Cruising boats are designed for spending extended periods of time on the water. In contrast to boats like runabouts and deck boats, cruising boats offer both fun in the great outdoors and protection from the elements, while also delivering the performance attributes for hours of cruising.
Cabin cruisers are boats with cabins that come fully equipped with sleeping, cooking and bathroom accommodations. They offer the capabilities of much larger cruiser yachts, at a much more accessible size and price range. Having the ability to sleep and prepare meals onboard greatly expands the possibilities for how you can use your boat, allowing you to travel and stay in other marinas without having to rent a hotel room or hurry back before nightfall.
Bay and lake boats feature a shallower draft and less freeboard, meaning they sit higher in the water and can safely navigate through shallow waters. This makes them ideal for cruising to waterfront restaurants, hidden beaches and quiet coves, and home to canal-front neighborhoods. Many people consider them the best boats for fishing because they offer lots of open deck casting space, in addition to their nimble performance and ability to enter hard-to-reach corners of bays and lakes. Boston Whaler Dauntless and Vantage models are considered bay and lake boats.
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