A saltwater fishing boat is your ideal companion to explore miles of sea, lakes, and other waterbodies and indulge in offshore and coastal fishing. No wonder saltwater fishing boats often have a huge demand at auctions offering repossessed boats for sale. When it comes to buying a saltwater fishing boat that best caters to your needs, the decision could be a little challenging as there are several types of vessels available at auctions. To help you make the right pick, here’s a sneak peek into four common types of fishing boats.
1. Bow Riders
Bow riders are like cuddy cabins, but with an open bow. Featuring outboard engines (stern drive) and V-shaped hulls, they are usually 17 to 35 ft long, with seating capacity for 6 to 10 people. Bow riders have a tow eye at the stern, which makes them ideal for carrying water sport equipment such as tubes and wakeboarders. That said, this is a perfect vessel to spend quality time with family and friends over the water. If you find a repossessed boat for sale, you can save a good amount of money.
2. All-purpose Fishing Boats
All-purpose fishing boats although look to bass boats, feature hulls with deeper angles, and higher gunwales. These boats also have a steering wheel, which just makes maneuvering them an easy and fun thing for anglers. Some of the features of all-purpose fishing boats include full wide seats for comfortable riding, live wells and rock lockers.
3. Fish and Ski Boats
Fish and ski boats, as their name suggests, offer benefits of fishing and water sports. Equipped with full-height windshield, tow eye, sunpad, and spacious seatings, they are a perfect to spend some great time over the water. Fish and ski boats are usually trailerable as they are 16 to 22 ft long. If you’re planning to buy them from salvage boats auction or dealership that is not close to your home, transporting them should not be a problem.
4. Center Console Boats
Center console boats have a large, open-flat deck, which makes them ideal for fishing and other watersports. They usually range between 15 to 42 foot in size, with single to four engines, depending on the configuration. Fishing and ski boats are perfect for both fresh and saltwater. Besides offering plenty of space for fishing, they come with T-tops and other cabin styles to guard people who are onboard from harsh weather.
When looking for saltwater fishing boats, you would be amazed to see the plenty of other options including deck boats, inboard cruisers, flat boats, and multi-hull cruisers. Learn more about each type to ensure that you choose a saltwater fishing boat that fits well into your requirements. As far as buying them is concerned, we recommend checking out repossessed boats for sale, before you consider a brand new model.