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.

January 24, 2022
I was stricken with boat-jealousy when my slip neighbor Dr. Mike upgraded to a new Sportsman Open 242 with a Yamaha F300 outboard last spring. But I buried the feeling with the knowledge that sooner…
January 20, 2022
My friend Spencer had a new Everglades 243CC, there was talk of slot-size red drum off Point Lookout, and I needed a good excuse to step away from the desk. Fishboat test, anyone? Hmmm, let's see:…
December 31, 2021
It’s easy to be a fan of Robalo boats, especially because they deliver a great bang for the buck, and this has always been particularly true of their Cayman line. When we spent a day aboard the…
December 25, 2021
This fall Bayliner announced a new addition to their Element line, the E17. Wait a sec — the Element line consists of Bayliner’s deckboats, and their Trophy line is their fishboats. So, why would we…
December 9, 2021
In a world full of frou-frou gentrified express cruiser “fishing boats,” the Stamas 370 Aegean is a breath of fresh fish-scented air. Stamas has long been known for building no-nonsense boats that…
December 3, 2021
Few brands hold such an iconic history as Aquasport, and finally the brand is back, with five center console models from 21 to 30 feet and a trio of bay boats from 22 to 24 feet in the mix. The next-…
November 25, 2021
Honda Marine pioneered early four-stroke outboard technology and made some serious waves in the outboard world when it introduced it’s 115- and 130-hp outboards way back in the late 1990s, beating…
October 29, 2021
Pop quiz: what type of fishboat is geared to multipurpose pleasures ranging from fishing to watersports to entertainment? For many folks the natural choice will be a dual console, though we have to…
October 23, 2021
When Sportsman Boats unveiled their Masters 267OE bay boat we enjoyed a multi-day test and fishing experience aboard, and found it to be an utterly magnificent light tackle fishing machine (you can…
September 14, 2021
Yamaha Outboards has announced their entry into the electric outboard boat market with the Harmo system. More than a bolt-on electric motor, the Harmo incorporates a tilting aluminum drive unit which…
September 11, 2021
You say you’re a beginner angler new to Chesapeake Bay fishing, and you’re desperate to find a fiberglass center console starter boat that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Never fear, dear developing…
September 7, 2021
If you wish you could find a bay boat boat-motor-trailer package that was easy to afford and easy to tow, launch, and retrieve, but was also built tougher than the norm, it's time to meet the G3…
September 1, 2021
Some anglers look at a boat as nothing more than transportation to the hotspot, but anglers who are also boat-lovers see things a bit differently and if you happen to be a boat-loving fisherman who…
August 1, 2021
If you’ve seen the Crevalle 24 HCO or the 26 HCO, or at the very least checked out our reviews of these boats  and seen our Crevalle 26 video review on YouTube, you already know that these are high-…
July 26, 2021
Don’t take a dang thing written in this review as gospel — go ride a Twin Vee 28 for yourself, preferably when it’s blowing about 20 knots. If you don’t feel the phenomenon of the ride this twin-…
July 15, 2021
You say you’re a beginner angler, and you’re desperate to find a fiberglass center console starter boat that's affordable? Never fear, dear developing fish-head. We’ve looked at the field to make…
June 30, 2021
You want an uncomplicated boat that’s ideal for light tackle casting in shallow water, is easy to maintain, and is economical to buy and run? A cool new option for Chesapeake area anglers is the…
June 22, 2021
I first sea trialed a Contender 28 close to two decades ago, and back then the boat had one trait that stood out: cruising at hat-stripping speeds, the 24.5-degree transom deadrise deep-V ate through…