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2012 Sheaffer S240

Vero Beach, Florida


2012 Sheaffer S240 Custom Center ConsoleWe are very pleased to present this custom built Sheaffer Center Console for your consideration.The S240 is a boat built for coastal fisherman who want a fully functional self-bailing single engine center console that is as competent in two feet of water as she is in two to four-foot seas. The model we tested was a decked out Full Tower example of everything a coastal guide boat should be. Beginning with the simplicity of the deck layout, a large open cockpit with plenty of room to pass 360-degrees around the console was immensely fishable. The elevated forward casting deck offered the visibility advantage for sight casting, at a height which provides storage space beneath it. Located below the foredeck is a grown-up sized (250-quart) insulated hold which is easily divided into thirds by the addition of removable pen boards. A pair of matching dry storage compartments forward of the fish box are each large enough to stow three 5-gallon buckets and an identical sized compartment is also located beneath the cockpit deck. A 50-gallon oval live well doubled as a helm seat and carried a full load of large pilchards with ease.
  • Tower
  • 250 Etech (205 Hrs)
  • Taco Outriggers
  • Garmin GPS 4210
  • VHF
  • Power Pole
  • 2012 Minnkota Trolling Motor
  • Jack Plate
  • Two Live Wells
  • Four Batteries
  • Trim Tabs
  • Stereo
This boat is extremely well maintained. There are multiple covers to keep off the sun and the weather. This boat was custom built for the current owners with multiple options. Call for an exclusive appointment.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Sheaffer
Model: S240
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Sheaffer Marine
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: OSJBV113J112
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 199.08 mi


Length: 24 ft
Length Overall: 24 ft
Beam: 8'6 ft
Max Draft: 1'8 ft
Min Draft: 1'1 ft
Bridge Clearance: 10 ft
Dry Weight: 3,200 lb
Deadrise: 14 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Evinrude
  • Model: Etec
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 250hp
  • Type: Outboard 2 Stroke
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 205
Cruising Speed: 28 kn
Maximum Speed: 40 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Boat Class: Center Consoles, Bay Boats


S. Lee Bowden
Capt. S. Lee Bowden Licensed Florida Yacht Broker Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales 802-734-0757 cell 772-925-1173 home office 772-600-8535 MPYS office
Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales


Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales
4905 SE Dixie Highway Suite 105
Stuart, Florida, US, 34997
Tel:(802) 734-0757
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

2012 Sheaffer S240 Custom Center Console
When Ben Sheaffer saw the demand for a modern equivalent to the classic Flat Back design over twenty years ago, he took his accumulated knowledge from a lifetime of working in all aspects of the maritime industry into his shop and got to work. Using the positive attributes that made this old design so popular along with modern construction improvements, he assembled his first prototype model, the 239 FB.

While this design proved to be an instant success, Ben wasn't satisfied. Advances in outboard technology since the Flat Back was originally created offered significantly more horsepower and new factors needed to be considered; most importantly, stability at cruising speed while turning. These flat bottom boats at high speed had a tendency to slide which could present a safety hazard. Mr. Sheaffer wasn't comfortable with the thought of this risk resting on his shoulders and set out to improve the bottom design. By adding the right amount of deadrise, Sheaffer was sure that stability could be improved in turns while the hull still retained its shallow draft and stability at rest. A 14-degree variable bottom proved to be the answer and the 239 V was born.

With a winning hull design on his hands, Ben used the next 18 years to refine design features and construction technology utilized throughout the boat. Since these boats are all custom crafted to owner specs, each would have its own personality. The years offered a look at numerous preferences for deck layout and rigging; naturally the present version offers a culmination of those years of experience. Mastering the use of state of the art construction and laminating techniques and applying these methods to create the strongest bonds and finest finish work the industry has to offer has resulted in the Sheaffer S240.
The full tower version we tested featured perhaps the most solid feeling tower of this kind I have ever climbed into. Running upstairs at high speeds in 20-knots of wind didn't upset me or the boat in the least and a noticeable lack of any kind of rattle or creak followed me throughout the entire boat as I examined each corner while underway. It was evident that these craftsmen take great pride in their work. Another point to consider was the simple ease of access to any system on board that might ever require attention. A wide roomy opening on the forward console backrest offered easy accessibility to all 12V systems including electronics units, all wiring terminals, batteries etc. Water pumps, hydraulics for a scissor jack and Power Poles etc. are all located out of the bilge in a dry compartment within the transom making maintenance easier while preventing excessive salt exposure. Easy access to bilge systems was reached through a large hatch in the cockpit deck.

The Sheaffer S240 from its origins to present day represents an example of the classic "Good, Better, Best" principle in boat design and offers anyone who builds one; the classic, elegant style of years past; the most meticulous craftsmanship a buyer could ask for and the ride and fishability demanded by professionals.
Brokers Comments
2012 Sheaffer  S240 Custom Center Console
This is one sweet boat! She was custom built for her current owner and is loaded with options that include a tower, two live wells, trolling motor, power pole, Jack plate, multiple covers and Taco Outriggers. She has been extremely well cared for and is kept on a floating lift so she has been resting out of the water. The Floating dock is available for purchase should the new owner be interested. There is a large fish box in front of the center console and a number of storage areas throughout the boat. This is a great all around fishing boat for the river and for calmer days on the open ocean. She is quick and nimble and can operate in the shallower depths to find the fish. The tower adds to the visibility factor. Power is provided by 250 horses from the Etech engine that only has 205 hours and has been regularly serviced! Don't let this one get away. Call for an exclusive showing!
Contact Information
Captain S. Lee Bowden
IYBA Licensed Broker
Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales
802 734 0757 (Cell)
772 925 1173 (Home)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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