Fishing Boat Reviews

Our fishing boat reviews cover all types of boats ranging from big center console fishing boats to aluminum fishing boats, plus reports on outboard engines.

June 11, 2024
Boat owners consistently report that docking is the most stressful part of their day, and outboard manufacturers managed to thoroughly de-stress that experience with the addition of joystick controls…
June 3, 2024
It was decades ago, but I can still remember when my knee-high kids were ping-ponging around in the cockpit of my 19’ center console wearing Scooby-Doo life jackets. Sure we tried to catch fish back…
May 15, 2024
For the 2024 model year Suzuki Marine announced their Stealth line, with glossy black lettering on matte black cowls and lower units. While what’s inside those cowls remains the same — beefy,…
May 13, 2024
Go to any boat show or large dealership, look at a dozen 26’ dual consoles boats, and chances are that a day later you’ll barely be able to remember one from the next. That will be a clear indication…
May 7, 2024
The Grady-White Coastal Explorers have always been a great option for people who like a good dose of open water attitude in a hybrid-style bay boat. But since they stopped building the 191 CE years…
April 7, 2024
This spring you’ll see a hot new outboard churning the waters, the all-new F350 from Yamaha. This 4.3L V6 powerplant is based on the epically reliable and battle-hardened 4.2L V6, but has many of the…
April 3, 2024
“Buying a fishing boat is a wise investment,” said no sane financial advisor, ever. But we LOVE to fish, we LOVE our fishboats, and from the mental health perspective buying a fishing boat is the…
March 26, 2024
I’ll never forget one particular ride aboard a Pathfinder boat during a press gig in Stuart, FL, on a blustery winter morning. The captain announced we’d be running eight miles through the open…
February 27, 2024
As we said the other day: We're psyched for our favorite regional festival of fiberglass fun, the Bay Bridge Boat Show (April 12 to 14 in Stevensville, MD). As we head for the docks we’ve received…
February 25, 2024
We're psyched for our favorite regional festival of fiberglass fun, the Bay Bridge Boat Show (April 12 to 14 in Stevensville, MD). As we head for the docks we’ve received word of a slew of hot new…
January 28, 2024
Honda Marine has always been known for their quality outboards, but they’ve never made it beyond the 250 horses and six cylinders — until now. After several years of development they’ve introduced…
January 22, 2024
We’re shooting out of the Severn River aboard a Caymas 34 CT powercat at 55 mph when one of the Naval Academy yard boats goes by and… waves? What waves? Then we pass a big cruiser and… waves? What…
January 2, 2024
The wind is pumping at 15 to 20 mph and our drone is struggling to keep up with the World Cat 325 DC as we charge through the Chesapeake at 30 mph, but one thing I am NOT struggling to do is hold on…
December 26, 2023
Spoiler alert: the Sea Pro 172 Bay isn’t an all-new model. Nor is it big and fancy, nor is it a status symbol of a boat. It is, however, a solidly built fishing machine that will get you out on the…
December 4, 2023
There are plenty of center console fishing boats out there that offer family features, but not many center consoles designed specifically as family boats that offer fishing features. If you put your…
November 24, 2023
You say you want a boat that’s just at home casting for striped bass in the Chesapeake as it is trolling for yellowfin tuna in the open Atlantic? One that’s roomy enough for an oversized crew, yet…
October 31, 2023
We usually reserve our thirs fishboat review of the month for checking out some of the weirder and wilder fishing machines on the water, but the new Old Town ePDL is so dang inventive we pushed aside…
October 27, 2023
You and your family love watersports almost as much as you love Chesapeake Bay fishing? You and your family love bowriders almost as much as you love center consoles? You and your family love the…