The 25 Best Fishing Boats Money Can Buy (BEAUTIFUL!)

Fishing boats can come in so many different varieties that classifying the best can be a challenge unto itself. A fishing boat can be artisanal, recreational, or commercial. Recreational fishing boats are the fanciest and some of the most expensive boats in the world, dollars to length of boat. So if you’re wondering what’s the best fishing boat that you can get in exchange for your hard-earned cash, here’s your answer.

The Hydra-Sports 53 Sueños is considered one of the most expensive center console fishing boats in the world. Buyers can purchase it for USD 949,000. However, the actual price is subject to change and may vary based on your location and purchase date.

If you’re enthusiastic about finding out the best boats (fishing boats) that money can buy, please keep reading this article until the end. We’ve researched 25 of the most sought after boats with an intent to fish.

Also, before proceeding, please remember that these luxury boats aren’t always the most expensive ones you can find. Similarly, when we reviewed these boats, we looked for current models and also models that are used but somewhat or readily available.

Some models were chosen for features, some for looks, some for versatility, but all for excellence. Let’s go take a look at the best 25 fishing boats we think money can buy.

Top 25 Of Our Favorite Best Fishing Boats

This section lists down the top 25 fishing boats people want, that money can buy. All of them are available in the United States and or North American region. Almost all of them are multi-purpose, hence also suited for fishing your heart out in style!

1. Hydra-Sports 53 Sueños

Hydra-Sports 53 Sueños

This yacht is perfect for enjoying marine trips. The front-facing lounger has padding on the floor, which you can remove to make it a fully functional fishing platform.

  • Length: 52’11”
  • Beam: 13’
  • Weight: 31,500 lbs.
  • Engines: Quint 450 Mercury and Quad 425 Yamaha
  • Freshwater capacity: gallons
  • Horsepower rating: No max.

It has a luxurious cabin, including a queen-sized berth, a galley kitchen, huge storage space, a separate shower compartment, and is fully air-conditioned. It features a helm station, which allows the caption to be fully aware of the surroundings, which is very helpful in the middle of a water body.

This boat is perfect for overnight stays too. There’s probably nothing more you can ask for in a recreational fishing boat.

2. Weaver 87

Weaver 87

The weaver 87 is a fantastic choice for sport fishing, etc. Some exciting features include Air conditioning, battery charger, bow thruster, deep freezer, dishwasher, electric bilge pump, freshwater maker, heating, hot water, marine head, microwave oven, oven, refrigerator, seawater pump, sea keeper, washing machine, etc.

  • Length: 87’
  • Beam: 22’
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hull material: Wood
  • Heads: 5

This boat is perfect for fishing in saltwater and freshwater. You can use the vast storage space to store the caught fish. Additionally, the luxurious interior with several facilities will let you stay overnight for several days.

3. Uniesse Exuma HTC5

Uniesse Exuma HTC5

This boat is designed to offer Italian touch and feel. It might appear small in size but offers almost all the luxurious features you can ask for on a boat. If the exterior fails to impress you somehow, the interior won’t fail.

  • Length: 50’
  • Hull material and type: fiberglass semi-displacement hull
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Max draft: 4’11”
  • Beam: 15’2”
  • Dry weight: 34,000 lbs.
  • Engine: Cummins QSC600 (Inboard) engine
  • Power: 600 HP
  • Heads: 2
  • Passenger Capacity: 14 people
  • Fuel tank(s) capacity: 555 gallons
  • Freshwater tank capacity: 159 gallons

The boat is well-known for its exceptional manufacturing quality, advanced engineering, and fuel-efficient ride. Other than fishing, you can dive, explore, and enjoy the marine trip to its fullest.

4. Uniesse Exuma SF5

Yet another boat by Uniesse offering a fantastic interior to blow your mind. It houses every luxurious item you can ask for. The seats are very comfortable, and the boat is large enough to let you spend weeks on it. The boat is meant for fishing, cruising, diving, and many more recreational activities. The open deck is large enough to pile up the caught fish. 

  • Length: 50’
  • Beam: 15’2”
  • Dry weight: 34,000 lbs.
  • Engine details: Cummins QSC 600, a 600 HP Diesel engine (inboard)
  • Heads: 2
  • Passenger capacity: 14 people
  • Hull details: fiberglass semi-displacement hull
  • Fuel tank capacity: 555 gallons
  • Freshwater tank capacity: 159 gallons

5. SACS Rebel 47

This boat can easily tackle furious water waves. It has enough open space on the deck to stock up the caught fish. Additionally, the deck is multi-purpose. The interiors are astonishing, which give a luxurious touch and feel. You can even spend weeks on this boat without much trouble.

This boat’s luring features include air conditioning, battery charger, bow thruster, cockpit cushions, cockpit shower, cockpit table, electric bilge pump, generator, heating and hot water, refrigerator, swimming ladder, teak cockpit, etc.

  • Length: 47’
  • Engine details: Volvo 440 HP diesel engine (inboard)
  • Cabins count: 1
  • Double berths: 2
  • Passenger capacity: 18 people
  • Fuel tank details: double 198 gallons (each) fuel tanks

6. Wesmac 42 Down East

Wesmac 42 Down East

The Wesmac 42 down east features several expensive upgrades that make it one of the world’s most expensive boats. The luxurious interior with smooth handling offers a sweet fishing and recreational experience.

  • Length: 42’
  • Beam: 14’6”
  • Engine details: Cat diesel engine (850 HP)
  • Cabin count: 2
  • Berths: 2 double and 1 single
  • Heads: 1
  • Fuel tank capacity: 600 gallons
  • Freshwater capacity: 55 gallons

7. Intrepid 475 Sport Yacht

Intrepid 475 Sport Yacht

The Intrepid 475 sport yacht features a royal look best for fishing and enjoying marine trips. It’s a center console boat with ample space for piling up the caught fish. The deck can be used for several purposes, while the interior has enough space even to hold your business meetings. However, the space inside might be insufficient for some owners.

  • Length: 47’6”
  • Beam: 13’8”
  • Engine details: 7 marine 627 (outboard 4S) gas engine with 627 HP potential
  • Engine count: 4
  • Tank capacity: features 483 gallons fuel tank and 100 gallons freshwater tank.

Although this is a 2017 model, yet makes it to the list of best boats money can buy.

8. Grady-White 375 Freedom

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Grady-White 375 Freedom

It is a dual-console boat, which might appear simple at first, but features world-class interior upgrades. It’s equipped with three engines, offering tremendous speed, much needed to reach the fishing spot at the earliest. The deck is designed for complete comfort, and you can even relax for hours on the soft padded lounge seats. The inside equipment includes a sea keeper, AV2 top TV, top drop curtains, and much more small stuff.

  • Length: 36’7”
  • Beam: 13’2”
  • Heads: 1
  • Engine details: triple Yamaha XF425hp (425 HP) gas engines

9. Bertram 35

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Bertram 35

The Bertram 35 is primarily for fishing purposes, but you can also take it out for a marine trip. The interiors offer all the facilities, making this boat suitable to stay on board for several days. It’s recommended for people who’re likely to go out for extended fishing trips. It falls under the sports fishing category.

  • Length: 35’1”
  • Beam: 12’5”
  • Engine details: Caterpillar C7.1 (inboard) diesel engine with 507 HP power
  • Cabin count: 1
  • Double berths: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Fuel tank capacity: 310 gallons
  • Freshwater tank capacity: 50 gallons

This boat features enormous cockpit space and a Sea keeper gyro stabilizer, refrigerators, stereo system, etc.

10. Contender 44ST

Contender 44ST

The Contender is a center console boat, which is primarily designed and used for fishing purposes. It features a fiberglass hull and is suitable to be taken out in freshwater as well as saltwater. The 2,000 max HP rating will allow you to reach your fishing spot in no time. This boat is, without a doubt, a combination of speed, performance, and reliability.

  • Length: 44’
  • Beam: 12’1”
  • Dry weight: 19,600 lbs.
  • Heads: 1
  • Fuel type: gas
  • Engine details: triple Yamaha XTO 425 engines
  • Fuel tank capacity: 600 gallons

Other features include depth sounder, navigation center, plotter, GPS, etc.

11. Regal 38 SAV

Regal 38 SAV

It’s a cuddy cabin boat, which is best suited for saltwater and freshwater fishing. The interiors are designed to beat any luxurious hotel interiors. It offers almost all the modern facilities that you can expect on a boat. Multiple outboard engines will let you glide over the water and tackle even furious waves with ease.

  • Length: 39’
  • Beam: 11’11”
  • Dry weight: 18,000 lbs.
  • Hull details: modified fiberglass V hull
  • Fuel tank capacity: 350 gallons
  • Engine details: triple Yamaha outboard gas engines (300 HP each)

However, the boat might be small for some buyers, and the deck might not be large enough to store the caught fish.

12. Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge

Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge

This boat is ideal for saltwater fishing and beats many cruise ships. Its interiors and luxurious upgrades make it super comfortable so that you can go out on a fishing trip for several days. It’s perfect for cruising, fishing, and other recreational activities. It’s meant to cover long distances so that you can go fishing far away from the shore.

  • Length: 82’
  • Maximum attainable speed: 36 knots
  • Beam: 22’
  • Engine details: double MTU 16v2000 M96L diesel engines (2635 HP each)
  • Single and double berth count: 6 single and 2 double
  • Cabins count: 5
  • Heads: 6

13. Viking 72 Enclosed Bridge

Viking 72 Enclosed Bridge

It features world-class luxury onboard and is ideal for fishing and other recreational activities. This boat falls under the sportfishing category, and there’s nothing more you can ask for in exchange for money.

  • Length: 72’
  • Top speed: 33.5 knots (cruising speed) and 45 knots (maximum speed)
  • Beam: 20’
  • Cabin count: 4
  • Heads: 5
  • Tank capacity: 372 gallons (freshwater) and 2587 gallons (fuel)
  • Engine details: dual MTU Series 2000 – V16 M96L inboard diesel engines (2635 HP each)

14. Jim Smith Convertible Sportfish

Jim Smith Convertible Sportfish

This 86 feet long convertible sportfishing boat is built for speed, fishing efficiency, and sea handling. It’s equipped with several fishing amenities, and a wide range of electronics are installed in the boat.

  • Beam: 21’
  • Top speed: 35 knots (cruising) and 41 knots (top speed)
  • Cabins: 5
  • Heads: 5
  • Tank capacity: 420 gallons (freshwater) and 3300 gallons (fuel)
  • Engine details: dual Detroit Diesel MTU 16V2000 M-91 direct inboard diesel engines (2000 HP each)

15. Sea Force IX Sport Fisherman

Sea Force IX Sport Fisherman

Some notable points of this boat include salon, galley, master stateroom, head, master head, VIP stateroom and head, VIP head, guest stateroom, head, crew quarters, bridge, etc. It is a sport fishing boat with excellent interiors and upgrades.

  • Length: 92’
  • Beam: 22’
  • Tanks capacity: 500 gallons (freshwater) and 4500 gallons (fuel)
  • Cabins count: 3
  • Heads: 4
  • Top speed: 28 knots (cruising) and 36 knots (top attainable speed)
  • Engine details: MTU 16V2000-M93 direct inboard diesel engine (2400 HP each)
  • Hull details: fiberglass hull

16. Scout 530 LXF

Scout 530 LXF

The Scout is a center console boat with a fiberglass hull, ideal for freshwater and saltwater fishing. It features Garmin displays, VHF radio, Fusion stereo system, engine flushing system,  anchor camera, underwater lights, etc., which are all essential for fishing. However, the boat may not be suitable for overnight stays since there are no cabins.

  • Length: 53’
  • Beam: 14’
  • Dry weight: 26,500 lbs.
  • Tank capacity: 100 gallons (freshwater) and 875 gallons (fuel)
  • Heads: 1
  • Engine details: 5x Yamaha 425 outboard gasoline engines (425 HP each)

17. Gulfstream Yachts Tournament Edition

Gulfstream Yachts Tournament Edition

This 52’ large center console boat has ample space for storing caught fish and other marine animals. The hull is made up of fiberglass and is meant to reach the heart of the water body. It has an unsinkable construction and features air-conditioning, heating provision, navigator station, along several electronic upgrades. It’s also suited for overnight stays as there’s a provision for sleeping arrangements for up to 4 people.

  • Length: 52’
  • Beam: 15’
  • Dry weight: 28,000 lbs.
  • Fuel tank capacity: 1000 gallons
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

18. Donzi 73 Convertible

Donzi 73 Convertible

It’s a 73’ convertible yacht featuring a fiberglass hull. This boat is designed for a long-range cruise, recreational activities, and also fishing. Upgrades include air-conditioning, life rafts, barbecue grill, fire suppression system, underwater exhaust system, injectors and injection pumps, cockpit sunshade, etc.

  • Beam: 19’
  • Dry weight: 86,000 lbs.
  • Electric windlass
  • Tank capacity: 400 gallons (freshwater) and 3135 gallons (fuel)
  • Cabins count: 4
  • Heads: 4
  • Engine details: dual MTU 16V2000 direct inboard diesel engines (1800 HP each)

19. Jarrett Bay 58 Convertible

Jarrett Bay 58 Convertible

The above image is courtesy of Bluewater Yacht Sales, where the boat we reviewed can be viewed.

It’s a pretty old model but still one of the best fishing boats you can exchange for money. The boat is designed for saltwater fishing, and this boat is ideal for sailing in freshwater. The composite planing hull, however, might be unimpressive to some buyers. It’s also suited for overnight stays as there’s plenty of sleeping space.

  • Length: 58’
  • Beam: 17’
  • Top attainable speed: 29 knots
  • Tanks capacity: 2000 gallons (freshwater) and 1200 gallons (fuel)
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2
  • Engine details: Dual Caterpillar 12.9 direct inboard diesel engines (1000 HP each)

20. Hatteras 60 Convertible

Hatteras 60 Convertible

This convertible saltwater fishing boat is also ideal for long-range sailing. The boat has a provision for overnight staying facilities and offers unmatched built. The interiors and electronic accessories onboard are all top-notch. 

  • Length: 60’
  • Beam: 19’
  • Dry weight: 90,000 lbs.
  • Tank capacity: 200 gallons (freshwater) and 1800 gallons (fuel)
  • Heads: 3
  • Engine details: Dual Caterpillar C32-A direct inboard diesel engines (1800 HP)

It features a salon, galley and dinette, companionway, master, guest, and VIP staterooms, cockpit/fishing equipment, deck and hull, and much more!

21. Albemarle 41 Express Fisherman

Albemarle 41 Express Fisherman

It’s a 41’ long express cruiser, ideal for fishing as well. It has a modified V hull made out of fiberglass. The boat is perfect to sail in freshwater and saltwater and offers ample space for fishing. It does lack luxurious sleeping arrangements but is still suitable for overnight stays.

  • Beam: 15’
  • Dry weight: 32,000 lbs.
  • Tanks capacity: 100 gallons ( freshwater) and 600 gallons (fuel)
  • Heads: 1
  • Engine details: Dual Cummins QSM 11 direct inboard diesel engine (715 HP each)

22. Donzi / Roscioli Express

Donzi / Roscioli Express

The notable feature is its super-strong resin-infused hull. Even though the boat might not be enormous, it’s built for speed. It’s ideal for fishing and cruising. However, you might find it lacking in sleeping comfort, but it is probably one of the best you can exchange for money.

  • Length: 58’
  • Beam: 17’
  • Tanks capacity: 200 gallons (freshwater) and 1800 gallons (fuel)
  • Cabins count: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Top speed: 33 knots (cruising speed) and 40 knots (maximum attainable speed)
  • Engine details: dual MTU V12 2000 inboard diesel engines (1500 HP each)

23. Coastal Craft 56

This 56’ long motor yacht is one of the finest luxury boats in the Americas. It’s designed to deliver unbelievable strength and high speed. And it’s great at being versatile. Although more of a pleasure craft than a fishing boat, it’s like a floating cottage you can fish from!

  • Length: 56’
  • Beam: 16’
  • Tanks capacity: 180 gallons (freshwater) and 800 gallons (fuel)
  • Single and double berths: 2 (single) and 1 (double)
  • Cabins count: 2
  • Heads: 2
  • Engine details: dual Volvo Penta IPS 1200 pod diesel engines (900 HP each)

24. Billy Holton Sportfish Custom Carolina

Billy Holton Sportfish Custom Carolina

It’s a sportfishing fish featuring a fiberglass hull. This boat offers outstanding stability even in furious waves and can sail even in shallow water when required. The interiors might be slightly congested, but the look and feel are appealing.

  • Length: 64’
  • Beam: 19’
  • Fuel tank: 1650 gallons
  • Berths: 3 single, 1 double, and 1 twin berths
  • Cabins count: 3
  • Heads: 2
  • Engine details: dual Caterpillar C-32 direct inboard diesel engines (1650 HP each)

25. Sea Ray Sundancer 370

Sea Ray Sundancer 370

The Sundancer 370 makes our list. Yes, it’s small compared to the fishing yachts we’ve been accustomed to, but this ‘little’ boat packs a big punch. Let’s take a look at some of the specs:

  • Length: 39’9”
  • Beam: 12’
  • Dry weight: 18,100 lbs.
  • Tanks capacity: 46 gallons (freshwater) and 250 gallons (fuel)
  • Heads: 1
  • Engine details: Quad outboard gasoline engines

The Final Lap Around The Lake

You’ve seen the incredible fishing boats available. We’ve reviewed everyone to bring you the details, and if the boats made our review list, then you know they are worth checking out. Some models chosen may not be a current model year, but the models we’ve shown are worth every penny.

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