Since Bayliner reintroduced its Trophy line their models have focused on the 18- to 22-foot size range, which is a sweet spot for plenty of anglers heading out for some Chesapeake Bay fishing. But, what if you want just a little bit more? Well, okay — maybe you want a lot more—and that’s what the T24CC is all about.
Although two feet might not sound like a heck of a lot, in addition to the extra two feet of length the T24CC has another 500 pounds of heft, can carry two more passengers, and has an additional five degrees of V in its hull with a 23-degree transom deadrise. It also holds an additional 35 gallons of fuel, so range is extended significantly over its smaller siblings.
The additional space allowed Bayliner to design in a perk not available on their other center consoles: a full anchor locker with an optional windlass. On top of that it has room for 12-inch screens in the console electronics flat, and a heck of a lot more room in the console for the head and stowage than is found on smaller models.
Fishability enhancements include 15 rod holders, a pair of livewells with a 15 gallon well in the transom and a 20-gallon livewell in the leaning post, a pair of six-foot long insulated fishboxes in the deck, and a standard raw water washdown with the option to add freshwater. Family perks include a swim platform with a recessed four-step boarding ladder. If you have kids, you’ll almost certainly want to add the ski tow pylon.
So: is bigger always better when it comes to boats? Heck no. But if you’ve found yourself interested in the Bayliner Trophy line yet wanted a little more LOA, beef, and brawn, it’s time to check out the T24CC.
Bayliner T24CC Specifications
LOA – 24’7”
Beam – 8’6”
Displacement – 4,466 lbs.
Draft (max) – 2’11”
Transom Deadrise – 23 degrees
Fuel Capacity – 100 gal.
Max. Power – 300 hp
Area Dealers – Riverside Marine, Essex, MD (410) 686-1500.