Flats Boats for Sale
Coastal Exploration at its Best
Flats, or flat hull fishing boats are an important part of fishing here in Florida. They provide optimal fishing within the shallow areas and in freshwater lakes as well. The lengths of flatboats for sale range from 17’ to 25’ with many different options for customization and features. The flat bottom offers a distinct advantage for those looking to fish along the coasts as the flat bottom can glide across vegetation without causing damage to marine life or the sensitive ecosystems throughout the area.Read More
Functionality vs. Stability
One of the main factors when considering flat boats for sale is the hull design. The name advocates the construction. Being that the boat is flat, it is not suitable for rougher waters. The Atlantic and the Gulf’s waves could capsize the flat boat if used offshore. Limited use may be acceptable for inshore fishing, but it is not recommended.
Primarily, the flat boats for sale are intended for freshwater, specifically for those areas where the water is shallow and where the Deep Vee fisharounds and center consoles cannot go. Potential buyers should note that even with the flat bottom, the weight of the boat as well as any outboard motor configurations will greatly determine the extent of the shallows in which the vessel can safely access.
As stated, the flat boats typically do not exceed 25’ LOA. Consequently, the outboards on these vessels will not require substantial HP. Most of the flat boats for sale will come with a single 150-200HP engine. Older models may have a 2-stroke engine as opposed to the 4-stroke.
Floridians will need to ensure that the motor configuration is compliant with the FWC’s regulations and stipulations on freshwater fishing craft. Because much of Florida’s inland consists of wildlife management and conservation areas, it is best that the flat boats for sale have the capacity for low mph trolling. Check our location pages and the FWC for more details on freshwater boating for your area.
Common Standard Features
While individual features may vary from brand to brand, there are some attributes which are considered standard on the flat boats for sale. These features include, fold down seats, updated casting deck, non-slip decking, stainless steel cleats, additional battery power, and trolling motors.
Common Flats Boat Brands
Every boater tends to have their favorite boat brand, but it is always necessary to branch out and explore more about other brands and what they offer. Vessel Vendor wants to encourage you to explore and compare the brands listed below to make the best decision.
- Hewes Redfisher
- Fly Boatworks
- Maverick Boat Company
- DragonFly Boatworks
- Pro Line
- Young boats
- Airborn Bare Bones
Prices and features for flats boats will vary depending on the brand and equipment offered for the boat. A new boat will average a base price of $15,000 and increase based upon packaging and features. Purchasing a pre-owned flat boat for sale may decrease the overall cost while not neglecting functionality, features, or add ons.
When purchasing a pre-owned flat boat for sale, check with the lister to see if a transferable stern to bow, or engine warranty is available.
Looking for Flats Boats for Sale?
The choice of which boat to purchase should never be taken lightly. To facilitate an educated decision for which style of vessel to purchase, Vessel Vendor offers several articles, boat reviews, and maintenance tips to help our buyers make the right decision for their needs. Already know the model you wish to purchase? You can compare its features to similar vessels on the market by visiting the corresponding model review page.
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Both listers and buyers can have questions from time to time. Questions which cannot be answered through our website can be addressed by sending your inquiry to Vessel Vendor using the appropriate online form.
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