Many boatbuilders now consider families when designing even the most dedicated fishing vessels, installing convenient cup holders, grab rails, even cushioned seating. Those models prove perfect for folks whose sport fishing still dominates their boat use, folks who occasionally entertain on board or take their kids to a sandbar.
But some fishermen — particularly those with children in the 8- to 15-year-old range — find that family truly takes over their on-water focus. Their kids and spouses love the water, love fishing, love cruising and love water sports. For them, a truly versatile family-first boat fits the bill.
Here is a list of of 2018 Family friendly boats that will not break your bank:
Sea Ray SPX 190 OB (priced at $33,460)
At almost 20 feet in length, is the perfect family boat to take your weekends further at an affordable, family-friendly price. The combination of a very spacious cockpit, versatile option packages, easy handling with big outboard power and stylish Sea Ray design opens up what your weekend can be. Abandon the couch, put off the yard work and go further. Click here to build your Sea Ray SPX 190 OB.
Boston Whaler – 190 Montauk (priced at $46,991)
Classic good looks meet modern-day utility in the 190 Montauk, a well-designed center console boat that rises to any occasion with confidence. Throughout, Whaler’s unmatched attention to detail inspire and empower, as the 190 performs admirably every time. Generous fish-fighting space is complemented by smart rod storage that keeps your arsenal within reach. Non-skid flooring and stainless-steel grab rails ensure safety. Built-in fuel tank, bow locker, two rod holders and crystal-clear console instrumentation. Click here to build your Boston Whaler 190 Montauk.
Grady White Freedom 192 (priced at $68,000)
The 19-foot dual console boat Freedom 192 is a great performance boat in a highly affordable package. The 192 is an enviable sport fishing platform, but is clearly designed as a family fun boat. Grady’s classic comfort plus the core heritage of rugged offshore fishing boat quality, safety, reliability, value and performance make this 19-foot dual console a superior choice. Click here to build your Grady White Freedom 192.