It’s 90 F out, the sun is belting down and you’re cracking open a fresh beer as your rod begins to bend and whirr with the excitement of a fresh catch. Whether you know this feeling as a seasoned angler, or you’re a beginner and keen to get out on the water to experience it for yourself, the right fishing boat can turn this dream into a reality.
We are here to help you realize that dream so that you can comfortably and confidently step into the deep waters and enjoy you’re angling experience. To help, here are a few important factors that you need to know before investing in your new dream boat. Once you’ve considered these, read on to check out our top picks from some of the best fishing boat brands.
As suggested before, a proper fishing boat is an essential buy for a great fishing experience and figuring out which kind of boat to buy can be overwhelming if you have no prior information. Mentioned below are a few points that will help you go through all the options.
– The material of the boat (aluminium Or Fiberglass)
– The size of the boat
– The type of hull of the boat (flat bottom hulls, vee hulls, multihulls, round hulls)
– The Engine Of The Boat
– The Material Of The Boat (Aluminum Or Fiberglass)
– Consider The Size Of The Boat
– Additional Features That You Want
Keeping these factors in mind, you should have a better idea of what to look for when it comes to shopping for your next buy!
The next step of course, is to find a brand that you like and can picture yourself enjoying a day on the water on. as with anything, there are some brands who know what you’re looking for and their brand stands out from the rest for build, comfort, price and performance. Here are some of the best fishing boat brands in 2019:
Yellowfin have been a leader in Center Console fishing boats since 1998. They are one of the most trusted boat brands in the country and pack a lot of boat into the price compared to other companies. Yellowfin boats are consistently a top pick for any fishing enthusiast. Check out one of our favourite Yellowfin boats in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=452yn7SzC
Luxury and comfort take center stage with the Everglades fleet. Built in Florida with a fleet ranging in size from 23 to 43 feet, Everglades boats have a well-earned reputation quality and performance, being able to cut smoothly even through the roughest seas.
SeaVee is a brand that is innovative from the get-go. With an industry leading line of high performance, built to order, sport fishing boats including bay boats, center consoles, and express fishing boats, you know you’re going to be comfortable and confident out on the water.
When it comes to single-mission water sports boats, few brands have attained the status of MasterCraft. It took the sixth spot on Ranker’s ratings of boat brands, has won Innovations awards five out of the past six years, and has even won awards for its advanced-tech manufacturing plant in Vonore, TN. MasterCraft is also much-loved for its unusual five-year “MasterCare” warranty, which covers the boat from stem to stern and is fully transferrable.
Viking Yachts is one of the most recognized—and admired—on the ocean. Viking Yachts made it to the final round in Boat Trader Boating Madness, builds 90-percent of the yacht’s pieces-parts in house to maintain top quality control, and carries one of the top resale values for boats of their size. Viking currently builds from 37 to 93 feet, in both fishing boat and motor yacht designs.
Boston Whaler makes fishing and luxury boats from 11’ to 42’ in 38 different models, in all. And this brand has a lot going for it, beyond it’s “unsinkable legend” history dating back 60 years. Resale value is one of this brand’s strongest points. Whaler also boasts 15 consecutive Consumer Satisfaction Index Awards (meaning customer satisfaction information gathered by the NMMA is 90-percent or higher), and has won seven NMMA Innovation awards in the past decade alone.
There is no “best” boat out there, except the boat that is best for you. For more help on choosing the right fishing boat in 2019 or to check out your options send us a message.