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Use our boat explorer tool to learn more about all of the different types of fishing boats that are on the market. This way, you will be able to make an informed decision about which type of boat would be best for you and your family. Learn the unique features of each type of boat.
These small fishing boats are intended for those who fish for just about everything.
Bass boats have low, sleek profiles and are built to fish with three anglers on board.
Bowriders are designed for lakes and inland waterways, and are very popular boats.
This boat has multiple functions, you can use it for family outings as well as for fishing
They are fast and ideal for smaller crews who enjoy the sleeker, and sportier look.
These fishing boats are nimble and maneuverable like a bowrider, and very comfortable.
Deck boats offer a huge seating area, has multiple functions, and is ideal for families.
Dinghies are usually less than 10 feet long and they are easy to carry on top of a car.
This popular style of bowrider allows you to fish, ski and cruise all in one afternoon.
These boats are popular in coastal areas where redfish, tarpon, permit and bonefish live.
Houseboats are designed to offer lake house living on the water, ideal for families.
These boats tend to be at least 30 feet long and have room for sleeping, and cooking.
These boats serve many uses, including saltwater or freshwater fishing, or water sports.
Jon boats are simple, no-frills aluminum fishing boats that are easily portable.
Multihull cruisers usually have two hulls and are more commonly called catamarans.
These boats are usually offered as an alternative to center consoles, and are very popular
Pontoons are economically priced, and usually equipped with smaller engines.
These boats have ample living accommodations, including AC, and an electrical generator.
These boats are designed simply to make finding, hooking and landing fish easy for anglers
Stern-Drive Cruisers are great for fishing, waterskiing and overnight cruising.
Walkarounds are most popular in coastal waters and large bays, ideal for families.
Aluminum fishing boats are one of the best types of fishing boats for beginning boaters.
These boats are very versatile, since most can be used in either fresh or saltwater.
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The majority of fishing kayaks are built as either sit-on-top models or sit-inside models.
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