What Boat Is Right For You?

Are you looking to fish, ski or what? The right boat for you really depends on what you want to do while on the water. Let’s take a look at some options.

Freshwater Fishing

If fishing is your game, you will want to look at investing in a bass boat or an all purpose fishing boat. Another great option would be a boat with a center console. A center console vessel provides protection from the sun or sudden rain showers and more.

With nearly 44 million freshwater anglers in the U.S., freshwater fishing consistently tops the list of favorite outdoor sports.

Saltwater Fishing

For saltwater fishing you might want to look at something a little bigger – possibly a walkaround, sportfishing yacht or a multi-hull power boat. Any of these sturdy vessels can provide more stability as you reach rougher water heading out to where the fish are waiting. A walkaround boat, also called a walkaround cuddy, is a fishing boat with a small cabin that provides 360-degrees of fishability.

The best walkaround boats offer a combination of fishing amenities and a cabin with a berth and toilet for overnight fishing adventures, a weather escape or securing your gear.


If watersports are your passion, you might want to consider a bowrider, deck boat or a ski boat.

A bowrider is an extremely popular boat type among all boaters – from those who are brand new to boating or seasoned veterans. Bowriders are versatile, which is why nearly every boat manufacturer offers a bowrider line within their inventory.


If a peaceful day on the water is more your speed, then a sailboat is what you are seeking. A quiet glide as you skim across the water brings relaxation and peace to your water experience. There are different types of sailboats built to accommodate what you are interested in doing – from day sailing to cruising, competitive racing to charter vacations – your adventure awaits.

Overnight Cruising

Looking for a getaway that’s a little out of the ordinary? Take an overnight cruise on a local lake or body of water. Many boats on the market today can offer the experience you are seeking on this overnight cruise or weekend away. Boaters can choose from sportfishing yachts, cabin cruisers, cuddy cabins, trawlers and others.

A trawler is a very distinct type of powerboat, designed for long-distance cruising and in many cases, living aboard for significant stretches of time. The origin of trawlers can be traced back to commercial fishing trawler boats but, in this day and age, most trawlers place you straight into the lap of luxury.

Day Cruising

If you just want to hang out with friends for a day on the water filled with laughter and fun, then you will want to consider one of these watercrafts – fish and ski, jet boat or a pontoon.

The pontoon was once a simple boxy-looking floating platform but recently it has emerged as a comfortable, luxury filled, pleasure boat that can offer a heart-stopping thrill ride as well as a slow relaxing day just cruising around on the water. Pontoon boats have really come a long way and can now provide comfort and luxury filled with modern style.

So, whether you are nine or ninety, time spent on the water can be a fun adventure. Show us what you are doing this summer on the water? Share your photos and videos, or just tell us about your boat. We’re waiting.


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