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.

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The Bayliner Trophy line gets bigger, with the T24CC center console.

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.

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The T24CC is the first Bayliner in the new Trophy line to have a dedicated anchor locker.

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.