The new Ranger 2310 brings updated features to the popular 2410 model, as well as distinctive aesthetic details for anglers who prefer a slightly smaller, more maneuverable rig. The hull was designed with an increased amount of bow flare, giving passengers a smooth and dry ride even in choppy seas. On the fishability front, the 2310 benefits from a modern sheer line, which produces an extra-large front casting deck with minimal gunwale height - ideal for fighting and maneuvering on fish. There is also a rear deck designed with a full transom, eliminating the need for a splashwell.
Sporting an improved version of the famous Accutrack hull system – a deep-V hull with a sharp angle of entry to tame miles of rough open water – the Boston Whaler 320 Outrage lets you enjoy comfort, tracking and a dry ride. Whaler’s latest fish-fighting machine features an innovative keel pad that enhances low-speed planing and improves hole shots. There’s plenty of seating fore and aft, plus ample storage space. The bow features standard cushioned seating and a lockable rod-storage area, plus an in-deck cooler.
The Carolina Skiff 25 Elite SS can easily work as a bay boat or an offshore boat. Plush cushion bow seating and an optional deck table stow away to transform the bow into a fishable bay or offshore boat. The stern has open seating with removable cushions and a backrest to complete the bay and offshore transformation. A stylish and functional helm has dedicated space for digital gauges and ample room for electronics. The 25 Elite SS also comes equipped with step-down walk-in access with a portable potty or the optional full flushable head.
Fabricated with carbon/Kevlar and vinylester-blended resin, the hull of the Maverick Mirage 18 HPX is a blown-up version of the popular 17. With a slightly longer overall length and a wider beam, the 18 is super stable, handles a larger outboard and gives anglers more range. For its size, the 18 HPX is lightweight and can still be poled with ease in the shallows. An ergonomic console with a tilt helm allows for easy stand-up driving, and it also sports a locking removable door, giving access to an interior shelf and a battery switch with main breakers. There are double dry-storage compartments on the aft deck and convenient yet secure racking for an ample selection of rods.
Since 1993 Sundance has produced shallow-draft fishing skiffs at a reasonable price, and in that tradition now introduces their new light-tackle flats skiff, the Sundance FX17 Flicker. Just like all the other boats in the Sundance fleet, the Flicker is built with woven and stranded fiberglass and a high-density urethane foam for an all-composite, no-wood construction. Standard on the Flicker are a fully insulated livewell, trolling-motor wiring harnesses, gunwale rod storage and a custom poling platform, to name a few of the fishing features. The FX17 comes factory rigged with several choices of Yamaha outboards.
Ride, range and fishability are the trademarks of the new Trophy 2203 CC. The Trophy Hull System (THS) provides a soft, dry and safe ride on your way to the grounds. Combine this with a 104-gallon fuel tank and your choice of a Mercury or Suzuki engine and you have a fishing machine built to go the distance, whether you’re inshore chasing redfish and trout or heading offshore in search of dolphin and wahoo. The 2203 is every bit as versatile as it is affordable and is a great match for those looking for a boat that combines economical operation, plentiful fishing features and solid construction.
The good news for boaters these days is that whether it’s your first purchase or your 10th, there’s no better time than now to get the boat you’ve always wanted. Here’s a list of 12 that you might want to take for a spin.