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Young GulfShore 24 Review | Young Boats

Let's take a closer look at the Young GulfShore 24 in this boat review from Florida Sportsman

Young GulfShore 24 Review | Young Boats

With the driver scanning the water for fish activity above and the anglers seated comfortably below this design is ideal for situational awareness across the board.

Spend any length of time fishing on the central west coast of Florida and you’ll likely notice a recurring theme in the design of choice among nearshore fishing guides. The design, featuring an elevated decked over fore and aft section with a recessed cockpit used for passenger seating, was popularized by Young Boats of Inglis.

The concept, which was introduced in their GulfShore line has become the gold standard for guides in this part of Florida and for good reason. Young Boats places the guide and control of all of the boats systems in the back of the boat ahead of the engine. It’s a brilliant layout that allows a guide to oversee all activity, spot fish, and control a trolling motor and stake anchors from an elevated perch. Seating for traveling between spots is just forward of this and can be configured in one or two rows for up to four passengers. Adding adequate seating for multiple passengers in front of the driver who can communicate easily with his party below is also wise. The remaining bow section is an incredibly roomy casting area for everyone to share fishing space. Utilizing most of the deck space forward for fishing room ensures plenty of elbow room for everyone.

Plenty of room for compartments lies below deck and a pair of live wells at 40 and 20-gallons respectively are standard equipment. A host of possibilities remain for using the remaining space from dry storage to insulated fish holds. The space beneath the raised decks can be configured to suit each individual’s needs. One of the many benefits of having a custom boat built is your ability to finish up with a boat perfectly suited to your style.

While the GulfShore boats were originally conceived as inshore platforms- as models increase in size they are much more capable of serving double duty both inshore and offshore. The GulfShore 24 proved to be very capable inshore and offshore in Stuart where we tested her. The fact that professionals who spend every hour of their work day on a boat are lining up to build one is testament to the quality and effectiveness of this model.

Young GulfShore 24 Specifications:

  • Length: 24’ 1”
  • Beam: 8’ 6”
  • Draft: 11”
  • Deadrise: 14-degrees
  • Weight: 1650 (w/o power)
  • Max HP: 350
  • Fuel: 60 gallons
  • MSRP: $93,700 (base price w/ Suzuki 300)

Young GulfShore 24 Specifications
This large compartment beneath the foredeck is ideal for use as a fishbox or roomy dry storage compartment.
Young GulfShore 24 Specifications
An additional forward compartment offers more dry storage capacity and room for trolling motor batteries.
Young GulfShore 24 deck layout
The raised casting deck on the GulfShore provides ample working space for multiple anglers.
Young GulfShore 24 Specs
Mounting a pair of Llebroc chairs on a riser box rather than pedestals creates a useful tackle storage space and speaker cabinet.
Young GulfShore 24 review
Rod storage under the gunwales is backed with custom deck mat to protect your reels and comes engraved with a Logo and measuring line.
Young GulfShore 24 seating
The guest seating can be configured for a single row with a cooler forward (pictured) or double row seating is also offered.
Young GulfShore 24 features
A pair of live wells at 40-gallons and 20-gallons are included beneath the aft raised deck.
Young GulfShore 24 storage
A lift out liner box beneath the helm seating offers another dry storage option for gear.
Young gulfshore 24 features
Comfortable double wide Llebroc helm chairs provide a smooth ride for your captain and a companion.
Young gulfshore 24 full review
From this elevated position all of your conditions can be monitored and systems operated from this helm pod.
Young gulfshore 24
A raked forward buggy top provides some sun relief to the helm area and offers an accessible storage spot for life jackets overhead. 
Young gulfshore 24 specs
Simply lifting out the storage liner under the helm opens up a roomy access point to your bilge systems.
Young gulfshore 24 specs
- The high/low seating layout found on the Young GulfShore has become the Gold Standard for west coast guides due to its practical design.
young gulf shore 24 specs
Not an inch of usable space goes to waste on the Young GulfShore 24 as seen here.

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