One glitch with full-bore bass boats is their price. Not everyone who likes to fish has 20 grand to shell out on a glitter-emblazoned water rocket. On top of that, they sometimes can be too big to fit into secluded coves where you know lunkers are lurking.
Enter the Basstender 10.2.
Small enough to be carried in the bed of a full-size pickup, Basstender comes equipped with features found on larger fishing boats. It’s outfitted with twin padded swivel fishing chairs, an aerated live well and navigation lights for nighttime outings. It also features a battery compartment, built-in 50-amp trolling motor plug and mounting platform, and rod and drink holder.
The Basstender is 55 inches wide and only 16.5 inches deep. It can take on up to 495 pounds of weight – three times the weight of the boat itself. Its trihedral hull provides a stable platform and enables the boat to plane quickly with a 7-hp outboard. Suggested retail price is $899.99.