Best Fishing Boats of 2014

A number of great fishing boats hit the market in 2014.

Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Best Fishing Boats of 2014

A good fishing boat must meet the demands of the fisherman. Collected here are reviews, pictures and videos of some of the best fishing boats for 2014. Be sure to check back often as we will continue to add models as we test them.Boating Magazine
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Belzona 327 Walk Around

Any boat that carries “walk around” in its name should have a bow area that you can, you know, actually walk around. The new Belzona 327 Walk Around sports one of the most accessible and usable bow areas in the category that I’ve tested. But that comes as no surprise, as I noted a lot of innovative features on Belzona’s original offering, the 325 Center Console. Belzona 327 Walk Around ReviewBelzona
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Boston Whaler 350 Outrage

We nudged the throttles on the triple Mercury 300 Verados and left the inlet. Seas were a steady 4 feet with an occasional fiver. It was a poor day to wring out a top speed but a fantastic day to see if this 35-foot center-console could live up to the Whaler reputation for stout and seaworthy construction. Boston Whaler 350 Outrage Review & VideoBoston Whaler
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Carolina Cat 23DC

Carolina Cat's 23DC blends family-friendliness with seaworthiness and serious fishability. Carolina Cat 23DC ReviewCarolina Cat
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Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX

If you’re looking for a boat that you can use to fish for bluefish, redfish, snook or tarpon near the coast, but also trailer to the local lake or river to target largemouth bass, the redesigned Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LX might be your model. Carolina Skiff Bay Runner 210LXCarolina Skiff
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Concept 32 FE

Concept's 32 FE is a versatile center console that handles fishing and entertaining with ease. Concept 32 FEConcept
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Everglades 355T

You can define the Everglades 355T in many ways. It’s a fishing machine loaded with features. It rides on a 35-foot hull, built tough to run fast in big seas. And finally, it displays a fit and finish that are second to none. Everglades 355T ReviewEverglades
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

G3 Angler V185 SF

G3 builds its deep-V V185 SF boat to tame rough water with a smooth ride and provide plenty of fishing and water-sports fun to double the return on a boater’s investment. G3 Angler V185 SF Review & VideoG3
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Grady-White Freedom 375

For fishing, the big dual console can be easily equipped for wetting a line, with an optional 30-gallon livewell. A vertical venturi system feeds a top-to-bottom “envelope” of moving water, flowing around the well and leaving no un-oxygenated eddies to trap and kill bait. Next to the livewell, a refrigerated icebox, frosty cold, stores rigged trolling baits. Grady-White Freedom 375 ReviewGrady-White
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Intrepid 375 Center Console

Intrepid's 375 runs on an updated bottom, optimized to deliver great performance when using the heavier, torquier outboard engines now available. We first detailed these design changes in our test of the Intrepid 327 Cuddy. Intrepid 375 Center Console ReviewIntrepid
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Ranger RT188C

The new Ranger RT188C gets its fishability and performance from the previously introduced and proven RT188 bass version. But now, Ranger takes another step, reconfiguring the cockpit for the serious or competitive crappie angler. Ranger RT188C ReviewRanger
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Ranger Z521C

Its all-fiberglass construction and patented “pultruded” transom mean the hull remains rigid in relation to the force of the waves and the power from performance outboards remains linear to the keel. That’s why the Z521C is so easy to keep running true at speeds in excess of 70 mph. Ranger Z521C Review & VideoRanger
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Regulator 25

Regulator's 25 runs and handles every bit as well as the iconic 26. It looks like Regulator has another icon in the making. Regulator 25 ReviewRegulator
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Scout 320 LXF

A picture of Scout’s 320 LXF would serve as the definition of “luxury sport-fisher” in any dictionary: Our day aboard revealed as many angling accouterments as luxury appointments. Scout 320 LXF ReviewScout Boats
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Scout 350 LXF

While many stepped hulls don’t carve sharp turns well, Scout’s 350 LXF presents an exception. Scout builds this hull of hand-laid fiberglass. Scout 350 LXF ReviewScout Boats
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Sea Born FX25

Anglers will enjoy the Sea Born FX25's impressive versatility, while families can relax during day jaunts to the beach or back bays. Sea Born FX25 ReviewSea Born
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

SeaVee 390Z

I met with SeaVee’s design team aboard a 390Z, both on land and on water, to get to the truth behind these new double-step center-console boats. We discovered many things, most notably that, instead of following in the wake of others’ designs, SeaVee set its own course for a higher-performing, more efficient hull form. SeaVee 390Z Review & VideoSeaVee
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Stratos 186 VLO

The Stratos 186 VLO is the next step in the popular fiberglass line that includes the 189 and 176 VLO. Like the smaller 176, the 186 VLO gives boaters on an aluminum-boat budget a new, comparably priced option in a fully featured fiberglass fishing platform — and this one has the deck space and features for a tournament-ready angler. Stratos 186 VLO Review & VideoStratos
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Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW

Tracker’s Pro Team 175 TXW has been the company’s best-selling bass boat for years, and it’s banking on raising the bar on that number with the all-new 2014 model. How? A brand-new factory in which to build a fully featured, top-shelf aluminum boat for a price comfortable to most family budgets. Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW ReviewTracker
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Triton 21 TRX

We weren’t surprised to see the new 21 TRX push the speedometer to nearly 75 miles per hour at 5,650 rpm. On a cooler day with a little riffle on the water, Triton’s tech staff has attained speeds up to 3 mph faster. Triton 21 TRX Review & VideoTriton
Best Fishing Boats of 2014

Wellcraft 232 Fisherman

Wellcraft's 232 Fisherman is perfect for serious anglers who pursue both inshore fish, like striped bass and bluefish, and offshore species such as mahi or grouper. Wellcraft 232 Fisherman ReviewWellcraft