Discover what’s available for a new year and a new season of boating and fishing.
The idea that there is any boat out there that is better than all the rest is simply a myth. There is simply no such thing as the best fishing boat, best family boat, best center console, or best bay boat.
What does exist, however, is a “best boat” for you – for your fishing needs, your cruising needs, your comfort, and your budget. In fact, somewhere among the 60-plus boat manufacturers featured in our 2022 Boat Buyer’s Guide, you’ll probably find more than one “best boat” that can provide many seasons of enjoyment on the water.
In 2015, Albemarle and Carolina Classic united to become “Albemarle Boats, The Carolina Classic.” Albemarle builds 25, 30, 32, and 36 Express models, 27 and 31 dual consoles, a 41 Custom Carolina Edition, and a new 53 Spencer Edition
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Bertram is known for making rugged, versatile, comfortable boats. Bertram Yachts’
lineup is made up of luxurious boats for serious fishermen, including a 28CC, 39CC, 35 Flybridge, 50 Express, 61 Convertible, and new 28XC dual console.
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The new generation of Blackfin Boats
features yacht-like, high-end design and innovative construction. Expect classic design and modern conveniences throughout their lineup of center and dual consoles from 22 to 33 feet, with a new 39 coming soon.
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For over 60 years, Boston Whaler
has engineered reliable and forward-thinking boats. While their legacy is built upon simple, classic boats under 20 feet, improved facilities and technology have allowed for larger, more luxurious boats—including the flagship 420 Outrage.
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Since 1874, Chris-Craft
has been building boats with a passion for timeless design, meticulous details, and authentic craftsmanship. All 2023 dual- and center-console models come standard with the new Seakeeper Ride for the most comfortable cruise possible.
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mesh tournament capability, family comfort, and style into a single package. Every model is built to be safe, last a lifetime, and maximize every precious moment away from the dock. Cobia offers a full range of center console and dual console boats from 20 to 33 feet.
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The original Conch 27 was designed in the 1980s as an offshore outboard fishing boat that could withstand the toll of commercial abuse. Today, Conch
also offers a 30, a 33, a 25 bay boat, and a new 41 high-performance center console.
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Contender’s clean lines and aggressive entry make it a good-looking, comfortable-riding, fast boat. With 35 years of experience, they have built a reputation for building high-quality, durable boats. Contender Boats
offers fishing-focused boats in their Bay, Tourney, and Sport series.
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makes fuel-efficient 18- to 27-foot boats with classic downeast hulls paired with modern building techniques. With center console and cabin options, you can find a smooth-riding hull for your family’s cruising, fishing, and lobstering needs.
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fishing boats are used by serious sportsmen who demand practical features, reliability, and durability. With their “Single Piece Infusion” construction, they achieve a strength-to-weight ratio that, when combined with their variable deadrise deep-V hulls, produces remarkable handling and performance.
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Freeman Boat Works
‘ catamaran hulls can conquer the ocean on its worst day or cruise at 80mph through the bay. Choose among five models from 34 to 47 feet to get offshore with speed and fish hard all day in comfort.
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For more than 40 years, Henriques Yachts
has built luxurious, semi-custom sportfishing boats known to withstand the roughest seas. With traditional techniques and advanced methods, they produce solid vessels for chasing big game.
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The Hinckley company started in Maine in 1928, building a legacy of beautiful, functional designs. Today, Hinkley Yachts
uses modern technology to build lightweight, composite hulls and decks that are guaranteed for life.
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Every Jupiter Marine
is individually built to the specifications of the sportsman who demands the best in offshore performance. Their time-tested and proven deep-V hull design is built for running efficiently through all conditions in comfort, while also offering speed when you want it.
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Since their introduction more than 50 years ago, Mako Boats
have been renowned for being tougher than necessary. Their inshore skiffs and offshore center consoles are built to take on rough saltwater conditions to get anglers to their destination and back home safe and sound.
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Founded in 2002, NauticStar Boats
fulfills an individual passion for fishing, family, and fun aboard each finely crafted vessel. The company produces an array of models ranging from 18 to 32 feet, with options that cater to every desire—from tournament and professional fishing to pleasure boating.
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The Onslow Bay Boatworks
fleet offers expertly crafted offshore and tournament-edition center console boats ideal for fishing enthusiasts and professionals. Their models feature many thoughtful details and can be customized to your specifications.
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builds boats for “strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness” with an efficient hull design that allows them to plane easily and run economically. Parker offers center console, dual console, walkaround, and sport cabin designs.
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are focused products born to do one thing: put dedicated anglers on fish and do it with comfort and safety. Today. the Pathfinder brand is made up of nine models, each carefully designed for specific inshore and nearshore fishing applications.
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In 1988, Regulator Marine
reinvented the deep-v center-console experience and engineered what is known today as the Legendary Ride. Built in North Carolina and tested against the challenging conditions of the Outer Banks, Regulator boats are seriously tough fishing boats known for their dry, soft, and comfortable ride.
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Explore the Robalo R250
, building world-class fishing boats is a passion and a way of life. A leader in the marine industry since 1968, Robalo is renowned for its heavy-duty construction, legendary ride, and unwavering desire to stay on the cutting edge of innovation.
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Sailfish builds fishing boats, designed by anglers for anglers, to withstand the rigors of inshore and offshore environments and are loaded with standard features for fishing enthusiasts. Whether cruising to dinner or fishing the canyons, Sailfish Boats
provide a lifestyle worth dreaming of.
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was founded on the owner’s personal pursuit of his own perfect boat – a hybrid fishing boat that could be an inshore and offshore fishing boat or family boat. Center consoles from 19 to 22 feet feature 100% composite hull construction, V-hull entry, and soft chines for a smooth ride.
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Part of the Carolina Skiff family of brands, Sea Chaser
’s skiffs, center consoles, and dual consoles offer great platforms for family adventures, fishing and cruising-all at competitive price points.
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has become one of the best-selling boats in the country by building quality center consoles and bay boats with a wide range of options and offering them at affordable prices. The Gamefish series offers everything serious offshore fishermen demand in a center console.
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presents an award-winning line up of built-to-order center-console sport -fishing boats available with a wide array of features and options. Buyers can customize each build to fit their individual fishing and boating lifestyle.
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of Milton, New Hampshire builds classic, efficient boats with workboat roots. Classic, head-turning lines combined with modern layouts and composite materials result in traditional designs with sport boat performance.
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crossed over to the bay-boat market in 1992 and today is a major player with its SX line of saltwater inshore models. From the backwater to blue water, a Skeeter can get you there and back.
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‘s hulls are designed to maximize the performance and power of modern outboard motors while using cutting-edge composite construction methods. The combination of legendary performance, beautiful lines, and modern construction make Southport a leader in its class.
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manufactures a series of center console, dual console, and bay boats with deep forward entries that provide soft and dry rides. The Open series ranges from 21 to 35 feet and features angler-driven layouts.
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have an impressive look, with clean lines and a Carolina flare in the bow, and an even more impressive price range. Their solid feel, dry ride and spacious cockpit will give any captain the confidence needed to take this offshore machine into the battle-tested Northeast waters.
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Manufactured with American-made products and an exceptionally skilled workforce, Twin Vee PowerCats
embraces a modern technological approach in the way it designs and builds its boats. The 280 GF has more square feet of deck space than any boat in its class, providing ample fishing room to go with its exceptionally smooth ride.
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From the legendary builder of Viking sportfishing yachts comes Valhalla Boatworks
with a line of high-performance center consoles. The stepped-V ventilated tunnel offers a soft, dry, and efficient ride. From the V-33 to the V-46, expect big-boat amenities and technology.
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More than 50 years of boatbuilding expertise makes Wellcraft Boats
the landing place for fun, fishing, family time, and more. You can find a Wellcraft to handle every type of fishing in the Northeast, from trolling Lake Ontario for salmon to heading offshore for tuna.
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World Cat 260 CC-X World Cat
boats deliver a smooth, soft, fast and dry catamaran ride in even the roughest, toughest conditions. Their dual hull designs deliver racecar like performance, and while traditional monohull boats slam you hard when coming down, World Cat’s smooth ride provides better boat control and less abuse on you.
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’s philosophy is to offer serious fishermen the best fishing boats money can buy by using high-quality materials and the best construction methods regardless of cost. They build skiffs, bay boats, and center consoles to 54 feet.
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