2014 Fishing Boat Guide

Whether shopping for an 18-foot skiff or moving up to a 44-foot sportfisherman, today’s boat buyers are all demanding the same thing from boat manufacturers — value. Successful companies have responded by focusing on quality construction, classic beauty, fuel efficiency and versatility to attract educated buyers who demand bang for their bucks. With improved technology and manufacturing capabilities, manufacturers have improved performance, fit and finish that give them the ability to take advantage of the power and light weight of modern engines. The result is a tremendous opportunity for this season’s buyers to invest in a boat that will provide great returns on the water.


Albin Boats
Bristol, RI
albinboatsusa.com

Albin represents downeast-style cruising at its best. Over 100 years of quality, handcrafted boat building has produced timeless styling and rugged, reliable performance for cruising, fishing and family fun. Diesel-powered yachts are built without compromise and known throughout the world as seaworthy vessels designed to handle the roughest waters. Albin Boats in sizes from 28 to 35 feet are now built by C&C Marine in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Models: 28TE, 32TE, 35TE, 35 Command Bridge


Allied Boatworks
Peru, ME
alliedboatworks.com

Allied begins this season with an all-new website detailing the company’s line of seven stock boats in 17’, 19’ and 20’ models. New to the line this year are the 17-foot Tiller, Sportsman and Classic models. Allied is a Maine-based, semi-custom builder of “Downeast” style boats. Each boat is hand-laid and built to commercial standards. Allied builds quality, safe, efficient, traditionally elegant and affordable boats, outfitted to meet all of its customer’s needs for years of care-free service and enjoyment.

Models: 17′ Tiller, 17′ Sportsman, 17′ Classic, 20′ Tiller, 20′ Sportsman, 19′ Classic, 20′ Fisherman, Custom


Angler Boats
Miami, FL
anglerboats.com

Operating under the same ownership for the past 35 years, Angler Boat Corporation is one of the few major independent boat builders still remaining. Their boats are still hand-built using hand-laid fiberglass matting. They’re also totally wood-free, which means you can forget about long-term rot problems. Designed and built with fishing in mind, Anglers are tough and rugged boats that allow owners to spend less time on maintenance and more time fishing. For an example of how Angler stays at the forefront of emerging technologies, check out their new 2800 CC with its poured ceramic transom, which is bonded to its integrated stringer system for superior toughness.

Models: 173F CC, 183F CC, 204F/FX, 220FX, 220VFX, 230B, 230VBX, 2600CC, 2700CC, 2800 Center, 2800 Cuddy, 2900CC, 180DC, 204WA, 200WA, 22 Panga, 26 Panga, 173 Bay, 2000 Grande Bay, 2200 Grande Bay, Commercial


Boston Whaler
Edgewater, FL
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Boston Whaler, the “Unsinkable Legend,” started in 1958 with a 13-footer and today offers five lines – the Super Sport, Montauk, Dauntless, Outrage and Conquest – in sizes from the 110 Tender to the 370 Outrage. The new Dauntless lineup for 2014, which includes the brand-new 210 Dauntless and 240 Dauntless, is designed for active families interested in serious fishing, watersports, and comfortable cruising.

Models: 110 Sport, 110 Tender, 130 Super Sport, 150 Super Sport, 170 Super Sport, 150 Montauk, 170 Montauk, 190 Montauk, 210 Montauk, 170 Dauntless, 180 Dauntless, 210 Dauntless, 240 Dauntless, 270 Dauntless, 285 Conquest, 285 Pilothouse, 315 Conquest, 345 Conquest, 345 Pilot, 190 Outrage, 220 Outrage, 250 Outrage, 280 Outrage, 320 Outrage, 320 Cuddy, 350 Outrage, 370 Outrage, 230 Vantage, 270 Vantage


Buddy Davis
Egg Harbor City, NJ
buddydavis.com

New Jersey-based Davis Yachts are all semi-custom yachts. In addition to superior performance, a Buddy Davis also stands out from other sportfishing yachts with its uniquely attractive bow flare, smooth flowing lines and finely crafted interiors. An investment in all new tooling and molds has further positioned Davis as a world-class sportfishing yacht.

Models: 28CC, 34CC, 38 Express, 48 Express, 52 Express, 52 Sportfish, 48 Express, 58 Sportfish, 70 Sportfish


Carolina Classic
Edmonton, NC
carolinaclassicboats.com

Available in sizes from 25 to 35 feet, the Carolina Classic is designed from the keel up for offshore fishing, with high standards for reliability, durability, value and enjoyment. Each Classic is built around a flush cockpit big enough to work several lines. They hold an even keel, and the gunwales are wide enough to easily get around the boat, since game fish don’t always go straight to stern. But the most recognized feature is a big, wide bow that slices the seas and keeps you dry.

Models: 25′, 28′, 32′, 35′


Carolina Cat
Tarboro, NC
carolinacatboats.com

If you want to venture offshore and still want smaller-boat convenience and price, check out the smooth ride of a Carolina Cat 18 or 23. The catamaran hull combines the draft of a small skiff with the ability to handle short chop or larger offshore swell. The new 23DC Carolina Cat combines the impressive cat ride with dual console family features. It can take families and friends comfortably across the bay when short chop keeps comparably sized monohulls at the dock, and with 96-gallon fuel capacity and a 27 mph cruise, the boat has a range of over 250 miles—great for long offshore fishing runs.

Models: 18CC, 23CC, 23DC


Carolina Skiff
Waycross, GA
carolinaskiff.com

Originally a bare bones, affordable work skiff, the Carolina Skiff company has been incorporating styling and a nice fit and finish while still providing durable, versatile, and stable boats at low prices. The new for 2014 Sea Skiff 21 continues this trend with all-new styling on a center console with a fisherman-friendly front deck that’s sure to be a hit with serious, budget conscious anglers.

Models:Ultra Elite Series, JVX Series, DLV Series, JV Series, DLX Series, J Series, Kit Boats


Cobia Boats
Fort Pierce, FL
cobiaboats.com

In 2005, Maverick Boat Company purchased the Cobia brand and incorporated years of boat-building knowledge into the Cobia line up, making it a true fishing boat. The latest addition to its model line-up is the 220 Dual Console, which along with the 180 DC was designed to combine open-water running performance with the topside amenities of a uniquely laid-out dual console deck. The boat features a fully finished stand-up head area and comes standard with cushioned seating for eight people. An aft fold-down bench seat with backrest stows against the transom, allowing for an open cockpit designed for fishing. Additional standard fishing features include under-gunwale storage for rods and gaffs and flush-mount gunwale rodholders.

Models: 172CC, 201CC, 217CC, 237CC, 256CC, 296CC, 21 Bay, 180 Dual Console, 220 Dual Console


Edgewater
Edgewater, FL
ewboats.com

EdgeWater fishing boats are used by serious sportsmen who demand practical features, reliability and durability. Known as a premier builder of family-oriented inshore and offshore center consoles, dual consoles and express models, Edge- Water entered the wide-beam dual console market with its 280 Crossover, which combines an all-new offshore hull, spacious ergonomic dual console deck and seating plan, and an exclusive feature – a cabin with galley, head and sleeping berth. Designed to run and perform with twin engines only, the 280CX can be equipped with twin Yamaha F200, F250 or F300 four-stroke outboards for reliable, fuel-efficient power.

Models: 158CS, 170CC, 188CC, 208CC, 228CC, 230D, 245CC, 268CC, 280CC, 318CC, 388CC, 205CX, 245CX, 280CX, 335EX, 190IS, 210IS, 220IS, 240IS


Contender
Homestead, FL
contenderoffshore.com

The Contender’s clean lines and aggressive entry make it a good-looking boat and a comfortable-riding one too. Contender offers boats ranging from the 21 Open to the 40 Express. In 2012, the new 30ST showed that Contender has not neglected its core focus of producing rugged, tournament-ready center console fishing boats. This year, Contender entered the bay boat market with its 25 Bay, which puts Contender characteristics like its dual-step hull, maximum power rating of 350 horsepower, and 180-quart insulated fishbox into the hands of inshore fishermen.

Models: 21 Open, 23 Open, 25 Tournament, 28 Sport, 28 Tournament, 30 Tournament, 30 ST, 32 Fish Around, 32 Tournament, 32 ST, 32 LS, 35 Tournament, 35 ST, 35 LS, 35 Side, 36 Fish, 39 Tournament, 39 ST,39 LS, 40 Express, 25 Bay


Crestliner
Little Falls, MN
crestliner.com

Since 1946, Crestliner has prided itself on constructing boats that are simply built right and built to last. Through superior design, quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and unmatched value, Crestliner has built their reputation as one of the world’s most durable aluminum boats. Their newest 220 Bay is built to go beyond inshore waters with a stable deep-V hull.

Models: Sportfish, Super Hawk, Retriever, Retriever Jon Deluxe, Retriever Jons, CR Jons, Raptor, Fish Hawk, Pro Tiller, Commander, Bay, Coast Edition, Vision, Kodiak, Sportsman, VT Series, TC Series, Storm Series, SS Series, Outlook


Eastern
Milton, NH
easternboats.com

The Eastern is a rugged, classic downeaststyle boat available in lengths from 18 to 35 feet and built by hand in Milton, New Hampshire. Bob Bourdeau purchased the company in 1993, bringing 35 years of boating experience and making Eastern a family boat-building business with tremendous pride in craftsmanship. Eastern Boats builds Tournament, Explorer and Center Consoles that allow boaters to fish, work and play in comfort. Each boat offers rugged and fuel-efficient all-composite construction.

Models: 18 Center Console, 20 Center Console, 22 Sisu, 22 Center Console, 248 Center Console, 248 Islander, 248 Tournament, 27 Tournament, 248 Explorer, 27 Islander, Eastern 31, Eastern 35, Commercial


Everglades Boats
Edgewater, FL
evergladesboats.com

Bob Daugherty’s boat-building prowess is legendary. Take a ride to your local dealer or one of the winter boat shows and check out the attention to detail not only in the fishability but also the everyday functionality and finish. The latest addition to the Everglades line, the 255cc offers all the features of the acclaimed 5 Series in a compact, powerful package. Of course it has all the fishing amenities you’ve come to expect from Everglades, like spacious fish boxes fore and aft, 2 tackle lockers, a 34-gallon circulating livewell, a 20-gallon freshwater washdown, and plenty of rod holders. And with her deep- V, Dougherty-designed hull, the 255cc is a solid offshore boat that handles rough seas better than many bigger boats.

Boat Models: 210, 223,230, 243, 243 SS, 255, 275, 295, 325, 355 CC, 355 CCX, 355 T, 230 Dual Console, 320 EX, 350 EX, 350 LX, 295 Pilot, 325 Pilot


G3 Boats
Lebanon, MO
g3boats.com

G3’s family of craftsmen, many of whom have been in the industry for decades, consistently produce aluminum boats with great fit and finish, outstanding on-water performance, and exceptional customer satisfaction. As a Yamaha Marine company, you can trust that building quality product is a daily focus at G3 Boats.

Models: Eagle 150 PF, Eagle 160 PF, Eagle 160 PFX, Eagle 170 PFX, Eagle 166 SE, Eagle 170, Eagle 176 Vinyl, Eagle 176, Talon 17 PFX, Talon 17, Talon 17 DLX, Talon 19, Talon 19 DLX, Bay 18, Bay 18 DLX, Bay 20 DLX, Angler V164T, Angler V164C, Angler V164F, Angler V167C, Angler V167T, AnglerV170C, AnglerV172F, AnglerV172C, Angler V172FS, Angler V172T, Angler V175FS, Angler V185F, Angler V185FS, Angler V185SF,


Glacier Bay
Tarboro, NC
glacierbaycats.com

Glacier Bay is a division of the PowerCat Group, the world’s largest producer of power catamarans, with manufacturing facilities in North Carolina. Glacier Bay recently announced the introduction of its new 2770 27-foot cabin model catamaran designed to combine the company’s offshore catamaran hull with fishing features and overnighting capability.

Models: 2665, 2740, 2770, 2780, 3470, 3480


Fortier
Somerset, MA
fortierboats.com

Fortier Boats has been building semi-custom boats for over three decades, constructing over 500 boats in four different sizes from the iconic 26-foot “bass boat” to their 40-footer. A wellproven Eldridge-McInnis design makes their product an exceptional sea boat, and today’s Fortiers have been updated to incorporate the modern conveniences expected by today’s buyer, including the expected fuel economy of diesel inboard engines. An exciting development is the incorporation of the revolutionary quiet and efficient Volvo IPS pod marine propulsion system in certain models.

Models:Fortier 26, Fortier 30, Fortier 33, Fortier 40


Grady White
Greenville, NC
gradywhite.com

A name for years that has been synonymous with quality, the Grady-White line also has a great-riding hull built on the design of C. Raymond Hunt Associates SeaV2 hull. Grady-White was founded in 1959 and builds 26 boat models from 18 to 36 feet at its plant in Greenville, North Carolina. A pioneer in cabin-style boats, Grady- White has also built center console boats for nearly 40 years, with 10 models from 18 to 36 feet. Recently, Grady-White introduced the largest outboard-powered dual-console on the market, the Freedom 375, a phenomenal fishing and cruising boat that represents the ultimate in versatility, absolutely loaded with fishing-friendly and family-friendly features.

Models: Fisherman 180, Fisherman 209, Fisherman 230, Fisherman 257, Canyon 271, Canyon 283, Canyon 306, Canyon 336, Canyon 376, Coastal Explorer 251, Freedom 192, Freedom 205, Freedom 225, Freedom 255, Freedom 275, Freedom 285, Freedom 307, Freedom 335, Freedom 375, Express 305, Express 330, Express 370, Adventure 208, Seafarer 226/228, Gulfstream 232, Journey 258, Chesapeake 290, Marlin 300


Hatteras
New Bern, NC
hatterasyachts.com

Hatteras Yachts is recognized as a world leader in the construction of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts. Based in New Bern, N.C., Hatteras began production of its first model in 1959 and pioneered the production of large offshore fiberglass powerboats. Hat- teras builds sportfishing convertible yachts from 54 to 77 feet.

Models: 60 Motor Yacht, 80 Motor Yacht, 100 Motor Yacht, 54 Convertible, 60 Convertible, 63 Convertible, 77 Convertible


Key Largo
Fort Pierce, FL
keylargoboats.com

The latest line of Key Largo boats includes center consoles, bay boats, and flats boats ranging from 15 to 22 feet. All come with a 10-year structural warranty and a lifetime warranty on the stringers, floor, and transom. The larger models feature walk-in consoles, and all models have Coosa-cored transoms, angling perks like aerated livewells, and standard no-feedback steering–all at surprisingly affordable prices.

Models: Key Largo 160 CC, Key Largo 180 CC, Key Largo 196 CC, Key Largo 168 Bay, Key Largo 186 Bay, Key Largo 210 WI, Key Largo 236 WI, Key Largo 1800 CC, Key Largo 2100WI, Key Largo 2100CCW


Key West Boats
Ridgeville, SC
keywestboats.com

Key West boats are built by fishermen, for fishermen. Since 1986, the goal of Key West Boats has been to provide high quality, high value products enhanced by a commitment to customer service, giving you the best value on the water. Their line of outstanding boats are designed primarily for saltwater use, both inshore and offshore. Each hull from 15’ to 29’ is designed and built for a smooth, fast ride with positive control and fuel efficiency. Introduced in 1992, their no-wood/ no-rot construction pro- vides years of depend- able service.

Models: 176BR, 186BR, 210BR, 230BR, 246BR, 1520CC, 152CC, 1720CC, 172SE, 176CC, 186CC, 189FS, 203FS, 211CC, 219FS, 225CC, 239FS, 244CC, 176DC, 186DC, 203DFS, 211DC, 225DC, 166SK, 177SK, 197SK, 198Sk, 218SK, 211WA


Livingston
Tarboro, NC
livingstonboats.com

By building affordable skiffs with catamaran hulls, Livingston offers small boats with a big boat ride. With 75,000 customers, they are the largest cat boat brand in the world. And, as a member of the PowerCat Group of catamarans, Livingstons are available either directly from the factory or through one of the many PowerCat dealerships. Whether your desires are for family fishing fun, a tender for a yacht, or a car-topper for exotic adventures, check out Livingston and see how a catamaran hull can make a skiff more capable and more fun.

Models: LV9, LV10, LV12, LV14, LV19


Mako Boats
Springfield, MO
mako-boats.com

The Mako brand has been a strong one in the Northeast for 45 years. Their reputation for being rugged, durable boats is what attracts fishermen to them. It’s not uncommon to see anglers fishing on Mako boats that are 20 or even 30 years old! These boats incorporate super-strong transoms plus a unique stringer grid system that’s bonded to the hull to create tremendous structural rigidity. From their 18 LTS bay boat to the ultimate offshore predator, the 284 CC, each Mako provides all the quality, features and peace of mind you need to take your fishing farther than ever. In 2014, Mako is introducing a 184 CC with the nimbleness and shallow draft needed to fish nearshore, as well as the rugged durability and chop-taming ride necessary for offshore runs.

Models: 18LTS, 21LTS, Pro 16 Skiff CC, Pro 17 Skiff CC, 184 CC, 204 CC, 234 CC, 284 CC


Henriques Yachts
Bayville, NJ
henriquesyachts.com

When Jack Henriques immigrated to the United States, he brought with him four generations of Portuguese boat-building experience. He founded Henriques Yachts in 1977 and 35 years later, the company produces 10 models ranging in size from 28 to 50 feet. At the factory in New Jersey, each Henriques is built to order. In 2013, Henriques introduced a new hardtop version of their popular 42 Express.

Models: 28 Express, 30 Express, 35 Express, 38 El Bravo, 42 Express & HT, 50 Express, 35 Flybridge, 38 Flybridge, 42 Flybridge, 50 Flybridge, 42 Charter, 42 Cruiser


Jersey Cape Yachts
Lower Bank, NJ
jerseycapeyachts.com

The talented craftsman on Team Jersey Cape strive to build the absolute best quality sportfishing yachts. Each boat is manufactured to the owner’s specifications and preferences and built to suit their needs. The Devil 36 is the flagship of the Jersey Cape line. A striking bow flare and sharp entry slice through the roughest of conditions, while the 14’ 7” beam and true Carolina-style hull transform this sexy eye-catcher into a true workhorse. A fish raiser and proven tournament winner with a 98.6 sq. ft. cockpit and over 200 gallons of fish box space, step below deck to find creature comforts to rival a sportfish twice her size.

Models:31′ Little Devil,Devil 36′,Devil 40′, Devil 45′,44′ Sport Yacht, 47′ HTEX, 48′ Sport Yacht, 66′ Sport Yacht


Noreast Boats
Portsmouth, NH
noreastboats.com

Handmade and built tough, Noreast offers 18- and 21-foot center console hulls. The custom 210 CC is the largest, designed as a family fishing boat that can handle a trip offshore. The custom 186 is positioned as the ultimate trailerable boat for lake and ocean fun. The 18CC is based on the same hull design as the custom 186 but with an open layout perfect for fishing. The 186 sport model, new for 2014, features a bow fishing platform, aft jump seats, stainless rub rail and hydraulic steering.

Models:18 CC, Custom 186CC, Custom 210CC


Maritime
Augusta, ME
maritimeboats.com

Built in Maine, Maritime Marine boats are good-looking, good-riding fishing boats. Usually in boat building there’s some compromise between a fuel-efficient boat and a comfortable ride. The Maritime design is one of the best at blending the two. The 25 Patriot from Maritime, based on the popular and proven 23 Patriot, has all the conveniences of a center console, allowing walk-around fishing, while still providing maximum wind and weather protection. The rooftop gives protection from the sun and rain, and the berth under the big center cabin gives ample room for gear storage, or even a place to catch some sleep on overnight fishing trips.

Models:1480 Skiff, 1690 Skiff, 1890 Skiff, 2090 Skiff, 18 Defiant, 20 Defiant, 23 Defiant, 25 Defiant, 20 Pioneer, 23 Voyager, 25 Voyager, 23 Patriot, 25 Patriot, 20 Classic, 23 Classic, 25 Classic, 23 Challenger, 25 Challenger


North Coast Boats
Bristol, RI
northcoastboats.com

In the rich tradition of New England boat building, the North Coast line has a blend of the classic lines with solid performance and function. North Coast boats are built by C&C Marine, located in Bristol, Rhode Island. Jose C. DaPonte, president and owner of C&C Marine, has been building quality boats since the early 1970s and is one of the foremost authorities in composite boat building. These boats are built in a semi-custom fashion, always with the customer in mind. North Coast works closely with their dealer network to make every buying experience an enjoyable one.

Models: 18′ Skiff, 19′ Center Console, 20′ Center Console, 21′ Express, 21′ Hard Top, 23′ Center Console, 23′ Express, 23′ Hard Top, 26′ Center Console, 28′ Express


May-Craft Boats
Smithfield, NC
may-craft.com

For over 30 years, Kenneth May has been building outstanding watercraft for both recreational and commercial fishing. It’s that passion for his trade and his sport, plus his wealth of experience that Kenneth brings to the May-Craft line of skiffs, center consoles and pilothouse boats. May-Craft has prided itself on being a company that partners with people who love the water, listening to their customers and continually making improvements based on their needs. Whether you are a serious fisherman or someone who just loves boating, you can rest assured that, when powered by reliable Yamaha outboards, your May-Craft will give you years of enjoyment.

Models: 2700CCX, 2550CCX, 2300CCX, 2286 SKIFF, 2000CC, 1900CC, 1820CC, 1800 SKIFF, 1700 SKIFF, 2700 PILOT XL, 2550 PILOT XL, 2300 PILOT


Nautic Star
Amory, MS
nauticstarboats.com

The engineers, designers and craftsmen at NauticStar are rich in boat-building knowledge. Three generations of hands on experience have led to knowledge of what will simple work and what will work exceptionally well. Their popular Nautic Bay boat series offers bay boats from 18 to 24 feet, and the XS center console series includes the flagship 2500XS, which will get you offshore in style, comfort and safety.

Models: 214 XTS, 214 XTS Shallow Bay, 224 XTS, 244 XTS, 1810 NauticBay, 191 NauticBay, 2110 Sport, 2200 Sport, 2400 Sport, 210 Coastal


Parker
Beaufort, NC
parkerboats.com

Parker has a reputation as a solid, over-built boat. Efficient hull design allows Parker boats to plane easily and run economically, more than compensating for the heavy construction. All Parker boats are hand-laid from the finest roll stocks and resins available. Deck hardware is thru-bolted stainless steel with backing plates. No detail is too small to be considered unimportant. Parker Marine offers center console, walkaround and sport cabin designs. In 2014, new features and amenities have been made standard on specific models, such as an above-deck livewell on the 1801 center console, hydraulic steering on the 2120 and 2320 models, and stainless steel pull-up cleats on all 2014 center consoles. Also in 2014, a new mix of color options are sure to make a splash.

Models: 1801 CC, 2100 Big Bay, 2100 CC, 2100 SE, 2300 CC, 2300 SE, 2300T Big Bay, 2500 SE, 2501 CC, 2801 CC, 2310 DV Walkaround, 2510 XL Walkaround, 2510 XLD Walkaround, 2120 Sport Cabin, 2320 SL Sport Cabin, 2520 XL Sport Cabin, 2520 XLD Sport Cabin, 2530 Extended Cabin, 2820 XLD Sport Cabin, 3420 XLD Sport Cabin


Pioneer
Waterboro, SC
pioneerboats.com

Pioneer Boats is a family-owned business that has been producing some of the finest boats available, including center consoles, fish and ski, and bay boats. For fishermen looking for more from a bay boat, check out the Pioneer 220 Bay Sport. If your adventures require entering the inland lake, rivers and bays or the tougher waters offshore, this unsinkable hybrid design gets the job done by combining the versatility of a bay boat’s shallow to medium draft and spacious fishing platform with the comforts and ride of a sport fish.

Models: Venture 222, Venture 197, Venture 175, Islander 197, Sportfish 222, Sportfish 197, Sportfish 180, Bay Sport 220, Bay Sport 175, Cape Island 186


Pro-Line
Washington, NC
prolineboats.com

What started out as a small company building fishing boats for local guides in 1968 has grown to become one of the largest fiberglass fishing boat companies in the world. Pro-Line’s 20 to 35 center consoles and 20 to 32 express platforms are built with wood-free designs that mean you can focus on fishing and not worry about rot.

Models: 32XP, 32 Express, 26 XP, 26 Express, 23 XP, 23 Express, 20 Express, 35 Super Sport, 29 Grand Sport, 26 Super Sport, 23 Sport, 20 Sport, 23 Dual Console, 23cc, 21cc


Pursuit
Fort Pierce, FL
pursuitboats.com

Pursuit Boats builds distinctive outboard-powered fishing boats in Offshore, Center Console, Sport and Dual Console configurations, in models from 18 to 37 feet. In 2013, Pursuit Boats offered a brand-new Yamaha outboard-powered Sport Yacht. The new luxury vessel will be designated a 36 footer; however the patent-pending design inclusive of the outboard power brings her overall length to an impressive 41’ 2”. The patent-pending design takes advantage of the wealth of space revealed through use of outboard power plants.

Models: OS385, OS345, OS315, OS285, OS255, C310, C280, C260, C230, C200, C180, DC265, DC235, SC365, ST310, S280


Regulator
Edenton, NC
regulatormarine.com

Regulator is a classic deep-V center console designed with incredible lines and a commitment to quality, designed exclusively by renowned Naval Architect Lou Codega for offshore fishing. Regulators are North Carolina bred and born, tested against the challenging conditions of the Outer Banks. Their line of sportfishing boats from 23’ to 34’ is designed and engineered for the most discriminating anglers in the world.

The Regulator 34 Center Console is designed to appeal to the serious angler who demands a top fishing platform with a wealth of fishing features. It’s built tough to stand up to the most punishing offshore conditions while delivering a smooth, solid ride. Equip it with Yamaha V8 F350 outboard engines, which use power steering and electronic controls that make them highly maneuverable for their size.

Models: 23′, 24′, 25′, 28′, 32′, 34′, 34SS


Rampage
Oconto, WI
rampageyachts.com

Originally conceived, designed and built for offshore fishing on the rugged waters off New England, Rampage earned a reputation for seaworthiness and versatility. Today’s Rampage is still a rugged offshore fishing platform, now built with a true offshore deep-V or modified-V hull combined with a Carolina bow flare that the original designs lacked. A Rampage is rugged, yet striking, designed to give you the comfort and confidence to go father offshore and get you back. Check out their 34, 38 and 41 express models and the flagship 45 convertible.

Models: 45 Convertible, 41 Express, 38 Express, 34 Express


Robalo
Nashville, GA
robalo.com

In 2014, Robalo plans to build on the success of the wildly popular R180 and R200 center consoles with the introduction of the new R222. The R222 is now Robalo’s largest center console sold at the aggressive “Reel Deal No Hassle Value Pricing.” Key fishing features include twin 30-gallon fish boxes that can either keep your catch fresh or serve as storage areas. A 15-gallon livewell with LED lighting and a blue gelcoat finish is conveniently positioned under the standard leaning post. For 2014, Robalo is also introducing the revolutionary 206 Cayman, which mixes a shallow-water draft with a feather-soft 15-degree extended V-plane bottom design and an aggressive hullside flare for rock-solid stability. In the 206 Cayman, you can target shallow-water stripers at first light, then cruise out of the inlet and get in on the offshore bite. Aft, the convertible seating opens up all kinds of possibilities, while the forward casting platform contains twin huge fish lockers and lockable rod storage.

Models: R245 Walkaround, R265 Walkaround, R305 Walkaround, R180 CC, R200 CC, R222 CC, R240 CC, R260 CC, R300 CC, R207 Dual Console, R227 Dual Console, R247 Dual Console, 206 Cayman, 226 Cayman


Roth Boat Builders
Marshfield, MA
nantucketskiff.com

Roth Boat Builders of Marshfield, Massachusetts, builders of the classic 16-foot Nantucket Skiff — a traditionally styled yet modern boat offering elegant looks and exceptional performance – is introducing a new boat for 2014. The Nantucket Skiff 20 offers a more refined, drier, softer ride with a blend of modern engineering and old world craftsmanship that includes appointments of teak, bronze and stainless steel.

Models: Nantucket Skiff 16, Nantucket Skiff 19, Nantucket Classic 26


Sailfish
Cairo, GA
sailfishboats.com

Sailfish Boats was established in 1986 as a boat manufacturer dedicated to building quality saltwater fishing boats at affordable prices. Over the years, Sailfish has become one of the leaders in the marketplace with innovative designs, functional layouts, and user-friendly amenities on their center consoles, bay boats and walk-arounds. Every sailfish model is loaded with standard equipment for the fisherman including multiple rod holders, a toehold in the built-in rod lockers to allow the angler to bring big fish in over the side at the shallowest spot on the gunwale, multiple livewell options, insulated fish boxes, and built-in tackle storage.

Models: 208CC Center Console, 220CC Center Console, 240CC Center Console, 270CC Center Console, 290CC Center Console, 320CC Center Console, 1900BB Bay Boat, 2100BB Bay Boat, 220WAC Walk Around, 240WAC Walk Around, 270WAC Walk Around, 320EXP WAC Walk Around


Scout Boats
Summerville, SC
scoutboats.com

The Scout lineup of boats has come a long way from the original 14-foot boat they introduced in 1988. Year after year, not only the styling but the functionality has improved while using new and innovative construction methods. Scout builds sportfishing, fish ‘n ski, walk-around, flats and bay boat models ranging from 15 to 35 feet. In 2014, Scout will introduce the 420 LXF Luxury Sportfisher. The 420 takes the center console concept and melds it with luxurious high-end, below-deck amenities typically only found on large sportfish cruisers. The new Luxury Sportfisher is complete with a high-performance dual-stepped hull, spacious cabin, galley with the finest appointments, state-of-the-art shower and sundeck.

Models: 350 Abaco Series, 262 Abaco Series, 245 Abaco Series, 225 Abaco Series, 251 XS, 221 Winyah Bay, 201 Bay Scout, 191 Bay Scout, 177 Winyah, 275 Dorado, 245 Dorado, 225 Dorado, 210 Dorado, 177 Dorado, 350 LXF, 320 LXF, 275 LXF, 245 LXF, 225 XSF, 210 XSF, 195 Sportfish, 177 Sportfish, 177 Sport, 175 Sportfish, 151 Series


Sea Fox
Monck’s Corner, SC
seafoxboats.com

Sea Fox Boat Company is a South Carolina-based company with more than 50 years of boat-building experience. They offer a full line of fishing boats to include center consoles, walk arounds, bay boats and dual consoles. Each is built using the Fibre4System, a high density foam-core hull, hand-rolled fiberglass, diamond-grip deck surfaces, stainless steel hardware and closed-cell foam flotation.

Models: 199 Commander, 209 Commander, 226 Commander, 246 Commander, 256 Commander, 286 Commander, 180 Viper, 200 Viper, 220 Viper, 240 Viper, 249 Avenger, 236 Traveler, 216 Voyager, 236 Voyager, 256 Voyager


Sea Hunt Boats
Columbia, SC
seahuntboats.com

Sea Hunt incorporates a progressive V in the bottom of their boats. At the transom, the angle is between 15 and 21 degrees, depending on the model, and progresses to 50 to 60 degrees at the entry. The benefit is that a 15- to 21-degree deadrise will be more stable when at rest, and when you throttle up, Sea Hunt’s will come on plane quicker, without excess bow rise. This also aids in the boats’ tracking flat through turns. The Carolina flare is a classic look and it keeps the boats dry and comfortable.

Models: Triton 177, Triton 202, Triton 225, Triton 188, Triton 210, BX 20 BR, BX 22 PRO, BX 22 BR, BX 24 BR, Ultra 196, Ultra 221, Ultra 225, Ultra 234, Escape 188, Escape 211 LE, Escape 234 LE, Escape 250, Victory 225, Gamefish 30, Gamefish 25, Gamefish 27, Edge 24


Seaway Boats
Milton, NH
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Seaway Boats represents a downeast tradition that dates back over 30 years. Seaway has always focused on hulls that perform well with low horsepower fuel-efficient engines. Over the years, the boats have evolved to allcomposite construction using the latest technologies and materials available today. Seaway offers Downeast sizes 18, 21 and 24 feet in length. The Seaway Sportsman is their line of traditional center console boats. Seaway’s Offshore models are geared for the fisherman.

Models: 18′ Sportsman, 21′ Sportsman, 24′ Sportsman, 21′ Seafarer, 24′ Seafarer, 27′ Seafarer, 24′ Coastal Hardtop, 24′ Offshore, 18′ Sport, 21′ Sport, 24′ Hardtop Sport


Skeeter
Kilgore, TX
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Skeeter, a Yamaha boat company, first crossed over to the bay-boat market in 1992 and today is a major player, with six inshore models ranging from 20 to 24 feet. Skeeter’s SX line of saltwater boats features a limited lifetime structural warranty and 3-year stem-to-stern component warranty. This includes Skeeter’s new SX2250, a clean-looking, sharply appointed bay boat with ample fore and aft decks. The newly redesigned cap features deeper freeboard providing better security for those who wish to take advantage of the SX2250’s offshore capability. There’s an amazing amount of storage including four vertical rod holders on either side of the console and a forward rod box that offers an option to store four rods up to 9 feet. An 80-quart Engel cooler beneath the leaning post is standard. An optional T-top provides shade as well as storage for six additional rods. A tapered deadrise featuring a 24-degree V entry ensures a smooth, dry ride and the ability to fish in 13 inches of water, making it the ultimate multi-purpose inshore, offshore, and family-fun fishing vessel.

Models: FX 21, FX 20, 22i, 21i, 20i, ZX21, ZX20, ZX200, ZX190, TZX195, TZX190, TZX180, TZX170, SL 210, SL 190, WX2190, WX2060, WX1900, WX1850, MX2025, MX1825, WX2000T, SX240, SX2250, SX220, SX220T, SX200


Southport Boats
Augusta, ME
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Southport was started from scratch in 2003 by a team of seasoned boat builders whose goal was to build a boat that would maximize the performance and power of modern outboard engines. The design uses the heavy weight of four strokes as an advantage in order to allow more beam and deeper Vs than comparable competitive models. This combination results in a dry, stable platform with sharp entry and ultra-smooth ride. From their Augusta, Maine factory, Southport produces a 27CC, a 29CC and a new 29FE Family Edition, which delivers the luxury of a family cruiser without sacrificing fishability. It includes an adjustable table for dining aboard that lowers to create a sun pad, and an aft lounge that provides multi-person seating but folds down for fishing.

Models: 27 Center Console, 29 Center Console, 29 Tournament Edition, 29 FE, 29 Express, 33 FE


Sportsman Boats
Summerville, SC
sportsmanboatsmfg.com

Former boat company owners have combined forces to cre- ate Sportsman Boats, which manufactures an intelligently designed series of center con- sole and bay boats.

Sportsman Boats debuted with a 229 center console and later a 227 bay boat produced in their 40,000 square foot facility in Summerville, SC. A few notable design features of Sportsman Boats include: ergonomically designed consoles and seating, deeper forward entries which provide softer and dryer rides. A total of seven models ranging in size from 20 to 25 feet are available, including the new 2014 Heritage 251, a serious offshore center console designed for the angler and equipped with all the comforts of a family-friendly boat.

Models: Masters 207, Masters 227, Masters 247, Tournament 214, Heritage 211, Heritage 231, Heritage 251, Discovery 210DC


Stingray
Hartsville, SC
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Founded in 1979, Stingray has grown to consist of over 20 models, with a proven reputation for unsurpassed quality and performance. Stingray has the right combination of products from value-priced runabouts to sleek 70-plus mph sportboats.

Models: 180RX, 188LE, 198LE, 198LF, 225LR, 225SX, 250LR, 191RX, 198LX, 208LR, 215LR, 235LR, 194LX, 204LR, 214LR, 234LR, 208CR, 215CR, 225CR, 235CR, 250CR, 250CS, 212SC


Striper
Hartsville, SC
striperboats.com

Stripers are purpose-built with features designed for big-water fishing with larger livewells, larger fuel tanks, deeper freeboards, wide beams and ample cockpit and cabin room. The new 220 Walk Around is the first model to launch the new evolution of Striper. Designed for a smooth, vibration-free ride with a deep freeboard and coaming bolsters, it includes two 92-quart in-floor fish boxes with macerator pumps, a self-bailing cockpit, and a self-draining walk-around deck. A spacious and well-appointed cabin offers a comfortable escape from the elements making this model your all-day, go-anywhere, catch-anything big-water fishing vessel.

Models: 1905 CC, 2105 CC, 220 CC, 2305 CC, 2605 CC, 220 DC, 2101 WR, 220 WR, 2301 WA, 2601 WA, 2901 WA


Tideline
Wilson, NC
tidelineboats.com

Tideline produces boats that integrate the smooth, dry ride of a catamaran while maintaining the classic looks and aesthetically pleasing lines of a custom-built sportfishing boat. Their boats are 100% composite and have a functional and comfortable interior layout as well as a superior fit and finish using only the finest quality materials and hardware. The Tideline 190 is an extremely fuel efficient center console with a forward console seat containing a built-in cooler, rod storage, dry storage, a forward casting deck, and a rear casting deck with dual jump seats.

Models: Tideline 23 Bay, Tideline 190


Tidewater Boats
Bayville, NJ
tidewaterboats.net

Tidewater boats have an impressive look, with a Carolina flare in the bow and clean lines, and an even more impressive price range. Their solid feel, dry ride and spacious cockpit will give any captain the confidence he needs to take this offshore machine into the battle-tested Northeast waters where only the strong prevail. The new Tidewater 230 LXF is loaded with luxury features like comfortable upholstery, stainless steel cup holders, and bow seating that the whole family will appreciate.

Models: 280CC Adventure, 250 CC Adventure, 230 CC Adventure, 216 CC Adventure, 196 CC Adventure, 180 CC Adventure, 170 CC Adventure, 230 LXF, 210 LXF, 2400 Bay Max, 2100 Bay Max, 1900 Bay Max, 1800 Bay Max, 2200 Carolina Bay, 2000 Carolina Bay, 196 DC Explorer, 2196 Skiff, 1996 Skiff, 1984 Skiff, 1784 Skiff


Tracker Boats
Springfield, MO
trackerboats.com

Trackers have been the top-selling fishing boat for years, and for good reason. In 1978, these boats were the first to be offered as a complete package for a nationally published price, and it didn’t take long for their popularity to skyrocket. Tracker makes aluminum bass and panfish boats, deep-V boats, and jon boats.

Models: Pro 160, Pro 165, Pro 170, Panfish 16, Pro Team 175 TF,Pro Team 175 TXW, Pro Team 190 TX, Guide V-16 Laker DLX T, Super Guide V-16 SC, Pro Guide V-16 T, Pro Guide V-16 SC, Pro Guide V-16 WT, Pro Guide V-175 SC, Pro Guide V-175 WT, Pro Guide V-175 Combo, Targa V-18 WT, Targa V-18 Combo


Triumph
Little Falls, MN
triumphboats.com

The Roplene-molded polymer hulls of Triumph Boats are one reason they call their line “the world’s toughest boats.” Roplene is five times more impact resistant than fiberglass. It also floats, but Triumph takes an extra step and fills their boats with foam so they exceed the flotation requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard. The boats also have a smooth ride thanks to the shock-absorbing hull, and clean-up and maintenance are easy.

Models: 170 Sportsman TL, 170 Sportsman SC, 186 Sportsman TL, 186 Sportsman SC, 186 Sportsman DC, 186 Sportsman FS, 1700 Skiff, 1700 Skiff CC, 170 CC, 170 DC, 190 Bay, 195 CC, 215 CC


Trophy
Cumberland, MD
trophyfishing.com

Trophy focuses on what they do well: making fishing boats. Since the inception of the company, Trophy has delivered solid performance, unquestionable quality and a tackle box full of features for today’s demanding fishermen.

Models:1903 Center Console, 2203 Center Console, 2102 Walkaround, 2152 Walkaround, 2302 Walkaround, 2352 Walkaround


Stur-Dee Boat Company
Tiverton, RI
stur-deeboat.com

Stur-Dee Boats is a family-run shop in Tiverton, Rhode Island, where mother-daughter team Heidi and Mackenzie Reid continue the tradition of their father/grandfather, Ernie Gavin. All boats are produced in-house from hand-laid fiberglass in the molds Ernie made from his original wooden boat and completed with mahogany and oak for the seats and gunnels. The new 16 CC has plenty of room and just as smooth of a ride as a classic Stur-Dee Boat. It’s available in Teleflex or hydraulic steering located beneath the floorboards and optional mahogany finish on the console. The fuel tank is located within the console to save plenty of room for fishing.

Models: Amesbury 12′, Amesbury 14′, Amesbury 16′, 8′ Dinghy, 10′ Skiff


Viking Yachts
New Gretna, NJ
vikingyachts.com

Viking is a cutting edge, engineering-driven company that offers a wide range of models, in part because they design and manufacture all of the molds inhouse. Vikings are built in New Jersey in a modern 810,000 square-foot manufacturing facility equipped with the latest technology and machinery.

Models: 42′ Open Bridge, 46 Open Bridge, 50 Open Bridge, 52 Open Bridge, 54 Open Bridge, 55 Open Bridge, 57 Open Bridge, 60 Open Bridge, 62 Open Bridge, 66 Open Bridge, 70 Open Bridge, 76 Open Bridge, 82 Open Bridge, 92 Open Bridge, 60 Enclosed Bridge, 62 Enclosed Bridge, 66 Enclosed Bridge, 70 Enclosed Bridge, 76 Enclosed Bridge, 82 Enclosed Bridge, 92 Enclosed Bridge, 42 Open, 42 SC Open, 42 ST Open, 46 Open, 42 SC Sport Yacht, 42 ST Sport Yacht, 52 Sport Yacht, 75 Motor Yacht


Wellcraft
Sarasota, FL
wellcraft.com

Backed by a half-century of boat-building expertise, Wellcraft’s four boat lines–Coastal, Fisherman, Sportsman, and Scarab–offer something to fit every Northeast angler’s needs. New features, upgraded amenities, and distinctive styling keep Wellcraft’s promise of crafting a great American icon.

Models: Fisherman 180, Fisherman 210, Fisherman 232, Fisherman 252, Sportsman 180, Sportsman 210, Coastal 210, Coastal 232, Coastal 252, Coastal 290, Coastal 340, Scarab Offshore 30SS, Scarab Offshore 30ST, Scarab Offshore 35SS, Scarab Offshore 35ST


World Cat
Tarboro, NC
worldcat.com

World Cat’s catamaran hulls offer versatility for boat owners with greater stability, capacity and efficiency than most monohulls. Exceptional stability at rest makes for comfortable drifting and trolling, a shallow draft allows traveling in “skinny” water, and the relatively rectangular design of the World Cat’s expanded deck area allows for more usable deck space for active fishing. Test-drive their center console, dual console or cabin model to see if your next boat should be a cat.

Models: 290EC, 320EC, 270TE, 295CC,320CC, 330TE, 255DC, 295DC


Yellowfin
Bradenton, FL
yellowfin.com

Yellowfin Yachts builds some of the most well-respected open offshore fishing boats on the market, designed to reliably get you to the fishing grounds and back with speed. The Sarasota, Florida company builds eight boats in their center console lineup from 23 to 42 feet. Yellowfin’s philosophy is to offer serious fishermen the best fishing boats money can buy by using the best materials and the best construction methods regardless of cost.

Models: 17 Skiff, 21 Hybrid, 24 Bay, 29, 32, 34, 36, 39, 40, 42

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