Marine News from the Great Lakes

Fishing Genius—NauticStar Boats’ 265 XTS Bay

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018

Inshore or offshore, the new NauticStar 265 XTS is a beast of a bay boat and the largest in the Extreme Tournament Series family of boats. It is the culmination of years of innovation and advanced engineering, with a collection of all the latest bells and whistles evolving from customer feedback for the ultimate fishing vessel.

The carefully designed hull and deck is optimized for performance, functionality, and fishability that will give you capabilities never before seen in a bay boat.

With its large forward and aft fishing decks, ample rod storage, 43-gallon bow fish box, 3 livewell/baitwells, 35 Qt. YETI cooler, and plenty of tackle storage, the 265 is an amazing fishing platform. Not only is it ergonomically correct and down right comfortable, the newly designed leaning post features Llebroc seating with flip-up bolsters and armrests; a 21-gallon baitwell with transparent lid; lighted push button switch panel; and conveniently located freshwater washdown.

Saltwater or freshwater, Red Fish or Snapper, it doesn’t matter – the STAR Performance hull with air-assist chine, aft planing pods, Leno trim tabs, and sharp vee entry is designed to minimize draft for skinny fishing and provide a forgiving ride through tight open chops and coastal swells. Also, an Atlas jack plate is standard.


About NauticStar Boats

NauticStar Boats, now part of the MasterCraft family, has been building boats for more than 25 years. Distinctive features of a NauticStar remains its wood-free construction, limited lifetime warranty, one-piece foam filled stringer system, durable vinylester barrier coat, and sealed shoe-box style deck to hull mounting. Visit for more information.

This article first appeared in the Winter Issue (Jan/Feb) 2018 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.


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