Moises Linares: Hi! This is Moises Linares with Take Me Fishing. Ready to buy a new boat, but not sure what type of boat will best suit your needs. The first thing you will want to consider is how and where you intend to use your new boat. Will it be exclusively for fishing, ready to drive in water sports or something just for cruising, the good news, there is a type of boat for every budget and there are dozens of type of boats to choose from.
If you are a beginner you may want to consider an all-purpose fishing boat, aluminum fishing boat, bowrider, or pontoon boat for ease of use.
Lets start with the all-purpose fishing boats. If fishing is your thing then you will likely consider these boats which are great for navigating the variety of fresh and saltwater conditions. There is less seating on these boats compared to the bowrider and pontoon boats, in order to have additional deck space for casting and reeling.
The next boat you may want to consider for fishing are the aluminum fishing boats or jon boats. Mainly used in freshwater fishing, these boats are light weight, easy to trailer and great for fish-friendly areas, such as shallow water, coffs and inlets. They are simply constructed with welded aluminum hulls, have bench-styled seatings and are powered by either a tiller or a motor steering outboard engine. The bowrider on the other hand is the ideal sports boat suitable for fishing, water sports and day cruising. They have extra seating and an open bow upfront and are up and equipped with a swim platform for water sports and a ladder for entering and exiting the water.
For relaxing cruise or a day of casual fishing with your family and friends you may consider a pontoon boat. Pontoon boats might include larger multiple outboard engine, cushioned seatings, moveable tables, wet bars, stereos and moonlighting.
These are just a few types of boats to choose from.