Saltwater Boat Styles in Review Get The Latest Boating News & Tips

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Saltwater Boat Styles in Review

Boaters that live along ocean coastlines, salty bays or waterways near the ocean need a recreational boat that performs well in a saltwater environment. Saltwater boat styles and designs should be built to enable comfortable cruising, make boating activities more enjoyable and be resistant to saltwater corrosive issues.

Many boaters also look for fishing design features in saltwater boats so they can take advantage of the plentiful recreational fishing opportunities offered in saltwater boating. Desirable saltwater fishing boat features may include sea-worthy hull designs, multiple rod holders, towers, outriggers, built-in livewells or baitwells and deck designs that make it easier to reel in the catch of the day.

Choosing Saltwater Boat Styles

Boaters have a variety of size, style and price options when choosing saltwater boats. Whether looking for a small bass boat to trailer to a local fishing hot spot or a sportfishing yacht for offshore ocean excursions, there is a saltwater boat style for every type of saltwater boating adventure.

To locate a marina in saltwater boating destinations throughout the US, Bahamas and Caribbean, boaters can access the comprehensive Marinas Directory and review marinas by location, desired amenities and more.

Here are some of the most popular saltwater boat styles and options for recreational boaters.

Trader 42 Sport Deck boat

Catamarans These multi-hull cruisers are very stable when handling rough ocean waves, are fuel-efficient and often feature generous cabin space for extended cruising.

Center Console The centrally located helm on a center console makes saltwater fishing convenient from nearly every angle of the open deck layout.

Closed Bow Runabout Similar to a bow rider, but with a closed bow, a closed bow runabout is often used for water sports and local fishing.

Cuddy Cabin A cruising boat with a small interior cabin large enough for sleeping, cuddy cabins are versatile for a variety of saltwater boating activities.

Deck Boat The large open deck of a deck boat makes it ideal for entertaining, water sports or fishing.

Flat Bottom Boat These low-cost fishing boats are best for fishing in calm coastal areas where only flat bottom boats with a shallow draft can explore.

Inboard Cruisers A popular boat choice for cabin cruisers over 30 feet, inboard cruisers are easier to maintain in saltwater than an inboard/outboard drive and can handle offshore oceans excursions very well.

Sedan Bridge A sedan bridge boat offers a luxurious and comfortable cabin, smooth cruising on bays or oceans and an open lower deck for convenient saltwater fishing.

Sportfishing Boats Generally equipped with towers, outriggers and numerous fishing amenities, sportfishing boats are a top choice for serious anglers that enjoy recreational or commercial offshore saltwater fishing.

Stern Drive Cruisers The inboard/outboard drive of stern drive cruisers provide flexibility for saltwater boating enthusiasts to cruise in a variety of waterways and depths, but may require more maintenance than inboards.

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