14 Affordable Fishing Boats That Won’t Break The Bank

By Duane Beckett
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If you’re seriously into fishing, you’ll be aware of the high-cost and overwhelming amount of fishing boats on the market.

For price points between $11,000 and $52,000, these high-quality, feature-rich fishing boats will deliver everything you need to reel in epic tales about the one that (didn’t) get away.

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14. Ranger RT188P – $27,095

The Ranger RT188P is one of the best sellers in Ranger’s bass fishing department. The trailer package of the motor offers 115 hp and a fish finder. The extra-wide design provides greater strength. Calling it next-generation is not an understatement as the boat displays modern wheel design, more gears, and foam insulation under every lid. It also offers a pad-bottom hull with new, more substantial keel, fiberglass bow panel flush-mounts electronics,

13. Mako 18 LTS – $20,787

This 18-foot fishing boat features a cushioned forward-console seat and super-sharp handling. The motor comes in four options, complete with a factory-rigged matched propeller.  The self-bailing cockpit, heavy-duty rub rail, and a high-density fiberglass-infused trolling motor mounting core have made the Mako 18 LTS NMMA certified.

12. Robalo R160 – $23,495

If you’re looking for a quiet fishing weekend, the R160 has no competition. Featuring a 16-foot central console, R160 redefines what you can expect from 1600 lbs action-packed boat. It provides a wide-ranging option from boot stripe (black or blue) to a premium white gel coat on the hull & deck. Durable Kevlar construction and quality Gelcoat makes this perfectly sized a one-time stop for first-time buyers.

11. Lowe FS 1700 – $23,045

Featuring a rod locker center, 6 cup holders, and a vinyl floor cockpit. The Lowe FS 1700 is one of the top aluminum fishing boats available, it’s build for nonstop action and genuine durability. Known for its exceptional fit and finish, the FS 1700 lets you fish or enjoy water sports at the same time. Five pedestal seats and three fold-down seats make this boat a family proof choice for its buyers. It comes in two trailers and five color options.

10. HD 200 Surf – $52,256

With a fuel capacity of 40 gallons and enough room for 10 passengers. The HD 200 Surf is a product built for versatility and comfort. Featuring seven color options, with an approximate weight of 3700 lbs, this boat provides a bridge clearance of 11m and an LOA of 6.1m. A transferable three-year component, lifetime hull structure, and five-year osmosis warranty make the HD 200 Surf a customer-friendly choice.

9. Sweetwater 1886 C – $32,019

If you are looking for excellent cruising performance, and conversation-friendly L-shaped stern seating, the Sweetwater 1886 C is perfect. With a fuel capacity of 61 gallons and 115 max HP, it provides plenty of room to hang out and slow down with friends and family while enjoying a blissful weekend of fishing. 

8. Yamaha SX210 – $20,372

Featuring a spacious cockpit, comfortable seating, backrest cushions, a two-tiered swim platform, and enough room for 10 passengers. The SX210 is one of the best fishing boats available at 21-foot. It comes in different color options and provides a swing-away tongue and disc brakes. The engine capacity is 110 HP.

7. Horizon 190 – $10,139

If you don’t want to sacrifice power for comfort, check out the Horizon 190. The 19-footer comes complete with a stable V hull, which helps to take mighty turns and can accommodate nine passengers comfortably. It also features plenty of storage for items that need cooling and tech. Plus, it includes wraparound bucket seats.

6. Bayliner 215 BR – $29,900

If you are looking at fishing boats that offer space and power, the Bayliner 215 BR is ideal. The boat features a large, convertible sunbed in the aft and bow area. Built for relaxation, water skiing, and obviously fishing, The Bayliner 215 BR has comfortable back seats. Calling it the jack of all trades isn’t wrong. So while you are fishing, guests could be relaxing with plenty of room.

 5. 2001 Pursuit 3070 Offshore – $49,900

A fishing boat at heart, the 3070 has an L-shaped passenger seat with ample room and storage areas.  Providing a maximum bridge clearance of 16 ft, it features an electrically activated battery tray that is easily accessible. In fact, all mechanical systems are easily accessible on this boat and placed behind flush hatches making this super-easy to maintain.

4. SunDeck 2200 DC – $43,500

Available with an exterior anchor, locker ladder, stainless steel protective boots, and an entertainment center with four speakers. The SunDeck is the epitome of convenience for whatever you need it for. The customizable floor plans and walkthrough windshield makes it a perfect choice for surrendering after a hard day fishing.

3. Smoker Craft 162 Pro Angler – $26,040

Available in different seat combinations, up to a maximum of five. The 162 Pro Angler includes a swim platform, complete with two live wells, and numerous motor options, all of which help you customize the boat so that it fits your price range.

2. Larson LX 225 IO – $44,414

Featuring disc brakes, a Bluetooth compatible stereo, and various stripe options, the LX 225 IO tops the charts when it comes to fishing boats. It has a comprehensive list of standardized features, plus dual-counter rotating props to enhance the boat handling and overall experience.

1. Chaparral 223 Vortex VR – $40,002

With an approximate weight of 3600 lbs, the 223 Vortex is a palace on the water equipped with computerized aids, and options to upgrade to higher-end finishes. It is also fuel-efficient due to the presence of an eco mode. Featuring a slip-resistant mat surface, the boat includes an arch tower with a wide array of color options. Since the bow area is open, your guests can comfortably sit, dine, or recline.

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