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Sailfish 241 CC (2018-)

1 x 250-hp Yamaha XCA



Brief Summary

The Sailfish 241 CC is positioned as a “family fishing” boat with an optional head, functional at offshore and inshore fishing, and comfortable seating spaces. Our test boat was equipped with a single 250-hp Yamaha outboard engine and had an estimated test weight of 6,175 lbs. (2,801 kg). We hit a top speed of 42.6 mph at 5800 rpm. Best cruise was 29.9 mph with a fuel burn of 2.6 mpg.

Test Results

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG STAT. MILE NM dBa
600 3.1 2.7 0.7 4.4 3.9 438 381.2 N/A
1000 4.9 4.2 1.3 3.9 3.4 384 334 N/A
1500 7.6 6.6 2.1 3.7 3.2 365 317.1 N/A
2000 8.6 7.5 3.5 2.5 2.2 247 214.6 N/A
2500 12.1 10.5 5.3 2.3 2 227 197.6 N/A
3000 20.7 18 6.5 3.2 2.8 318 276.3 N/A
3500 26.1 22.7 8.6 3 2.6 302 262.3 N/A
4000 29.9 26 11.5 2.6 2.3 259 224.8 N/A
4500 33.9 29.4 14.4 2.4 2.1 234 203.1 N/A
5000 36.8 32 18.7 2 1.7 195 169.6 N/A
5500 41.1 35.7 23.6 1.7 1.5 172 149.7 N/A
5800 43.6 37.9 25.7 1.7 1.5 168 146 N/A
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Specifications

Length Overall 24' / 7.32 m
Beam 8' 6"
2.59 m
Dry Weight 5,000 lbs.
2,268 kg
Tested Weight 6,175 lbs.
2,801 kg
Draft 18"
.46 m
Deadrise/Transom 22 - 24 deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance 8' 6"
2.59 m
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity 10
Fuel Capacity 108 gal.
409 L
Water Capacity 14 gal.
53 L
Total Weight 6,175 lbs.
2,801 kg

Price

Base Price $77004.00
Price Range
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane N/A
0 to 30 8.7 sec.
Ratio N/A
Props 15 3/4 x 15
Load 2 persons, 1/3 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
Climate 63 deg., wind: 5-10 mph; seas: light chop

Engine Options

Tested Engine 1 x 250-hp Yamaha XCA
Std. Power 1 x 200-hp Yamaha F200XB
Opt. Power 1 x 250-hp Yamaha F250XB
1 x 250-hp Yamaha F250XCA
1 x 200-hp Mercury Verado 200 XL
1 x 250-hp Mercury Verado 250 XL
1 x 300-hp Mercury Verado 300 XL

Captain's Report

Contents of Report

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The Sailfish 241 CC has an LOA of 24' (7.32 m), a beam of 8’6” (2.59 m), and a passenger capacity of 10.

Mission

Sailfish’s 24’ (7.32 m) 241 CC is a fishing platform with Sailfish noting the 2018 model’s advancements coming in the design of the center console. More specifically though, the 241 CC is positioned as a “family fishing” boat with an optional head, functional at offshore and inshore fishing, and comfortable seating spaces. Let’s take a closer look at how Sailfish attacked this mission with the 241 CC.

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An overhead look at the 241 CC’s layout. Note the spare, spacious design geared primarily to fishing expeditions.

Major Features

    • Twin 120 qt. insulated bow fish boxes. Situated under the bow seating spaces, the 241 CC has two insulated fish boxes standard. Both have overboard drainage.

    • Self-bailing cockpit. A huge benefit on a fishing boat, the 241 CC’s cockpit is self-bailing throughout with expanded bilge access in the transom as well.

    • Port & Starboard Recessed Fishing Rod Storage. This storage is molded into the gunwales. The 241 CC has rocket launcher rod holders as well but dedicated storage keeping them out of the way is a huge plus.

    • 25 gal Transom Bait Well with LED Lighting. With an acrylic latched lid, the transom bait well is on the transom to port and easy to access, particularly while fishing.

    • Exclusive VDS Hull Design. The VDS (Variable Degree Stepped) Hull’s unusual design actually features three distinct running surfaces; the first with a deep deadrise that cuts through the water and two others that provide for lift and stability. Sailfish advertises it giving the “smoothest ride of any fishing boat on the market.”

    Inspection

    Bow

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    The bow seating section with optional cocktail table installed. Note the swiveling backrest.

    The bow on the 241 CC has the familiar “U” shaped seating section. An optional, removable table side-mounts in the footwell of the “U” shape itself. Wraparound plush bolsters provide backrest with stainless steel cup holders forward and aft of the back end. Additionally, forward-facing backrests swivel into place at the aft end of the seating and can be easily adjusted out of the way when the table is in place, and the seating has different requirements.

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    Another view of the 241 CC’s bow seating. Note the recessed grab rails, latch to the below deck storage, cup holders, and speakers in the gunwales.

    The bow rails are low-profile along the gunwales, and a below-deck storage locker is present in the footwell of the bow seating. Lifting up the port and starboard sides of the seating reveals twin 120 qt. fish boxes that are insulated and drain overboard. Optional bow filler bolster and cushions are available to turn the bow section into either a large casting platform or sunpad.

    Center Console

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    The forward-facing jump seat on the center console. Note the relative simplicity of design here.

    Forward-facing and abaft of the bow seating section is the center console jump seat. A simple backrest-cushion and shallow seat-bottom, it becomes part of the party when the table is installed, a perfect distance on the after side.

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    A look inside the step-in space on the 241 CC’s center console. Note the counter space, latched up to the bulkhead like a murphy bed. Note as well the head itself is an optional add-on.

    The center console also houses a step-in space that comes standard with lighting, a lockable door, and mirror all standard. Of course, one can optionally upgrade to include a head in this space.

    Helm

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    A look at the helm dash with a large center panel for customizing via preferred choice of electronics.

    The helm dash on the 241 CC is simple and straightforward with a large flat panel above the wheel for flush-mounting touchscreen electronics -- many of which can be added in the options phase of the purchase. Stereo controls and rocker switches sit along the top on a black panel with a compass on the top of the console itself.

    The helm itself is stainless steel with a control knob and throttle just to starboard. Cup holders are to starboard as well with a mounting point for a smartphone just in between.

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    A view of the helm captain’s chair/leaning post. Note the footrests that can flip down on the leaning post base.

    The captain’s chair is more of a leaning post with a double-wide seat with flip-down foot rests below (the seating itself sits up fairly high). To port in the leaning post is dedicated storage for a 27 qt. (25.6 L) cooler.

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    A close look at the after side of the leaning post with the cutting board surface and tool “holsters,” alongside two more cup holders.

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    A view abaft the leaning post with reference to its proximity to the transom seating space.

    Behind the leaning post features four rocket-launcher rod holders over a cutting board surface that features holsters for various tools and two more cup holders.

    Cockpit

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    The rod storage on the 241 CC molded in on the gunwales. Two to port and two to starboard.

    The cockpit gunwales have plush bolsters for leaning while casting. Molded in just below is rod storage for two (on both port and starboard side) with two stainless steel rod holders on both the port and starboard gunwales.

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    The transom bench seating. The center portion here lifts up for extended access to the bilge. Note the tool holsters and rod holders just aft.

    Along the transom to the port side is bench seating. The center portion of the seating lifts up with gas-assisted struts to give access to the bilge area, while the port-transom corner seat remains unaffected.

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    A look at the transom seating lifted up with access to the bilge.

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    The aft livewell, which has an acrylic lid and LED lighting. Note the tool holsters to the starboard side of the livewell.

    Just aft of the seating, along the transom, there is further tool-holster storage, as well as two additional rod holders in stainless steel. To port of this is a 25 gal (94.6 L) livewell, which is under an acrylic lid and has LED lighting.

    Stern

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    A look at the pull-out transom shower. Note the open transom walk-through door, as well as further presence of stainless steel rod holders in the gunwales.

    The 241 CC is an outboard boat, so the swim platform is not extensive. There is a four-step reboarding ladder that stows under a flush-mounted latch with a grab handle. The transom door is to starboard side just beside the pull out transom shower. Closer to port is a freshwater washdown hose, which has its own holster in the transom tool holder.

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    The freshwater washdown hose and dedicated holster on the 241 CC’s rear swim platform.

    Power

    The 241 CC offers the following options in Yamaha and Mercury outboards:

      • Single Yamaha F200XB

      • Single Yamaha F250XB

      • Single Yamaha F250XCA

      • Single Yamaha F300XCA

      • Single Mercury 200XL Verado

      • Single Mercury 250XL Verado

      • Single Mercury 300XL Verado

    Performance

    Our test boat was equipped with a 250-hp Yamaha outboard engine and had an estimated test weight of 6,175 lbs. (2,801 kg). We hit a top speed of 42.6 mph at 5800 rpm. Best cruise was 29.9 mph with a fuel burn of 2.6 mpg. The boat jumped up on plane in just under 5 seconds and hit 20 mph (17.4 knots) in 5.16 seconds and reached 30 mph (26.1 knots) in 8.69 seconds.

    Ride and Handling

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    The Sailfish 241 CC was able to handle aggressive S-turns with no sliding or slipping of the prop.

    Although we were not able to get the boat offshore, the chop in the intercoastal along with crossing steep boat wakes tells us that this hull can handle serious offshore duty. Through a series of aggressive S-turns and hard-over U-turns the boat carved in and out of each maneuver with no sense of slide or slipping of the prop. Equally impressive was how nimble the boat felt, something we were not expecting out of a hull that measures 24’ (7.32 m) in length with an 8’6” (2.59 cm) beam.

    Options to Consider

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    The helm seat can be optionally upgraded to include a livewell under the removable seat cushion.

      • Electric Marine Head with Holding Tank & Pump-out

      • Porta-Potti Head

      • Retractable Ski Tow Pylon

      • Leaning Post with Rod Holders & Removable Backrest

      • Console Top Tackle Organizer

      • Grand Slam Outriggers

      • Underwater LED Lights

      • Removable Bow Table

      • Comfort Package

      • Rear Portside Jump Seat

      • Bow Cushion Bottoms

      • Bow Bolsters

      • Entertainment Package

      • Ski Tow Bar

      • Removable Bow Table

      • Stereo w/USB port

      • Underwater LED lights

      • Offshore Tournament Pack

      • Hard Top

      • Pull-up cleats

      • Bow Light

      • Transom Rod Holders

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    The helm leaning post can be upgraded to include dedicated cooler storage as well as tackle storage on the aft side (not pictured).

    Price

    From Sailfish’s website, the 241 CC has a price for the base boat without options of $77,172.

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    Warranty

    Each Sailfish boat comes with a 10-year hull warranty and a lifetime “no-rot” guarantee.

    Observations

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    The 241 CC is a fishing boat with just enough comfort and charm to lure new and future anglers onboard.

    The 241 CC’s hard top frame gives a wealth of deck space, and there are many welcome fishing-friendly touches, including the dedicated tool holsters, rod holders, and the molded-in rod storage. The 241 CC could use a bit more storage, but is otherwise a fishing boat with plenty of comfort and the type of vessel -- functional and still fun -- that could convert young family members to the sport for life.