All-purpose fishing boats for sale
Why you should purchase an all-purpose fishing boat
Avid fishermen and women may find that their boats are oriented to either the fresh water or to the saltwater. Additionally, you may find that the design of the hull limits the size of your catch. In such situations, you may wish to consider the purchase of an all-purpose fishing boat. Specifically designed to maximize the versatility of the fishing experience, these boats are equipped to handle a large assortment of tasks.Read More
The General Design
When you look at an all-purpose fishing boat for sale, the first thing that you are apt to note is that the hull has a deeper design. The hulls also tend to have a slightly wider beam than that of the bay boat or the skiff, as well as the typical single engine outboard. Much like the bass boats, however, they do have the higher sides. Unlike the center console fishing boats for sale, the all-purpose boats tends not to have the storage on the gunwales or the tackle stations on the stern.
The higher walls of the hull help with the lower sitting ride of the boat. As this boat is intended for both fresh as well as saltwater fishing, the necessity to keep water out of the hull is paramount to the design. As such, the stern and transom of the all-purpose boats tend to have the same high walls as opposed to the fish around or the center console angler boats for sale which have lower transoms for the outboard (this is especially true for vessels which are angler/leisure and have the swim or dive deck).
Consoles of the All-purpose fishing boats for sale tend to be the dual console design. This provides the fisherman/woman with a bit more deck navigation. You may find a few center console boats which boast of being an all around, but such is not common (as most center consoles will claim to be purely offshore angler vessels).
Why use an all-purpose over other vessels?
The reason why a person may wish to use an all-purpose fishing boat over a Center Console or a bass boat is the diversity of its use. While the bass boat or the bay boat is ideal for the rivers, lakes, and freshwaters, they are very inept when it comes to offshore fishing. The waves and the other water conditions would flip and roll such a vessel with ease. On the other hand, the size and the trailering/launching of a center console, cabin cruiser, or a powerboat in freshwater could be problematic. The all-purpose boats allow for the power and speeds of the freshwater boats, but give the stability and the control of the larger offshore boats. And since it can handle both the fresh and the salt water options, the boat is as it claims, all-purpose.
Please note that as the average LOA for an all-purpose is only 15 to 20’ they are not intended for multiple day offshore fishing adventures.
Types of all-purpose fishing boats for sale
If you are looking for an all-purpose fishing boat, the most popular brands would be the Tracker, Bass Cat, Edgewater, MAKO, Sea Vee, World Cat, Grizzly, Invincible, and Sailfish boats. Of these brands the Sea Vee and the Tracker will be the more common. Due to the size of the boats, do not expect to find the outboard engines to be more than 200 to 250HP.
Finding an all-purpose fishing boat for sale
Should you wish to find an all-purpose fishing boat for sale, Vessel Vendor may have the boat that you are seeking. With the top brands and manufacturers listed by avid boat owners, you can find a pre-owned all-purpose fishing boat for sale with ease. Not sure which model to purchase? Don’t worry. Our brand reviews, manufacturer reviews, and location pages have tons of information to help guide you in your decision.
Do you have an all-purpose fishing boat for sale? We would love you to list your boat with us. Vessel Vendor has an easy to use platform which allows you to put the information, pictures, and packaging offered on your vessel within your listing. Once completed, simply choose the package best suited to your needs.
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Some manufacturers of all-purpose fishing boats include:
- Bass Cat
- Concept Boats
- Duckworth Boats
- EdgeWater Power Boats
- Hewes Boats
- Invincible Boats
- Larson FX
- Lund Boats
- Misty Harbor Boats
- Pathfinder Boats
- Pond King
- Sailfish Boats
- Sea Ark Boats
- Sea Chaser
- Sea Vee Boats
- Tracker Boats
- Triumph Boats
- World Cat
Use Vessel Vendor to shop all-purpose fishing boats for sale and other boats carried by these boat manufacturers. Have an all-purpose fishing boats for sale? List your boat online here.
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