Many fishermen — particularly those with children in the 8-to-15-year-old range — find that family truly takes over their on-water focus. This is why family-friendly boats are in high demand.
Kids and spouses love water, love fishing, love cruising, and love water sports. For them, a truly versatile family-first boat fits the bill.
This is why many boatbuilders now consider families when designing even the most dedicated fishing vessels, installing convenient cupholders, grab rails, and even cushioned seating.
Family-friendly models prove perfect for folks whose sport fishing still dominates their boat use, folks who occasionally entertain onboard or take their kids to a sandbar.
Here is a list of family-friendly boats perfect for your family:
2022 Ranger R2360 Bay
The 23-foot 2360 Bay Ranger has enough room for eight people. Including port and starboard lounge seats, a contoured bench, and dual-seat leaning posts:
Storage includes a 120-quart cooler, a 30-gallon live well, and a bow casting deck with hidden storage. This family-friendly boat also comes with enough space for 10 rods and a swim platform with a ladder.
You can find the 2022 Ranger R2360s for $107,970 on Boattrader.com.
2022 Sea Ray SPX 190 OB
At almost 20 feet in length, this 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.
You can find the 2022 Sea Ray SPX 190 OD for $58,800 on Boattrader.com.
2022 190 Montauk
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 inspires and empowers, 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.
You can find the 2022 190 Montauk’s for $77,339 on Boattrader.com.
2022 Sailfish 320 CC
The 2022 32-foot Sailfish 320 CC remains one of the better inshore and offshore family-friendly boats, that is perfect for fishing. It’s built for trailers, has a hardtop frame, and has plenty of open deck space. It also has ample built-in storage, including two 120-quart fish boxes, a 30-gallon baitwell, and much more.
The boat includes wraparound seating, a ski pole, a swim platform, and an integrated ladder, for family-focused activities. You’ll also find the 320 CC with fuel-efficient V8s.
You can find the 2022 Sailfish 320 CC for around $280,000 on Boattrader.com.
2021 Grady-White Freedom 375
The 37-foot dual console boat Freedom 375 is a great performance boat with huge comfort and quality The 375 is an enviable sportfishing platform but is clearly designed as a family fun boat.
The Grady-White Freedom delivers a rugged offshore fishing boat with quality, safety, reliability, and performance, making this family-friendly fishing boat a superior choice.
2022 Scout 215 XSF
One of the top family-friendly boats is the 22-foot Scout 215 XSF. It can do everything a family needs and delivers as a serious fishing vessel too. Standard features include swim platforms, a leaning post, a 72-quart cooler, and even a Bluetooth stereo.
The wraparound seating has optional back-rest inserts, plus the ample coffin box storage area doubles as seating. If you’re looking for extras, you can add a T-top, a portable toilet, and much more.
You can find the 2022 Scout 215 XSF on sale for around $59,000 on Boattrader.com.
2022 Century 240 Resorter
The 24-foot Century 240 Resorter is a multi-purpose family-friendly vessel. It can easily handle major offshore fishing, a day out cruising, or high-speed watersports.
The comfortable seating area includes folding armrests, a removable table area, and a ski tow pole. The captains and port seat both spin 180 degrees, with the port seat being easily flipped into a lounger. Ample fishing storage includes baitwell, rod boxes, and tackle boxes.
You can find the 2022 Century 240 Resorter on sale for around $155,000 on Boattrader.com.