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.

May 20, 2020
What’s the very worst thing about reading fishing boat reviews and shopping for a new boat in this day and age? Sticker shock. There are so many boats out there that cost as much as a new house, many…
May 11, 2020
Last fall in Solace 345: Breaking New Ground we gave you FishTalk readers the scoop on this new and completely unique fishing boat, and we promised we’d be back with more intel as it became available…
May 7, 2020
I’m shoving down the throttles on the new Caymas 341 CC, igniting 900 raging Verado horses in an explosive internal combustion experiment that sends triple 13.8” x 21” stainless-steel Enertia Eco…
April 22, 2020
What makes for the best livewell on any given fishing boat? There are a few critical features, some finer details, and plenty of “fails” to look for, including some weaknesses that aren’t necessarily…
April 12, 2020
You can find cheap fishing boats, you can find center console yachts like the Grady-White Canyon 456, and you can find everything in-between, but truth be told there is no such thing as the “perfect…
April 4, 2020
Sure you know the name Sea Fox Boats, but toss out any preconceived notions you may have about the line right now, because when we found some of the latest Sea Foxes at the Baltimore Boat Show, what…
March 27, 2020
Though Fountain Powerboats has been building center consoles for decades now, they were known for speed boats long before fishing boats. So when you get a peek at the sleek lines, twin-stepped hull,…
March 9, 2020
What’s up with the folks at Sportsman Boats? Did they discover an untapped well of ingenuity, determine how to manufacture sheer motivation, or get some sort of galactic energy infusion? A while back…
February 18, 2020
People, the Caymas 26 HB is now a reality and the world of center console bay boats has just changed. Radically, no BS. Earl Bentz, the guy behind such successes as Hydra-Sports, Stratos, and Triton…
February 6, 2020
For many people, 20 feet of LOA is a minimum cut-off point for a center console fishing boat. Smaller vessels just don’t have much room, they can beat you up, and they certainly don’t have any…
January 25, 2020
You want a brand-new center console fishing boat, it has to be big enough to take the entire family out casting, you want a turn-key rig right out of the box, and it has to cost under $30K including…
January 3, 2020
As a fish-head I tend to like simple, no-frills, Spartan center console boats that are focused on fishing, fishing, and more fishing. But every now and again you run across a feature on a boat that…
December 23, 2019
Crownline has built... a fishing boat?! When a builder traditionally focused on bowriders and cruisers decides to build center console boats, it can deliver mixed results. They may miss fishing…
December 20, 2019
Cheap fishing boats aren't as uncommon as one might think and the average American angler can probably afford one of the cool new bay boats under $50,000 we checked out a while back, or maybe one of…
December 8, 2019
Like most of you who own a boat I love my fishing maching but I always want it to be a better boat, so when it was showing its age last year, I decided to haul it over to Pasadena Boatworks for some…
December 2, 2019
You think that if you’ve seen one dual console fishing boat, you’ve seen ‘em all? Then we dare you to take a look at the new Albemarle 31 DC. If you can check this boat out and continue to maintain…
November 23, 2019
The fact that Viking Yachts has started a line of outboard-powered boats called Valhalla has grabbed most of the headlines about this builder lately (and you can catch our video of the quad-engine 41…
November 5, 2019
You need a new fishboat, and wonder if you should go for aluminum, or fiberglass? Let the debate rage! Sure, there are plusses and minuses for each. Aluminum boats are lighter, so they’re easier to…