funny... YES ...It will fit...I had the same question because I have always had 18 footers because I keep it in the garage and I jumped up to a 2014 Z520C w/250MercProXS...now I will add it JUST FITS in my 24.4 space, I ordered the boat with a 6" Atlas Hyd. Jackplate...if I would have got the 10" Jackplate it would not fit !!! I can't vouch for a Yamaha or Evinrude on the back as they may be a few inch longer and mess ya up, but with a Merc it will fit.
Enjoy your new boat !
GOD making fools of scientist since the beginning…
Vaya Con Dios
PB - 10.7 lbs at Lake Athens 12/20/15 on a jig.