If a larger Bow Rider could be set up with baitwells, rocket launchers, and removable aft seats, seems like it could be a pretty good all-pupose boat. Looking around, I notice Regal offered one like that a number of years ago -- a 25' bowrider with an option for a fishing package.
Sterndrivepower is a common choice for cabin cruiser manufacturers, and depending on the boat’s size, often comes in pairs. Sterndrives allow for a clean, uninterrupted swim platform off the stern, and combine propeller and rudder in one unit to provide easily controlled, directional thrust.
Cat boats like the Glacier Bay 2665 offer an expansive cockpit and all the expected fishing features of a monohull. Courtesy Glacier Bay Designed specifically not to plane, the 2665 features a knife-sharp forward entry that shoots through the waves for a comfortable ride.
Center console fishing boats at the lower-end of this size class usually feature a single outboard, while boats pushing 26 feet usually offer an option for twins. Here are 20 great center console fishing boats that measure 26 feet or less (that are not bay boats) currently on the market.
Fishing, with both friends or family, is the obvious pastime. All-purpose models can venture into a wide variety of waters, meaning anglers can target different species of fish. They also typically accommodate more passengers in comfort, meaning more friends or family can come along for the ride.
Sport-fishing runabouts are small powerboats with little freeboard intended for fishing and tow sports. Many have a small foredeck. Applications. The powerful engines of these craft enable them to reach fishing areas rapidly, whether on inland waterways or at sea.