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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > October 2019 > How to Choose a Fishing Boat for Inshore Saltwater Trips
Learning how to choose a fishing boat for inshore saltwater trips doesn't have to be a complicated process. While there are many models and brands to choose from, buying a fishing boat really just involves a bit of thought and research.
Maybe you already know how to boat, but are thinking about making a transition from freshwater boating to saltwater boating. If this is the case, you should learn how to choose a boat built from specialized materials that will withstand a marine environment. You may also want to check a boat buying guide to learn about hull designs that have minimal draft for navigation over shallow water.
If you want to know how to choose a saltwater fishing boat for inshore use, consider the three main types of inshore boats:
Figuring out how to choose a boat for the inshore spots you want to fish doesn't have to be confusing or complicated. There is a boat for every budget, and shopping for the right one is part of the fun!
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Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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