The Wellcraft 242 Fisherman (24’4″ LOA, 8’6″ beam) is available with three distinct packages and seven color schemes to meet any fisherman’s tastes and needs. Built in Cadillac, Michigan, the base 242F includes a host of standard features, including six gunwale-mounted rod holders, aft rod holders, gunwale rod storage, leaning post, and port and starboard bluecoat baitwells/livewells with lights and timers.
Ample storage in the 242F’s bow includes port and starboard fish boxes. There is an enclosed changing room with a head in the console pod for convenience. Add an optional fiberglass T-Top or deluxe T-Top to complete the package. For comfort and enjoyment for the entire family, opt for the Family Package: a bow table, forward facing backrests, bow backrests and cushions, bow fill-in cushion, and aft backrests.
For the ultimate fishing machine, there’s the Scarab Offshore Package: an upgraded leaning post and interior, helm floor pad, eye-catching Scarab Offshore graphics, and an aggressive Tri-Tone Gel Coat scheme. Powered by engine packages ranging from a single 250-hp to twin 200-hp outboards, the 242F reaches top speeds of 53-56 mph and cruises at 32 mph with a range of 400 miles.
wellcraft.com; (231) 775-1351
By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2016