Fishboat Reviews

February 19, 2019
I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on the HCB Speciale, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 1400 horses hanging from the transom left me with an ear-to-ear grin that I had…
February 9, 2019
Before we delve into the traits of the AlumaCraft MV2072 AW Bay, one question must be addressed: why might an angler interested in Chesapeake Bay fishing opt for an aluminum rig over fiberglass? Let…
January 28, 2019
Peruse the pages of our Fishboat Reviews (or for that matter, look at boats anywhere you like) and the biggest problem with buying a hot new fishboat these days quickly becomes apparent: it costs an…
January 22, 2019
Center console boats are the best because they maximize fishability, but dual console boats are the best boats because they allow for more versatility, but boats with cabins are the best boats…
January 12, 2019
Is there anything that generates a hearty “WOO HOO” faster than nailing the throttles on 1400 raging horses strapped to the back of a center console boat? Well, sure – doing the same with 1600…
January 4, 2019
The Wellcraft 352 Fisherman has 1200 horsepower strung across the transom, the coolest livewell we’ve seen in the past decade, and enough rodholders to satisfy the most crazed and ambitious spring…
December 29, 2018
We FishTalkers usually prefer hard-core fishing machines like center console boats as opposed to models like dual console fishing boats, which have multiple missions. But once in a while we stumble…
December 23, 2018
There’s a new watercraft in town that’s taking the Chesapeake by storm, called a Soloskiff, and it’s making people uncomfortable because they don’t know what to call it. The Soloskiff challenges what…
December 20, 2018
Scout Boats has announced that a 53 foot Scout 530 LXF center console yacht powered by five Yamaha F425 XTO Outboards will be on display to the public for the first time in February, and the Miami…
December 15, 2018
For many of us, owning a brand new Bertram 61 convertible sportfishing machine is little more than a pipe dream. But as a reader asked me not long ago: what if you won the Mega Millions? Then, what…
December 11, 2018
The Scout 235 XSF is the largest center console boat in the XSF series, and the larger models built by Scout Boats are tagged LXF, denoting “luxury” center consoles. As such, you’d think you’ll be…
November 27, 2018
Many of you anglers already know why center console boats make such good fishing machines, but before we get into details of why the Crevalle Boats 26 Bay is one you might want to check out in…
November 23, 2018
You may have seen our Top 10 Center Console Fishing Boats Under $20,000 article, and wondered if it was possible to pick 10 best fishing boats that cost half that much. In a word, yes – here’s our…
November 1, 2018
Dual console fishing boats work well for bay anglers for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest is that they give you both forward and aft cockpits to cast from. Cabin boats limit you to the…
October 17, 2018
We admit it: running across the Jeanneau Leader 7.5 was a complete accident, and this isn't one we'd regularly choose for Fishboat Reviews. We didn’t go to see this boat in particular, and spotted it…
September 27, 2018
There’s a sweet spot for Chesapeake Bay light-tackle anglers in the 22 to 24 foot range of center console fishing boats. Center consoles of this size are large enough to handle any reasonable…
September 17, 2018
If the kids aren’t happy mama isn’t happy and if mama isn’t happy, no one’s happy – good thing there are dual console fishing boats like the Sailfish 325 DC, that can keep everyone smiling. Sure,…
September 11, 2018
Look at the dozens and dozens of fishboat reviews on the pages of FishTalkMag, and you’ll notice that center console boats account for the majority of them. In fact, about 70 percent of the fishing…