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What Type of Boat is Right for You?

Finding the right boat for you starts with understanding how you want to use it. From quiet leisure fishing, to water sports, to overnight stays on the water, use this guide to learn about the different boats types available to you.

Still unsure? Take the Boat Finder Quiz to see which boats fit your boating lifestyle! 

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  • couple fishing on a Scout Boat

    Fishing Boats

    Fishing boats come in a variety of purpose-built designs ranging from simple bay boats to larger class offshore vessels.
  • Two people wake surfing with a tow boat

    Ski and Wake Boats

    Ski and wake boats feature wake and control systems that can enhance the shape of the wake the boat.
  • Men fishing on a Sylvan pontoon

    Pontoon Boats

    Gaining enormous popularity, pontoon boats are loaded with features designed for a comfortable day on the water.
  • Family on a Sea Ray boat enjoying the water

    Sport Boats

    Typically spanning 19-35 feet, sport boats are amenity packed boats that can reach impressive speeds for a comfortable and thrilling day on the water.
  • SeaRay Sundancer 370 running on the water

    Cruiser Boats

    Designed with comfort in mind, cruiser boats are perfect for family and friends to simply enjoy time on the water.
  • Cruisers Yachts Cantius boat on the water

    Motor Yachts

    Motor yachts are engine powered boats with a berth, galley and head and can range from 50-150 feet in length.