A fishing boat is a vessel used to catch fish in the ocean, on a lake, reservoir or river. Within this broad definition, there are many types, but the best fishing boats offer features and layouts specifically designed to make fishing enjoyable — along with the quality and durability to withstand hardcore pursuits and hours of fish fighting.
Look for attributes like spacious layouts with lots of room to move and fight a fish; stainless steel rod holders that won’t rust or break under the tension of a goliath fish on the line; aerated livewells and large fishboxes to protect your bait and your trophy catches; outriggers for deep-sea trolling; state-of-the-art technology that gives you the upper hand; and fuel capacity to venture wherever the fish are biting. You also want a well-crafted hull that slices cleanly through big water and provides a soft, dry ride in even rough weather conditions.
Center console boats make excellent fishing platforms. They are designed to offer lots of space for anglers to walk from bow to stern, whether it’s a small fishing boat or larger fishing boat with cabin.
Boston Whaler’s center console boats — those in the Montauk, Dauntless and Outrage series — offer smart features including well-equipped bait-prep stations, ergonomic leaning posts, huge cockpits and bow casting areas, and state-of-the-art navigation and fish-finding technologies. You’ll also find versatile seating that converts to provide even more fish-fighting space. Click below to build your perfect center console with our interactive tool.
A sport fishing boat is designed to handle a variety of sea conditions and keep anglers safe, comfortable and dry over long distances. For dedicated anglers who want to chase gamefish like tuna, wahoo and marlin, an offshore fishing boat makes this possible.
Boston Whaler’s Outrage and Conquest series fall into this deep sea fishing boat category, and offer many benefits that give anglers a distinct advantage: massive fuel capacity for long-distance runs; a spacious cabin and head for spontaneous overnighters; and a host of purpose-driven fishing features like the latest technology, fishing rod holders at every turn, versatile prep stations, and optional upper stations for long-distance fish sighting. With a Boston Whaler, you also enjoy the benefits of proprietary Unibond™ hull construction, delivering the softest, safest, driest ride and smooth, predictable handling, no matter what the seas throw your way.
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