The Ellis 24

  • Ellis24ExpressFast
  • Ellis24ExpressTightCorner
  • Ellis24ExpressCruise
  • Ellis24ExpressinWake
  • Ellis24Lobsteryacht
  • Ellis24Lobsteryacht2
  • Ellis24ExpressCruiserOpenFwd
  • Ellis24ExpressFromCockpit
  • Ellis24ExpressHelmNav
  • Ellis24Interior1
  • Ellis24Interior2
  • Ellis24Interior3
  • Ellis24OpenCorner
  • Ellis24OpeninWake
  • Ellis24OpenFast
  • Ellis24OpenCruise
  • Ellis24OpenInboard2
  • Ellis24OpenInboard
  • Ellis24OpenConsole

When master boatbuilder Ralph Ellis designed the Ellis 24, he started with a half model. Pulling from his decades of experience building downeast yachts, he shaped the Ellis 24 semi-displacement hull into a versatile 24 footer that is adaptable to multiple types of engine installations (inboard, stern drive, single outboard, or twin outboards). The Ellis 24 can be built with a full keel (when using the inboard engine) or with a reduced keel (with stern drives and outboards). The two Cabin models (Express Cruiser and Lobster Yacht) are roomy enough for a couple to cruise around and drop anchor overnight (v-berth, sink, and head included). The two open models (Open Fisherman and Runabout) are excellent day-cruisers for those needing space for the whole family. And, when you are done with your trip, you can put it on a trailer and drive away! On Lakes or on Oceans, the Ellis 24 is a stable, comfortable, fast, and dry downeast cruiser.  

Length overall 24′ 4″
Maximum beam 8′ 6″
Draft (inboard) 2′ 4″
Draft (outboard) 1′ 6″
Headroom (cabin) 5′ 10″
Headroom (shelter) 6′ 2″
Displacement 4-6,000 lbs.
Fuel 100 gallon
Potable water 30-gallon
Suggested power 200 to 220-hp


  • Ellis 24 Profiles - Four different Ellis 24 Models
  • Ellis 24 Open Boat
  • Ellis 24 Lobsteryacht or Lobster Yacht
  • Ellis 24 Express Cruiser or Bass Boat
  • Ellis 24 Runabout