Fishing boats are one of the most critical elements in commercial fishing. That is because they transport several products, including fish, at a time. When you’re buying a boat for your fishing company, you have to look at multiple aspects to make sure that you buy something that best suits your needs. The different types of Fishing Boats for Sale are categorized according to their size and their purpose. Here are five of them:
1) Jon Boat/Duck Boat
These small aluminum boats are easy to transport through car roof rack and relatively cheap since their prices range between $300-$500 in most boat dealerships. They come in various lengths, from 10 feet up to 17 feet long. They are not fast (average speed of 4-6 mph) and cannot handle rough conditions. As a consequence, most people use them on calm lakes or bays with small motors.
2) Bass Boat
Bass boats come in various lengths, but you’ll usually see them around 19-21 feet long. Because of their smaller size, they’re easy to maneuver even in shallow waters. However, because they’re short, it can be challenging to create flat surfaces for making casts from the back of the boat, as you would with a canoe or kayak. These boats also have wide bottoms that allow them to carry heavy loads but reduce their speed compared to other fishing boats due to more water resistance from the wider surface area.
Kayak boats come in various lengths and sizes based on how manufacturers build them. They tend to be faster than bass boats because there is less water resistance against flat surfaces in the boat when paddling. However, you generally need to use a low-powered motor with canoes and kayaks because they are not built for speed. Therefore, if you want to go fishing using your canoe or kayak, make sure you choose a small secluded lake or bay where big waves won’t form (because high waves will make it very difficult for you to paddle).
As its name implies, this boat uses sails to catch the wind and propel itself through the water. They’re usually around 25 feet long and can be challenging to manage because they require some degree of sailing experience. However, they’re fast since a sailboat with a big enough engine will go as fast as 30 mph, and you can use them on any type of water (calm or rough).