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Buying the Right Boat for Your Offshore Fishing Aspirations

Last updated 4 years ago

When you plan on purchasing a new fishing boat, it is important to consider what type of vessel will best meet the needs of your lifestyle and fishing aspirations. If you are planning on perusing big game fish on multiday adventures, you may choose a different vessel than a skipper who plans to bring his family along on weekend excursions. Let’s take a look at what type of boat is right for your offshore fishing aspirations:

Center Console If you are looking for a boat that can perform in both offshore and freshwater fishing excursions, a center console boat has a lightweight body that is versatile for both freshwater and open ocean fishing. The tough hull is designed to cut through offshore swells as you pursue your next big game catch. With an open-air deck, the center console boat is lightweight and easy to maintain.

Walkaround A walkaround boat is perfect if you are planning on bringing your family and friends along on your fishing or recreational trips. A walkaround is comfortable, contains tons of amenities, and is designed for top performance in offshore fishing situations. In a walkaround, you have easy access to all sides of the deck, which will aide you in following your catch around the boat. Walkarounds also come equipped with rod holders and live wells to make it easy to set your lines and store your catches.

Sportfishing For those serious anglers who plan on pursuing big fish, a sportfishing boat is the best choice. Sportfishing boats are specifically designed with the professional angler in mind, and contain sleeping berths, kitchen galleys, and plenty of storage for your multi-day adventures. The streamlined and easy to use design of a sportfishing boat will play a vital part in tracking and landing your next big catch.

At Yarmouth Boat Yard of Maine, we would be happy to assist you with finding the perfect fishing boat. Visit our website or call our boatyard at (877) 401-3461 to find out more about our fantastic inventory of new Pursuit, Eastern, and Rosborough boats.


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