Airboats for sale
The advantages of purchasing an airboat
Airboats have a unique quality which other boats on the market do not. Fundamentally, the lack of a motor within the water and the large fan have given the airboat its iconic look. But apart from the obvious differences, there are some advantages offered by the airboat which boat seekers in Florida should consider.Read More
Not your typical design
Airboats are designed with a flat bottom hull. For Floridians, this is good news as many freshwater locations have restrictions on where Deep Vee boats can navigate. Per the conservation acts, some outboard and inboard motors are restricted. Yet, since the airboat does not have the standard design, and because it has that flat bottom, you might get access where it would otherwise be denied.
In addition to the change in the hull design, being flat over the traditional Vee, the material is different than that of the “traditional” vessel. Airboats for sale tend to have an aluminum or other alloy for the main construction. Cruisers, bay boats, and skiffs tend to have fiberglass. Where you may find some airboats with the fiberglass hull, most of the options available will have either framework or metal decking.
Because all the components to the power of the airboat are above the hull, many people have stated that they are easier to maintain. Issues are easily spotted. When there are leaks and maintenance work needed, the above deck features give ease of access (meaning that if you are out in the water you can fix the boat without the need for a tow in some cases).
Perhaps the greatest advantage of the airboat is the access they provide. While other boats have the deep and the motor which tends to limit the places that the boat can navigate to, the airboat can go into almost any land or water area. While the bay boats for sale and the skiff boats for sale may offer you a level of accessibility to smaller waters, the airboat, since it coasts on the water, is able to reach even shallows that these vessels cannot.
At first glance, you might think that the airboat is a bit under powered as it is driven by a fan. However, you will be surprised to find that there are some airboats for sale that can reach speeds of 70+ MPH. This is slightly dependent upon the size of the motor and the weight of the passengers, but compared to some of the outboard configurations which are available, the airboats trump a few.
Because of the diversity in the waters in which the airboat can navigate they make for great personal craft, especially in freshwater fishing. Airboats are also ideal for those who wish to view nature and not hunt or fish. The low frequencies of the airboat tend not to disturb the natural surroundings, upset the fish, or cause fowl to take flight.
The price differences
Compared to other boats on the market, especially new models, the airboats for sale are relatively cheap. Some of the airboats for sale include the Alumitech, the AirRanger, Dragon Fly, and WFO. The price for Airboats for sale start around 50k and goes up depending on the LOA and the features that you choose.
A legal note
Before you purchase your airboat, you should check the location pages as well as the FWC webpage to ensure that you can legally operate and own the vessel. Some states (for those purchasing outside of Florida) have regulations about the purchase and the operation of airboats.
Buying an airboat
Should you wish to purchase an airboat, you can find information on boats, brands, manufacturers, and locations all at vessel vendor. Vessel Vendor specializes in pre-owned vessels from boat enthusiasts. We pair sellers and listers through our intuitive platform.
Looking to sell your airboat? Listing your boat is easy. Simply follow the steps on our listing page, filling out the information and uploading the pictures as needed. Pick your listing option which best suits your needs and wait for inquiries and offers.
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