Sailfish 245DC

Fishing boat or family cruiser? Both.

by Gary Reich
Like the sport utility boom in the automotive world, today it seems as if every boatbuilder is adding dual consoles to their lineup, and Sailfish is one of them.


  • LOA: 24'
  • Beam: 8'6"
  • Draft: 1'6"
  • Weight: 5,350 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 120 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 14 gals.
  • Power: 300-hp Mercury Verado four-stroke outboard
  • Price: $97,752

Dual console boats are the sport utility vehicles of the sea — a functional yet comfy craft that bundles fishing, family fun and watersports into one cohesive package. In short, they do a variety of things well. The Sailfish 245DC is the builder’s latest addition to its dual console lineup, joining the 275DC and 325DC sister ships.

The deck layout is exactly what you’d expect from a dual console boat, peppered with features that promote relaxation, angling and fun on the water. Forward in the bow is a comfortable U-shaped nook that can be transformed from a lounge into a dining area with a table insert. There’s excellent stowage under each lounge seat. Behind the console sits a reversible lounge chair to port and a swiveling captain’s chair to starboard behind the helm; a long, in-deck locker between them can handle rods or wakeboards. There’s a surprisingly spacious enclosed head with sink inside the port console. Farther aft is an optional wetbar with a sink and three flip-down benches in the aft cockpit. Simply flip the bench seats up and out of the way when it’s time to fish.

Speaking of fishing, anglers will appreciate a number of fishing-focused features on the Sailfish 245DC. There’s plenty of rod stowage space, thanks to rocket launchers in the hardtop pipework and a number of flush-mount holders in the gunwales and at the transom, where a 25-gallon livewell is also installed. A large, insulated fish locker lies under the port aft cockpit deck, while two additional lockers are under the forward seats — all with drains. Getting to your fishing spot should be easy with the optional 300-hp Mercury Verado four-stroke outboard. Expect top speeds in the low to mid 40-mph range, and cruise speeds in the mid to upper 20s.  

“The Sailfish 245DC is compact and complete, packed with seating, storage and style,” says Howard Libin, Sailfish’s business development director. “It’s perfect for whatever your day on the water looks like.”



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