Use our Boat Explorer Tool

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 your and your family. Learn the unique features of each type of boat.

Types of Fishing Boats

All Purpose Fishing Boats

These small fishing boats are intended for those who fish for just about everything.

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Bass Boats

Bass boats have low, sleek profiles and are built to fish with three anglers on board.

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Bowriders

Bowriders are designed for lakes and inland waterways, and are very popular boats.

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Center Console Boats

This boat has multiple functions, you can use it for family outings as well as for fishing

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Closed Bow Runabouts

They are fast and ideal for smaller crews who enjoy the sleeker, and sportier look.

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Cuddy Cabins

These fishing boats are nimble and maneuverable like a bowrider, and very comfortable.

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Fishing Deck Boats

Deck boats offer a huge seating area, has multiple functions, and is ideal for families.

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Dinghies

Dinghies are usually less than 10 feet long and they are easy to carry on top of a car.

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Fish and Ski Boats

This popular style of bowrider allows you to fish, ski and cruise all in one afternoon.

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Flat Boats

These boats are popular in coastal areas where redfish, tarpon, permit and bonefish live.

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Houseboats

Houseboats are designed to offer lake house living on the water, ideal for families.

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Inboard Cruisers

These boats tend to be at least 30 feet long and have room for sleeping, and cooking.

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Inflatable Fishing Boats

These boats serve many uses, including saltwater or freshwater fishing, or water sports.

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Jon Boats

Jon boats are simple, no-frills aluminum fishing boats that are easily portable.

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Multihull Cruisers

Multihull cruisers usually have two hulls and are more commonly called catamarans.

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Multihull Powerboats

These boats are usually offered as an alternative to center consoles, and are very popular

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Pontoons

Pontoons are economically priced, and usually equipped with smaller engines.

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Sedan Bridge Boats

These boats have ample living accommodations, including AC, and an electrical generator.

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Sportfishing Boats

These boats are designed simply to make finding, hooking and landing fish easy for anglers

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Stern Drive Cruiser

Stern-Drive Cruisers are great for fishing, waterskiing and overnight cruising.

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Walkarounds

Walkarounds are most popular in coastal waters and large bays, ideal for families.

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Aluminum Fishing Boats

Aluminum fishing boats are one of the best types of fishing boats for beginning boaters.

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Small Fishing Boats

These boats are very versatile, since most can be used in either fresh or saltwater.

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Offshore Fishing Boats

Here are some important points to consider when selecting an offshore fishing boat.

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Fishing Kayaks

The majority of fishing kayaks are built as either sit-on-top models or sit-inside models.

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Fishing Canoes

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Fishing Paddle Boards

Find out about types of fishing SUPS that you can use for saltwater or freshwater fishing.

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