Hurricane SunDeck 2400 OB

Published online: Mar 17, 2014 Boat Test Monday Brady L. Kay
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Our First Impression

Hurricane goes all out with this SunDeck to ensure that every detail is covered and every need is met. You truly have everything you’d ever hope to find on a deck boat included on this model as tested.

Consumer Test

At first glance you might not appreciate the versatility of this deck boat. You see the beautiful exterior, the wakeboard tower, sporty helm console, retractable ski pylon as well as the 300 horsepower engine and can tell this is a dream boat for any watersports enthusiast. But what you don’t notice until you do some deeper investigating is the aerated livewell in the bow and the rod storage in one of the in-floor ski lockers. For those casual anglers, we love that you can switch your focus to fishing at the end of the day once you’ve worn out the wakeboarders in your family.

At the helm is a great-looking console with easy-to-read gauges, a built-in Lowrance color GPS and there is even a stereo remote control that actually floats in case it gets away from you. The actual stereo is inside the changing room enclosure where it is protected from the elements. Also inside is a sink, vented window as well as a toilet that includes a holding tank.

Behind the helm chair is an entertainment center with a sink, faucet, a portable cooler and even a flip-out trash receptacle. We also love the swim deck area that includes a second telescopic ladder, wash down, fender storage as well as rear-facing speakers. When it comes to speakers, this boat isn’t lacking and we especially like the amp under the helm console as well as one of the most organized wiring systems we’ve ever seen at our test. Great craftsmanship starts with the wiring and this is just one example of why we love the quality on this boat.    

Inspection Test

Hurricane builds its boats with what they call a Category 5 hull. This design features a widebody hull that is the same width bow to stern, along with lifting strakes, a shallow draft, and generous reverse chine hull, all of which enhance the overall comfort level of the ride.

Above deck there is over 13 feet of usable deck space inside the cockpit, and we love the self-bailing design. Below the slip-out seat cushions the storage compartments are all well-finished with liners and a great amount of storage space. The dual in-floor lockers at 22 inches deep are perfect for ski and wakeboard storage, but we also like the built-in rod storage in one of the compartments as well. Overall, the boat earned high marks for craftsmanship, fit and finish work and overall design.

Performance Test

With the incredible sound system and the Yamaha 300hp outboard on the back, this SunDeck just begs to have Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” blasting out the speakers. Sure to put a smile on anyone’s face, we love the performance of this 24-footer. She’s quick and responsive and with that power assist it’s amazing how fun this boat is to drive. We reached speeds over 50 miles per hour with ease and honestly we had a hard time giving this one back to the manufacturer. 

Who Should Buy It

You’re going to pay a little more for quality and power on this model, but as tested you can put this deck boat in the category as the one you would want to own if the price fit your budget. This is a well-built, fun-to-drive sporty boat that backs up its looks with great performance.

Number of Occupants:  12

Price As Tested With Power:    $73K

Maximum Speed:                      52.3 mph

Wild Ponies:                             300hp

No. of Gates:                            0

0-20 MPH:                              5.0 seconds      

Ladder Steps                            5

Ladder Measurement:               3’ 11”                

Why we love this boat…You truly have everything you’d ever want on a deck boat with a mix of standards and options on this model. It’s a versatile deck boat that truly has a lot to offer.             

Just being picky…Getting back in the boat is important so we love that this SunDeck has two telescopic ladders. But with only three rungs on the bow ladder, it would be nice if this one dropped a little deeper into the water since the bow is taller compared to the stern. 

NOTABLE STANDARDS

Stainless steel canopy, auto bilge pump, owners program membership, anchor locker, stainless steel cleats, stern telescoping ladder, dock lighting, 25-qt. cooler, entertainment center with sink, Sony DSXMS60 with USB and iPod Dock, stainless steel rubrail, stainless steel cupholders and enclosed head with sink.

OPTIONS ON TEST BOAT

Power assist steering, toilet, colored hull bottom, Xtreme package, playpen cover, wake tower speakers, wake tower with racks, engine set, livewell, rear washdown system, rod holder, M68C depth finder, compass and telescoping ski/tow bar.

VITAL STATS

LOA                            24’

Beam                           8’ 6”

Hull Design                   Fiberglass

Dry Weight                   3,735 lbs.

Fuel Capacity               77 Gallons

Tallest Side Onboard                Sides 49”

Lowest Side Onboard              Stern 12”

Changing Room Height 3’ 10.5”

TEST DRIVE

Engine                          Yamaha F300 XCA

Cylinder Type               V6

Cubic-inch Displacement/Horsepower  250ci/300hp    

Lower Unit Gear Ratio 1.75:1

Propeller                      15 1/4 X 19 Saltwater Series II

RPM      vs.      SPEED     vs.   DB-A  

600                  4.0 mph            82.5                            

1000                5.5 mph            87       

1500                7.3 mph            85

2000                8.9 mph            89.5                            

2500                11.0 mph          92       

3000                15.3 mph          97.5    

3500                22.5 mph          100                                         

4000                34.8 mph          106                 

4500                39.3 mph          106.5  

5000                44.5 mph          108.5

5500                49.1 mph          113.5

5800                52.3 mph          116

Elkhart, Ind.
574-522-8381

www.hurricaneboats.com

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