2014 Buyers Guide
  • COVER
    CONTENTS
    DEPARTMENT
    EDITORIAL: ABOUT THIS GUIDE
    DEPARTMENT
    BUYING
    Few decisions in life will prove more exciting than buying a new boat — know how to decide which boat will be best for you, and then find the best deal to make it happen!
    DEPARTMENT
    EQUIPPING
    Boat ownership yields happy side effects, including the chance to outfit your vessel with awesome gear — from T-tops and outriggers to livewells and electronics.
    DEPARTMENT
    PROTECTING
    Taking the proper precautions to protect and maintain your most prized possession alleviates headaches and allows you more time on the water.
    DEPARTMENT
    USING
    Refocus your crew on the importance of boating safety. It is the most important thing you can do to protect your loved ones, and your investment.
    FEATURE
    QUALITY
    Quality in a fishing boat is a complex matter — partly objective, but often a personal reaction to how well that boat meets your expectations.
    FEATURE
    VALUE
    Defining a boat as valuable starts with balancing trade-offs and rewards, creating an unwritten formula that results in sheer enjoyment.
    FEATURE
    SAFETY
    No matter how much you like to fish, on-water safety should be your first consideration. That starts with a smart design.
    FEATURE
    PERFORMANCE
    Fish-boat performance plays a critical role in your angling success. Here’s what to look for and what our survey revealed.
    FEATURE
    FISHABILITY
    Describing the “perfect” fishing boat is a decidedly individual matter. We look to industry veterans to help identify the attributes that best fit your needs.
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    BOSTON WHALER
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    CAROLINA SKIFF
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    COBIA
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    COMPOSITE RESEARCH
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    CONTENDER
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    EDGEWATER
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    EVERGLADES
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    FREEMAN
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    GRADY-WHITE
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    HYDRASPORTS
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    INVINCIBLE
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    JARRETT BAY
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    PURSUIT
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    REGULATOR
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    SCOUT
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    SEAHUNTER
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    SEAVEE
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    YELLOWFIN
    IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BUY A BOAT?