In this article, which type of fishing boat suits you best, I’m going to outline a couple of different varieties of fishing boat, so that you can make in informed decision. It’s also important to keep in mind that I’m not referring to “normal” fishing boats that in many cases cost tens of thousands of dollars. In this article I’m going to focus on affordable options that most anglers can afford. Not the types of boats that you’ll need a loan to own.
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In most cases truly affordable and reliable boats, such as the ones outlined in this article are inflatable. Yes, I said inflatable, but before you get disgusted and begin thinking of the types of inflatable boats that your kids play with in the pool, hear me out. When I use the term inflatable boat I’m referring to quality inflatable boats. Inflatable boats that can stand up to a ton of punishment (which is the hallmark of quality) and are still affordable enough for the average person.
Let’s list some of these boats, shall we?
- Canoes & Kayaks – Of all the inflatable boat options out there canoes and kayaks are probably some of the most affordable. For fishing boats, both of these options can work well, especially for one or two people. Inflatable canoes and kayaks are great for fishing in lakes and ponds, or rivers and streams. These types of inflatable boats are great for RV users as well.
- Four to Six Person Runabouts – These are the larger inflatable boats that hold more people. The quality versions are great with an attached outboard motor as well. The best place to buy one of these types of inflatable boats is from a quality manufacturer such as Sea Eagle. Whatever manufacturer you choose look for things like money back guarantees and free trial periods. Both of these things are indications of a quality product.
- Individual Inflatables – These are the most affordable and also the smallest option available in boats. These boats are both float tubes and personal pontoon boats. Individual inflatables are great for either lake fishing or river fishing, and again they are incredibly affordable.
Any of these types of boats will give you an affordable alternative to high cost boats. What type of fishing boat suits you best? Obviously that’s for you to decide, and hopefully this article will help you make the decision. Just remember, having a fishing boat doesn’t have to break the bank. There are always options available. A quality inflatable boat can serve your fishing needs for many years to come.
In many cases using any of the types of boats outlined in this article makes you a better angler. You are much more “in tune” with what you are doing when fishing from these types of boats. I know from experience how much more effective you can be as an angler with inflatable fishing boats such as these. Make sure you buy quality, and give one of them a shot for yourself.