About Deck boats for sale
The perfect leisure, family vessel
When seeking boats for leisure, for family fun, the Bowrider and the pontoon boat may come to mind. And while these vessels each have their own set of pros and cons, they do not fully capture the offshore experience like a deck boat. Deck boats are a sort of merger of the two boats listed above, and thereby brings the best of both worlds into a single craft. If you are seeking a boat for offshore family leisurely fun, the Deck boat should be a strong contender.Read More
What is a deck boat?
From the name, you may expect that the deck boat would have to do with the decking of the vessel, and you would be correct. Deck boats are specifically designed to maximize the deck space of a vessel. This means that the beams are typically a bit larger, the seating configurations have a slightly different layout than that of the standard center console, cabin cruiser, or dual console, and that maneuverability has been at the forefront of the design.
Deck boats are primarily leisure vessels, because of this, some manufacturers can add a few inches/feet to the deck by pushing the transom seat back (as there are no live wells on the transom) or leaving the space where a bait station would tend to go open. When the deck boat is used for fishing, the space may be more limited. However, because the whole premise of the deck boats for sale is to provide maximum open space and speed, even the angler craft layout will be optimized.
One of the first atheistic features you will notice is that the shape of the deck and the forward deck is different than the Bowrider and pontoon. The hull has a Deep Vee design, but not as pronounced as on the center console boats and the sports cruisers. On Deck boats, the hull is a bit wider and a bit rounder. Bows of the deck boat are oriented for seating and leisure, meaning that you will find several forward facing seating configurations, including wrap around seats. Depending upon the vessel that you choose, there may be a bit of a casting deck on the bow. However, potential buyers should understand that this area will be minimal compared to the fish rounds and angler specific boats for sale.
Deck boats tend to have a dual console design, allowing the passengers to easily access the forward bow of the vessel.
Deck boats are designed for watersports as well as for leisure intents, primarily. As such, the power for the boats tend to be inboard. While there are some Bowriders and pontoons which have similar power configurations, you will find that due to the V-hull design, the craft navigates very differently when accelerating. Understandably, the LOA and the packaging/features you choose for the engine configuration will impact the overall HP and steering capabilities of the boat.
Deck boats tend to have a tow eye for watersports. These may be fixed mounted or have removable mount. Some boats may choose to elevate the rope attachment for higher levels of safety and functionality.
Brands of deck boats for sale
Some of the best deck boats for sale vendors include:
- ADA Boats, Inc.
- Bryant Boats
- Caravelle Powerboats
- Chaparral Boats
- Concept Boats
- Crownline Boats, Inc.
- FLOE CRAFT
- Four Winns
- Lowe Boats
- Marker One
- Monterey Boats
- Play Craft Boats
- Regal Boats
- Rinker Boats
- Sea Ray Boats
- Southwind Boats
- Splendor Boats
- Starcraft Marine
- Stingray Boats
- Sun Tracker
- Triumph Boats
- Yamaha Boats
Features and materials will vary from brand to brand. The engine configurations will also vary depending upon the brand and the manufacturer you choose. For example, you should not expect to find mercury engines on the Yamaha Boats. Some deck boats, specifically those which are intended for fishing, may have outboard motor configurations. While the outboard is generally reserved for the center consoles and the angler series model of the brand, you may find a few deck boats which offer such as well.
Where to find a deck boat for sale?
If you are interested in purchasing a deck boat for sale, Vessel Vendor can help. Our site offers a selection of pre-owned deck boats from boat enthusiasts looking to sell. Because we only specialize in boating and yachting related content, you can feel confident that our community has a higher level of quality pre-owned vessels than you would find on a generic listing site.
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