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.

August 1, 2021
If you’ve seen the Crevalle 24 HCO or the 26 HCO, or at the very least checked out our reviews of these boats  and seen our Crevalle 26 video review on YouTube, you already know that these are high-…
July 26, 2021
Don’t take a dang thing written in this review as gospel — go ride a Twin Vee 28 for yourself, preferably when it’s blowing about 20 knots. If you don’t feel the phenomenon of the ride this twin-…
July 15, 2021
You say you’re a beginner angler, and you’re desperate to find a fiberglass center console starter boat that's affordable? Never fear, dear developing fish-head. We’ve looked at the field to make…
June 30, 2021
You want an uncomplicated boat that’s ideal for light tackle casting in shallow water, is easy to maintain, and is economical to buy and run? A cool new option for Chesapeake area anglers is the…
June 22, 2021
I first sea trialed a Contender 28 close to two decades ago, and back then the boat had one trait that stood out: cruising at hat-stripping speeds, the 24.5-degree transom deadrise deep-V ate through…
June 5, 2021
Cheap fishing boats aren't a dime a dozen and there are plenty of products that purport the potential to take even the newest fishing beginners to the elusive “next level.” But whether they be laser-…
May 30, 2021
When trying to picture how the World Cat 235 CC runs, draw this picture in your head: dragging a spoon through the water, and then dragging two side-by-side knife blades through the water. Which…
May 24, 2021
Fishboat fans who have been around for a few years will undoubtedly remember the builder Stamas, which happens to be the nation’s oldest continuously family-run boatbuilder. They’ve been building…
May 14, 2021
Hopefully you’ve already seen our review of the Caymas 26 HB and the 341 CC. If so, you know that this builder utilizes the twin-step SVVT hull design to get hat-stripping speeds and phenomenal…
May 12, 2021
Families who like fishing but also have activities like watersports or day-cruising on the agenda often opt for dual console fishing boats. Yes, you do lose 360-degree fishability, but as long as the…
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…