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.

April 16, 2019
You think you’ve seen it all when it comes to monster center console yachts and outrageous outboard power? With their new 530 LXF Scout Boats may not have surpassed the size of the HCB Custom Yachts…
April 7, 2019
Be on top of your game with the Old Town Topwater PDL. Take a closer look as we review this cool new fishing boat. It is definitely one to consider when choosing a new fishing kayak. Last summer, I…
March 30, 2019
Hold the phone, wait a sec, don’t move an inch, and stop the presses, but after years of Regulator Marine building deep-V hulls and only deep-V hulls, like the Regulator 23, their all-new 26XO is “…
March 22, 2019
When we made our choices for the 10 Best Fishing Boats Under $10,000, there was just one inflatable boat mixed in with the aluminum and the polyethylene. That was the Sea Eagle, and you might think…
March 15, 2019
If you’re in the market for a hot new fishing boat for the 2019 season, mark April 12 to 14 on your calendar – the Bay Bridge Boat Show is the time and the place for some serious boat shopping. You…
March 11, 2019
The Steiger Craft 255 Miami is a fishing boat with a full cabin that you'll want to check out, especially if you enjoy activities like trolling for winter ocean stripers or off-season Chesapeake Bay…
March 1, 2019
The Robalo R272 is, like the Cayman 246 we reviewed a few months back, a serious center console fishing machine. And one of the things we love about these Robalo Boats is the way they're built. You…
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…