Ebbtide 2460 DC FC

Ebbtide's 2460 DC FC is one of the most thoughtfully equipped runabouts on the market.

Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser
LOA: 24'6"
Beam: 8'6"
Dry Weight: 4,750 lb. (without engine)
Seating/Weight Capacity: 14/2,100 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 70 gal.
More Information: ebbtideboats.com
Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser
Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser
Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser
Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser
Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser
Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser
Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser
Ebbtide 2460 DC Fun Cruiser

We Say: With four chine vents and Kevlar reinforcement in the layup, it's easy to see that Ebbtide's 2460 DC Fun Cruiser goes for the gusto with respect to technology and innovation. The Z-Trak hull delivered the subtle and smooth transition to plane its designers promised: It's fast without excessive bow rise. But I noticed other, ­harder-to-see details that showcase the builder's expertise and experience.

For instance, foam lining the hull sides created a solid feel and a quiet landing that I appreciated when I got rambunctious and decided to jump some wakes. The Bimini top is extra wide, extending out past the inner gunwales —it’s extra long too — providing superb protection from the sun. I counted four coolers aboard our test boat, so consider the “libation quotient” met. The fact that hatches aboard the 2460 DC FC feature gasketed lids and deep draining gutters assures us that gear stowed within will stay dry. The enclosed head proved easy to access, even for this 6-foot-tall boat tester. Interestingly, the head opens on the bow lounge, not the cockpit, as is more typical. Especially in these times of questionable fuel quality, I appreciated that a screw-down “soft patch” allows access to the gas tank, though I would have liked to see this caulked in place instead of just fastened with screws.

Who'd Want One: Boaters seeking one of the most thoughtfully equipped runabouts on the market.

Another Choice: Regal Boats' 24 FasDeck ($71,281, with similar power).

Bottom Line: $68,425; ebbtideboats.com

Ebbtide 2460