Built To Be Your Boat For As Long As You Fish
All Islamorada models are built for stealth and accessibility in shallow water. Touted as the ultimate bay boat, the Morada 24 is on a level all its own. A 20-degree deadrise is something you don’t typically expect in a bay boat but is a welcome feature to this model. This bay boat can pick its way through three-foot chop just as easily as it can slip into a school of redfish.
Fuel Capacity (gallons)
- The boat needed to come on plane effortlessly and rapidly with bare minimal bow rise.
- It needed to be able to run wide open and respond properly to a very high-speed, hard-over turn without “catching an edge” or doing anything unpredictable.
- It needed to ride over extreme chop with breaking wave tops in severe winds and never pound nor allow any spray into the cockpit while doing so (not even aft of the helm area).
- It needed to sit stable and level even with all of the movable weight onboard located on the windward side to a beam sea.
- It needed to not “stuff” into a following sea or the into the steep face of a head sea. All while having a mere 17” interior freeboard height.
- It did NOT need to be the fastest boat in its class, but it still needed to produce a good turn of speed at WOT.
Building the perfect shallow water boat requires attention to detail, well laid plans and a whole lot of ingenuity. The team set out to accomplish their design using a set of non-negotiable parameters that would make the boat undeniably perfect.
The process took two years of trial and error by a team of six engineers before the perfect design was completed.
Built for Better Performance
- Horsepower - 300hp
- Induction - EFI/VCT/DOHC
- Displacement - 4.2L
- Weight (est.) - 562 lbs
- Gear Ratio - 1.75:1
Morada 24 Propeller(s)
- Saltwater Series II
- Diameter x Pitch - 15-1/4 x 19
- Yamaha Part # 6CE-45970-20-00
- Propeller Material - Polished Stainless Steel
Looking good and having the right tools to be an effective fisherman have never been so accessible in a bay boat.
LOA – 24′
Beam – 8′ 6″
Draft (hull only) – 13″-15″
Deadrise – 20°
Weight (Dry Hull Only) – 2850
Max Hp – 400 hp
Fuel cap – 109 gal
|Resin Infused Hull – built 6 times stronger than Hand Laminated hulls||Carbon Innegra Hull and/or Deck construction (optional)|
|Fuel Filter / Water Separator||Automatic Bilge Pumps w/ Ultra float switches ((2) 1500 GPH)|
|Centerline Livewell (30 gal)||Power Pole – 8′ Blade w/ jackplate mounted bracket (1)
|Corecell coring in hull, deck, deck cap, consoles & hatches||Foam Cored fiberglass stringers infused with hull infusion process|
|Non-skid deck & sole||White hull & interior using ISO gelcoat|
|Self Bailing Cockpit||SeaDek Gaskets for all hatches, Landing in Rod Locker, & under gunnels|
|Anchor locker w/ top access hatch||Stainlees Steel scuppers, hinges, fills, latches, and vents|
|Stainless Steel HD Bow Eye (1) and Stern Eyes (2)||Heavy Duty Rub Rail & Stainless Steel insert – white or black|
|Aluminum fuel tank, epoxy painted (109 gal)||Lenco electric trim tabs w/ indicator lights and auto retract (recessed)|
|Atlas Electric Jackplate w/ blinker switch on helm (10″)||LED Bow and Stern Navigation Lights|
|C-Zone digital switching w/ manual back-up||Tinned copper wiring to ABYC standards|
|65 qt. Frigid fiberglass cooler with custom closed cell foam cushion||Stainless steel handrails (if no top) (2)|
|LED under gunnel and compartment lights||Aluminum leaning post, fixed backrest, 4 rod holders, handrail, & storage|
|Stainless Steel gunnel mount rod holders with hidden fasteners (4)||Stainless steel 6″ pull up cleats (6)|
|Acrylic 2-piece Front Access Door||Acrylic 2-stage full width glove box|
|Hydraulic, tilt steering with SS wheel & powerknob||Group 31 AGM marine batteries (2)|
|Electronic engine controls and digital gauges)||High-density, closed cell foam, all white seat cushions|
|Drink Holders in Console (2)|
How Many Morada 24's do you build each year?
We are currently building between 12 and 15 per year.
2. Why don’t I see more pre-owned 24 Moradas on the market?
Because most people that step up to investing in a 24 Morada have owned lesser priced, lower quality bay boats before and intend to keep their 24 Morada for many years. Also, because we are a very limited volume builder.
Was the Morada 24 designed by Stuart Boatworks?
No, we purchased the brand in 2018. It has been built as an Islamorada Boatworks boat since 2014.
Prior to that, the original design dates back to the mid 1980s.
Is the Morada 24 only built in fiberglass or is there a Carbon version available as well?
We resin infuse our standard boat using primarily E-glass. We do offer the boat built out of Carbon Innegra, which is the most advanced carbon in the boat building industry at this time.
It provides a degree of flexibility to carbon that carbon alone does not provide. You can select the hull, the deck, or both to be built out of Carbon Innegra.
5. What advantages are gained by building the 24 out of Carbon Innegra?
The boat weighs approximately 20% lighter (approximately 550 lbs.). It is approximately 25% stronger than our already rock-solid E-glass, resin Infused boat.
The draft is reduced by perhaps a few inches, and the boat is likely slightly more fuel efficient as well.
Not Just Another Skiff
Created entirely out of resin-infused Carbon Innegra, this new skiff is set to make its mark.
This skiff is arguably the most thoughtfully designed skiff that can be customized exactly to your liking.
Working in shallow water is what we do.
The design of our Morada 24 bay boat is over 35 years in the making. Not to be outdone, our smaller skiffs are quickly making their mark on the shallow water market as well.
If you've got a question for our team, or want to get started on a build, reach out to us today.