Jon Boats for Sale

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In today’s boating market, much attention is focused on large yachts and cruisers. And while the larger vessels are luxurious and provide a high level of leisure and socialization, sometimes it is better to slow down, take it easy and find a boat that is uncomplicated, versatile, and tranquil. That is what the Jon boats for sale today are all about.

What is a Jon Boat?

Simply put, these boats are nothing more than a flat bottom hull with a small engine capable of being used in shoals, inshore, and in areas throughout the marshy lands of Florida as well as the still lakes and rivers. Typically, Jon boats are fabricated from aluminum, but some are also made of wood or fiberglass.


Due to the shorter LOAs on the craft, Jon boats are generally used throughout Florida and surrounding areas for fishing and hunting in the wetlands and other still bodies of water. The flat bottom hull does not make this a suitable boat for offshore fishing and rough waters. For that, potential boat buyers should look at the Deep Vee boats for sale. Apart from the fiberglass models, jon boats are generally reserved for use in freshwater.

Buyers should look for Jon Boats for sale equipped with low HP engines. Typically, you will find these vessels with a 2-stroke, rather than the larger 4-stroke, engines. 150 HP Mercury or Yamahas are common. Additionally, if fishing in water of 4’ or less, you may want to consider integrating a power pole.


Some of the more sophisticated Jon Boats for sale maintain some storage beneath the seats and within the bow, but the basic structure of Jon boats for sale today call for no more than a few bench seats within the interior. Keep in mind that the Jon boats are designed for functionality over luxury. Thereby, the interior design aspects and the aesthetics of the craft is minimalistic. In most instances, the aluminum material from the hull continues in the seating. Some models upgrade the interior slightly with fiberglass seating and decking. That being stated, you will not find a Jon boat with the same features as a Center Console or a fisharound.

Mobility and Cost

Because you are basically purchasing a flat bottom hull and a motor, the Jon boats for sale can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars all the way up to a few thousand (the better the outboard engine the higher the price will be). A Jon boat weighs no more than a few hundred pounds depending on the style of motor used and, therefore, they are quite easy for two people to get in and out of the water. Trailering is easy, as most are no more than 20’ in length with some a small as 6’.

Common Jon Boats Brands

The Jon boat is one of the most common low-ended boats on the market. Here are a few of the brands which are common to the Jon Boat market.

  • Aluma Craft
  • Alutec Boats
  • Carolina Skiff
  • Crestliner
  • Lowe Boats
  • Lund Boats
  • Marine
  • Quintrex
  • SharkSilver
  • Smokercraft
  • Starcraft Marine
  • TCraft
  • Tracker Boats
  • Triton Boats
  • War Eagle Boats
  • Wooldridge

Boat buyers should note that other brands design “economy” boats which are essentially the same thing as the Jon boat. Furthermore, potential buyers should note that when purchasing a Jon boat, focus to the engine configuration is critical. On pre-owned vessels, check the nautical miles on the outboard prior to purchasing.

Looking for Jon Boats for Sale

When searching for your next boat, you may find that the standard online boat classified sites do not offer the quality or the variety of vessel you seek. Some only cater to the largest of yachts on the market without any regard for the basic styles needed by the typical boater. We at Vessel Vendor believe that all boats, no matter their size or function, are important.

Vessel Vendor understands the need for affordability within the boat market, and therefore we allow our sellers to enjoy more of their overall profit by providing them with the cheapest seller fees of any other site. Vessel Vendor also has an easy to use self-posting platform, so sellers will not be scratching their heads trying to figure out how to list their Jon boat for sale with us.

To ensure variety, Vessel Vendor maintains an ever-rotating and always updated inventory of boats available for our buyers to browse. Both buyers and sellers also get the opportunity to enjoy an endless supply of boat reviews and other marine educational articles, so they can stay informed about all styles of vessels on the market today.

If you need more information on Vessel Vendor , wish to know more about Jon Boats, or need help with listing or purchasing a Jon boat for sale, please contact us through the appropriate form on our site. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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