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With a proven layout, hi-tech construction upgrades and a new manufacturing facility “down east” in Augusta, ME, the Southport 29 CC remains one of the most impressive sportfishers on the market.


The 34 CC was born from the start for go-fast bluewater fishing. It is built Outer Banks tough and can withstand the most punishing offshore conditions while still delivering an outstandingly smooth ride.


Just launched last season, Sportsman Boats is the new kid at the marina for coastal center console sportfishers, but it’s the product of proud parents who have many years of boatbuilding experience.


The Striper Walkaround family includes a quartet of siblings (2101, 2301, 2601 and 2901), with each featuring the flexibility of either outboard or I/O powerplants. In the case of the 2601WA, the cockpit and cabin layouts are similar, with the exception of an engine box set on the centerline of the transom on the I/O version.


Let’s face it, not everyone is cut out for kayak fishing or has the means to buy a bass boat or small center console. Enter Sea Eagle and their mean, green fishing machine officially known as the "New" 285fpb Frameless Pontoon Boat. This ultra-portable boat weighs just 42 pounds, fits in a car trunk and can be ready to fish in just five minutes.

2019 1 Fishing Boat Buyers Guide Contender 32ST

2019 Fishing Boat Buyer’s Guide

The most comprehensive guide to the 2019 fishing boat market, and a must-read for those shopping for a new or replacement boat, or upgrading their power plant.

2018 6 Sea Hunt Ultra 255 Se Cc

Sea Hunt Ultra 255 SE CC

The Sea Hunt 255 SE is the new flagship of their growing Ultra fleet and is one of the most comfortable fishing boats in her class.

2017 12 Scout 235 Xsf

Scout 235 XSF

The new Scout 235 XSF covers the best of both worlds with good looks and some extremely ergonomic fishing and…

2017 11 Pusuit Dc 235

Pursuit DC 235 Dual Console

Introduced at the fall 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat show, I was able to jump aboard Pursuit’s new DC 235…

2017 10 Boat Review

Steiger Craft 255 DV Chesapeake

I had the chance to jump aboard Steiger Craft’s next-gen 255DV Chesapeake a few weeks back, and you will definitely want to know more about this roomy, fuel-efficient sportfisher.

2016 6 Contender 39fa

Contender 39 FA Fisharound

One of Contender’s hottest new rides is their 39 FA, which signifies that this is a true “fisharound” design.

Yak It Up

Kayak Buyers’ Guide 2017

From paddle, to pedal, to powered, here is a look at a dozen of the top fishing kayaks on the market today.