishing on a NauticStar 249XTS boat
Fishability meets affordability in the 249 XTS Extreme Tournament Series bay boat. The 249 has the perfect layout and features to out-fish the competition AND provide comfort for family and friends. Whether coastal or freshwater fishing, the 249 XTS offers a stable platform for a smooth ride.

Featuring the STAR Performance System, the 249 is tournament-ready and perfect for skinny water fishing. Two livewells, ample rod storage, and high performance acceleration are just a few of the standard features that make for an unbeatable day on the water!


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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  • 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
  • Teleflex SeaStar Pro Hydraulic Steering with Tilt
  • 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 – 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


  • Two-Tone Elevated Console*
  • 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 Glove Box*
  • Horn with Stainless Steel Grill
  • 12 Volt Acc. Plug
  • Deluxe Leaning Post with Made-on Backrest, Storage, Rod Holders, Folding Footrest, and 94 Qt. Igloo® Cooler (also includes flip-up bolsters with head console option)
  • 5-Drawer Tackle Storage with Pull Strap*
  • Raw Water High Pressure Wash Down
  • Rubrail Integrated LED Navigation Lights
  • LED Courtesy Lights

*Not Available with Head Console Option

Aft Bait Well/Release Well and Forward Bait Well:

  • High Speed Aerator Pickups
  • 2-Aft Recirculation Pumps – 500 GPH with Timer and MaxAir System
  • 2-Aerator Pumps – 800 GPH
  • LED Livewell Lights
  • 1 ½” Standpipe Overflow/Drain

Marine Grade Electrical System:

  • Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Lighted Push Button Switches with Black Acrylic Gauge Panel
  • 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 (Factory Recommended)
  • Yamaha VF250XA V MAX SHO with 25″ Shaft
  • Yamaha F300XCA
  • Yamaha F300NCA2 – with White Upper Unit


  • Hour Meter for Analog Only (Included in 6YC gauge)
  • 6YC Digital Gauge Kit (Available with Head Option Only)
  • Simrad® Go7 7″ Fishfinder/Chartplotter with Shoot Thru Transducer
  • Simrad® Go9 9″ Fishfinder/Chartplotter with Shoot Thru Transducer
  • Trim Gauge (Standard with Digital Gauges)
  • Water Pressure Gauge
  • Infinity® Stereo w/ Bluetooth, 2-Speakers


  • Battery Charger Pro3
  • Dual Battery Switch Exchange
  • 6 Gal. Fresh Water System
  • Anti-Fatigue Helm Mat
  • Blue LED Courtesy Light Kit
  • Ocean LED Underwater Light Kit


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


  • Low Profile Leaning Post with Flip-up Bolsters, Backrest, and Rod Holders (Standard on the XTS with Head Console)


  • Bow Seating Package with Removable Backrests


  • Powder Coat Seating Upgrade (Black or White)
  • Color Match Bimini with Ball & Socket Hardware Extended (Bimini Canvas Items Not Available in Sea Foam or Titanium)(Bimini Canvas Items Not Available with Head Console Option)


  • Fishing Seat with Pedestal
  • Bike Seat and Pro Pole
  • YETI® Cooler Exchange – 65 Qt (Must order tie-down)
  • YETI® Cooler Tie-Down
  • Large Plano Tackle Box
  • Power-Pole® 8′ Pro II White with Jack Plate
  • Power-Pole® 8′ Pro II White without Jack Plate
  • Power-Pole® Blade 10′ White with Plate
  • Power-Pole® Blade 10′ White without Jack Plate
  • Rod Holder Fishing Pack


  • Command Link Gauge Kit
  • Surface Mount Compass (Standard with Head Console)


  • Aluminum T-Top with Color Match Canvas
  • Powder Coated T-Top with Color Match Canvas


  • Simrad® NSS12 EVO3 12″ Touchscreen Fishfinder/Chartplotter
  • XTS Head Console with Fiberglass Powder Coated T-Top


  • Lower “Reverse” Hull Color
  • Full Hull Side Color
  • Entire Hull Colored


  • Fiberglass T-Top Two-Tone Color (same as Upper Hull Color)
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.
available Yamaha motors for the 249XTS
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. 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). It also features deeper gunnel walls for safety when the bow seating option is added.

Bow Seating Option

The bow seating option adds another level of family friendly comfort. The backrest are removable.

Well Organized Console

The large head console dash offers plenty of room for up to 12" displays. It has lighted stainless steel pushbutton switches, stainless steel drink holders, stainless steel steering wheel with power knob, and Infinity stereo system. Shown with Yamaha 6YC digital gauges.The integrated D-channel T-top has a fold-down windshield and flush-mount compass.

Console Baitwell

The forward facing console seat has a 13 Gal livewell/baitwell with standpipe overflow drain and recirculation.

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.

Bow Rod Lockers

The port and starboard rod lockers have organizers for 8 rods (4 each side).

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249XTS comparison overhead drawing

Length: 24’ 3”

Beam: 102”


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.