If outboard-powered cabin boats are the aquatic equivalent of SUVs, then Century’s new 2400 Walkaround qualifies as a luxury model. This boat is fishing friendly, but it is great for family, too. With standard features like a 280-quart insulated fishbox-storage compartment, a 37-gallon bait well, a cockpit rod box, a removable tackle box and lockable rod storage, the 2400 WA is capable of serious angling duty.
||| |—|—| |SPECIFICATIONS| |Length|24′ 6″| |Beam|8′ 6″| |Draft|1′ 3″| |Deadrise|20 ¿ree;| |Fuel|140 gals.| |Price|$81,117| |w/ twin four-stroke Yamaha F150 outboards| With the twin four-stroke Yamaha F150 outboards, the 2400 WA will do 46.5 miles per hour wide open. Cruising at 4,500 rpm, it makes 35.2 miles per hour and burns 17.6 gallons per hour of fuel. A sharp bow entry and 20-degree transom deadrise give the boat a soft ride and stability at rest. While underway, the deluxe captain’s chair offers an unrestricted view and easy operation of electronic components. Hydraulic tilt steering is standard, along with trim tabs and Yamaha’s Command Link system.
Once the rods are stowed, the 2400’s luxurious side comes into play, with a roomy cabin complete with galley, head and convertible dinette. Whether the crew is looking for the fish or a pleasant day on the water, the 2400 WA is up to the task. Century Boats; (850) 767-3169; www.centuryboats.com