NauticStar 243 DC Sport Deck Offers Style and Performance Wrapped Up in a Spacious 24 Foot Package

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NauticStar Boats delivers yet another incredible sport deck, loaded with comfort and performance features that are sure to take your pleasure boating to a new level. The 243DC, dual console has it all–the ultimate 24 footer that merges the spacious interior of a deck boat with the ride and drive of a vee hull runabout. The 243DC rounds out NauticStar’s sport deck series with seating for 12, including 2 buckets seats and dual aft chaise lounge seats.

The 243DC hull design features the exclusive NauticStar STAR Performance System:

~ Shallow water draft for ease in beaching and shallow water fishing
~ Tow-Great Tow boat due to the aft deadrise and width at the transom
~ Acceleration due to the planning pods and air assist chine
~ Ride utilizing the sharp entry Vee Hull forward

Yamaha Marine1 tested the 243DC and has published some really attractive numbers. Powered with a four stroke F200XB the boat planed in 3.71 seconds had a top speed of 45.7 MPH with a stingy fuel burn of only 4.0 GPH at cruise.

The 243DC is 24’3” LOA, with a beam of 102” and is rated for up to 300 horsepower. Fuel capacity is 66 gallons and passenger capacity is 12 persons.


Boarding is made easy with the molded-in stainless steel ladder and walk-thru transom. An optional transom shower at the aft swim platform is available. The rear entry seat flips-up, out of the way so you don’t step on the upholstery. There is also storage under the rear entry seat for your battery and other gear. The interior in the cockpit forms a U-shape area beginning with 2 unique chaise seat with removable backrest. The chaises face aft making the perfect location to watch the kids while they are tubing and skiing.

If drink holders and storage capacity are a hot issue, the 243DC comes with 16 drink holders and 8 storage areas. The spacious bow seating area features a U-shape lounge with leather touch upholstery throughout. The port and starboard bow seats are hinged for easy access to the under-seat storage which is lined for easy cleanup and to prevent mildew.

243DC-headMid-ship, portside houses a walk-in head/dressing room with mirror and table storage, a sink with pressurized hand-held shower, port hole window, and SeaDek® flooring. On the starboard side of the cockpit there is a galley with a Corian® countertop, drink holders and sink with another pressurized hand held shower. Below the counter is storage housing a trash bag receptacle. You can also option in a transom shower at the aft swim platform.

243DC-helmThe captain’s station is a modular helm with a two-tone black and gray dash with an eyebrow to shade the gauges. The helm comes with an Italian-made, designer steering wheel and leather touch shifter pad. The dash includes trim gauge, tachometer, speedometer and fuel gauge. The electrical switches are lit when on to remind you to cut them off after use. There is also a 12 Volt receptacle to charge an I-pod or smart phone. An Infinity Stereo with Bluetooth, preset capability and 4-waterproof speakers.

The captain’s and passenger chairs swivel and slide to make comfortable adjustments. Flip-up bolster seats are also included.

A color coordinated canopy comes standard with an aluminum frame, stainless steel hardware and Sunbrella® canvas. The canopy is a snap to open due to the forward legs and “ball socket fittings.” The canopy top is engineered to take top speeds in the upright open position.

You will be more comfortable cruising late in the season behind the full wrap around walk-thru panoramic windshield. The bow walk-thru also has folding doors to keep the wind out of the cockpit.

243DC-ski-lockerThere is a 22 gallon insulated cooler in the bow step-up that can be factory converted into a livewell. The cooler/livewell has an overboard drain so that no livewell water drains into the boat. Also in the bow there is a 15.5 cu.ft. ski locker / storage with gas shock & slam latch.

The front deck comes standard with docking lights, a molded in anchor locker with anchor and a molded in stainless steel ladder for boarding or off boarding at the beach. You can option in a casting chair, Minn Kota® Trolling Motor and wiring harness to convert this great pleasure boat into a serious fishing machine.

Because the 243DC has a self-bailing cockpit, clean up is a snap. You can unsnap the optional carpet, take a water hose and wash the inside of the boat, even in the under seat storage and the water will run out the scuppers.

Not only is the 243 a great performing boat with a lot of comfort features, it is built and designed to give many years of reliable service. Some of the construction features include:

  • Leather touch upholstery
  • Wood-free construction
  • Water tight Deutsch® electrical connectors on all pumps and lights
  • One-piece, foam filled stringer system
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

About NauticStar Boats
Founded in 2002, NauticStar Boats is a privately owned LLC located on 17 acres in Amory Mississippi. With more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space, NauticStar is one of the top producers of high quality bay boats, deck boats and offshore center console boats from 18 to 28 feet. Professional and sport fishermen, recreational and pleasure boating enthusiast appreciate the many standard and available features that are offered by NauticStar for a customized fit for their lifestyle. For more information on NauticStar Boats’ full line of boats, visit or call 662-256-5636.


1Yamaha Performance Bulletin: Yamaha Performance Bulletin 243DC F200XB