Fishing boats vary in size, design, material etc. They can be small (6-7 feet, even less), cheap and simple rubber dinghies, but also very powerful aluminum/steel hulls powered with multiple diesel/petrol engines and equipped with various electronics, equipment, accommodation and supplies for long fishing trips.
Price range depends - from few hundred dollars/euros for small inflatables powered with paddles or small electric or internal combustion engines to boats/ships worth millions.
For more about fishing boats, check:
- Rigid and Inflatable Small Pontoon Boats - Electric Paddle Boats
- Best Fishing Kayak Under $500 - How to Pick One?
Note: you don't have to have the biggest, the greatest, the most equipped boat/ship to have wonderful time and enjoy fishing :o)
Our latest small fishing boats reviews and recommendations:
Brooklyn Kayak Company's BKC UH-TK181 (also formerly know as 'Useful UH-TK181') is one of the best buy fishing kayaks on the market. BKC UH-TK181 is strong and sturdy sit-on-top kayak, providing a stable fishing platform in various weather and sea/river/lake surface conditions. Although designed for two adults, one person can easily paddle the kayak and maneuver with it. BKC UH-TK181 is not the lightest two-person kayak, but it can be easily pulled out onto the sandy or similar beach by a single person.
Water Wheeler Electric ASL 5 Person Pedal Boat with Canopy is a small electric pedal boat suitable for short fishing trips few hundreds meters off the shore, during calm weather. It can be manually powered or powered using built-in small Minn-Kota trolling motor.
Classic Accessories Cumberland Float Tube is a fishing float tube with good weight capacity and many useful features available at good price. It can be carried as backpack on fishing trips, just be sure to be physically very fit, since it has 14 pounds (6.5kg).
Intex 4 Person Mariner Inflatable Boat Set is versatile, light to medium duty boat. It can be used with motor mount kit with various trolling motors - boat have 400kg (880 pounds) weight capacity, so, plenty of room for electric trolling motor and deep cycle heavy duty battery and rest of the gear.