Unbelievable! After much deliberation, and several meetings with Keith at Ocean Marine, I finally decided to order a new Sportsman 247. I am glad I did.
My biggest concerns in purchasing a boat are customer comfort, quality and ease of maintenance. In the 247 I got all three.
A large part of our trips are family oriented with kids and many first time boaters. With safety and comfort being foremost on my minds, this new boat has left us with little concern. With the quality built into this boat, I can be confident all systems will work as designed. And the layout provides a comfort level appreciated by all. Customers usually described the ride as “very smooth”. And as for me, the handling is quite impressive.
Anyone familiar with boats will quickly realize the quality is designed in. Not and after thought.
Ease of maintenance was also considered in the design. With a large aft well for easy access to all of your filters, pumps and controllers dramatically reduces time and effort for even routine maintenance.
And finally, the finish; anyone who knows me will tell you I am obsessed cleanliness. When you step on my boat it WILL be spotless regardless of age. In the past, this has been a time consuming task. Not with the Sportsman. Usually, even after a long, successful day on the water, a good rinsing and maybe a little brushing with a soft bristle brush, and she is like new.
I have owned several boats over the years including some top name brands. I have never been so pleased with a boat as I am with the 247.
Thank you Keith for introducing me to the Sportsman boat and thank you Sportsman for providing such a high quality product.
Capt. John Swartz
Shallow Draft Charters
April 24, 2013