John page williams
The following review was written by John Page Williams, Editor-at-large, Chesapeake Bay Magazine. John, senior naturalist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, has been a regular contributor to Chesapeake Bay Magazine for 30 years, specializing in environmental issues, nature, wildlife, fishing and boats. He has been testing new and used boats for the magazine's Time-Tested and New Boat News departments since 1998.
Century 2400
JULY 2009
 
   
Length overall  24'
Beam  8' 6"
Draft  13"
Deadrise  14 degrees
Weight2,500 lb
Fuel 77 gals
Max Power350 hp
Base Price  $60,216 w/ 250hp Yamaha four-stroke

The 2400 Inshore, introduced by Century Boats late in 2007, is a bay boat designed for tournament anglers that's also suitable for family use. The largest model in the builder's Inshore line, the 2400 boasts ample rod storage, live- and release wells, massive storage (including a 13-cubic-foot bow compartment with two recesses for 5-gallon cast-net buckets) and a portable head in the console. There's also plenty of seating space, and the boat readily accepts a bow-mounted electric trolling motor. Construction includes Century's rugged V-Tech system of high-tech fabrics, adhesives and grid of foam-filled fiberglass stringers. Power options include a single Yamaha F250 or twin Yamaha F150s. Century Boat Co., Panama City, Fla.; 850-769-0311; www.centuryboats.com