About Bow Rider boats for sale
The perfect day trip boat
Bow riders are vessels which have seating at the bow. And while this may be oversimplifying the definition, it is the basis of the model. Typically, the bow rider is associated with sports boats and are for leisure over that of the angler or the yacht. In most instances, bow riders are smaller vessels, intended for day trips only. If you are seeking a smaller, affordable vessel, with ample seating for a day of fun on the ocean, then the boat rider boats for sale may be for you.Read More
What defines a bow rider?
Bow rider boats are recreational vessels. This means that the features and the packaging cater to the comfort, entertainment and socialization of the passengers. Additionally, for a vessel to be considered a bow rider, it must have seating on the bow. Generally, the bow seating is forward facing off of the console, but there are some instances where a V bow or a wraparound seating configuration is used.
Potential boat buyers should take note that the bow riders have measures in place to increase the safety of the passengers. Such features include railing on the gunwale, recessed decking, flattened decking, nonslip surfaces, and the like. Boats which do not have such measure in place are not considered bow riders, and as such riding or standing on boats which are not classified as bow riders could be dangerous. In many instances, if a boat is not a bow rider, to sit or stand on the vessel when it is in operation is illegal.
Similarities in bow rider boats for sale
As mentioned, the bow rider is generally used for the day trip. Because of the intended use, most of the vessels have a shorter overall length, ranging from 15’ to around 35’ LOA. Depending upon the brand that you choose, you may find bow riders with bathrooms and cabins. However, this is not common. Most of the bow rider boats maintain a minimalist construction to reduce costs. Those seeking a similar style may wish to review the cuddy boat or the cabin cruisers.
The bow rider boats for sale are mostly outboard engine configured. The small size of the boats does not necessitate the need for the diesel engine. That being stated, some of the vessels closer to the yacht size (40’ or so) may have the option of an inboard engine, such as with Chris Craft. Additionally, should the bow rider manufacturer wish to stimulate the style and features of the larger yachts, inboard engines may be implemented into the design.
For the most part, a single 300 to 350HP outboard will be used on the bow rider boats for sale. There may be newer models equipped with the new 400HP motors, but such is not in abundance.
Brands of bow rider boats for sale
There are several variations of the bow rider. Depending upon your nautical needs, as well as the level of luxury and leisure that you require, one brand will be preferred over another.
These are some of the most well-known bow rider boats for sale:
- Four Winns
- Lowe Victory
To find out more about one of the manufacturers, please click on the corresponding link or visit the manufacturer summary pages. Pre-owned bow boats range anywhere from the low thousands up to more than $30,000, dependent on the series, year, and LOA.
Where can you find a bowrider boat for sale?
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Should you wish to know more about bowriders for sale, listing your bowrider boat for sale, or purchasing a pre-owned boat rider for sale, feel free to contact Vessel Vendor using the appropriate online form. We will be more than happy to address any inquires that are not answered on the site. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome to the Vessel Vendor family.
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