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Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder's 2400 TRS offers fishing intensity and creature comforts.

November 5, 2012
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Pathfinder 2400 TRS

LOA: 23’11”
Beam: 8’6″
Draft (max): 1’0″
Displacement (approx.): 2,950 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 15 degrees
Bridge Clearance: TBA
Fuel Capacity: 80 gal.
Max Horsepower: 300
Available Power: Yamaha outboards to 300 hp

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Many boaters demand more than superior fishability. Creature comforts for the family often clinch the deal, but never at the expense of a tournament-winning fishing platform. My test shows Pathfinder delivers on that fishability and comfort combo in the 2400 TRS.

Powered by the Yamaha SHO 250 and loaded to fish with a full tank of fuel, a Power-Pole, a trolling motor, three batteries and two anglers, the test boat topped out at 50 mph with a four-blade, 26-inch-pitch Turbo prop. A three-blade Saltwater Series could’ve added 3 mph, but as tested it skimmed over the 18-inch flats without raking muck and safely shot the hole in three feet, exhibiting the four-blade’s mettle. I wrote crisp notes at full speed in the light chop, proving the stability of the 15-degree-deadrise hull. We plowed up steep rollers and then easily sliced through them. While drifting over a calm backwater, casting to trout and reds, I changed vantage points from stern to bow and back again, enjoying the stability of the 8-foot-6-inch beam.

Three livewells were fitted with high-volume pumps and optional sea strainers (standard on the tournament series). Quick-change cartridges and Deutsch connectors make service simple should the livewells fail in a tournament when captains fill them black with live bait.

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Two huge bow compartments stayed dry, thanks to gaskets on the rims. Their volume kept plenty of gear secure and the deck clear. Rod lockers and dedicated tackle stowage left me feeling that the boat was empty — until we needed a different lure to cast.

At the helm, I found ample space for a chart plotter. Our test boat also sported a transom-mount Power-Pole and a Rhodan HD GPS Anchor+ trolling motor on the bow, the weight adding credibility to the SHO 250’s top speed.

Pathfinder assures the security of the mounts with structural-foam stiffeners where mounting bolts are fastened. All decks and hatches are reinforced with high-density foam that’s carefully glassed in, protecting it from moisture. The same goes for the transom panel.

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For today’s anglers searching for that value equation, Pathfinder’s TRS 2400 certainly balances fishing intensity with family friendliness.

Comparable model: Scout 251 XS

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