1995 STAMAS 240 Tarpon Center Console w/12 Mercury 225 Optimax (154 hours)
25’9″ Center-console Stamas 240 Tarpon with a newer (2012) Mercury 225 Optimax (154 hours). T-top, GPS/fishfinder, SmartCraft gauges, VHF, stereo, battery charger, trim tabs, and more. While bottom painted, the boat has been lift-kept the past 7 years.
The Stamas family has been building boats for over 65 years and their experience is evident wherever you look about this 240 Tarpon. Solid-glass bottom and top sides with Coremat in the hullsides. Light gray gelcoat. Easily accessibly walk-in head console with over 5’7″ headroom. Generous freeboard and full transom provide security families look for. Its deep-V running surface, abundant lockable rod stowage under the foredeck and under the helm along with fishing features will please offshore commuters and inshore specialists for sure.
Walkthrough: At the transom, the 18-degree dead rise is true grit for offshore maneuvers. Top speed is over 40 MPH. And because the motor well is part of the boat’s running surface, there’s no hobby-horsing at the top end. The full transom has its benefits too. Trolling in a a following sea, or fishing while on the anchor, the 3″ step-up that frames the bottom of the walkthrough keeps the sea where it belongs. The top of the transom is outfitted with a fishmeal (13″ wide by 28″ long by 14″ deep) and a smaller bait will that can be converted to a live well with an optional saltwater wash down system.
Flanking the leaning post are two insulated stowage compartments. Each is 33″ long by 13″ wide and 8 inches deep and fitted with a stainless steel piano hinge. These also can be used for fish, although since they drain into the bilge, they are better suited for general stowage and icing drinks. The hatch gutters have gaskets instead of drains but the compartments are generous for bulky gear like spare lines, fenders, and other equipment that can tolerate a damp environment. The leaning post is standard and makes more sense than pedestal chairs that are only good for sitting.
The T-top frames the console with plenty of aluminum grab surfaces and four rocket launchers are fitted on the its back frame.
While wraparound railing is common on center-console boats, the 240 Tarpon has a deep forward cockpit. From the molded non-slip on the sole to the top of the coaming is 27″ which should catch most adults about mid-thigh.
The head is in the console as on other boats, but access if from the front. Pull open the door and walk in. The optional porta-potti is dwarfed by the 5’7 3/4″ headroom. There are shelves with rails and lots of room to stow gear and fishing rods. Nonslip covers the walking surface beneath the console and it’s hose-it-out easy to clean. This is the kind of practical engineering seen throughout the 240 Tarpon.
Major Standard Equipment
- Fiberglass Pulpit
- Fiberglass Liner
- Hydraulic Steering
- Auto Bilge Pump
- Leaning Post w/Rod Holders
- Lockable Rod Stowage Forward
Note: While shown on a trailer, there is NO trailer included in the price. A new 7,000 lbs aluminum trailer w/brakes and torsion bars can be purchased separately for $4,500.