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.

March 22, 2021
Sea trialing a Weaver 41 Center Console is like unwrapping a mountain of birthday presents: you’re in for one pleasant surprise after the next. Set the throttles at 2500 rpm, and you’ll see the boat’…
March 6, 2021
Judging by all the marketing brochures, you’d think there are a million and one hard-core center console fishboats in the mid-30-foot range being built these days. Judging by the actual boats, you’d…
February 22, 2021
If you think you’d love to join the ranks of new-boat-owning anglers but the bite out of your budget would be too big, the Bayliner T21 Bay has a simple answer to that assertion: nonsense. It may not…
February 1, 2021
There are a gazillion and one center console boats out there, and running into one that’s truly unique is a rare event these days — but that’s exactly what happened one chilly afternoon late this…
January 24, 2021
I readily admit that I'm a cat nut, but I’m not talking about a love for furry felines, I’m talking about a madness for multi-hulls. Sure, some look a bit different from the norm and some others have…
January 15, 2021
We try to bring you FishTalk readers the latest and greatest fishing boats, and while we do check out some, er... abnormal boats in the magazine, we don't always put them online. For your viewing…
January 4, 2021
If you want a new production-built convertible offshore fishing machine that has all the latest and greatest in innovation and technology, truth be told, your choices will be fairly limited because…
December 28, 2020
Can a serious fishing boat also be a work of art? That’s a silly question, because most are — at least, they are to we hardcore anglers. But there are a few models out there which are so pleasing to…
November 28, 2020
If you want a no-nonsense angling platform that helps you stock the freezer, it's time to meet the Bluewater 2150, a 23’9” LOA fishing machine with a rousing 150 gallons of fish-stowing capacity. If…
November 22, 2020
We originally told you about the Caymas 26 HB when it was launched last year in Caymas 26 HB Center Console Bay Boat: Altered Reality, and at that time we said we’d report back after having the…
November 1, 2020
Yeah, size does matter. At least, it does when it comes to center console fishing boats that you’ll want to run in snotty seas and open oceans. But size isn’t everything. The way a boat’s built has a…
October 28, 2020
Solace Boats is following up on its epic introductory boat, the Solace 345, with another totally unique top-shelf offering — and this one’s even bigger. The 41CS can be a triple or quad engine rig…
October 22, 2020
For anglers who fish relatively protected waters and only go Chesapeake Bay fishing in open waters when its nice out, aluminum boats are a fantastic option. Their light weight makes them easy to load…
October 5, 2020
If you can afford a new car you can probably afford a new Sportsman 212, which MSRPs for less than $45,000, comes well-equipped in the low $50s, and is one heck of a lot more fun to drive than any…
September 27, 2020
Parents with young kids who need a boat with shelter or couples who want the flexibility to overnight on weekend-long fishing trips may be looking for a new fishboat with a walkaround cabin. These…
September 19, 2020
With 23’9” of LOA and a hull featuring a 19/24-degree longitudinally stepped bottom, the Key West 239 FS has the brawn to hack through a Chesapeake Bay chop without beating everyone aboard to a pulp…
September 5, 2020
Bayliner hasn’t built Trophy models in years, and instead has been focusing its fishing efforts on the Element line with its “M” hull, like the Element F21. But this year, that becomes history — the…
August 30, 2020
There’s a sweet spot for anglers focused on Chesapeake Bay fishing, right around 21 feet of LOA. That’s the point at which a boat’s small enough for just about anyone to handle, trailer, and afford,…